Scholarship in Teaching Award

About the Scholarship in Teaching Award

The Scholarship in Teaching Award program is designed to:

  • Recognize contributions to education in the preceding year;
  • Promote teaching as a scholarly activity; and
  • Advance careers of medical educators.

Teaching approaches considered scholarly are characterized by:

  • Purposeful planning;
  • Systematic implementation; and
  • Reflection and assessment for improvement.

The result should be an academic product that is actively shared and that will support the development of a community of teaching scholars. Interested individuals are invited to submit the Scholarship in Teaching application, including a description of an educational contribution. Typically, those that meet criteria for the award are recognized and honored at the School of Medicine Annual Education Retreat. In light of these uncertain times, we will honor the 2021 awardees either in person or virtually. Click for a list of the SIT awardees 2020.  

Past awardees:

Who Should Apply?

Faculty members, fellows, residents and medical students who have made significant contributions to educational programs are welcome to apply for this award. Projects from individuals who worked on their own, joint or group projects are eligible for consideration following guidelines for authorship.  All projects must include at least one faculty member. 

Review Process

Submissions to the Scholarship in Teaching Award are:

  • Screened by an internal committee;
  • Sent for external peer review; and
  • Awardees results are reviewed and recommended to the dean by The Scholarship in Teaching Award Committee.

Application Limit

Applicants can submit multiple applications on different projects during award cycle. Past recipients are encouraged to submit new activities to be considered for an award.

Submission Details + Deadline

Deadline for submission of the 2021 Scholarship in Teaching Application is November 24, 2020.   

Please find the application and submission information here

Contact Information

Klara Papp, PhD, Director CAML
CWRU School of Medicine