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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, award amounts of up to $5,000 are possible; additional consideration will be given to applications requesting less than the maximum award amount.

For this call, all areas of education will be considered. For the 2021-2022, proposals those that focus on respect, teamwork and civility in inspiring personalized mentoring relationships are encouraged.

Important Program Dates

  • Phase I Deadline for Submission: July 20, 2021 (by 5 pm)
  • Phase II Invitations: August 25, 2021
  • NOTE THAT ALL GRANT FINALISTS MUST PRESENT TO THE IEE Managing Board: September 22, 2021 (8 am to 10 am)
  • Funding Begins: Immediately

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)
    Demographic data are being collected for program monitoring and improvement, and will not be shared with reviewers for initial review.
    • Name
    • Department
    • Division (if applicable)
    • Academic Rank
    • Email
    • Cell Phone
    • Gender: Please list however you identify (e.g. female, male, cis male, cis female, trans female, trans male, nonbinary, queer, other). You may also indicate that you prefer not to provide gender information.
    • Racial/Ethnic Identity: Please list all that apply (e.g. American Indian or Alaskan Native; Black or African American; Asian; Hispanic, Latinx or of Spanish Origin; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; White; Other – write in however you identify). You may also note that you prefer not to provide race/ethnic identity information.
  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 ($5,000 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.)

Proposals will be judged considering the following criteria: (1) Importance of topic; (2) Uniqueness or innovation, (3) Methods, (4) Assessment plan, tied to objectives, (5) Scope and feasibility for the amount requested, (6) Likelihood of dissemination and/or meaningful next steps, (7) Promotion of the mission and vision of the IEE, (8) Investment of PI in the proposal, (9) Addressing at least one of the “JHUSOM Foundational Principles for Teaching and Education.”

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

Phase II

Finalists must present to the Managing Board on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 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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