Innovation Grants

The AAIM Innovation Grants program began in 2015 to provide members access to small grants to facilitate innovative learning and program development at the local and regional level. The program has funded 180 grants to 116 institutions to support a broad range of initiatives including patient access and care, diversity, equity and inclusion in internal medicine training, health care disparities, high value care, teaching skills and faculty development, wellness and resilience, and curriculum development.

Starting in FY 2021, the AAIM Innovation Grants program has co-sponsored Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, & Inclusion in Internal Medicine, a large grant program that seeks to incorporate diversity, health care equity, and inclusion in internal medicine training to increase interprofessional efforts and build a more trustworthy health system. In 2023, 20 projects at medical schools and teaching hospitals received grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, depending on the scope of the program, for a total of $470,000 in grant awards. Fourteen Alliance member institutions are recipients. 

Building Trust through DEI 2024 Grants

In FY 2024, AAIM, ABIM, the ABIM Foundation, ACP, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are co-sponsoring the fourth year of a grant program to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion and diagnostic excellence into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. 

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American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, certification by the ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 21 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.

ABIM Foundation: The ABIM Foundation’s mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. 

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM): The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine promotes the advancement and professional development of its members who prepare the next generation of internal medicine physicians and leaders through education, research, engagement, and collaboration.

American College of Physicians (ACP): The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. With 161,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area.


AAIM Innovation Grants are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Aquifer (formerly MedU).


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