LATIN AMERICA GRANTS PROGRAM

NBME established the Latin America Grants Program to enhance the quality of evaluation in health professions education in Latin America.

Making a Sustainable Impact

In addition to the Strategic Educators Enhancement and Stemmler Funds, NBME also sponsors the Latin America Grants Program. 

The goal of the program is to develop a regional health professions school consortia that will have a broad, sustainable impact on the quality of student assessment and program evaluation in Latin America. Each grant will provide up to $50,000 over a two-year period.

Eligibility

Each proposal must have a non-profit Lead Institution (which may be a health professions school, a ministry, or other organization) that will administer the Award for the consortium. Each school participating in a consortium proposal must:

  • Be located in Mexico, Central America, or South America
  • Have graduated at least one class of students
  • Be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) maintained by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) at https://www.faimer.org/resources/world-directory.html

Proposals

To begin your application, please download the required proposal templates from the Resources section. This includes an application coversheet for basic information about the project, along with instructions for completing all sections of the Proposal.

FAQ

The submission deadline is January 13, 2020.

Proposals should be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format to NBMELAGrants@nbme.org.

The total award amount for each project funded will be up to $50,000 over a two-year project period.

A total of up to three awards will be given.

An award of $25,000 will be made the first year. Each awardee must submit an interim report after the first nine months of support and a final report when funding ends. Support for the final year of the project is contingent upon progress toward the goals of the grant and submission of an acceptable interim report.

No, a consortium submitting a Proposal must include a minimum of two schools, and consortia with more than two schools are encouraged; schools participating in a consortium need not be located in the same country.

Proposal Narratives should be limited to six (6) single-spaced pages. A budget narrative limited to two (2) pages must also be submitted as part of the Proposal, along with Institutional Attestation Forms from all collaborating institutions (which can be found on NBME’s website).

Yes, you can certainly include training of pediatric residents as the target of your project/proposal.

Many institutions charge for the cost of the building in which work occurs or for benefits provided to faculty – these are considered "indirect" costs because they are not actual salaries or costs for materials, but are ongoing costs required to keep a program running.

Awards will be announced on April 1, 2020.