21st Century Cities Initiative accepting grant applications

Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative is accepting applications for its spring 2017 Applied Research Seed Grant Program. Up to seven grants, expected to average $35,000, will support the development of new, cross-disciplinary research that meaningfully engages policymakers and/or practitioners in cities.

Brief letters of intent are due by Feb. 10. For those invited to submit a full proposal, the due date is March 24. Awards will be announced by May 1. The full request for applications is on the initiative's website.

Applications must be led by a Johns Hopkins faculty member, combine two or more academic disciplines, and have an applied partner such as a local government entity, nonprofit organization, or private sector business or corporation. Applicants may include research partners from universities or research institutions outside Johns Hopkins and are welcome to focus their research on one or more cities (with appropriate applied local partners).

More details are online.