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    Denis Wirtz

    Denis Wirtz, PhD
    Vice Provost for Research
    [email protected]

    Sue Porterfield

    Susannah Porterfield, MS
    Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research
    [email protected]

    Alexandra Albinak, JD, MBA
    Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration
    [email protected]

    Joseph Mankowski

    Joseph L. Mankowski, D.V.M., Ph.D.
    Associate Vice Provost for Animal Research

    Eric Hutchinson

    Eric Hutchinson, D.V.M.
    Assistant Vice Provost for Animal Research

    Julie Messersmith

    Julie Messersmith, MA
    Assistant Vice Provost for Research
    [email protected]

    Michelle Crum

    Michelle Crum
    Sr. Administrative Coordinator
    [email protected]

  • 01. What is the Research Development Team (RDT)?

    The Research Development Team was created to be a comprehensive service center for any researcher interested in submitting large, collaborative proposals.

  • 02. What services does the RDT offer?

    Our team can manage the entire pre-award process, including budget and budget justification development, coordination of collaborators across campus, coordination of subawardees, project management, drafting management plans, grant editing and writing, etc.

  • 03. Are your services limited to federal grant opportunities?

    No, we will work with all sponsor types.

  • 04. Is there a budget minimum a proposal has to be to work with RDT?

    A proposed budget should be at least $5 million total costs (direct and indirect) for the duration of the project.

  • 05. Who can use RDT services?

    Anyone eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator at JHU can work with us.

  • 06. Is there a cost to use RDT?

    There is no cost to either you or your department for using RDT services.

  • 07. If I utilize RDT, will my department keep the Facilities and Administration (Indirect) Costs if the proposal is awarded?

    Yes.  At this time, RDT will not retain any recovered Indirect Costs for our services.

  • 08. Will my department staff be able to access my proposal?

    The COEUS record is developed under RDT’s cost center for tracking but changed to the PI’s cost center before award.  We can provide access for department staff to view proposals in ASSIST, Workspace, FastLane, and/or COEUS.

  • 09. Will RDT submit through my usual Research Administration office?

    Yes, RDT has designated representatives in JHURA, BARA and ORA.

  • 10. Am I required to work with RDT if I’m submitting a large proposal?

    Not at all.  It is completely up to the PI.  Your RDT grants manager will be in contact with the department as much or as little as needed.  We are here to help support departments if they are unable to dedicate the time and effort it takes to submit a large, collaborative funding application.

  • 11. How far in advance should I contact RDT to request assistance?

    Please notify us at least eight weeks in advance of your proposal’s due date.

  • 12. Does the RDT handle NIH T32s and other training or education grants?

    At this time, RDT does not manage the submission of training grants.  However, we can connect you with University resources to assist with collection of the university-wide data required for some training grant tables.

  • 13. What is the best way to contact the Research Development Team?

    You can either email us at [email protected] with any questions or submit an inquiry form and someone from the Research Development Team (RDT) will contact you within 48 hours.  Please include a link to the funding opportunity announcement and the due date, if applicable and available.

  • 14. How can I find collaborators?

    You can contact RDT and we will generate a list of researchers with similar research interests, or you can browse any of the following databases:

    -At Johns Hopkins University, you can search by division through the Academics portal to find specific departments to contact.

    -The Welch Medical Library offers access to databases like PubMed and Scopus, which you can search by keyword to find relevant publications.

    NIH Reporter allows you to search by keywords to find projects led by researchers from across the country.   You can search for projects in your field of interest and then initiate contact with the PI to discuss potential collaboration.

    PIVOT is a database that has a “Profile” repository of faculty in JHU’s depts.  If you don’t have an account, please email us and we’ll create one for you.

  • 15. Where can I find collaborative funding opportunities?

    A few ways to find announcements that encourage collaboration are:

    -Search the word: “collab” in the search box on NIH’s Funding page.  Various opportunities will populate that you can filter through.

    -Browse the National Organization for Research Development Professionals’ (NORDP) Comprehensive List of Collaborative Funding MechanismsThis resource was created, and is maintained, by NORDP members.

    PIVOT is a funding opportunity database that houses announcements for a host of sponsors.  If you do not have an account, please email us and we’ll create one for you.

  • 16. What approach should I use when reaching out to collaborators?

    Whether you reach out in-person, by email, or via a phone call, you should start by expressing how it would be beneficial for both of you to collaborate.  You should also show enthusiasm on how innovative the idea is and how it would push your field forward.  If they agree, having possible funding opportunities readily available to share can move the conversation to something actionable.

  • Advancing Racial Equity in Health, Housing, and Education

    This cluster will make JHU the world leader in solution-focused practices and policies to promote racial justice in health, housing, and education for young people. Learn more about this cluster.

    Click here to start your application.

  • AI-X

    This cluster envisions AI systems collaborating with humans to understand and improve the human condition. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • Animal Research

    Joseph Mankowski

    Joseph L. Mankowski, D.V.M., Ph.D.
    Associate Vice Provost for Animal Research

    Eric Hutchinson
    Eric Hutchinson, D.V.M.

    Assistant Vice Provost for Animal Research

    Visit Research Animal Resources

  • April 2016

    1. Sponsor: Department of Education (DOE)
      Program: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/6/2016

    2. Sponsor: W. W. Smith Charitable Trust
      Program: Heart Disease, Cancer, and AIDS Research 
      Sponsor Deadline:

    3. Sponsor: Brain Research Foundation
      Program: Scientific Innovations Award
      Sponsor Deadline: 9/29/2016

    4. Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
      Program: Fire Protection & Safety Grants
      Sponsor Deadline:

    5. Sponsor:  Department of Justice (DOJ); Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
      Program: National Adult and Juvenile Reentry Resource Center
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/2/2016

    6. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: National Initiatives Adjudication: Training and Technical Assistance for Pretrial Release Decision-Making: Using Risk Assessment and Supervision to Enhance Public Safety
      Sponsor Deadline:

    7. Sponsor:  Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Training and Technical Assistance Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/2/2016

    8. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: Update VOCA Victim Assistance Administrators’ Toolkit and Crime Victim Compensation Manager’s Guidebook
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/23/2016

    9. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Community College Administrator Program (CCAP)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/31/2016

    10. Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
      Program: Research and Evaluation, Demonstration, and Data Analysis and Utilization (HUDRD) – Project: Improving the Speed of Housing Recovery Program Launch After a Severe Disaster
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/6/2016

    11. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: National Research Project to Assess State Agricultural Laws, Regulations, and Resources Related to Food for Animals (U01)
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/17/2016

    12. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/31/2016

    13. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program:  Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Pakistan
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/31/2016

    14. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/23/2016

    15. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Youth Leadership Program with Burma
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/31/2016

    16. Sponsor: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
      Program: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Research Grants
      Sponsor Deadline: 8/1/2016


  • Artificial Intelligence and Society

    This cluster bridges the core strengths of computer science, social science, and ethics to mitigate risks of injustice and maximize the benefits of societal good. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • BDP Summer Program 2020

    Recipient Year Major/s BDP Faculty BDP Divisions
    Abidi, Muhammad 2023 Molecular & Cellular Biology Carl Wu KSAS, SoM
    Adams, Jordan 2022 Writing Seminars; English Christopher Cannon KSAS
    Afko, Lucie 2023 Physics Chuck Bennett KSAS, APL
    Agyemang, Charles 2023 Philosophy Rexford Ahima SoM, BSPH, SoN
    Alapati, Tanuj (Sritanuj) 2022 Computer Science; Applied Math & Statistics Nilanjan Chatterjee BSPH, SoM
    Ananth, Kirtana 2022 Neuroscience Patricia Janak KSAS, SoM
    Ananthakrishnan, Ajay (Ajaykarthik) 2022 Neuroscience Jessica Fanzo SAIS, BSPH
    Anderson, Livia 2022 Neuroscience; Medicine, Science & the Humanities Jessica Fanzo SAIS, BSPH
    Ashebo, Leta (Leteme) 2021 Public Health Studies Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, WSE
    Buchanan, Morgan 2022 Environmental Science; Molecular & Cellular Biology Paul Ferraro CBS, WSE, BSPH
    Buri-Nagua, Carlos 2022 Public Health Studies Lisa Cooper SoM, BSPH, SoN
    Chen, Tongtong 2022 Mathematics Steven Salzberg SoM, WSE, BSPH
    Chopra, Sakshi 2022 Neuroscience Arturo Casadevall BSPH, SoM
    Correa, Alex (Alexander) 2023 Materials Science & Engineering Rachel Green SoM, KSAS
    Dye, Pat 2021 Environmental Engineering Paul Ferraro CBS, WSE, BSPH
    Eisenberg, Nathaniel 2022 Computer Science; Applied Math & Statistics Alexander Szalay KSAS, WSE
    Elbasheer, Sarah 2022 History of Science, Medicine & Technology Jeremy Shiffman BSPH, SAIS
    Etienne, Niola 2021 Medicine, Science & the Humanities Vesla Weaver KSAS
    Gomez, Marissela 2022 Environmental Engineering Ashani Weeraratna BSPH, SoM
    Gong, Maxine (Xutong) 2023 Applied Math & Statistics; Molecular & Cellular Biology Andrew Feinberg SoM, BSPH, WSE
    Hada, Nicole 2021 Public Health Studies Ellen MacKenzie BSPH, SoM
    Han, Subin 2021 Cognitive Science; Psychology Christopher Chute SoM, SoN, BSPH
    Harihar, Vinu (Vinayak) 2022 Biophysics; Applied Math & Statistics Taekjip Ha SoM, KSAS, WSE
    He, Jessie (Jiaqi) 2021 International Studies; Sociology; Applied Math & Statistics Vesla Weaver KSAS
    Heinz, Jakob 2022 Biomedical Engineering Steven Salzberg SoM, WSE, BSPH
    Jeong, Paul (Donghyun) 2022 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Rong Li SoM, WSE
    Jones, Jalen 2021 Public Health Studies Lisa Cooper SoM, BSPH, SoN
    Keller, Ben (Benjamin) 2021 Physics; Political Science Chuck Bennett KSAS, APL
    KurtzFreilich, Emma 2021 Economics; International Studies Matthew Kahn KSAS, CBS
    Lin, Eric 2023 Materials Science & Engineering; Public Health Studies Taekjip Ha SoM, KSAS, WSE
    Liu, Andrew (Yiqi) 2023 Applied Math & Statistics; Mathematics; Physics Chuck Bennett KSAS, APL
    Liu, Rongrong 2023 Computer Science; Mathematics; Physics David Sing KSAS
    Llaca, Sebastian 2022 International Studies Jessica Fanzo SAIS, BSPH
    Lou, Sophia 2022 Public Health Studies Lisa Cooper SoM, BSPH, SoN
    McManus, Owen 2022 Economics Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
    Paugh, Micki (Michaela) 2022 International Studies Jessica Fanzo SAIS, BSPH
    Qu, Victoria 2022 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Rong Li SoM, WSE
    Robichaud, Josh (Joshua) 2022 Physics Alexander Szalay KSAS, WSE
    Rodriguez, Lucas 2021 Public Health Studies Jeremy Shiffman BSPH, SAIS
    Rubin, Izzy (Isabella) 2021 Psychology Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
    Rutberg, Jason 2022 Applied Math & Statistics; Economics Matthew Kahn KSAS, CBS
    Sarria, Isabella 2021 Public Health Studies Jessica Fanzo SAIS, BSPH
    Sheikh, Taharat 2022 Neuroscience; Sociology Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
    Tong, Xiao 2021 Neuroscience Patricia Janak KSAS, SoM
    Trivedi, Niki 2022 Public Health Studies Arturo Casadevall BSPH, SoM
    Vaziri, Robab 2023 Public Health Studies Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
    Waleedh, Joodh 2021 Molecular & Cellular Biology Rachel Green SoM, KSAS
    Wang, Ashley 2022 Biophysics David Sing KSAS
    Wang, Ivy 2022 Economics, International Studies Jessica Fanzo SAIS, BSPH
    Wang, Olivia (Siqing) 2022 Molecular & Cellular Biology; Biophysics Arturo Casadevall BSPH, SoM
    Wen, Brian 2022 Mathematics Alexander Szalay KSAS, WSE
    Wiegand, Aaron 2021 Biomedical Engineering Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
    Williams, Lauren 2022 Cognitive Science Paul Ferraro CBS, WSE, BSPH
    Winter, Adam 2022 Molecular & Cellular Biology Andrew Feinberg SoM, BSPH, WSE
    Wong, Tiffany 2021 Behavioral Biology Ashani Weeraratna BSPH, SoM
    Wu, Serena 2021 Applied Math & Statistics; Neuroscience Richard Huganir SoM, KSAS
    Xie, Kelly (Zepei) 2023 Molecular & Cellular Biology Carl Wu KSAS, SoM
    Xu, Yiyang 2022 Mathematics; Philosophy Christopher Cannon KSAS
    Zannath, Fateha 2023 Publuc Health Studies Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
    Zhang, Yuqi 2023 History of Art Nilanjan Chatterjee BSPH, SoM
    Zhu, Lily (Zihui) 2023 Public Health Studies Kathryn McDonald SoN, SoM, BSPH, CBS, WSE
  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships & Awards Programs

    Sue PorterfieldSusannah Porterfield, MS
    Associate Vice Provost for Research
    [email protected]
    Julie Messersmith

    Julie Messersmith, MA
    Executive Director for Research
    [email protected]

    Chasmine Stoddart-Osumah, MS
    BDP Administrator
    [email protected]

    Andrew Waldman

    Andrew Waldman
    BDP Communications Manager
    [email protected]

    Reyn Boyer

    Reyn Boyer, MA
    Sr. Research Data Analyst
    [email protected]

    Sarah Smith
    Grants & Contracts Analyst
    [email protected]

    Michelle CrumMichelle Crum
    Sr. Administrative Coordinator
    [email protected]
    Annika WederAnnika Weder, MA
    Research Communications Writer
    [email protected]

    Visit BDP

    Visit Awards Programs

  • Brain Resilience Across the Lifespan

    This cluster explores discoveries and knowledge about the human brain and provides researchers with unprecedented opportunities to develop effective strategies to enhance and preserve brain function. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • CIRCUIT@APL 2020-21

    Student Year Major/s Session
    Aguirre, Elizabeth 2022 Computer Engineering Summer
    Ashiru, Olayide (Ganiyatu) 2022 Materials Science & Engineering Summer
    Calderon Arevalo, Ximena 2021 Applied Math & Statistics Summer
    Carreira, Courtney 2023 Physics; Applied Math & Statistics Summer
    Cazarez, Dannis 2022 Cognitive Science Summer
    Chien, Megan 2022 Computer Science Summer
    Diaz, Lauren 2022 Neuroscience Summer
    Eaton, Elijah 2022 Computer Science; Spanish Summer
    Egbe, Anire (Anirejuoritse) 2022 Electrical Engineering Summer
    Fozo, Lydia 2022 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Summer
    Fu, Sam (Samantha) 2021 Writing Seminars; Computer Science Summer
    Furukawa, Kyllie 2023 Computer Science Summer
    Hyder, Kale 2022 Neuroscience Summer
    Ismail, Samir 2022 Biomedical Engineering Summer
    Jones, Jalen 2021 Public Health Studies Summer
    Kashyap, Apara (Aparajita) 2022 Biophysics Summer
    Kim, Jungin 2022 Mechanical Engineering; Applied Math & Statistics Summer
    Kopel, Yocheved 2023 Mechanical Engineering Summer
    Koroma, Fatima 2021 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Summer
    Mudrak, Nathan 2022 Molecular & Cellular Biology Summer
    Nova, Fernando 2023 Computer Engineering Summer
    O’Connor, Ryan 2022 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Summer
    Odedoyin, Omobolade 2023 Materials Science & Engineering Summer
    Okorie, Juliet 2022 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Summer
    Ospina, Sofia (Maria) 2021 Mechanical Engineering Summer
    Pena, Adriana 2023 Environmental Engineering Summer
    Perez-Doval, Andres 2023 Electrical Engineering Summer
    Rahman, Yusra 2023 Computer Engineering Summer
    Ramsden, Devin 2021 Computer Science Summer
    Rashed, Miso (Maisoun) 2022 Computer Science Summer
    Reyes, Woe (Dominick) 2021 Cognitive Science Summer
    Romero, Kevin 2021 Electrical Engineering Summer
    Rose, Tori (Victoria) 2021 Biomedical Engineering Summer
    Shao, William 2022 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Summer
    Suzuki, Kensei 2023 Mechanical Engineering Summer
    Tam, Sam (Samantha) 2022 Biomedical Engineering; Computer Science Summer
    Tran, Alyse 2022 Mechanical Engineering Summer
    Velasquez, Kevin 2023 Computer Engineering Summer
    Yang, Leya 2023 Biophysics Summer
  • Climate, Resilience, and Health

    Addressing the complex problem of climate change will require humanity to identify and promote solutions that maximize synergies and minimize conflicts between human health and climate adaptation and mitigation. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • Community Research

    Team Leaders: Shruti Mehta (Public Health), Jason Farley (Nursing), Jacky Jennings (Medicine)

    • Project:
      • Community Collaboration to Combat Coronavirus (C4-Ward), PIs: Shruti Mehta (Public Health), Jason Farley (Nursing), Jacky Jennings (Medicine)
      • Pandemic Pulse – Surveys to Monitor Adoption of Preventive Behaviors, Testing and Misinformation: Shruti Mehta (Public Health), Jason Farley (Nursing), Jacky Jennings (Medicine)
  • Development and Alumni Relations

    In addition to these external funding databases, each division of Johns Hopkins University has Development and Alumni Relations staff, as well as a Central Foundation Relations office, to assist with proposal development and locating funding resources.  See the following for contact information: Applied Physics LaboratoryBerman Institute of BioethicsBloomberg School of Public Health,Carey Business SchoolCenter for Talented YouthKrieger School of Arts & SciencesNitze School of Advanced International StudiesPeabody InstituteSchool of EducationSchool of MedicineSchool of NursingSheridan Libraries & University Museums (scroll to External Affairs), and the Whiting School of Engineering.

  • Diagnostics

    Team Leaders: Garry Cutting (Medicine), Sharon Gerecht (Engineering)

    • Projects:
      • Adapting Commercial  Glucose  Sensors  to  Population-Scale  Measurement  of  Covid-19  Antibodies, PIs: Netz Arroyo (Medicine), Jamie Spangler (Medicine/Engineering), Taekjip Ha (Medicine/Arts & Sciences/Engineering)
      • Taking Serology to Scale: Oral Fluid Antibody Assays for Diagnosis, Surveillance, and Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection, PI: Chris Heaney (Public Health)
  • Do I need a COEUS budget for an internal preproposal?

    No. Preproposals should tell how much funding will likely be requested and an idea of how that money will be used/justified. The numbers should be as realistic as possible but are not final or binding for the actual proposal.

  • Epigenome Sciences

    This cluster will develop insights into the fundamental areas of genome biology and epigenomes through new imaging technologies, genome editing, single-cell techniques, and advanced computational and quantitative methods. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • February 2016

    1. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Clinical Research Units (UM1)
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/30/2016

    2. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Clinical Research Units (UM2)
      Sponsor Deadline:

    3. Sponsor: Patagonia
      Program: Environmental Action Small Grants
      Sponsor Deadline: 4/30/2016

    4. Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)
      Program: Computational Materials Sciences  
      Sponsor Deadline:

    5. Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)
      Program: Energy Frontier Research Centers
      Sponsor Deadline: 4/19/2016

    6. Sponsor: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
      Program: Pathway to Stop Diabetes
      Sponsor Deadline:

    7. Sponsor:  VentureWell
      Program: BMEidea
      Sponsor Deadline: 4/6/2016

    8. Sponsor: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
      Program: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/18/2016

    9. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/6/2016

    10. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (U19)
      Sponsor Deadline: 4/15/2016

    11. Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Program: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/16/2016

    12. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25)
      Sponsor Deadline: 9/25/2016

    13. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
      Sponsor Deadline: 9/25/2016

    14. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/31/2016

    15. Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Program: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
      Sponsor Deadline: 8/8/2016

    16. Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Program: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
      Sponsor Deadline: 4/15/2016

    17. Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Program: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
      Sponsor Deadline: 11/1/2016

    18. Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Program: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/16/2016
  • Federal and Private Funding

    PIVOT is a comprehensive database for funding searches that can be geared to a researcher’s particular interests. Available to anybody using a JHU IP address.

    scientifyRESEARCH is an open, curated research funding database, including grants, scholarships, fellowships, events and more information for researchers.

    Foundation Directory Online Professional is a tool developed by the Foundation Center that provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of the more than 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; more than 11 million grants; and over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

    The Johns Hopkins community – including staff, faculty, and students – has access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO) via the University’s Enterprise account, which is based on IP authentication for unlimited access, no log-in or password is required.

    If you have questions related to foundation funding opportunities please email the Office of Foundation Relations, at [email protected]. For federal funding opportunities please email the Research Development Team at [email protected].

  • Further Initiatives


    • Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 (MHC19), PI: Mark Dredze
    • Epigenetic Predictors of COVID‐19 Severity, PI: Andrew Feinberg
    • COVID-19 PPE  Manufacturing: Consortium for 3D-Printed Headbands for Face Shields, PIs: Elizabeth Logsdon (Engineering),Warren Grayson (Medicine)
  • Health Care Worker Protection

    Team Leaders: Allen Kachalia (Medicine), Richard Rothman (Medicine), Tener Veenema (Nursing), Kathy McDonald (Nursing/Medicine)

    • Projects:
      • Front Line ED Health Care Workers (HCWs) at Johns Hopkins Hospital During COVID-19: Disease Incidence, Correlates, and Biologic Markers, PI: Richard Rothman (Medicine)
      • Mental Health and Social Support for Health Care Workers Serving COVID-19 Patients, PIs: Tener Veneema (Nursing), Svea Closser (Public Health), Johannes Thrul (Public Health)
      • Improving HCW Safety through Appropriate PPE Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Implementation Science Approach, PIs: Ayse P Gurses (Medicine), Tener Veneema (Nursing), Kathy McDonald (Nursing/Medicine)
  • Host Pathogenesis

    Team Leaders: Priya Duggal (Public Health), David Kass (Medicine), Chirag Parikh (Medicine)

    • Projects:
      • The Impact of Sex on Transcriptional and Genomic Signatures in COVID-19 Infection, PI: Eileen Scully (Medicine)
      • Immune-Viral Landscape in COVID-19 Pneumonia-ARDS: IVAR Study, PI: Franco D’Alessio (Medicine)
      • Genetic Epidemiology of Host Response to COVID-19, PI: Priya Duggal (Public Health)
      • Contribution of Acute Kidney Injury in the Progression of SARS-CoV-2 Infection, PI: Chirag Parikh (Medicine)
      • Pathogenesis of Cardiac Inflammation During COVID-19 Infection, PIs: Daniela Cihakova (Medicine), Nisha Gilotra (Medicine), Allison Hays (Medicine)
  • How do I find the deadlines and contact information for limited submissions?

    You can find a list of open competitions, including deadlines and contact information, on our limited submission website here.


  • How do I write an effective internal preproposal?

    We tailor preproposal templates to the goals and review criteria of each opportunity. You should read the entire RFP, and answer template questions based on the sponsor’s criteria. Avoid using abbreviations, acronyms, and technical jargon, but do write at the level of a highly educated lay person. It is also important that the project description explain the critical need for your research. Consider the following:  What is the problem? What has been done so far? What is the gap that remains? How will you address that gap?

  • How long will it take for me to hear whether I have been selected to apply to the sponsor?

    The VPR makes every effort to ensure that successful internal applicants have sufficient time to prepare a full proposal upon being notified of their selection.  Typically, the VPR strives to provide interested parties one month from the date of notification to submit their preproposals. The VPR then aims to notify applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) within one week of the internal deadline.  These internal deadlines are set to approximately two months before the full proposal is due to the sponsor.  In some instances, the above timeframes may be shortened due to circumstances such as when the VPR becomes aware of a limited submission opportunity, or when a given sponsor chooses to publicize its RFP.  

  • How much consideration is put on the team members during an internal review?

    All team members should have a well-defined role in the project and appropriate expertise. Build meaningful partnerships with potential collaborators prior to proposal submissions whenever possible.

  • How will tenure and promotion be handled?

    The BDPs will receive tenure in each of their home schools, where tenure is available. If a school or division does not award tenure, the BDP will be appointed at a level commensurate with a tenured faculty rank in that unit.

    Tenure reviews will be conducted by each school according to its usual procedures, supplemented by the provost’s guidelines for BDP appointments, and subject to coordination by the provost’s office to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort (for example, to solicit a single set of external letters to inform the tenure review in each participating school). BDP appointments then proceed through the central Tenure Advisory Committee (TAC), and the Board of Trustees.

  • How will the Bloomberg Distinguished Professors be chosen?

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships will be allocated by the president and provost. In the initial phase of the BDP program, fifty BDP positions were filled across nine divisions of the university. During the initial allocation phase, proposals were accepted for either targeted searches in defined areas or for specific individuals.

    In the second phase of the program recruiting a second tranche of 50 BDPs, the vast majority of the BDPs will be recruited in thematic clusters. Please visit each cluster for further information. Email [email protected] if you would like to be on a list for further information and job alerts.

  • How will the proposals be judged?

    • Review Criteria for written submissions
      • Creativity, originality and/ or innovation of proposal – 50%
      • Clearly articulated and well-written proposal – 20%
      • Well thought-out and justified budget – 15%
      • Feasibility of completion by team – 15%
    • ROUND 1: 
      • Non-elimination round
      • All teams will receive constructive feedback to improve their submission.
      • Teams will have the option to edit and resubmit their proposal for Round 2 or withdraw from competition at this time.
    • ROUND 2:
      • Elimination round
      • Ten (10) teams will advance to live finals.
      • All teams will receive constructive feedback from reviewers to be used in NOVA final round (if advanced) or for future proposal development.
    • ROUND 3:
      • Live Ignite presentation 
      • Each team is given 5 minutes and the use of twenty (20) slides advancing every 15 seconds to “sell” their project.
      • Panel has 10 minutes to ask questions.
      • After all presentations are complete, panel will take 30 minutes to confer
      • Winners are announced
  • Hub for Imaging and Quantum Technologies

    Measurement science is experiencing a revolution driven by breakthroughs in imaging and quantum-enabled technologies, which are expected to exceed the capabilities of traditional tools. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • I have been nominated to move forward as a JHU applicant. What is the process from here?

    Once you have been notified that you have been nominated to move forward on an award, you should work with your department administrator and JHURA representative to ensure your proposal submission meets the University and sponsor guidelines. A JHURA representative will also assist with the submission of your application to the sponsor. For more information, please click here.

  • I missed the internal deadline for a preproposal. Can I still be considered?

    Late submissions to the internal deadline are handled on a case-by-case basis, and even then are only considered if the number of submissions received is less than the number allowed. The internal competition officially starts upon receipt of preproposals, and we enforce the deadlines in the interest of fairness, consistency, and transparency. Following a competition where we receive fewer responses than the number of submissions allowed, the remaining submissions are filled on a “first to notify us” basis.

  • I want to add a faculty member to a preproposal but haven’t been able to confirm their interest since they are traveling. Can I just write them in and confirm with them later?

    No. Please confirm the interest of all participants mentioned by name in a preproposal before submitting. If you are unable to get in touch with someone, you can note that you will pull in certain expertise from a person yet to be identified (e.g. – Chemical engineer with expertise in polymers – TBD).

  • Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA)




    Alexandra McKeown, MBA, JD
    Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration
    [email protected]

    Margie Gier
    Sr. Administrative Manager
    [email protected]



  • Knowledge to Action and the Business of Health

    This cluster will address the pressing social need to achieve better health outcomes, taking into account ever-rising health spending. Promising discoveries for meeting this challenge often fail to become widely adopted in the face of numerous complexities. Learn more about this cluster.

    Click here to start your application.


  • March 2016

    1. Sponsor: National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program
      Program: Scientific Synthesis Connecting Environmental, Social, and/or Health Data
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/22/2016

    2. Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Program:  Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
      Sponsor Deadline:

    3. Sponsor: The Hartwell Foundation
      Program: Individual Biomedical Research Award Program for 2016
      Sponsor Deadline: 9/12/2016

    4. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Life Course Research Network
      Sponsor Deadline:

    5. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/5/2016

    6. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Child Neurologist Career Development Program (CNCDP) (K12)
      Sponsor Deadline:

    7. Sponsor:  William T. Grant Foundation
      Program: Scholars Program (for Early-Career Researchers)
      Sponsor Deadline: 7/6/2016

    8. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/10/2016

    9. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/9/2016

    10. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/17/2016

    11. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Coordinating Center for Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/17/2016

    12. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Implementation of the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/1/2016

    13. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
      Sponsor Deadline: 9/12/2016

    14. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program:  Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) – Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) (U24)   
      Sponsor Deadline:

    15. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) – Data Coordinating Center (DCC) (U24)
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/1/2016

    16. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) – Network Clinical Center (Hub) (U24)
      Sponsor Deadline:

    17. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: Comparisons of Criminal History Information Systems in the United States and Other Nations (CCHIS)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/16/2016

    18. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program
      Sponsor Deadline:

    19. Sponsor:  Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
      Program: Survey of Public Defenders: A Design Study (SPDDS)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/23/2016

    20. Sponsor: The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/31/2016

    21. Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      Program: Environmental Education Training Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/9/2016

    22. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: International AIDS Education and Training Center
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/23/2016

    23. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program:  Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/27/2016

    24. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants for Career Curriculum Development (Admin Supp)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/18/2016

    25. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Coordinating Center for Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) (U24)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/23/2016

    26. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Tissue Chip Testing Centers: Validating Microphysiological Systems (U24)
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/17/2016

  • May 2016

    1. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC-3)
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/13/2016

    2. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program:  Survey of Prison Inmates Statistical Support Center (SPISSC)
      Sponsor Deadline:

    3. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Communities Connecting Heritage Program
      Sponsor Deadline: 5/27/2016

    4. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII)
      Sponsor Deadline:

    5. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Emerging Young Leaders Award
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/1/2016

    6. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program
      Sponsor Deadline:

    7. Sponsor:  Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: New Access Points
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/17/2016

    8. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)
      Sponsor Deadline: 11/23/2016

    9. Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
      Program: Vision 21: Multidisciplinary Responses to Families and Communities in Complex Homicide Cases
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/20/2016

    10. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: Small Business Regional Training
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/7/2016

    11. Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
      Program: WEAmericas Accelerator
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/7/2016

    12. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: Improving Access to Care: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care
      Sponsor Deadline: 7/12/2016

    13. Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Program: New Access Points
      Sponsor Deadline: 6/17/2016

    14. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Program: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)
      Sponsor Deadline: 11/23/2016


  • Medical Supply Innovation

    Team Leaders: Nicholas Durr (Engineering), Alan Ravitz (Applied Physics Laboratory), Youseph Yazdi (Engineering)

    • Projects:
      • JHU Innovation Initiative: Addressing Critical Material and Personnel Resource Preservation Challenges Resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis – Professional Track, PI: Alan Ravitz (Applied Physics Laboratory)
      • JHU Innovation Initiative: Addressing Critical Material and Personnel Resource Preservation Challenges Resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis – Student-Focused COVID-19 Design Challenge, PIs: Youseph Yazdi (Engineering), Nicholas Durr (Engineering)
  • Modeling and Policy

    Team Leaders: Kate Grabowski (Medicine), David Peters (Public Health), Dan Polsky (Business/Public Health)

    • Projects:
      • Modeling & Policy Hub: Creation of a Modeling Request Management System and Coordination of Modeling and Policy Efforts Throughout the Institution, Hub Manager: Kara Hunersen (Public Health)
      • Scenario planning to model effects of social distancing and other public health policies, PI: Justin Lessler (Public Health)
      • Health and Economic Outcomes of COVID-19, including role of public policy interventions, PIs: Alessandro Rebucci and Emilia Simeonova (Business)
      • Transparency, Reproducibility, and Validation of COVID-19 Projection Models, PI: Nilanjan Chatterjee (Public Health/Medicine)
      • Hopkins COVID-19 Civic Life and Public Health Survey, PIs: Colleen Barry (Public Health), Hahrie Han (Arts & Sciences), Beth McGinty (Public Health)
  • Office of Foundation Relations

    The Office of Foundation Relations, part of JHU’s Development and Alumni Relations organization, centrally manages relationships between the Johns Hopkins University and philanthropic foundations. They monitor programs and priorities of major national foundations and key Baltimore-area foundations to identify changes in direction and new initiatives of interest to Johns Hopkins. Their purpose is to maximize funding from foundations to advance JHU’s groundbreaking research, teaching, and outreach activities by ensuring that each University contact with a foundation is strategic and optimized. Ultimately, their goal is to build, enhance, and sustain relationships with a broad range of local, national, and international foundations to promote shared goals and objectives.

    The Office of Foundation Relations works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research as they prepare announcements of limited submission competitions, providing editorial and strategic advice to faculty on their submissions, and/or preparing institutional letters of endorsement.

    >> Find your divisional contact in the Office of Foundation Relations>>

  • Preparing and Responding to Emerging Pandemics

    This cluster will address critical gaps in computational methods from modeling to phylogenomics and One Health. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • Q: Can I continue to charge my grants if staff are working remotely?

    A: If employees can work successfully remotely, then their salary can continue to be paid on federally funded sponsored awards. For staff who normally punch in/punch out or are subject to direct supervision, the institution might consider deploying alternative forms of work verification. Alternate work verification is at the discretion of JHU managers. If the employee is working in a foreign location, check with your research administration office as sponsors vary for allowability on this.

  • Q: Can Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) be charged to sponsored awards?

    A) Standard PPE. [New, 6/1/20]
    If PPE was required to be purchased for a sponsored project as a part of standard best lab practice prior to COVID-19, it can continue to be direct charged to a grant during or after COVID-19 as well.

    B) Additional PPE
    PPE can be charged to sponsored awards if needed to conform with research reopening requirements and such costs are being allocated to all awards benefiting from the activity (e.g., all sponsored projects and all non-sponsored activities with similar needs are required to cover the cost of such items.) For example, if an experiment requires two individuals to stand within 6 feet of each other, any PPE needed to conduct that experiment would be an appropriate charge to the sponsored project during the re-opening phase even if no PPE for that experiment was considered necessary prior to COVID-19. Considerations for allocating these costs should include, the projects the salary/effort of the individuals is being charged to, or an allocation methodology.

    C) Additional PPE – Beyond standard equipment but not required to re-open lab
    Items not required for re-opening, (e.g. PPE acquired for the personal preference of the individuals involved) cannot be purchased on sponsored funds.

  • Q: Can we charge salaries to grants for people who cannot work at all because of the COVID 19 emergency?

    A: OMB guidance M-20-17 permits charging of salaries to active awards when persons cannot work at all provided it is consistent with JHU’s policy of paying salaries from all funding sources. JHU has resumed on-campus research activities starting June 15, 2020. Effective on June 16, 2020, personnel who are not able either to work remotely or on campus may not have their salary charged to sponsored awards. Personnel who are not able to work at all should also be coding their E210 records (if applicable) according to HR guidelines. While OMB subsequently issued guidance that would permit grant agencies to permit grantees to continue to charge personnel to the grant who are not working under September 2020 upon certain additional conditions, JHU has changed its pay policy and will not be relying on that later OMB guidance.


  • Q: How does the suspension of retirement contributions affect my budget for my sponsored projects?

    A: The University has to negotiate its fringe benefit rate on an annual basis with the federal government.  Until we have negotiated a new fringe benefit rate agreement, please continue to use the current applicable fringe benefit rates in our existing agreement for your proposal submission. In situations where the finalized rate is lower than the budget proposed rate, generally, these excess funds are available for re-budgeting. However, it depends on each grantor’s policy. Please consult specific agency guidelines /terms and conditions of the agreement before proceeding.

  • Q: If PPE or other medical supplies purchased with sponsored funding was donated to first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, can we purchase new supplies using sponsored funds?

    A: NIH has indicated that if project-purchased PPE (or other lab supplies) were donated during the pandemic for clinical or first responder use, then the award may re-purchase PPE and charge those costs to the grant. Administrative supplements may be available if rebudgeting is inadequate to replace the donated PPE. Most other agencies require agency-prior approval to donate PPE; thus, any PPE donated should either be replaced (using non-sponsored fund sources) or the PI should request agency prior/retroactive approval. If approval is received, the replacement PPE can be charged to the award. Alternatively, non-sponsored funds can be used to purchase replacement PPE or supplies.

  • Q: What is the JHU policy on paying personnel during the COVID 19 national emergency?

    A: JHU previously informed the community that, in the immediate response to the COVID-19 national emergency, regardless of the funding source, personnel should continue to be paid in accordance with the University Policy Altered/Curtailed Operating Plans and the Closure. As JHU begins a phased resumption of our on-campus activities, this temporary pay policy is ending June 15, 2020, and business units must review the funding sources and pay for personnel who are not able to work.

  • Q: Will I be allowed to submit my grant proposal after the due date?

    A: Several federal agencies have issued guidance allowing for flexibility, with justification, when an institution closes. However, JHU research administration staff are fully operational remotely and do not anticipate disruption in proposal review and submission.  JHU Research leadership encourages PIs to make every effort to submit proposals before the due date.

  • Research Communications

    Julie Messersmith

    Julie Messersmith, MA
    Executive Director for Research
    [email protected]


    Keri Althoff, PhD
    Provost’s Fellow for Research Communication
    [email protected]

    Annika Weder

    Annika Weder, MA
    Research Communications Writer
    [email protected]

    Visit ResComm

  • Research Development

  • Summer PURA 2020

    Recipient Year Proposal Title Mentor/s Division
    Arora, Ria 2022 Investigating Sex Differences in the Schizophrenia Transcriptome across Multiple Brain Regions Kynon Jade SoM
    Aytenfisu, Tihitina 2021 Designing MANAbodies to Recognize MHC-I+R140Q-IDH2 Complex in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Sandra Gabelli SoM
    Biswas, Devanik 2022 Evaluating the Biomarker Potential of c-Abl Pathway Molecules using Neuronal-Enriched L1CAM-Positive Exosomes Saurav Brahmachari SoM
    Brewster, Lauren 2021 Relationship between Cochlear Damage, Stress, and Anxiety Behaviors in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Amanda Lauer SoM
    Castineira, Pedro 2021 Understanding the Mechanism of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Activation with Crosslinking Mass Spectrometry Stephen Fried KSAS
    Choi, Lina (Yeeun) 2021 Nucleolar proteomic profiling of genetically engineered colon organoids Tatiana Larman SoM
    Figdore, Matthew 2021 Gene Co-expression Network Development using Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Data Alexis Battle WSE
    Garcia, Anthony 2023 Characterization of a Novel SUMO-1 Dependent Cytosolic Protein Quality Control Pathway Michael Matunis BSPH
    Han, Alice 2022 The Role of WAKE and Dlg in Circadian Regulation of Sleep Mark Wu SoM
    Jung, Carmen 2021 Investigating the cellular regulation of mutant ribosomal protein RPL10 Kamena Kostova
    Kuo, Wade (Yun-Huai) 2021 Engineering Bispecific Antibodies to Synergistically Inhibit Tumor Metastasis Jamie Spangler WSE
    Lan, Michael 2021 Design of a Peripheral Nerve Conduit from Electrospun Polycaprolactone Nanofibers, Hyaluronic Acid, and Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans to Reduce Pain from Symptomatic Neuromas Hai-Quan Mao WSE
    Lee, Adrian 2022 Investigating the Contribution of Astrocyte Metabolic Alterations to Cognitive Dysfunction through Electrophysiological and Morphological Analysis Juhyun Kim SoM
    Leff, Michael 2021 Ancient Israelite Offerings: A Comparative Study Alice Mandell KSAS
    Li, Brian 2022 Recalibration of temporal encoding in the hippocampus. Manu Madhav WSE
    Nerenberg, Renee 2022 Understanding and treating blood-brain barrier dysfunction during Huntington’s disease Peter Searson, Raleigh Linville WSE
    Poe, Alan 2021 Mechanisms of Lysyl Oxidase Like 2 (LOXL2) regulation by Factor Xa processing Lakshmi Santhanam SoM
    Ravich, Wesley (Jonas) 2022 Enhancing Natural Killer Cell Stimulation and Specificity to Acute Myeloid Leukemia Challie Bonifant SoM
    Sitaram, Maya 2022 Developing Machine Learning Algorithms for Surgical Skill Prediction to Assess the Benefit of Force-Feedback Systems in Robotic Surgery Training Jeremy Brown WSE
    Sompel, Kevin 2021 Ionic Remodeling of the Sinoatrial Node Associated with Heart Failure Contributes to Chronotropic Incompetence Natalia Trayanova, Joseph Yu WSE
    Song, Tidie 2021 Characterizing the Role of Epigenetically Silenced Genes in Driving Lung Cancer Initiation Michelle Vaz SoM
    Sood, Lakshay 2023 Characterization of Type 2 Topoisomerase Inhibitors for Chemotherapeutic and Antifungal Regimens James Berger, Joyce Lee SoM
    Syed, Sarah 2023 Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms underlying the Alignment of Neurotransmitter Release Sites and Receptors Shigeki Watanabe SoM
    Wahid, Naba 2022 Ethnonationalism and Democratic Integrity: Lessons from India Steven David KSAS
    Wong, Sydnee 2022 Increasing Silicon Nanomaterial Stability for Light-Activated Applications. Rebekka Klausen KSAS
    Xiang, Mike (Michael) 2022 Investigation and Innovation of Functionally Directed, Site-Selective and Efficient Radical Fluorination Strategies for Bioorganic Molecules Thomas Lectka KSAS
    Yedetore, Adi (Aditya) 2022 Using Neural Networks To Investigate Language Acquisition Tal Linzen KSAS
    Yoniles, Joey (Joseph) 2022 PAR-induced Neurotoxic Aggregation of ALS-linked FUS Variants Sua Myong, Kevin Rhine KSAS
    Yu, Chinat 2023 A‌ ‌scientific‌ ‌guide‌ ‌to‌ ‌success‌ ‌at‌ ‌Hopkins‌ ‌ Justin Halberda KSAS
  • Sustainable Transformations and Energy

    This cluster unites scientists, engineers, and market and policy experts with interests aligned toward solving critical technological and societal problems arising from unsustainable chemicals and materials, fossil fuels, and other anthropogenic, environmentally harmful substances. Learn more about this cluster.

    This cluster is not currently recruiting new junior faculty.

  • Therapeutics

    Team Leaders: Paul Auwaerter (Medicine), Mark Sulkowski (Medicine)

    • Projects:
      • COVID-19 Preclinical Novel Therapeutic Drug Working Group and Pilot Projects, PIs: Paul Auwaerter and Mark Sulkowski (Medicine)
      • COVID-19 Clinical Research Core to Support the Rapid Implementation of Human Trials to Investigate Approaches for the Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Treatment of Patients With COVID-19 In Ambulatory and Hospital Settings, PIs: Paul Auwaerter and Mark Sulkowski (Medicine)
      • National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, PI: Arturo Casadevall (Public Health/Medicine)
    • Read about Current Active Therapeutic Protocols for COVID-19 here.
  • Viral Genetics

    Team Leaders: Stuart Ray (Medicine), Winston Timp (Engineering)

    • Project:
      • Rapid Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 to enable Epidemiologic Surveillance, Clinical Insight and Pathobiology, PIs: Stuart Ray (Medicine), Winston Timp (Engineering)
  • Viral Immunopathogenesis

    Team Leaders: Justin Bailey (Medicine), Diane Griffin (Public Health), Ben Larman (Medicine), Andy Pekosz (Public Health)

    • Projects:
      • Innate Immune Responses Associated with CoVID-19 Resolution or Severe CoVID-19 Disease, PI: Andrea Cox (Medicine)
      • B cell and Antibody Responses Associated with CoVID-19 Resolution or Severe CoVID-19 Disease, PIs: Diane Griffin (Medicine), Justin Bailey (Medicine), Andy Pekosz (Medicine)
      • T cell Responses Associated with COVID-19 Resolution or Severe COVID-19 Disease, PI: Andrea Cox (Medicine)
  • What are the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships?

    The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships serve as the cornerstone of an ambitious effort to advance cross-disciplinary work across the University.

    The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDPs) will form a cadre of one hundred world-class faculty members whose excellence in research, teaching, and service is centered on interdisciplinary scholarship. The BDPs bridge the university’s schools and divisions, conduct and stimulate innovative research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and train a new generation of collaborative scholars. Together they strongly advance the university’s commitment to new directions in scholarship and to fields where Johns Hopkins is especially well-poised to assume a position of intellectual leadership.

    The BDPs will be appointed in at least two schools or divisions, including academic centers reporting directly to the provost. In exceptional cases, they also may be appointed in two or more diverse departments within a single school. The length of appointment term – to be at least five years at a time – is negotiated by each school or affiliate with renewal as the default expectation upon completion of each term.

    The BDPs will hold tenured positions in each unit (where tenure is available) and will teach, conduct research, and perform service in each unit. For administrative purposes, one academic unit will be the lead in each appointment.

    Teaching: Where possible, the BDP will teach in each unit, with a load appropriate for a senior faculty member. All BDPs are encouraged to teach undergraduate as well as graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will be negotiated in advance of the appointment.

    Service: Each BDP will perform service appropriate for each unit, with effort divided according to the terms of the appointment.

    F&A: The F&A generated by each BDP will be allocated where costs are incurred, consistent with federal regulations. The F&A split will be negotiated by the relevant deans or directors.

    When a BDP retires or otherwise leaves the position, the professorship reverts to the president and provost to be reallocated and awarded to a new candidate, following the appointment procedures in force at the time.

  • What are the selection criteria?

    1. World-class scholarship: Each BDP will be among the most distinguished scholars of his/her field, whose record of scholarship accomplishment and teaching excellence as well as promise of future scholarly innovation mark them as world leaders in these activities. Candidates will be appointed with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor at Johns Hopkins.
    2. Cross-disciplinary research: Each BDP will have a record of distinguished research that focuses on problems that naturally span more than one conventional academic discipline.
    3. Contributions to the university: The BDPs will fuel the growth of cross-disciplinary enterprises in the university. Their appointments will advance cross-disciplinary initiatives the strategic plans of the units in which they are appointed.
  • What do I do if your website doesn’t list a limited submission opportunity that I am considering?

    Contact [email protected] as soon as possible. Depending on the proximity to the deadline, we will either initiate an internal competition or determine if you can be allowed to proceed as “first to notify.” If you fail to notify us, you may waste a great deal of your hard work if someone else already notified us and received the permission to proceed.

  • What is a limited submission?

    Limited Submissions are funding opportunities where the sponsor has placed a limit on the number of responses (or applicants) it will permit from an institution.  Upon learning of such an opportunity, the University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) initiates an internal limited submission competition, which requires interested applicants to submit a preproposal.  The VPR has sole responsibility for managing the review of each preproposal and the choosing of which applicant(s) are selected to apply to the sponsor directly.

  • What should the project proposal contain?

    1. Title of Project (not “Team X Nova Project” or similar)
    2. Description of project, including clearly defined
      • Guiding question or purpose and importance
      • Brief summary (check word usage, avoid jargon)
      • Proposed methodology
    3. Project timeline w/milestones
      • Which parts of the project will be done when and what externally fixed deadlines might affect the project?
    4.  Anticipated barriers/challenges
      • What can go wrong and how might you deal with that?
      • Are there any community norms that might be violated?
      • What campus safety rules could conflict?
    5. Itemized budget spreadsheet (see Budget Guidelines)
      • Note: there are many resources available across Hopkins, you may not need to purchase some equipment, tools, software, etc. Just ask: [email protected].
      • List of equipment, tools, and consumable materials needed complete the project
      • List of other expenses: travel, space rental, other
      • Approximate cost of all budget items and suggested source(s)
      • List of all no-cost university resources to be utilized
      • If budget exceeds maximum grant amount, list of other anticipated funding sources.
    6.  Proposal formatting
      • Font: Arial or Helvetica, size 11
      • Spacing: single spaced
      • Margins: minimum ½ inch on all sides
      • Proposal length: Three (3) pages maximum
      • Budget length: One (1) page maximum
      • Figures and Bibliography/ References: two (2) page maximum
        • Figures (if needed): tables, graphs, photos, and schematics that are essential to the project can be included following the main proposal text and do not count toward the three page maximum. All figure elements should be large enough to be readable and have clear, informative captions.
      • All documents should be combined into a single PDF submission.
  • What types of projects are accepted?

    • Projects options are pretty wide open and may range from inception through development of new processes, tools, interfaces, and static and interactive works of art.
      • Technology and design
      • Biomed, environmental, social science and public health
      • Film and Media and other creative outlets
      • If you are not sure, just ask ([email protected])
    •  What type of projects are NOT accepted? 
      • Projects already funded through a department or program. Projects must be able to justify their budgetary requirements.
      • Entrepreneurial projects; there are already resources for students interested in business development (visit FastforwardU and the Center for Leadership Education for more information).
  • Who can apply?

    • Any team of 2 or more Hopkins undergraduates currently enrolled in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Peabody Institute, and the Whiting School of Engineering. 
    • Interdisciplinary groups are encouraged. 
    • Faculty or staff mentors are encouraged but not required. 
  • Who will be reviewing my application? Can I reach out to anyone to provide support to my preproposal?

    All preproposals are reviewed under the auspices of the VPR.  To ensure fairness, the VPR will only speak with applicants to clarify certain aspects of a preproposal that are unclear, or to gain required information that is missing from the application forms.  All decisions of the VPR are final.  

  • Contact

    Vice Provost for Research

    265 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    (443) 927-1957

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