The International Faculty Education Scholar Award is made possible by funds from the Swami Institute for International Medical Education (SIIME) and by the collaboration agreement between Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) and Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM). SIIME's mission is to improve health care worldwide by improving medical education. PUGSOM, founded in 2010, is the first graduate-entry school of medicine in Malaysia. International collaborations, such as the one with PUGSOM, allow Johns Hopkins the ability to further its educational mission by supporting innovation.
The International Faculty Education Scholar Award is intended to foster the career development of future educational leaders while providing the support to complete a scholarly project. The International Faculty Education Scholar Award will advance the field of international medical education - undergraduate or graduate, with implications for education broadly. One grant will be awarded each academic year to a faculty member or faculty team (maximum of three faculty members) who exhibit promise, innovation, talent and enthusiasm as educators. The award will provide up to $50,000 for 12 to 18 months, along with mentorship from the Managing Board of the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE), to be used to conduct and disseminate a scholarly education project as well as complete an individualized faculty development plan.