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Small Grants Program Announcement

The Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions is a Hopkins-wide collaboration that brings together educators, researchers, and clinicians to focus on developing effective school-based health solutions to address barriers to health and wellness access among underserved student populations. The small grants program is designed to foster the development of projects at Johns Hopkins that share this mission. These interventions should focus on a pre-K to 12th grade population in a domestic or international setting.


  • Johns Hopkins University faculty
    Research scientists, assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors
  • Johns Hopkins University graduate students/trainees with a faculty mentor

Individuals from any Johns Hopkins University school or department are encouraged to apply.

Funding Amount:

Faculty may apply for up to $25,000, and students may apply for up to $10,000. All award terms are for one year. A no-cost extension may be available on request. Support may be used for personnel, supplies or research support. No indirect or overhead costs are allowed.

The Consortium will fund up to three projects per year. Applicants who have successfully received a grant are not eligible to apply during the next application cycle.

Application Process:

Application Opens: January 7, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 21, 2020 (All letters of intent will go to full proposal.)
Full Proposal Submission Deadline: March 16, 2020

The application must include:

Letter of Intent
  • Letter of intent should be no more than 250 words describing the goals of the project and the investigators. Email to Alice Liu at
Full Proposal
  • Cover Sheet (one page)
    • Fill out template
  • Proposal (two pages in length, exclusive of references)
    • Project title
    • Project overview
      • Objective
      – Highlight how the proposed work will contribute to the field school-based health solutions and how the project will demonstrate the intended impact.
      • Methods
      – Describe measurable outcomes and how they will be assessed.
      • Timeline
      – Timeline should focus on the year for which the grant money is requested
    • Proposed budget for the project detailing how the award will be utilized
      • Faculty and staff salary support is permitted.
      • Budget to include only direct costs.
    • Long-term goals for the project
  • Applicant’s current CV
    • If the applicant is a graduate student or trainee, the CV of the faculty mentor as well as a letter of support must also be included.

Awardees will be notified by email no later than June 1, 2020 and funding will be distributed on July 1, 2020. If selected to receive the grant, awardees must submit an interim progress report and may be asked to present their work at the Consortium’s symposium.