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 project.
For this call, the proposal focus MUST be related to one of these two topics:
- Online teaching and learning (focusing on innovation and quality, not “emergency” remote teaching)
- Diversity, inclusion and equity
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.
Details of Submission
The deadline for 2021 proposal submission is
January 18th, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, February 1, 12:00 p.m.
If interested in presenting, please submit a proposal to IEE@jhmi.edu with:
- A cover page with the following information for primary and other investigators:
- Division (if applicable)
- Academic Rank
- 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?
Should you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr., Director of the IEE.