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George A. and Margaret Yates Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholars Grant

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 2019 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, 2019. The IEE aims for respect, teamwork and civility as we embrace our educational mission in all of our programs.

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) to 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 for graduate students, residents, clinical or post-doctoral fellows or peers at JHUSOM. It is also expected that work emanating from the grant should have implications for education more broadly.

There is a two phase application process. Phase 1:  two-page summary proposal due Friday, October 12, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Phase 2: three to four of these proposals will be selected as finalists for the award.

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Kelsey Bennett