Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Nexus Awards. The deadline is March 30, 2023 at 11:59PM.
Applications from all academic and professional disciplines within Johns Hopkins University are invited. Applications may propose a conference or convening on any topic. These may be one-time events or a series of related events. Conferences or convenings must occur at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, the university’s new home in Washington, DC.
Applications must include at least one faculty member and/or APL staff member representing at least one school/division or affiliate of the university from the following list: Applied Physics Lab (APL); Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI); Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH); Carey Business School (CBS); Center for Talented Youth (CTY); Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE); Jhpiego; Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS); Peabody Institute; School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); School of Education (SOE); School of Medicine (SOM); School of Nursing (SON); Sheridan Libraries; and Whiting School of Engineering (WSE).
Only one Nexus Award–Convening proposal per lead faculty member will be accepted.
Students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to serve as lead applicants on Nexus Award– Convening proposals.
Teams may request up to $100,000, with an award term of up to one year. The award period must include the development and execution of a one-time conference/convening or a series of conferences/convenings. All Nexus Award–Convening applications must propose events that would take place at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue. Support may be used for salary related to conference/convening development, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, equipment, and travel. Fringe should be included in all salary requests. We strongly recommend that a departmental administrator reviews proposed budgets for accuracy. Applications must describe a credible plan that ensures they will make substantial progress during the funding period.
2023 awards will be announced in the spring and award funding will begin on 7/1/2023, which coincides with the opening of 555 Penn.
For any Nexus Award—Convening proposal that includes APL, please ensure that APL co-PI(s) coordinate their proposal with Briana Vecchio-Pagan (Briana.Vecchio-Pagan@jhuapl.edu) prior to final submission to JHU. APL proposals must be submitted to Briana Vecchio-Pagan by Friday, March 20 at 11:59PM for internal technical and financial review.
Applications will consist of five elements:
The review process will evaluate the innovativeness of the conference/convening, the planned uses of 555 Penn, and the project’s potential for long-term impact. Faculty who have previously worked and/or published together are not excluded from applying. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of faculty.
Recipients will submit a final progress report, including any interactions with DC-based stakeholders, and any external funding applications/awards enabled by this funding. Recipients may also be asked to present at a Provost’s Symposium.
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