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Baltimore Health Equity Impact Grant

download the request for proposals for 2020 Small Grants Program here       download the cover page template for 2020 Small Grants Program here       download budget form for 2020 Small Grants Program here       download the institutional review board decision tree here 

Proposal Requirements 

All proposals need to include the following: 

  • Cover Page: Use the provided template (download here).
  • Abstract: Provide a brief summary of the project. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words.
  • Project Narrative: The project narrative should not exceed four pages single-spaced. Please use 1-inch margins. (see RFP for details)
  • Proposed Budget: Use the provided template (download here). Include direct costs only, i.e., those costs that can be identified specifically with the project. Indirect costs are not permitted.
  • Budget Justification: Provide a narrative that clearly describes each cost element and explain how each cost contributes to meeting the project’s objectives/goals. Be sure to list all additional funding sources for this project.  If any part of this project is currently funded or is pending funding by another source, list the funding organization, total support amount, and dates of support.
  • Biographical Sketches of Hopkins and Community Partners: Attach biographical sketches for all persons contributing to the project; at least two biographical sketches must be attached (one for the community partner and one for the university partner). Each biographical sketch should be one page or less and include: name, current contact information, and professional experience.


For student-community projects, all undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate students at The Johns Hopkins University are eligible to apply. The student must remain enrolled for the duration of the project. All student applicants must submit a signed advisor checklist (download here)

For faculty projects, those who are eligible include scientists, assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors of all schools of The Johns Hopkins University. 

PLEASE NOTE: An individual can only receive one UHI Small Grants Award of each level during their career at The Johns Hopkins University.

All projects require at least one collaborating community-based organization in Baltimore and an individual identified within that organization who is a partner in the project. Prior to applying, please verify that both the Johns Hopkins and community partners are able to remain involved throughout the course of the project. A change in partner status may lead to forfeiture of funding

Tips for Writing a Strong Application

Applicants should consider the following:

  • Does the project have a clearly stated goal?
  • Are the proposed methods likely to achieve the project’s goals?
  • Can the level of award realistically accomplish the work proposed?
  • Is the dissemination plan clearly presented?
  • Is there local support to use the information gleaned from the project?
  • Are the implications for programs and/or policy articulated?
  • Does the project have potential to attract sustainable funding from other sources?
  • Does the proposed budget reflect significant participation from both partners?