Seed funding available for civilian space-related projects

Faculty and research scientists from across the university who are engaged in space studies are invited to apply for seed funding from Space@Hopkins, a new interdivisional initiative that unifies civilian space-related activities across the institution.

The 2016 seed funding program, with grants of up to $25,000 for one year, are available for projects related to such fields as robotics, astronaut health, planetary sciences, solar physics, Earth science, spacecraft engineering, sensors, and astrophysics.

The proposed work must be relevant to Space@Hopkins and JHU institutional research priorities, be interdisciplinary, provide undergraduate research opportunities, and have good prospects for leading to successful external research support.

"Johns Hopkins has had a long and distinguished history in space research dating from before there was a NASA. Today, multiple JHU divisions and departments are engaged in state-of-the-art advances in space studies," says Chuck Bennett, director of Space@Hopkins. "I look forward to the new ideas and interdisciplinary partnerships that are generated in this inaugural round of seed grants."

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Decisions will be announced by the review committee by the end of June.

Details about the Space@Hopkins Seed Funding Program are available on the website.

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