HEMI AI-M seed grant opportunity

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) announces a funding opportunity to support seed grants in the research area of Advancing Extreme Materials Using Artificial Intelligence Approaches.

This opportunity will fund research activities that advance the understanding of materials and materials design for extreme environments through artificial intelligence/machine learning/data science. Directions of interest include the development of AI methods that can be applied to mechanics and materials, the use of existing AI tools to advance material design for extreme environments, and the conceptualization and development of AI-driven integrations of processing, characterization, and modeling of materials.

All faculty and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University (as well as Applied Physics Laboratory staff) who can serve as principal investigators and co-investigators are eligible to apply. A co-investigator may be from another university/institution, but all funded postdocs and students must be at JHU.

This seed grant opportunity complements the 2020 JHU Discovery Awards call, emphasizing research related to artificial intelligence. It is anticipated that between three and four proposals will be awarded, totaling approximately $1 million. HEMI will coordinate with JHURA and the Vice Provost's Office to avoid the funding of the same proposal by multiple sources.

Visit the HEMI website for additional information, including budget guidance, proposal format, evaluation criteria, expectations for award recipients, and important deadlines.