The AHW Healthier World Impact Grants (formerly known as Implementation Grants) are designed to enable teams of faculty, staff and students from multiple Johns Hopkins University schools or divisions to partner with local organizations in order to, scale up seed-project solutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), collect data to evaluate and report results, design innovation products or implement services and plan next steps towards full project implementation.  These grants are intended for project concepts that are further progressed than seed grant programs, and will provide funding for a period of up to 3 years.


  • Each cycle a panel of reviewers will grant up to 3 awards in funding amounts up to USD$250,000 that are expected to be used over a period of 3 years. Additional grants for smaller requested amounts may be awarded, 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 design plans for various scenarios covering the time period after the AHW funding is complete (e.g. addressing integration, revision, scale-up, or cancelation of an intervention), including related policy/program influence and fundraising.

  • At key points during, and upon completion of, the implementation grant period, teams will be required to submit a report on their activities and a list of relevant outputs or publications.

  • Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to grants.

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Summary Criteria

  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 his/her Division or School. PIs will be requested to submit a letter of support from their relevant Dean or Department Chair as well a Letter of Support from Collaborating Organizations.

  2. Research proposals should involve jointly developed multiple disciplinary approaches, with faculty or staff from different schools or disciplines across the University. Each team should have faculty or staff representation from at least one of the health sciences Schools or entities, and at least one from the other Divisions and Schools. Students can come from any division. More diverse collaborations and applications from junior faculty/staff are encouraged.

  3. Applications should involve one or more partners from outside of JHU.

  4. Applicants may focus their proposal on a single or multiple low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). 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 advance health equity.

  6. Teams are eligible to apply for an Impact Grant without previously applying for a Launchpad Grant. Please note, receipt of a Launchpad Grant does not guarantee a team will receive an Impact Grant.


Letters of Interest due Aug. 30, 2019 and proposals due Oct. 11, 2019


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Previous Grant Awardees

To understand previous research proposals funded by Healthier World Challenge grants, please see our current Impact Grants in action.