The Team Science Award aims to both recognize the great work Johns Hopkins researchers have been doing as multidisciplinary teams and to highlight best practices and share lessons learned in Team Science.
Team Science Awards are managed/supported by the Community and Collaboration Core. While many awards still go to individuals, advances in translational research are increasingly dependent on teams of individuals with different perspectives and skills working collaboratively towards a common goal. The concept of Team Science answers the question, “How do groups, particularly interdisciplinary groups, move through a process together?” Although seemingly simple, the field that studies the Science of Team Science has demonstrated that successfully conducting science in teams can be anything but. Thus, the goal of this award is to recognize the great work Johns Hopkins researchers have been doing as interdisciplinary teams and to highlight best practices and share lessons learned in Team Science. This is an annual award.
The selected research teams will:
- Celebrate with a ‘coffee break’ package from the Bakery, our neighbor at Northeast Market
- Receive a prize of either $2,000 to be used for team functions OR a project-specific consultation with the ICTR Research Navigators to see how we can best support your research
- Be featured at an ICTR Team Science event in which they will share their success and describe how they overcame challenges
- Have bragging rights for a year
Teams will be provided with a project-specific consultation by the ICTR Navigators to help identify how the ICTR can best support their research.
Any person within Johns Hopkins who is part of a Team Science biomedical research project is eligible to submit an application on behalf of a team. A Team Science project is defined as any group of interdisciplinary researchers working collaboratively toward a specific scientific goal. Interdisciplinary research teams can look like many things. It might be cross-school collaborations (e.g, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Education, or Business), collaborations across different department or fields of study, or collaborations with different types of organizations and institutions (e.g. community-academic partnerships). (See the National Cancer Institute’s Collaboration and Team Science Field Guide for more information on Team Science.) The team must include at least three members, be led or co-led by a Johns Hopkins researcher, and have worked together on more than one research protocol.
Please email them to ICTR_CCC@jh.edu.