Call for Proposals

Shark Tank panel

Shark Tank has become a big hit at our education conference. In years past, four to five finalists have been selected to present proposals to our panel of Education Scholarship Sharks, who then distributed $10,000 among the project(s). It's always possible that the best proposal might get it all, or it might be divided among projects!

This is a great opportunity to receive feedback from recognized educational experts, understand the kinds of things expert review panels consider, and get funding for a medical/biomedical/health education project.

How Shark Tank Works

Selected proposal presenters will have ten minutes to make a virtual presentation, with or without PowerPoint slides. After each presenter has answered pointed questions and worked with the sharks, a final proposal or proposals will be awarded the money.

ONLY JHU SOM member are eligible to apply.

Shark Tank competition

Details of Submission

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15th, 2024, 12:00 p.m. 

  • Proposals:

    • Proposals should address a topic or innovation in medical, biomedical or health education important at Hopkins, with national and/or international implications.

  • Eligibility:

    • IEE Education Shark Tank Grant proposals must include a JHUSOM faculty member.
    • Learner proposals are welcomed, provided there is a JHUSOM faculty member as a team member and/or mentor.
    • Involvement of other JHU schools is welcomed, provided there is a JHUSOM faculty member as team member and/or mentor.

If interested in presenting, please submit a proposal to [email protected] with:

  • A cover page with the following information for primary and other investigators:
    • Name
    • Department
    • Division (if applicable)
    • Academic Rank
    • Email
    • Team Members
  • A one paragraph (350 word limit) summary of the project, describing:
    • Why is this important?
    • What do you plan to do?
    • How will you demonstrate that it works?
    • What is your budget?

Submit a Proposal

Should you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr., Director of the IEE.

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