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. Submissions and awardees were honored at a ceremony and received a certificate during the School of Medicine Annual Education Retreat on March 19, 2019.  Click for a list of the SIT awardees 2019 that were announced at the 2019 Medical Education Retreat.  Click here for photos from the 2019 Retreat.  

Past years 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 2020 Scholarship in Teaching Application is November 5, 2019.  Please submit your complete application by email, to Center for the Advancement of Medical Learning at  

See the application materials for the 2020 SIT award. 

Contact Information

Klara Papp, PhD, Director CAML
CWRU School of Medicine