Discovery Fund for Synergy & Innovation Awards

The Discovery Fund Awards are designed to provide seed funding to support bold, innovative projects to enable new scientific directions and achievements of the highest quality and impact.

All school of medicine faculty members are eligible for Innovation Awards of one-year funding of up to $50,000. Synergy Awards consist of one-year funding of up to $100,000 granted to research projects led by full-time, tenure track academic faculty.

Synergy Awards consist of up to $100,000 with an award term of one year and will support new and novel collaborative research projects led by full-time, tenure track academic faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM). These awards are meant to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators and potentiate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact. These awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research programs.

Innovation Awards consist of up to $50,000 with an award term of one year and will support new, innovative single-investigator initiated projects that have not been previously funded or published.  The expectation is that these awards will provide seed funding for bold, innovative new projects and enable new scientific directions and achievements of the highest quality and impact. These awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research programs.

2017 Awardees