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Guidelines for Submission

Dates and Deadlines

  • Call for applications: September 12, 2019
  • Deadline for Phase I proposals: email by 5:00 p.m., November 16, 2019
  • Invitation to submit Phase II: January 4, 2019
  • Deadline for Phase II proposals: email by 5:00 p.m., March 14, 2020
  • Grant announcement: (approx.): May 15, 2020
  • Funds to be available: May 15, 2020

Application Process

Phase I

Length: 2-page maximum; 12 point font


  • Team members’ names
  • CV of PI (list of other team members and their role)
  • Attestation that department chair will provide time if grant monies are received
  • Attestation from the training program director (if not the PI) that they agree to pilot/test tools/methods in their residency/fellowship program
  • A two page maximum description of the project including a brief description of the problem to be addressed, project design, methods to assess project success

Only ONE application per residency or fellowship program will be considered.

Submit Phase I Application


Phase II (by invitation)

Length: 10-page maximum (excluding bibliography, biosketches, and CV); 12 point font


  • Title page with title of project (not counted in total page count)
  • Abstract (one page or less)
  • Background
  • Description of the problem to be addressed /needs assessment
  • Project design (description of the project, process of implementation, identified learners)
  • Assessment methods
  • Generalizability within Johns Hopkins and beyond the institution
  • Project timeline
  • Brief budget description

Grant is not renewable.


  • Joseph Cofrancesco Jr., MD, MPH, director of the Institute for Excellence in Education at: 


  • Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at: