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Clinical Scientist Awards

In an effort to promote the research career development of young faculty physicians in the clinical departments, the School of Medicine has created a fund for the provision of salary and fringe benefits. Allocations from this fund are based on a competitive application process which is tied closely to concurrent efforts to obtain external support of research. This initiative has been developed to address the problem of increasing pressures on young faculty to expend substantial clinical effort in order to generate sufficient funds to support their salaries. The purpose of these awards is to protect the research time of qualified young faculty.

Catalyst Awards

The Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards grant up to $75,000 to support the promising research and creative endeavors of our early career faculty with the goal of launching them on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. The program encompasses funding, mentoring opportunities, and the chance to join a cohort of peers at a similar stage in their career. The funds are allocated on a competitive basis in response to an annual university-wide request for applications.

Discovery Awards (JHU) & Discovery Fund for Synergy and Innovation Awards

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.

Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award

The Johns Hopkins Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award honors the academic achievements and potential of early career clinician scientists conducting original and rigorous clinical research projects. The grant provides each scholar up to $30,000 of supplemental research funds, in direct costs, over 12 months to support awardees’ current or developing research. A second year of funding is possible depending on research progress, need for and availability of funds. In order to be eligible for the awards, applicants must have extraprofessional caregiving responsibilities.

President’s Frontier Awards

President’s Frontier Award recipients are selected via an annual university-wide competition for demonstrating significant scholarly achievement and showing exceptional promise for important future work. The $250,000 award will recognize researchers each year for ten years with funding for their research expenses.

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Tilghman Traveling Fellowship

The Dr. and Mrs. R. Carmichael Tilghman traveling fellowship is awarded annually to young members of the Medical Faculty to assist them during a sabbatical leave of up to one year to travel outside the Baltimore area to pursue new theories, methods and techniques in their chosen discipline.

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