2017 HEMI Seed Grant application period now open

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute is pleased to announce its annual HEMI Seed Grant Program. The goal of this program is to provide seed funding to advance the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions.

While all directions related to the HEMI mission will be considered, some directions of particular interest include:

  • Structures in extreme environments, such as blast, extreme temperatures, impact/crash, natural hazards, disasters, nuclear events
  • Materials behavior and performance in extreme environments, such as extreme temperatures or pressures, intense radiative environments, extreme electromagnetic fields
  • High-power laser interactions with matter
  • Materials and structures applications in planetary science, space science, and geophysics
  • Applications of 3D printing or additive manufacturing techniques to design for dynamic or impact loadings
  • Social science perspectives that relate to the broad HEMI mission

All faculty and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, as well as Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) staff, who can serve as principal and co-investigators are eligible to apply.

Proposal deadline is 5 p.m. on March 27. For more details, including award information, proposal format, and obligations of award recipients, please visit the HEMI Seed Grants page of the HEMI website.