2017 Healthier World Challenge Implementation Grants

Due Date: 01/31/2018

The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World invites proposals from multidisciplinary teams of Johns Hopkins faculty and students and their local partners to scale up projects, collect data evaluate and report results, design innovation products or services and plan next steps. 

The implementation 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 fundraising.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applications should involve one or more partners outside of JHU.
  • Applicants may focus their proposal on a single or multiple LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries). Applications focusing on marginalized populations in the United States or American Indian (First Nations) communities are also accepted.
  • Applications should be able to demonstrate potential impact and/or innovation. If your application does not have data, please explain how you think your idea will pursue health equity.
  • Teams are eligible to apply for an Implementation Grant without previously applying for a Planning Grant. A Planning Grant does not guarantee a team will receive an Implementation Grant.

Applications are accepted two times per year. Upcoming deadlines:

  • January 31, 2018
  • October 31, 2018

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To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.
— Theodore Roosevelt