As it did last year when it helped fund two Catalyst and Discovery Awards, the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) is partnering with the Provost’s Office to expand the existing JHU Discovery and Catalyst research programs and offering an additional $50,000 on top of the conventional awards for impactful work aligned with the ROSEI research pillars.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Provost’s Office and hope that it will lead to more research and collaboration in the sustainable energy field at Hopkins,” ROSEI Director Ben Schafer said. “We encourage any faculty member at Hopkins conducting sustainable energy research, particularly that aligns with ROSEI’s efforts in carbon, storage, wind, and grid as well as in policy and translation to pursue a Catalyst or Discovery Award and we encourage them to contact us if they have any questions about alignment with ROSEI’s priorities.”
Catalyst Awards support the promising research and creative endeavors of the early career faculty at JHU with the goal of launching them on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. These grant awards of up to $75,000 are available to faculty three and ten years since their initial faculty appointment. However, if aligned with ROSEI’s research pillars, principal investigators (PI’s) are eligible for up to $125,000.
Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams in order to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution. These grants of up to $100,000 are available to teams of faculty and/or non-faculty members – such as APL scientific staff – representing at least two separate divisions of the university. However, if aligned with ROSEI’s research pillars are eligible for $150,000