2017 Healthier World Challenge Planning Grants

Due Date: 07/15/2017

The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World invites proposals from multidisciplinary teams of Johns Hopkins faculty and students for planning grants for approaches to pursue health equity over a 4 month period.

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.


  • 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.

Applications are accepted twice per year. Deadlines in 2017:

  • July 15, 2017
  • October 15, 2017

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To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.
— Van Jones