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Projects That Work


Welcome to the Projects That Work competition application. In 2019, FAIMER is proud to announce an exciting enchancement to the Projects That Work award. In addition to a fully paid registration and travel compensation to attend The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) annual conference, being held September 10-13, 2019 in Darwin, Australia, winners will receive up to $30,000 USD to expand their work!

The Projects That Work competition is sponsored by FAIMER to recognize excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant positive impact on health, the community, or the school over three or more years. Please note: If your project is less than three (3) years old, it is not eligible for this competition. 
Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. They will base their ratings on:
  • Importance of the problem to improving health
  • Evidence of impact
  • Anticipated impact on health outcomes with funds of up to $30,000 USD to expand project
  • Sustainability of project outcomes
  • Generalizability
  • Relevance of project to education
  • Innovation
  • Supplied project budget and timeline for project expansion
  • Overall impressions
Final selection of up to five (5) winners may also consider geographic distribution for diversity.
Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present their projects.  The award includes up to $30,000 USD for project expansion (budget and accounting of funds required), travel, accommodation, and conference registration fees. Please note that if you were a winner last year, you will not be eligible to apply this year.

The application will open: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. EST
The application will close: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  

Please click the Projects That Work manual above for step by step instructions on how to apply. 

To apply, click the Apply Now button on the top/bottom of this page. The deadline for submitting your application is March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to: