Leadership Development Grant Program

Funds may be used to pursue significant advanced training, applicant-designed projects, travel expenses, or other opportunities to enhance the career success of individual faculty.  Grants will provide funding up to $1500 per application.

It is expected that the funds will help to establish the awardee as a leader in one of the following domains (list is not exhaustive): education, leadership/administration, quality improvement, or patient safety. It is further expected that the knowledge or skills gained from this experience will be disseminated locally, such as through a faculty development workshop, QI project, or other means.

2021 Recipient

Prior Recipients


Sonika Bhatnagar, MD, MPH

Leadership Principles: Harvard Business School
2019 Sylvia Choi, MD Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) teaching program
2019 Kavitha Conti, MD Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare, Harvard Medical School
2019 Adelaide L. Eichman, MD

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

2018 John  Szymusiak, MD, MS

Intermediate Improvement Science Series (I2S2) -https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/j/anderson-center...

2017 Jennifer Marin, MD, MSc AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

Potential professional / leadership development programs to consider include but are not limited to:

Important Dates

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will not be accepted during 2022

April 01 – Annual application cycle opens
June 30 – Proposal submission due date

Application Form and Required Materials: Please submit all materials to OFD@pitt.edu

For the OFD Individual Faculty Professional/Leadership Development Grant, please provide:


FAQ: OFD Professional / Leadership Development Grant Program