Fall Call for Proposals to
Advance Scholarship in COMSEP for January 2023

Now Accepting Applications!


The purpose of this initiative is to promote and support innovative educational scholarship that is designed, implemented, and evaluated by COMSEP members. Selected educational grant(s) will be supported for a total of $5,000 each.  A maximum of two grants will be funded.

Mentorship and its associated feedback and guidance are important to COMSEP and so each grant application should include information about the principal investigator’s project mentor, described in greater detail below. The total funding period of the grant is 24 months; hence projects that can be completed in 18 months are advised so that the remainder of the time can be used for data analysis/presentation and manuscript preparation.

This grant program is supported, in part, by generous donations from the Richard T. Sarkin Foundation, celebrating the late Dr. Sarkin's commitment to creative and innovative teaching and learning in Pediatrics, and from Aquifer, a worldwide consortium of medical educators working together to transform health care education through the effective use of technology in teaching and assessment (https://aquifer.org/).


The principal investigator of the COMSEP grant and any co-PIs must be a member of COMSEP at the time of application and through the funding period; to learn how to become a member click on the following link: https://www.comsep.org/become-a-member/. The topic of the grant proposal must align with COMSEP’s mission and strategic plan which can be found at this link: https://www.comsep.org/vision-sp-guiding-principles/

Previous COMSEP grantees are welcome to apply with a new project or clearly delineated "next steps" in a previously completed project.  Projects that have been completed at the time of application are not eligible for funding. PIs must disclose if their projects are being supported by other funds; projects receiving funding from other sources may still be eligible for a COMSEP grant if the COMSEP award would extend or deepen the work and does not request budgetary allocation for work that the other grant is already supporting.

Application and Submission Process

All applications are being accepted online at: https://apps.comsep.org/grants. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, October 17, 2022, at 5:00 pm, PST. Funding for approved grants will start January 2023. For this current funding cycle, research proposals on the following topics are strongly encouraged and will be given priority, but proposals in other areas are also welcome:

a) Anti-racist/DEI curricula/initiatives
b) ACEs
c) Global health
d) Teaching and learning Patient Safety
e) UME-GME Transition (eg. advising, coaching, educational handoffs post-Match)

This is an exciting opportunity for COMSEP members to advance their educational scholarship with innovative research, to expand the scholarly activities of COMSEP members, departments and the COMSEP organization as a whole. Please email the Chair of the COMSEP Grant Committee Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD at info@comsep.org with questions or if you would like assistance in networking with collaborators within or outside of COMSEP.

Click here to access the application