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<Applications for the 2023-2024 GEMSTONES program are closed. Thank you for your interest.>


The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is committed to partnering with campus and the San Diego broader community to develop technologies that seek to address unmet health-related solutions, particularly for those communities that are marginalized or underserved. The GEMSTONES Community Engagement Research Award is intended to provide funding support for faculty co-investigators from engineering, health and social sciences to mentor and supervise teams of undergraduate or graduate students in developing technology projects that better define and address health-related community needs.

Three annual awards of up to $10,000 will support community engagement research, mentoring and outreach activities of faculty co-investigators teamed with undergraduate or graduate students, who propose technology projects at the interface of engineering, health and social sciences that better define or address unmet health-related needs with diverse communities.

Click here to learn more about and apply to the GEMSTONES program. (Applications for the GEMSTONES program are closed by June 1st, 2023*)

Please email complete applications to  Applications will only be considered received if you receive an email confirming receipt.