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John R. Burton Scholarship

The John R. Burton Scholarship is designed to support projects that encourage interdisciplinary and interprofessional scholarly activities dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Funding up to $5,000 may be used to underwrite costs associated with launching novel pilot projects, innovating new models of care, and/or developing ways to expand geriatrics medical education. The application deadline is January 20th, 2022.

Who is eligible?

The John R. Burton scholarship is available to any medical student, nursing student, clinical trainee, junior faculty member, nurse, or other health professional affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Health System who has a demonstrated interest in the care of older adults. Students, trainees, fellows and residents may apply under the mentorship of a faculty member.

How do I apply?

Please follow the application guidelines below and email your responses to the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at

Please limit your application submission to two pages and provide answers to the following questions.

  1. What is your contact information (name/phone/email/job title), and who is your project mentor (if applicable)?
  2. What is your project name? Is your project clinical, educational, translational, or quality improvement?
  3. What is your idea/project/innovation and its relationship to the care of older adult patients? Please include background, objectives, methods, timeline, program evaluation, and future directions.
  4. What is your expected budget? Please articulate how you would use up to $5,000 and include details of matching or supplemental funds (if applicable).

Click here for more information on previous scholarship recipients.


Kelsey Bennett