Faculty Innovation Fellowship

Faculty Innovation Fellowship

In collaboration with the Education Innovation Cabinet, the Office of Innovation is recruiting faculty to participate in our Faculty Innovation Fellows program. The purpose of the program is to incentivize innovations in teaching our students that advance MUSC towards its strategic goals. Up to five (5) faculty members from across MUSC’s academic domains will be selected to participate as Fellows. Topics and goals may change annually with each cohort.


Over the course of the fellowship period, Fellows will develop a detailed plan and budget, pilot and evaluate their plan, and prepare a final report. Fellows will be encouraged to disseminate findings through conferences and publications, supporting MUSC’s goal of becoming a leader in evidence-based education innovation. Fellows are encouraged to have student volunteers participate in the pilot planning process and outcome review.


  • Each Fellow will receive $10,000 in professional development funds.

  • Funds may be used for any expense permitted by University and state policies, including, but not limited to training expenses and associated travel, site licenses for software, technology and material purchases, honoraria for mentors.
  • Funds will be disbursed after submission and approval of a detailed plan and itemized budget.


Applicants may select an innovative education approach with which they have limited experience, or it may be entirely new to them and their program. Applicants are required to submit via this link.

  • Application form, including pilot objectives and outcome metrics
  • Current CV
  • Letter of support from applicant’s primary Division Director, Department Chair, or Associate Dean for Academics for appropriate faculty. The letter should include approval for release of time to pursue the proposed activities and a commitment to sustain the approach should the pilot prove successful.


  • September 5, 2022 Solicitation released
  • October 28, 2022 Applications due
  • November 25, 2022 Fellows notified
  • December 2, 2022 Fellows orientation
  • December 21, 2022 Detailed project plan due
  • June 1, 2023 1st Progress report due
  • January 3, 2024 2nd Progress report due
  • April, 2024 Present at Innovation Week
  • June 3, 2024 Final report due


The RFA for the program can be found here.

Email questions to Office of Innovation

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