AMES Travel Grants to Present Medical Education Research – Deadline for 1st Cycle, Dec. 1

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced that the application deadline for the fall cycle of travel grants will be Friday, Dec. 1.

AMES promotes excellence and innovation in medical education. To this end, it makes available travel grants for faculty, staff, and trainees of the College of Medicine to present their research on medical education at regional and national conferences. We encourage medical-education researchers who expect to present their work at a conference during the 2017-18 academic year to contact AMES as early as possible if they anticipate applying for a travel award.

AMES will consider requests for up to $750 per applicant toward the expenses of presenting research (poster, talk, workshop, etc.) at a meeting such as that of the Western Group on Educational Affairs, the International Association of MSE, or an education-related component of the meeting of a professional society. An applicant must be an author on an accepted abstract and must play a substantial role in presenting the work at the meeting. Faculty, residents, fellows, students, and Appointed Personnel in the College of Medicine are eligible; applications from residents, fellows, and students must be sponsored by a COM faculty member.

AMES expects to fund 12 or more travel awards in 2017-18. Travel grants will be awarded in two cycles. One in the fall and one in late spring. Travel expenses must be submitted for reimbursement before the end of June 2018.

Reimbursements MUST be submitted within 90 days from the date the expenses are incurred. Failure to submit reimbursement within the 90 days will result in tax implications to the grant recipient. If a grant is awarded retrospectively, the 90-day limit also applies.

A letter of intent to apply should list your name, department or section, and position or type of appointment, as well as the conference you expect to attend and your expected role in presenting the work (if you will not be first author).

A complete application for an AMES travel grant must include the following:

  • Your name, primary department or section, and position or type of appointment.
  • A copy of your abstract and letter of acceptance
  • A brief explanation of your role in presenting the work if you are not first author
  • COM faculty sponsorship letter, if applicable (see above)
  • An estimate of your expenses (registration, travel, lodging)

The deadline for the first cycle is Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 5 p.m.

* Late submissions will not be accepted. AMES Chair Todd Vanderah, PhD

Please submit letters of intent or full applications to Jennifer Cogan at

Contact: Todd Vanderah, PhD, AMES Chair, at with any questions.

 Announcement of AMES Travel Awards 2017-2018.pdf

Release Date: 
10/31/2017 - 9:15am