What is an educational “process”?
This can be defined broadly.
Does my novel education solution have to be either a new model, a product, or a process, or can it be a combination of all three?
Think big and broad! Applications that incorporate elements of all three types of solutions may make for a stronger application, but it is not required.
Does the proposed solution have to be innovative in terms of the approach itself, the stakeholders and professions being brought together, or the actual educational content being delivered?
Yes, yes and yes! An ideal solution may incorporate all of these elements.
Is there a repository of prior projects?
This is the first time this funding opportunity has been offered, so there are no prior examples. An ideal solution will be highly Interprofessional in focus, innovative and novel.
Are APPs and physicians considered different professions?
Yes. Note that your project team should be Interprofessional.
What if my novel solution is a curriculum that could potentially be copyrighted and sold?
Please visit the MaineHealth Intellectual Property webpage for more information on how to protect innovative ideas.
Will this funding opportunity be offered every year?
This annual funding opportunity is first offered in 2022 with hopes to continue in future years.
Does the proposed solution have to generate intellectual property?
No, this is not a requirement, but your solution may be unique enough to file a patent. The MaineHealth Director of Intellectual Property and MaineHealth Innovation are available to support you in this process, if applicable.