Announcement
Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World announces $250K in available grant funding

June 7, 2017
CBID students participate in field work

Students from the Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design participate in interactive field work in Uganda (Image: Polly Ma)

Johns Hopkins is launching a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary effort to tackle health equity challenges across the globe, with grants of up to $25,000 up for grabs starting this summer.

The Alliance for a Healthier World aims to engage experts and students from every corner of Johns Hopkins—in not only research but other partnerships both formal and informal. This week’s launch includes a call for proposals for new collaborative projects that aid disadvantaged populations.

The vision is to build up a network for events, mentorships, and shared resources, ultimately fanning out beyond Johns Hopkins to increase fundraising and partnerships with governments, foundations, and corporations.

The alliance’s efforts will focus on four key global health themes:

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Healthy environments
  • Gender equity and justice
  • Transformative technologies and institutions

The pilot project planning grants—now open for submissions through July 15, with additional cycles opening in October—adhere to those principles. The alliance is looking for teams of faculty members and students at Hopkins who can research and propose solutions related to the four key themes, in any geographic area.

The teams must cross at least two disciplines, a requirement that encourages non-traditional collaborations. Application materials offer a few concepts for inspiration—solutions related to domestic violence, food and water contamination, or the depletion of forests and wetlands.

Adapted from The Hub.

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