University of Nebraska Medical Center

IAE Educational Research Grants

Have an idea for a pilot educational research project and need support to get it off the ground?

The Educational Research Grants from the Interprofessional Academy of Educators are awarded for pilot educational research projects to support larger grant applications for future study. The award period is generally one year. To date, we have assisted 14 pilot programs lay the foundation for bigger research studies.

A total of $10,000 is typically available each year, spread out over 4 to 5 projects annually. In addition to funding, the Academy provides development resources, such as data analysis software and media equipment.


  • The principal investigator on the project needs to be an Academy member.
  • Grant submissions are scored by the Academy Leadership Team on specific aims, approach, resources, feasibility and the dissemination plan.
  • Grant funds are not to be used for faculty salary or conference travel.

Current Grant Recipients & Projects

Principal Investigator Project Year Awarded
Abbey Fingeret, MD Interprofessional Diabetes Patient Care Utilizing Telehealth: A Team-Based Simulation 2021
Shaun Horak, DMSc Introduction of the Humanities into Medical Education 2021
Priscila Rodrigues Armijo, MD Assessment and Transfer of Procedural Skills Training 2021
Sue Schuelke, PhD Comparing High-Fidelity Simulation with Immersive Virtual Reality Simulation for Student Engagement, Competence and Clinical Judgment 2021
Dawn Tassemeyer Use of a pre and post survey with a nursing escape room to evaluate student learning, student satisfaction, and anxiety in undergraduate nursing students 2021
Abbey Fingeret, MD Health Professions Student Feedback vs Affirmation in Suturing and Knot Tying 2022
Karen Honeycutt, PhD Women in Allied Health Profession Educational Programs: What Are Decision-making Points for Pursuing an Academic Doctoral Degree 2022
Kristen Cook, PharmD Implementation of a Challenging Patient Encounters Series to Develop Affective Domains and Student Confidence 2022
Kendra Schmid, PhD Comparing student performance between in-person and online biostatistics courses 2022