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Enhancing Gateway Sciences Learning Grants

The JHU Gateway Science Initiative (GSI), begun by the Provost in 2011, seeks to enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the university in the courses that serve as entry points or provide critical introductory material for undergraduate and graduate study in the natural, behavioral, and medical sciences, in engineering, and in other fields where some basic scientific knowledge is a necessary component.

As part of the initial GSI program, the President and Provost provided funding for a set of pilot projects whose objectives were to both improve the effectiveness of current gateway science courses and to provide a means to study and implement potentially larger scale innovations in pedagogy, course and program design, and instructional methodologies.  In December 2011, the Office of the Provost awarded ten grants to Johns Hopkins faculty who were experimenting with or exploring ideas that would improve current gateway courses.

In April 2013 a second round of  GSI grant funding was announced - a GSI “transformation phase" that will build upon what was learned from and expand the scope of the original GSI program. The second RFP called for proposals to transform Gateway Science teaching and learning methods, courses, curricula, and programs to provide the best possible education for JHU students. In August 2013, the office of the Provost awarded thirteen grants to Johns Hopkins faculty to meet this challenge.

To see descriptions of the thirteen Enhancing Gateway Sciences Learning Grants awarded in August 2013, please visit:

To see descriptions and final reports of the ten Enhancing Gateway Sciences Learning Grants awarded in December 2011, please visit: