Seed Grant Program

The E²SHI Seed Grant program provides up to $25,000 support to Johns Hopkins research teams to begin or expand interdisciplinary research projects that address issues related to environment, energy supply and use, economic and ecological sustainability, or their relationship to public health. Seed grants typically run for one academic year and aims to:

  1. Develop enhanced collaborations among researchers from more than one discipline.
  2. Obtain preliminary research results to motivate and justify future work.
  3. Develop a written proposal(s) to identified external funding source(s) for a multi-year, multi-investigator project.

E²SHI is not accepting applications for the seed grant program at this time.

Michael Bevan and Joelle Frechette, both from the Whiting School of Engineering's Department of
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, are among the 2015-16 seed grant recipients.
Photo credit: Will Kirk/

When we were young, we had trouble seeing the cattle in the grassland. Now we can see the mice.
— Chinese farmers as quoted in The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb