Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be on faculty at a Johns Hopkins-affiliated School (Research Associate, Assistant Scientist or Associate scientist or Instructor or Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level) who are currently collaborating or planning to collaborate with a research team from any India based research institute/group that is affiliated and recognized by the government of India including education institutes, government, and non-government organizations.
  • Co-principal investigators must include India-based researchers. 
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations will be prioritized.
  • Collaborations that can bring partially or fully matched awards from an India-based funding agency will be prioritized.
  • Student participation is encouraged.
  • Eligible submissions cannot exceed 18 months from the project start date. If awarded, the start date of the 18-month pilot grant will be provided in the award notification letter.
  • In accordance with human subjects policy, proposals involving human subjects must be approved by or under review of an IRB from all partnering institutions. The 18-month project timeline is inclusive of IRB review, and investigators should be aware of the potential impact of the regulatory review process on project timeline and feasibility.
  • India-based and US-based collaborators should have a clear goal to apply for external funding (either NIH, ICMR, DBT etc.) using the preliminary data generated from the pilot project.