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Call for proposals

Nexus Awards program announces new round of funding for D.C.-based activity

Support is available for collaborative research, teaching, or programming that makes significant use of the new Hopkins Bloomberg Center

Applications are now being accepted for a new round of funding from Johns Hopkins University's Nexus Awards, a $15 million program designed to support research, teaching, and programming at the new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.

The Nexus Awards are open to all disciplines; proposals should be led by a member of JHU's full-time faculty from any JHU academic division, academic center, or affiliate. Proposed projects or programs must take place primarily in Washington, D.C., and make significant use of the Hopkins Bloomberg Center.

"The Hopkins Bloomberg Center—our magnificent new home in Washington, D.C.—is designed to bring together all divisions of our university for meaningful academic work and collaborations, convenings that contribute to national and global dialogue, and the extension of our research and policy expertise into the public square," university leaders wrote in a message to faculty announcing the call for proposals this week.

"We look forward to seeing the breadth and depth of creativity, collaboration, and innovation that allow us to bring the best of Hopkins to bear on national and international conversations."

Earlier this year, 40 projects and more than 100 researchers and scholars from across the university received Nexus Award funding.

Nexus Awards are available in three categories:

  • Research: Research teams may request up to $300,000, with an award term of up to two years focusing on either a new area of collaborative work or an expansion of an ongoing area of collaborative work in fundamental, clinical, or applied research, or projects within the arts and humanities. Proposals may include an external, D.C.-based partner, and cross-disciplinary work is encouraged.

  • Teaching: Teaching applicants may request up to $25,000 (renewable for two years) for undergraduate or graduate courses or co-curricular opportunities. While single faculty members may apply, courses that span multiple departments, schools, or divisions are encouraged

  • Convening: Convening teams may request up to $100,000, with an award term of up to one year for the development and execution of an academic or policy-focused conference or a series of conferences on any topic. These may be one-time events or a series of related events.

Applications for research, teaching, or convening awards are open now through Feb. 29. More information on the awards, including further details on how to apply, is available on the Johns Hopkins Nexus Awards webpage.