HEMI/APL Seed Grant Program

The Whiting School of Engineering (WSE), through the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Applied Physics Lab (APL), is pleased to announce the HEMI/APL 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 for nuclear environments
  • Materials behavior and performance in extreme environments
  • High-power laser interactions with matter
  • Materials and structures applications in planetary science, space science, and geophysics
  • Hypersonics and hypersonic applications
  • Dual-phase combustion of metal powders and the generation of nano oxide particles
  • Materials and structures for energy applications, including energy storage
  • AI/ML applied to extreme environments

For details on eligibility, the amount of the award, obligations of award recipients, and proposal format, go to the HEMI/APL Seed Grant website.

The proposal deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Please email the proposal as a single PDF document and the budget/budget justification in Excel to kvaught1@jhu.edu. Final decisions on awardees will be made around the beginning of December, with a proposed start date of January 2023.

Contact Katie Vaught (katiev@jhu.edu) if you experience technical difficulties completing your submission or need further help in preparing your proposal.