We recognize that innovation comes in all shapes and levels of progress, and that developing effective and new ideas is a cyclical process. To support the development of the best and brightest ideas, we are offering two annual grants programs available to multidisciplinary teams that will solicit and review competitive proposals for solving targeted problems

  • The Healthier World Challenge Planning Grants
  • The Healthier World Challenge Implementation Grants

2017 Healthier World Challenge

PLANNING GRANTS

The Healthier World Challenge Planning Grants program is designed to allow teams of faculty members and students from several Johns Hopkins schools or divisions and their partners to develop proposals and/or execute work to support proposal ideas that engage multiple disciplinary approaches to pursue health equity for a period of up to 4 months.

  • Each cycle, five teams will receive a grant of up to $25,000; additional teams may receive smaller grants (e.g. $10-15,000) depending on available funds.
  • Project teams are expected to use these funds to convene, identify potential areas for research or design innovation, collect data, potentially go on site to field-test concepts on a small scale, and/or define sustainable scale-up options.
  • At the end of the planning grant period, teams are required to submit a report on their activities.
  • Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to grants.

Eligibility

  1. Teams are expected to include at minimum one Principal Investigator (PI), one external partner, and at least two enrolled students; co-PIs are also allowed. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a full-time JHU faculty member who is eligible to serve as a PI for grants in their Division or School. PIs will be requested to submit a letter of support from their relevant Dean or Department Chair.
  2. Each team should have representation from at least one of the health sciences schools or entities, and at least one from the other Divisions and Schools. More diverse collaborations and applications from junior faculty/staff are encouraged.
  3. Applications should involve one or more partners outside of JHU.
  4. Applicants may focus their proposal on a single or multiple low- and middle-income countries. Applications focusing on marginalized populations in the United States or American Indian (First Nations) communities are also accepted.
  5. Applications should be able to demonstrate potential impact and/or innovation. We recognize not all applications will have data – if that’s the case, explain to us how you think your idea will pursue health equity!

Award amounts

Five planning grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded each cycle and are expected to be used over a period of 4 months. Additional grants for smaller requested amounts (e.g. $10-15,000) may be awarded, depending on available funds.

Deadlines

We will have two planning grant cycles:

  • First cycle closes on July 15, 2017
  • Second cycle closes on November 15, 2017 **Extended to November 22nd, 11.59PM (EST)**

Apply

  1. Download the 2017 Healthier World Challenge Planning Grants Request for Applications document. **Updated Nov 9, 2017**
  2. Submit application online via FluidReview process.  See direct link below

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact ahealthierworld@jhu.edu

 

IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS

The AHW Implementation grants program is designed to allow teams of faculty and students from several Johns Hopkins schools or divisions to, in concert with local partners, scale up seed project solutions in target LMICs, collect data to evaluate and report results, design innovation products or services and plan next steps.  These grants are intended for projects that are further along than Seed Grant programs, and are for a period of up to three years. Each cycle, five teams will receive a grant of up to $250,000; additional teams may receive smaller grants depending on available funds. Project teams are expected to implement their proposed solution, making progress towards the objectives they describe in their proposal.  During the grant period, teams will also be expected to prepare plans for follow-up of the project (e.g. addressing integration, revision, scale-up, or cancelation of an intervention), including related policy/program influence and fund-raising. At the end of the implementation grant period, teams are required to submit a report on their activities and a list of relevant outputs or publications.

Eligibility

  1. Teams are expected to include at minimum one Principal Investigator (PI), one external partner, and at least two enrolled students; co-PIs are also allowed. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a full-time JHU faculty member who is eligible to serve as a PI for grants in their Division or School. PIs will be requested to submit a letter of support from their relevant Dean or Department Chair.
  2. Each team should have representation from at least one of the health sciences schools or entities, and at least one from the other Divisions and Schools. More diverse collaborations and applications from junior faculty/staff are encouraged.
  3. Applications should involve one or more partners outside of JHU.
  4. Applicants may focus their proposal on a single or multiple low- and middle-income countries. Applications focusing on marginalized populations in the United States or American Indian (First Nations) communities are also accepted.
  5. Applications should be able to demonstrate potential impact and/or innovation. We recognize not all applications will have data – if that’s the case, explain to us how you think your idea will pursue health equity!
  6. Teams are eligible to apply for an Implementation Grant without previously applying for a Planning Grant; receipt of a Planning Grant does not guarantee a team will receive an Implementation Grant.

Award amounts

Five planning grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded each cycle and are expected to be used over a period of 3 years. Additional grants for smaller requested amounts may be awarded, depending on available funds.

Deadlines

We will have two implementation grant (IG) cycles:

  • First IG cycle closes on April 01, 2018
  • Second IG cycle closes on TBC late, 2018

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact ahealthierworld@jhu.edu

Apply

  1. Download the 2017 Healthier World Challenge Implementation Grants Request for Application document below
  2. Download the Healthier World Challenge Implementation Grant Budget Template below
  3. Submit application via online process (details TBC soon).
 

Previous Grant Awardees

To understand previous research proposals funded by Healthier World Challenge grants, please see our Awardees page