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How to Apply


The IEE Small Grants Program provides funding for JHUSOM faculty members to support educational scholarship and innovative projects. Team members may include learners, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. The IEE uses a two-phase process. Phase I: brief written application; Phase II: presentation to the IEE Managing Board, who makes final decisions regarding funding.

For this call, the proposal focus MUST be related to one of these two topics:

Award amounts of up to $7,500 are possible; additional consideration will be given to applications requesting less than the maximum award amount.

Important Program Dates

  • Phase I Deadline for Submission: September 10, 2020 (by 5 pm)
  • Phase II Invitations: September 26, 2020
  • Phase II Presentation to the IEE Managing Board: October 28, 2020
  • Funding Begins: Immediately, but no later than November 30, 2020

Phase I

A brief written proposal which will be reviewed for consideration for a live presentation to the IEE Managing Board.

Please indicate:

  1. Title of Project
  2. Principal Investigator (Must be SOM faculty member)
    • Name
    • Department
    • Division (if applicable)
    • Academic Rank
    • Email
    • Cell Phone
  3. Other Investigator(s) (If any. Learners can be included as co-investigators.)
    • Name
    • Role
    • Department (For learners: Schools/year)
    • Academic Rank
  4. Amount of Funding Requested ($7,500 maximum)
  5. Proposal (strict 350-word maximum)
    • Include the following three sections:
      1. Problem to be solved/statement of importance
      2. Proposal/methods - what you plan to do
      3. Assessment plan (and possible dissemination)
  6. Identify which of the JHUSOM Foundational Principles for Teaching and Education your proposal will reflect, utilize or address.
  7. Budget (Including other support. Please use a concise table format.)

Please include your name, contact information and title of proposal, and submit to

Phase II

Finalists must present to the Managing Board on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, scheduled between 8 – 10 a.m. PI must be present for live presentation.

  • Presentation should follow the outline of the submitted proposal (10 minutes)
  • Questions, feedback and discussion with the board (15- 20 minutes)

We look forward to hearing more about your ideas to enhance medical and biomedical education - locally, nationally, and internationally.

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