Educational Innovation Grant

This year’s Educators Academy Educational Innovation Grants Program has been suspended.

The program, sponsored by the Office of Educational Development’s Educators Academy, originally set a May 1 deadline for submissions. Sponsors hope to resume the program later this year, with off-cycle awards this fall.



Grant applications are open to all Educators Academy members at the Associate level or above, regardless of rank or tenure status.


The educational grant offered by the UAMS Educators Academy fosters educational scholarship at UAMS and promotes faculty development for teaching and learning.

Description of Award

The Educators Academy encourages innovations that improve educational outcomes at UAMS. The Academy provides grant funds for projects that:

  • enhance existing courses,
  • develop new courses,
  • develop new modes of instruction,
  • evaluate instruction, or
  • assess curricular needs.

The Academy encourages projects that respond to trends in education, such as active learning, educational technology, and interprofessional teaching. Travel requests may be submitted for these funds; however, preference will be given to projects conducting work on educational innovations leading to better learning outcomes for UAMS students.


One award, or more, depending on funding, of up to $2500 is awarded each spring.  The grant period is one year with projects expected to run July 1 of the award year through June 30 of the following year.