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Faculty Education Scholars Program

Due to the current financial situation, there will be no Berkheimer or Innovation grants in 2020 - 2021. We hope to have a call for our Faculty Education Scholars Program for 2021 - 2022

IEE is pleased to announce a call for applications for two grants in our Faculty Education Scholars Program. Each award provides up to $45,000 for 12-18 months to a faculty member or team (maximum of three faculty members) who exhibit promise, innovation, talent and enthusiasm as educators. Grant funding begins July 1, 2020. IEE aims for respect, teamwork and civility as we enrich the learning environment.

Funding sources for these grants come 1) from the Berkheimer estate bequeathed an endowment in honor of Dr. George A. Berkheimer and his wife, Margaret Yates Berkheimer. Dr. Berkheimer graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1938, completed training in orthopedic surgery and had a distinguished 35-year career as a surgeon and teacher. His wife was an accomplished writer and journalist; and, 2) a recent gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous but committed to the work of the IEE and the School of Medicine, has generously provided funding for an IEE Education Innovator grant.


All active full and part-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted by an individual faculty member or faculty team of up to three.

How to Apply

Governing Committees

Director of the IEE Faculty Scholars Education Program

Nicole Shilkofski, M.D., M.Ed.

2019 Selection Committee

Nicole Shilkofski, M.D., M.Ed. (Chair), Jessica L. Bienstock, M.D., M.P.H., Joseph Cofrancesco Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. (non-voting member), Khalil G. Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D., Mitchell A. Goldstein, M.D., Susan Lehmann, M.D., Pamela A. Lipsett, M.D., M.H.P.E., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M., Douglas N. Robinson, Ph.D., Serkan Toy, Ph.D., M.Ed., Stephen C. Yang, M.D.

Current Recipient of the Berkheimer Award

Raquel C. Greer, M.D., M.H.S.

Education Director, Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care, Department of Medicine
Project Title: Development and Implementation of a Longitudinal Community Engagement Curriculum to Enhance Residents’ Capacity to Address the Social Determinants of Health

 Raquel C. Greer

See Past Recipients

The International Faculty Education Scholar Grant

The International Faculty Education Scholar Grant was available during the years 2013 and 2014. This two-year funding commitment by the Office of the Vice Dean for Education of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was designed to further the SOM's commitment to international medical and biomedical education.

See Past Recipients

Contact Us

Should you have questions about the application, process or any other issues, please contact:

Nicole Shilkofski, M.D., M.Ed.

Chair, Faculty Education Scholar Grant Selection Committee
Member, IEE Managing Board
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Joseph Cofrancesco Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Director and Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Michael Westman, B.S.

Program Administrator, Institute for Excellence in Education

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