Seed grants available for pilot projects on designing healthy communities

The Environmental Challenges Working Group of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative (BAHI) invites proposals for seed grants to support teams of Johns Hopkins researchers to begin or expand interdisciplinary research and practice projects related to designing healthy communities.

The Working Group is calling on the public health field to take on a proactive role in developing, implementing, and promoting sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. The seed grant program will provide up to $15,000 for pilot projects that forge stronger partnerships between public health and the fields of urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, environmental design and assessment, agronomy, food systems, and civil engineering.

Proposals must be led by a full‐time faculty member, research scientist, or research scholar affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This affiliation does not need to be a primary appointment, and other collaborators (co‐PIs) may be from any Johns Hopkins division. Collaborators can include faculty, staff, and doctoral students in any division of Johns Hopkins University. Staff of government agencies and nonprofit organizations may also collaborate in seed grant proposals.

The proposal deadline is May 15. For more information about the seed grant program, criteria, and proposal requirements, visit the BAHI Environmental Challenges Seed Grants page.