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Editorial Assistance Services Initiative (EASI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the academic community in many ways, including in research productivity. Early career faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, have been disproportionately affected (1,2,3,4,5). As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on faculty productivity, the Johns Hopkins Editorial Assistance Services Initiative (EASI) was launched to provide editorial support, at no charge to faculty, for grant proposals and journal article manuscripts (Note: we do not support editing for book chapters at this time).

EASI is open to all tenure-track JHU faculty, from every school, division, and rank; we particularly encourage women, underrepresented minorities, and junior faculty to apply. EASI staff will connect JHU faculty with one of our pool of experienced (freelance) editors. Once an editor has received your draft, please allow two weeks for edits; we also suggest you leave 2-3 additional days to make any necessary revisions before submission.

As capacity allows, the  Research Development Team (RDT) will continue to assist with managing and facilitating the pre-award phase for teams who submit large grant proposal opportunities (normally >$5M) that support multidisciplinary and collaborative research. To request that type of support, please fill out the RDT Assistance Inquiry Form.

Questions? Email Courtney McQueen at

EASI Support Application

  • Max. file size: 49 GB.
  • Describe the type of assistance needed – technical knowledge, general copy writing, editing, etc.
  • o Funder
    o Deadline
    o Opportunity: name, URL and grant ceiling
    o Proposal type: new, renewal or resubmission
    o Title of the proposal
    o 2-3 sentence synopsis of the proposal
    o If there are co-PIs, list them
  • o Journal for submission
    o Draft title of the article
    o Stage of completion, i.e. outline, full draft
    o Is this a first submission?
  • Max. file size: 49 GB.
    If you are requesting manuscript support, upload a draft of your article.
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    3400 North Charles Street
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