Accelerating change in medical education. The AMA: Giving $10 million to U.S. medical schools.

Grant Information

Funding opportunity

Accelerating change in medical education: Optimizing student readiness for medical practice and life-long learning


The American Medical Association is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) from MD-granting medical schools in the United States for bold and innovative projects that bridge the widening gap between how physicians are being trained and the future needs of our health care system.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that 31 proposed innovations from 33 medical schools have been selected from the initial pool of 119 applicants to move forward in the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative.  Using multiple reviewers with medical education expertise and standardized criteria, the applications from 28 individual schools and 3 collaborative groups of schools have been selected to submit full proposals.

View the list of invited schools. PDF

Key dates

Feb. 15, 2013:Letter of Intent due, required (maximum of five pages) Please note: To submit a Letter of Intent, registration is required by Feb. 13.
March 4–8, 2013: Notification date—selected schools invited to submit full proposal
May 15, 2013: Full proposal due
July 1, 2013: Recipient schools announced no later than July 1, 2013
Sept. 1, 2013: Project start date

Request for Proposals

View the RFP, PDF which includes eligibility requirements, instructions and the submission process. Note only one proposal per school will be accepted, unless additional proposals are collaborative in nature and submitted in partnership with at least one other institution.

Award amount

The AMA will provide $10 million over the next five years ($2 million per year) to fund eight to 12 selected innovations.

View a summary of the Grant Requirements. PDF