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Guidelines for Submission

Applications may be submitted by an individual faculty member or faculty team of up to three.

Two-Phase selection process:

Phase I:

Proposals should be a maximum of two pages in 12 point font to include
components listed below:

  • Background (3 to 4 sentences)
  • Project objective
  • Methods (Description of the project, process of implementation, indentified learners)
  • Evaluation
  • Significance and impact
  • Statement that you have discussed this with your chair (or representative) and have their support
  • Brief budget description
Scoring for the Phase I review will use a 1 to 10 Likert scale with 10 the most favorable score for each of the following categories:
  • Importance of the topic
  • Potential impact on learners
  • Innovation
  • Feasibility
  • Quality of methods
  • Evidence and quality of evaluation
  • Potential to influence education beyond Hopkins

Maximum possible score is 70.

The IEE will provide comments to each applicant and will include strengths of the proposal and constructive feedback for improvement.

From the Phase I submissions we will select the top 3-4 proposals and invite applicants to submit a more in depth proposal for Phase II.

Phase II:  For those invited to submit full proposal

Formal proposals should be a maximum of 8 pages in 12 point font to include
numbers 1 and 2 below.   The complete application must include numbers 1 through 7 below:

1.    Proposal for Educational Scholarship to include components listed below:

  • Title page with title of project not included in page count
  • Abstract
  • Background/needs assessment
  • Goals and objectives of study
  • Methods
  • Statistical analysis/evaluation
  • Impact within Hopkins and beyond
  • Detailed budget and justification.  The Berkheimer award may be used for salary support, the individual faculty educational development plan, and/or project expenses
  • Additional support you may receive from your department or other sources "if applicable"
  • Timetable and plan for dissemination
  • List of specific deliverables for quarterly reports to the IEE Managing Board

2.    Two-page outline of Individualized learning plan for professional faculty development to
         enhance educational skills:

3.    Bibliography

4.    Two-page biosketches for both applicant(s) and mentor(s)

5.    Curriculum vitae of applicant(s)

6.    Educators' portfolio (optional)

7.    Letter of support from department chair, including comments that time will be protected to
       complete the project and additional ways in which the department will support the candidate

Scoring for the Phase II review will use a scoring instrument developed by the IEE Managing Board and the Selection Committee:

1.     Proposal for Educational Scholarship (70 points total - 10 points each)

  • Importance of topic
  • Innovation and/or impact
  • Feasibility of accomplishing project objectives
  • Quality of methods
  • Quality of project evaluation
  • Likelihood of successful dissemination
  • Potential to influence medical education broadly

2.    Personal Faculty Development Plan (20 points)

  • Specific plan and time line for professional development activities during this award cycle
  • Demonstration of how plan will influence applicant's teaching practice

3.    Evidence of Quality Mentorship (10 points)

  • Mentor(s) to be a faculty member identified by the applicant with appropriate expertise to assist with the project and career development of the applicant
  • The IEE will also provide targeted mentorship specific to the content area identified within the project

4.    Support of Department Director

5.    Exhibits Promise for a Career as Educator/Commitment to Education

IEE Timetable:

2014 Call for Proposals

  • Call date:  September 13, 2013
  • Phase I - Call deadline and selection for Phase II:  October 18, 2013
  • Selected awardees invited to submit full proposal:  December 6, 2013
  • Phase II - Deadline for formal proposals and complete application:  January 29, 2014
  • Grant announcement:  March 28, 2014
  • Funding available:  July 1, 2014

Governing Committees:

Oversight Committee:  Janet Serwint, MD, the IEE Managing Board and invited Hopkins faculty members.

Selection Committee:  Janet Serwint, MD (Chair), Jessica L. Bienstock, MD, MPH, Joseph Cofrancesco Jr., MD, MPH, FACP (non-voting member), David E. Kern, MD, MPH, FACP, Mitchell A. Goldstein, MD, Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, Peter C. Maloney, PhD, Nicole Shilkofski, MD, MEd, Scott Wright, MD, Stephen C. Yang, MD.


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