Skip Navigation

The Lerner Center For Public Health Promotion

Community Scholars Program

Application Materials

Overview

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) is proud to announce the inaugural Lerner Center Community Scholars Grant Program.  Awarded teams must include at least one JHSPH faculty member and at least one community-based organization (CBO).  Up to five (5) awards are available for up to $30,000 each for 12-month health promotion implementation or evaluation projects.  The program timeline is:

Letter of intent due:April 30, 2018 (5:00 pm ET)
Applications due:June 8, 2018 (5:00 pm ET)
Awardees announced:June 25, 2018
Project period:July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

Project Description

Health promotion activities should focus on impacting health behaviors to reduce risk for chronic disease at the individual, community, and societal levels, and may include the topics of diet, physical activity, tobacco use, sexual and reproductive health, and mental health.  Projects can involve a range of activities, including implementation and evaluation of programs, messages, or policies.

Priority areas include: obesity prevention; mental health or stress reduction; oral health; and injury or violence prevention.  Desirable will projects will incorporate cross-cutting themes of health equity, policy change, and media or communication strategies.  Successful applicants will represent a newly formed or growing JHSPH/CBO partnership and include a highly impactful and/or innovative project.

Eligibility

Awarded teams must include at least one JHSPH faculty member and at least one community-based organization (CBO).  Eligible faculty must be scientists or professors with a primary appointment in JHSPH.  Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply.  All projects require at least one collaborating community-based organization and an individual identified within that organization who is a partner in the project.  

Questions

Questions can be directed to Meghan Ames at meghan.ames@jhu.edu.