The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education  is seeking applicants for its annual innovation award and small grants program.

The Innovation in Health Science Education Award recognizes an individual who has implemented an educational project or program in undergraduate or graduate education in any UT health science institutions with documentation of innovation and achievement in the last five years.  Three finalists will present their projects at the 2015 Innovations in Health Science Education Conference Feb. 19-20, 2015. After the presentations, the member of UT Academy will vote one awardee who will receive $5,000.

The Health Science Education Small Grants Program offers awards (up to $5,000 per project) to faculty members at all UT health science institutions who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve health science education by innovative approaches.  Up to six projects will be funded.

Strict deadlines for both applications will be 5 p.m., Oct. 10. For more information, please see the website.

The mission of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education is to foster excellence in education in the health sciences by recognition of outstanding educators and advancement of knowledge and innovation in the field of education.