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Internal Funding Opportunities

Below are internal funding opportunities that have been submitted from centers and institutes across Johns Hopkins University. Please note that this may not be an all-inclusive list of internal opportunities. If you have an opportunity you would like us to publicize here and in the monthly digest email, please fill out this form by the last Wednesday of each month for inclusion in the following digest.

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Funding Sponsor Program Title Max Amount of Award Due Date Notification Date
Center for Innovation in Graduate Biomedical Education Johns Hopkins-GlaxoSmithKline Scholars Program TBD after application review with GSK Rolling until program reaches capacity TBD
As part of our ongoing efforts to expand PhD training program driven by academia-industry collaboration, we are soliciting proposals from Johns Hopkins investigators interested in working with investigators at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Vaccines (Rockville, MD) to mentor JHU graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the biomedical sciences.
Eligibility: Johns Hopkins investigators affiliated with at least one Ph.D.-granting program at any of the schools of the Johns Hopkins University. Investigators who do not currently mentor graduate students are also encouraged to apply as long as they are eligible to mentor Ph.D. candidates.


The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) Hemi Ai-M Seed Grants $150,000 Notice of Intent: March 6, 2020
Full Application: March 23, 2020
The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support seed grants in the research area of Advancing Extreme Materials using Artificial Intelligence Approaches.  This opportunity will fund research activities that advance the understanding of materials and materials design for extreme environments through artificial intelligence/machine learning/data science. Directions of interest include the development of AI methods that can be applied to mechanics and materials, the use of existing AI tools to advance material design for extreme environments, and the conceptualization and development of AI driven integrations of processing, characterization, and modeling of materials.
Eligibility: All faculty and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University (as well as Applied Physics Laboratory Staff) who can serve as Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-Investigators (Co-PIs) are eligible to apply. A co-investigator may be from another university/institution, but all funded postdocs and students must be at JHU.


Hopkins Retrospective 1876-Today Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships $3,500 March 9, 2020 Week of March 30, 2020
Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students from any school at Johns Hopkins who wish to conduct research into an aspect of the rich history of Johns Hopkins University. A fellowship award of $3,500 is given to each recipient, intended to be used as a cost-of-living stipend to support awardees who will remain resident in Baltimore for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer (May-August) of their research fellowship. Special consideration will be given to projects exploring the history of diversity at Johns Hopkins or that propose a final product rooted in the digital humanities. The Hugh Hawkins Fellowships will enhance the undergraduate and graduate research experience by providing opportunities for original research in historical collections and for sharing research with the public. Each fellowship recipient will work closely with a faculty mentor and an archivist mentor during the fellowship.
Eligibility: The fellowships are open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, or graduate students not in the final year of their program. Students from any school or academic department of Johns Hopkins may apply. Applicants should intend to reside in Baltimore during the summer fellowship period.


FastForward U Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship $30,000 March 16, 2020 TDC
The Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship is a non-dilutive grant designed to help student startups scale their businesses as they graduate from our FastForward U student entrepreneurship programs on campus. The Bisciotti Student Prize creates a runway for our most promising student entrepreneurs and recent alums, providing them with valuable funding to transform their early stage startups into high-growth companies that we hope will stay in Baltimore.
Eligibility: All Johns Hopkins University students, plus ’17 – ’19 alumni. The startup founder or co-founder must be a current student or an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University within the past three years (graduation date Spring 2017 or more recently). Student startups must have at least one founder or co-founder committed to full-time program management post-graduation.


Office of the Provost 2020 Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity $50,000 March 23, 2020 Before May 2020
The prize acknowledges faculty efforts across a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as international affairs, business, education, science, health, public policy, the arts, and other fields. For the award, diversity is broadly defined and includes issues related to underrepresented minorities, women, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities.
Eligibility: Current full-time Johns Hopkins faculty members in any discipline with bodies of work focused on diversity and inclusion are eligible.  Faculty members are invited to nominate a colleague, or self-nominations are encouraged. The previous year’s winner and finalist(s) are ineligible for nomination this year- they may apply or be nominated in the next cycle.


Center for Educational Resources 2020-21 Technology Fellowship Program $5,000 March 30, 2020 mid-April
The Technology Fellowship Program is a mini-grant initiative that enables faculty to partner with technology savvy students to develop resources that enhance pedagogy, increase or facilitate access to course content, encourage active learning, promote critical thinking, or support student collaboration.
Eligibility: Full-time faculty, teaching faculty and lecturers who teach full-time undergraduates are eligible to apply.  Grads, post-docs and undergrads may all serve as fellows.


Office of the Vice Provost for Research Catalyst Awards $75,000 March 30, 2020 TBA
These grant awards of up to $75,000 support the promising research and creative endeavors of our early career faculty with the goal of launching them on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. We encourage applicants to propose a project that will help solidify their rising position within their field.
Eligibility:  Applications from early-career faculty in any academic or professional discipline at the university are encouraged to apply.  The term “early-career” is defined as any full-time tenure-track faculty member who was first appointed to a full-time, tenure track faculty position at any institution within no less than three (3) years and no more than ten (10) years as of July 1 of the deadline year.  Eligible 2020 applicants were appointed to their first full-time, tenure track faculty position between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2017.  Non-tenure-track Research Associates and Research Scientists at the School of Medicine (SOM), Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE), and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) are NOT eligible for the Catalyst Award, but are encouraged to consider applying for the Discovery Award. Only one application per person, per year. Successful applicants will not be eligible for subsequent Catalyst Awards.


Office of the Vice Provost for Research Discovery Awards $100,000 March 30, 2020 TBA
More than ever, the answers to the most challenging questions cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline, or even one division. The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of faculty and/or non-faculty members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important discoveries or creative works. The expectation is that these awards will spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution and lead to work of the highest quality and impact. These awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research or professional programs.
Eligibility: Only one application per lead PI will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of proposals you can participate in as a co-PI. If you were the lead PI of a funded 2019 Discovery Award, you are not eligible to apply as the lead PI of a 2020 award. You will be eligible again in 2021. Approximately three of the 30 awards will be in research related to climate change. Approximately five of the 30 awards will be in research related to artificial intelligence. Applications from all academic and professional disciplines at the university are welcome, and may cover fundamental, applied, or clinical research in any field, as well as the development of applied creative projects in the arts and humanities. Applications must include at least two faculty members and/or APL staff members representing at least two separate schools/divisions or affiliates of the university.


Hopkins Conte Digestive Diseases Basic & Translational Research Core Center 2020 – 2021 Pilot Project Funding Opportunity $50,000 April 1, 2020 By July 1, 2020
The Hopkins Conte Digestive Diseases Basic and Translational Research Core Center ( was established in June of 2011 to advance fundamental and translational gastrointestinal research at Hopkins. The Pilot/Feasibility Projects (P/FP) are key components of Core activities. The goal of this program is to provide seed money for projects, eventually leading to successful competition for funding at the national level. The P/FPs provide $10,000-$25,000, typically given each year to up to 4 investigators/projects. Alternatively, up to $50,000 can be awarded for collaborative projects between a new investigator and a more senior investigator (#2 under Eligibility below).
Eligibility:  Four groups of JHUSOM investigators are encouraged to apply.
1. New investigators, who have never held extramural NIH support other than a K or R03 award and have not been PIs on R, P or U grants, are the preferred group for funding. Those with MD, PhD or MD/PhD are eligible and applicants should be junior faculty or will be junior faculty at the start of this funding.
2. New investigators (as in #1 above) can apply in collaboration with a more senior investigator as co-principal investigator. These awards can be up to $50,000. These funds may be shared between the investigators, for example, if the senior PI contributes specialized reagents, access to unique instruments, or licensed software. A detailed budget is required for these applications, and a majority of the funds should be designated to the junior investigator.
3. Established investigators who are interested in entering the GI field and initiate the GI-related projects.
4. GI investigators who are starting a new, innovative project that represents a significant departure from their on-going, funded research.




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