Johns Hopkins University (JHU) researchers affiliated with the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute’s (ROSEI) may be eligible for seed funding. 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 focus areas and more specifically with ROSEI’s research initiatives.

Discovery Awards, two cross-school/divisional PIs, if aligned with ROSEI focus areas / initiatives eligible for $150,000.

Catalyst Awards, early career PIs (3-10 years since full-time tenure-track appointment), if aligned with ROSEI focus areas / initiatives eligible for $125,000.

Interested parties should apply directly to the Provost’s office. ROSEI professors that do not have conflicts of interest will be involved in the review process. Researchers are encouraged to contact the ROSEI initiative leaders (listed with each initiative) to learn more about their efforts and potential synergies in extensions and related work. 

ROSEI will be continuing this program during the 2022-23 academic year after a successful first year in which it helped fund two Discovery Awards and Catalyst Awards. Check this page at a later date as we will provide updated links once the Provost has opened the 2023 call.