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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 Amount of Award Due Date Notification Date
Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Global Health Established Field Placements (GHEFP) Overseas project site December 12, 2019 March 13, 2020
The Global Health Established Field Placements matches students with faculty members looking to establish a project site overseas. The CGH works to recruit faculty members interested in having a student work on their project(s) overseas. Students apply for these placements, and selections are made by the CGH which matches the priorities of the faculty member with the priorities of the students. Selected students are given a travel grant of $3,500 from the CGH to defray travel and subsistence costs.
Eligibility: All faculty and staff members from Johns Hopkins University conducting global health research are eligible to submit an application for a GHEFP site in a low to middle income country. Additionally, faculty members from all divisions and staff from CCP and Jhpiego conducting global health practice are eligible to register a GHEFP site in a low- or middle-income country. Generally, requests to establish sites in State Department restricted areas will not be accepted.


Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Strategic Consultation Grants for Baltimore City $10,000 December 15, 2019 TBD
This new Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) funding opportunity was created to advance health in Baltimore by supporting faculty working directly with Baltimore City government. Funds will be awarded to proposals that respond to requests from city government for specific assistance on significant projects that improve the health of the city.
Eligibility: Faculty from of all schools of The Johns Hopkins University are eligible to apply (this includes scientists, research associates, assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors). All proposals require a collaborating Baltimore city (e.g., the Health Department) or quasi-city (e.g., The Family League) Baltimore city entity with an individual identified within that agency as the key partner on the project.


JHU National Fellowships Program Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship $27,000 December 17, 2019 March 2020
Ford Foundation Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Those who use pedagogy that incorporates minorities or who are members of an underrepresented group in the American professorate are preferred. The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program provides fellows with a stipend of $27,000 for three years of study towards a research-based doctoral degree. It also provides funds to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows and access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who provide mentoring and support. JHU nomination is not required for the Ford. Applicants submit their own materials to the Ford Foundation, but are encouraged to work with Dr. Barry, who is available to advise them and read drafts of their essays. *If you would like feedback on your essays, you must email them to Dr. Barry by December 6 at noon.
Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or granted deferred action status, graduating seniors who will enroll in Fall 2020 or first- or second-year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a research-based (dissertation required) Ph.D. or Sc.D. program in an eligible discipline at a not for profit U.S. institution of higher education. At the start of the fellowship (Fall 2020), the program must require at minimum three years of study to complete the degree, demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations), be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level and have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.


The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) 2020 IDIES Seed Funding Program (SFP) $25,000 January 31, 2020 By the end of February 2020
The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce its 2020 IDIES Seed Funding Program (SFP) offering. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for data-intensive computing projects that (a) will involve areas relevant to IDIES and JHU institutional research priorities; (b) are multidisciplinary; and (c) build ideas and teams with good prospects for successful proposals to attract external research support by leveraging IDIES intellectual and physical infrastructure.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are faculty and research scientists from multiple (at least two) departments at the Johns Hopkins University who can serve as Principal and Co-Investigators, and who have not previously been selected to receive an IDIES Seed Funding Program award for the same collaboration and/or project in the past.


The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) IDIES Summer Student Fellowship $6,000 January 31, 2020 TBD
IDIES is pleased to announce its inaugural Summer Student Fellowship program! This program will offer awards of $6,000 to support a summer research project lead by undergraduate students with the guidance of an IDIES faculty member mentor. These projects are meant to provide an opportunity for students to participate in a 10-week (June – August) full-time data science focused research project in collaboration with an IDIES faculty member.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University. Participants cannot enroll in summer courses. Faculty mentors must be an IDIES member.


JHU National Fellowships Program The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program $7,000 February 13, 2020 (internally)
March 5, 2020 (externally)
April 16, 2020
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program was created to honor Congressman Morris K. Udall and his legacy of public service. The Scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. It also pays for each scholar to attend a five-day orientation in Tucson, AZ to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders in early August. Juniors are eligible for one year of support; sophomores may be re-nominated during their junior year and compete for a second year of support.
Eligibility: Candidates for the Udall Scholarship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a strong GPA that is steady or upward trending, be outstanding sophomores and juniors and intend to pursue careers in environmental public policy or issues impacting Indian country (including health care or tribal policy).




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