HEMI Seed Grant application period now open

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute's annual HEMI Seed Grant Program is now accepting applications for 2018.  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 staff, who can serve as principal and co-investigators are eligible to apply. Existing HEMI fellows are encouraged to apply.


The total budget request for a faculty member or team may not exceed $25,000. The project period is up to one year. HEMI leadership anticipates funding one current HEMI fellow in addition to at least one external award.

For more information, visit the Seed Grants page of the HEMI website.