The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Office of Educational Affairs offers physician faculty on the Jacksonville campus who wish to develop their skill set in medical education or quality improvement research or scholarship, the opportunity to apply to be a CREATORS Scholar.

Primary Qualifications

  • Current UFCOM-Jacksonville physician faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Proposed medical education research, medical education program evaluation, and/or learner assessment study or project outline or quality improvement/patient safety project
  • Letter of support from Chair for matching protected time to ensure sufficient time for formal training and completion of research study or scholarly project (salary is calculated up to the NIH salary cap)
  • Acceptance into or applied to a formal training program in medical education research, and/or program evaluation, learner assessment, or quality improvement and patient safety (beyond IHI modules). Yellow and Green Belt status

Award Information

Awards include funding of up to $60,000 that can be utilized up to 30 months and allocated as outlined below. Continuation of funds over the 30 months must be a reflection of faculty meeting goals through required reports/updates.

  • Two years of salary buy-out from clinical duties at 0.20 FTE cost-shared with the faculty’s department
    • Two year’s salary below or capped at the NIH salary cap of $203,700 (grant covers up to $48,726 over the two years) of 0.10 FTE (salary and fringe)
    • Remaining funds may be allocated to fund formal training program, the proposed research/project, and travel for training or presentation at national conferences
  • For a total of up to $60,000 over 30 months

CREATORS scholars funding is for faculty who have not already attended a formal training program in medical education or quality improvement research or scholarship. For faculty who have previously attended formal training and are interested in pursuing additional opportunities, please see Term Professorships or contact Colleen J. Kalynych, Ed.D. at

Important dates

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) Year:
  • Release Date:
  • Application Due:
  • Anticipate Award Announcement: