Scholarship in Teaching Awards

At Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, excellence in teaching is our prime objective. That’s why the Center for Medical Education presents our Scholarship in Teaching (SIT) Awards each year.

The SIT awards are designed to:

  • Recognize contributions to education in the prior academic year;
  • Promote educational scholarship, recognizing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning; 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 via the process outlined below, including a description of an educational contribution. 

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 Awards program are:

  • Screened by an internal committee composed of members of our Academy of Scholar Educators;
  • Sent for at least one external peer review; and
  • Reviewed and recommended to the Vice Dean for Medical Education by the Scholarship in Teaching Award Committee.

Application Limit

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

Submission Details and Deadline

Applications for the 2024 SIT awards are due Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST. 

Learn more about the SIT application requirements. 

Completed applications should be emailed to