The university has a new way to support its exceptional scholars who are on the cusp of transforming their fields. The Johns Hopkins University President's Frontier Award of $250,000 will be given each year for the next five years to a faculty member who demonstrates significant scholarly achievement and shows exceptional promise for future work. The award is being established with a $1.25 million donation from trustee Louis J. Forster, A&S '82, SAIS '83, and Kathleen M. Pike, SAIS Bol '81 (Dipl), A&S '82, '83 (MA).
"We are very grateful for Lou and Kathy's generosity, which enables us to give a significant boost to faculty members who have the expertise and creativity to become prominent intellectual leaders but need more time, resources, or assistance," President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman wrote in an announcement. "We look forward to announcing the first recipient in spring 2015 and, over the next five years, watching our brightest educators challenge the boundaries of their work."