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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

The deadline for proposal submission is January 16th, 2023, 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 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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