Johns Hopkins Discovery Award

Denis Wirtz
Vice Provost for Research

265 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-8094

Susannah Porterfield
Associate Vice Provost for Research

Michael Matunis
Provost's Fellow

Julie Messersmith
Director of Research Initiatives

Tracy Smith
Research Awards Program Manager & Senior Administrative Coordinator

See the 2016-2017 Discovery Awardees here

In 2015, the president, provost, and the deans of the University announced a new funding program for innovative, collaborative research or creative projects.

More than ever, the answers to the most challenging questions cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline, or even one division. The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of faculty and/or non-faculty members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important discoveries or creative works. The expectation is that these awards will spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution and lead to work of the highest quality and impact. These awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research or professional programs.

Click here for Application Guidelines

2015-2016 Discovery Awardees

2016-2017 Discovery Awardees


Administrative questions about the application process can be addressed by contacting: Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost for Research or Sue Porterfield, Assistant Vice Provost for Research through Tracy Smith at or 410-516-8094