Project related…

  • Administrative/technical support (e.g., clerical, statistical, research assistants including students)
  • Supplies, expenses, and equipment (e.g., mailings, survey instruments, incentives, transcription, software)
  • Communication between study personnel (e.g., web/phone conferences)
  • Dissemination (e.g., conference registration, travel for approximately on person, expenses related to manuscript development and submission)
  • Indirect or facilities costs
  • Salaries for faculty
  • ScholarRx/USMLE-Rx account costs
  • Third party commercial education products

Grant projects must in some way explore a research question that interfaces with one of our products, including Rx Bricks, Rx Bricks Create, USMLE-Rx Qmax questions, Flash Facts, and/or Express Videos.

Yes. Data requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis. No user identifiable data will be provided.

No, however institutions currently not using ScholarRx/USMLE-Rx products should contact our academic solutions group at if interested in facilitating a pilot program.

  • In the flipped-classroom setting, does the use of ScholarRx curriculum bricks as pre-class preparation material increase student performance relative to other preparatory assignments?
  • How does question wording interact with student factors (e.g., race, location) to impact learning?
  • How does question feedback design (e.g., visuals, mnemonics) relate to retention?


Depending on project results and outcomes, some project teams may be eligible to apply to future calls for renewal funding.

  • Typically, no. We expect scholarly products resulting from this grant funding to be independent of ScholarRx.
  • In certain circumstances where collaboration with ScholarRx team members is robust, it may be appropriate to have ScholarRx-affiliated coauthors.

You can view a funded grand proposal here.

You can email your MERIC proposal to Put "MERIC Proposal" in the subject line.