The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholars Grant. This award provides up to $50,000 for 12-18 months to a faculty member or team (maximum of three faculty members) who exhibit promise, innovation, talent and enthusiasm as educators. The award will begin July 1, 2018.

The IEE wants to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Janet Serwint for her superb leadership, collegiality and guidance in this important IEE Committee. She took an idea and developed into one of the IEE’s most valued programs. We wish her a happy retirement. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Nicole Shilkofski to the IEE Managing Board and as the Director of the Berkheimer Faculty Educational Scholars Program. Dr. Shilkofski is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics and a world-renowned clinician-educator and educational scientist.

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. Their mutual commitment to teaching excellence was the impetus for this faculty scholar award in their honor.

The Faculty Education Scholar Award has two intentions: (1) foster the career development of future educational leaders and (2) provide support to complete a scholarly project. The Berkheimer award should improve and enhance education of medical or biomedical students, residents, fellow, post-docs or peers at the JHUSOM. It is also expected that work emanating from the grant should have implications for education broadly.

There is a two-phase application process.

  • Phase 1: two-page summary proposal due Friday, October 13, 2017 by 5 p.m. 
  • Phase 2: Three to four of these proposals will be selected as finalists for the award, who will be invited to submit a longer application.

To learn more visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/institute_excellence_education/education_grants_programs/faculty_educat ion_scholars/berkheimer_award/guidelines.html

Any questions, contact: IEE@jhmi.edu

-Nicole A. Shilkofski and Joseph Cofrancesco

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