Thirty-seven early-career Johns Hopkins faculty members have been chosen to receive up to $75,000 from the university’s new Catalyst Awards program to pursue their research and creative endeavors. Four of these promising researchers are assistant professors within the Department of Biomedical Engineering including Warren Grayson, Jordan Green, Feilim Mac Gabhann, and Sridevi Sarma. JHU President Ronald J. Daniels announced the Catalyst Awards program earlier this year along with Provost Robert C. Lieberman and the deans and directors of the academic divisions. It is part of a $15 million commitment to faculty-led research over three years.
Faculty members from across the university served on the committee to select the award recipients from more than 175 submissions. As part of the inaugural Catalyst Awards cohort, the winners will also receive mentoring and connect with peers at a similar stage of their careers.
“This group possesses a remarkable depth of intellect, creativity, and passion, and it will be thrilling to see their ideas unleashed,” Daniels says. The program is open to full-time faculty member who was first appointed within the last three to 10 years. The recipients — more than half of whom are assistant professors — come from seven academic divisions and represent a variety of scholarly interests. The full list of recipients and their projects is posted on the Office of the Provost website.