Funding Opportunity: Apply for a BOOST or PROPEL Research Award by December 16

We are requesting applications for the new BOOST and PROPEL Awards.  BOOST and PROPEL awards are quarterly clinical research grants 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. Research studies will be monitored by the Translational Research Evaluation Committee (TREC) for study-specific milestones. 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. PROPEL can augment resources of a funded project or provide resources for small pilot and feasibility studies.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Monday, December 16, 2019.  Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in funding for a new or ongoing clinical research project is eligible to apply.

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

Please review the full Request for Applications (RFA) for directions to apply, the application link and to see the complete list of required supporting documents.

For questions and more information, please contact Shernice Madison at or


Boost and Propel Award Information

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