December 2021 BOOST and PROPEL Awards

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, December 20, 2021

View the Request for Applications


BOOST and PROPEL are clinical research awards that award Clinical Research Unit (CRU) services, including research space, overnight beds, phlebotomy, specialized research nursing, and CRU-based imaging (i.e. DXA, CV core) to investigators, based on scientific merit. Grants are for one year with possible renewal based on study progress and achieving pre-determined milestones.


BOOST awards are for junior investigators, first-time R01 awardees, K awardees, and KL2 scholars to generate pilot data for a larger grant submission or to supplement research funds for the K project.


PROPEL awards are intended for established investigators who are performing early stage clinical trials, deep phenotyping studies, or studies that address Maryland health priorities and can augment resources of a funded project or provide resources for small pilot and feasibility studies.


All investigators must submit an application to a Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning the award application.

The application deadline is Monday, December 20, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in funding for a new or ongoing clinical research project is eligible to apply.

View the Request for Applications for a complete list of funding requirements. Applications must be submitted at

For more information, please contact Shernice Madison at or



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Request for Applications (pdf)

Submit Application (link to online form)

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

BOOST and PROPEL Award Information