In June of 2012, we were awarded a President’s Grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to:

  • Support the necessary infrastructure to expand our growing sample of multidisciplinary participants;
  • Enable us to conduct focus groups of underrepresented minority and women faculty in partnership with organizations such as the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC);
  • Allow us to make evidence-based recommendations regarding the recruitment, retention, and advancement of URM and women faculty by better understanding barriers and facilitators of vitality;
  • Launch a biennial conference of participating institutions to convene at IU for collaboration on scholarly work, faculty development initiatives, and opportunities to support faculty.

In June of 2010, we received a grant from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) to pilot the survey at a number of other institutions, in both medical schools and other health professions.