Jane K. and Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. Faculty Leadership Development Award

Types of programs supported

The award may support expenses including, but not limited to: registration and travel expenses to leadership development workshops and conferences, for example through Harvard Macy, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL), etc.; fees associated with executive leadership coaching; projects modeled after a min-sabbatical to learn from another program; and other ideas to allow one to grow and develop their leadership skills.

Additional tools may be accessed through the Office for Faculty to compliment your leadership development program.


  • Applicants must hold an academic faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, with a minimum of three (3) years of employment with an FTE of 0.5 or greater.
  • Applicants are required to have a letter of recommendation and support from their department chair/unit leader.

Award Amount


Award Cycle

Applications Accepted

  • July 15th through August 15th, due by 5:00 p.m. on August 15th

Award Selection

  • Recipient will be notified by September 16, 2021

Active Phase of Funding

  • FY24

Note: Recipient will be expected to work with the Office for Faculty to develop an opportunity to share learnings with colleagues.

Review Committee

A committee will review submitted applications and select the annual award recipient. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact committee members to determine if their ideas are appropriate for the program.


Please reach out to the Office for Faculty, at faculty@med.unr.edu for questions regarding the application content.
For any other questions, please reach out to the Office of the Dean.

Email: Kim Simmonds: ksimmonds@med.unr.edu

Phone: (775) 682-7345