Alliance for a Healthier World announces next round of grants, up to $250,000

Seeking multidisciplinary projects to address health equity challenges across the globe

If you're interested in health equity, take note of a big opportunity coming up: The Alliance for a Healthier World at Johns Hopkins is offering grants of up to $250,000 for projects starting this fall.

Three virtual information sessions in July will provide more details on the grants, which support multidisciplinary work on health equity challenges across the globe. To sign up for the sessions, visit

Since its inception in 2017, AHW has awarded 20 grants totaling $1.3 million. Past projects have targeted tuberculosis in Tibetan children, health vulnerabilities for displaced refugees, indoor air pollution in Peru, and reproductive health risks for Native American adolescents, among other issues.

"Stimulating the creation of dynamic teams of researchers from across the Johns Hopkins community to focus their creativity and expertise on addressing health inequities is central to our mission," says AHW director David Peters. "We're excited to see what ideas and solutions will be unleashed in our upcoming rounds of grants."

The alliance focuses on four key global themes: food and nutrition security, gender equity and justice, healthy environments, and transformative technologies and institutions.

In its fall cycle, AHW is offering two types of awards:

Launchpad Grants of up to $20,000 are available to multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students with ideas working toward a health equity problem-solving strategy. Researchers from seven JHU divisions—APL, Carey, Education, Krieger, Peabody, SAIS, and select departments at Whiting—can apply.

Impact Grants of up to $250,000 are available to support multidisciplinary teams for three years to implement interventions and solutions with local partners and communities. All teams must involve co-leadership from a health science and a non–health science division.

The virtual information sessions take place July 9, 11, and 16, each tailored toward specific divisions at Johns Hopkins. More information is available here.

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