SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Breakthrough Research Grants Program
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our Breakthrough Research Grants Program, which supports JHU faculty pilot projects involving interdisciplinary collaborations with India-based research institutes. This first funding opportunity focuses on non-communicable disease and disorders (NCDs) across the human lifespan. Faculty at all career stages are eligible to apply.

  • LOI Due: 5:00 pm EDT, Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Application Due: 5:00 pm EDT, Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Award Announcement: Early December 2022
GKII Inaugural Annual Conference
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022
8 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT/5:30-9:30 p.m. IST
Join us for our conference on Climate, Health and Society: India’s Challenges and Opportunities!
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

“It’s not about the publications or anything else, it’s about making a difference in the lives of people walking through your doors.”

In this spotlight, Dr. Solomon discusses his work and how he got there, why it's so important to him, and his vision for the future of healthcare.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022
Opening Remarks
Dr. Theodore L. DeWeese, Interim Dean, Medical Faculty & CEO, JHM

Johns Hopkins and India: A Long-Standing Relationship
Dr. Amita Gupta, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Growing the Infectious Disease Portfolio 
Dr. Sunil Suhas Solomon, Co-Director, CIDI
Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in Pune
Dr. Vidya Mave, Co-Director, CIDI

Reflections: What Does It Take to Build a Successful Career in India?
Dr. Nikhil Gupte
Dr. Gregory M. Lucas
Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi

Closing Remarks
Dr. Ajay Chandanwale, Joint Director of Medical Education & Research, BJGMC
Raj & Kamla Gupta
Maureen Sherry
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Provost, Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Sam Asher, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial College London (formerly JHU SAIS), spoke on the topic: Development in High Resolution: Big, Open Data for Research and Policy in India.
Thursday, August 1, 2022

In the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, "taara" means "star," Shanthi Ramakrishna says. "We want to be a star point of light to an artisan at risk of poverty," she says. "Our mission is to provide economic empowerment to artisans in search of a living wage, while upholding a completely environmentally conscious end-to-end supply chain."


Clare Rock, Valeria Fabre, Matt Robinson, Trish Simner, Vidya Mave and others have been awarded a CDC grant for “Characterizing environmental reservoirs and their potential role in transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)”

"This project, led by ID faculty Drs. Fabre, Robinson and Rock, aims to characterize multi-drug resistant (MDR) environmental reservoirs in hospitals in Argentina and India, two countries with a high burden of MDR-gram negative organisms including carbapenem resistant- Acinetobacter baumanii, MDR-Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and carbapenem resistant Enterobacterales.

The Johns Hopkins team, in close collaboration with hospitals in Argentina and India, will investigate the role of these reservoirs in transmission of MDR infections in the hospital, including the evaluation of the temporal and genetic relationships of high-priority MDR-organisms between identified environmental reservoirs and patients who are colonized/infected."
The Times of India, Aug. 23, 2022
By Indu Bhushan and David Peters

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in every society and health system around the world and continues to disrupt economies globally. Covid-19 seems to be evolving into an endemic disease, much like influenza, that returns regularly and occasionally with large epidemics and pandemics. Additionally, there are always other emerging infectious diseases that remind us to continue strengthening our health systems to prepare against the next health emergency.
CROI Abstract Submissions
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) has posted its deadlines for general and late-breaking abstract submissions. ACTG abstracts must be submitted to the ACTG Publications Office for review and approval before the CROI deadline.
General Abstract Submission: The submission deadline for abstracts on HIV and hepatitis viruses and their related conditions is September 15th, 2022.
Late-Breaking Submission: The submission deadline for late-breaking abstracts on HIV and hepatitis viruses, plus all COVID science and monkeypox science, is January 5th, 2023. Please submit all abstracts for ACTG Review to by December 29th.
Please contact the ACTG Publications Office with any questions:
Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2023 Submissions
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
Panel and Abstract submissions are open for the CUGH 2023 Conference: Global Health at a Crossroads: Equity, Climate Change and Microbial Threats.

CUGH Background: Over 2,000 scientists, students and implementers from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector will present, learn and collaborate to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces. A wide range of medical and non-medical disciplines are represented throughout the virtual and in-person pre-conference satellite sessions (free to attend, register online) and the April 14-16th conference.
Johns Hopkins Global Surgery Initiative Travel Grant
Application Deadline: October 17, 2022
The Johns Hopkins Global Surgery Initiative (JHGSI) was formed to create a collaborative
environment that allows students, residents, and faculty to leverage the myriad of
resources at Johns Hopkins to address the disparities in access to surgical care in low
resource settings. This grant aims to support projects that may improve health equity by
increasing access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care
worldwide. Such projects can be broadly defined and include traditional quantitative or
qualitative research, as well as advocacy.

This opportunity is for residents and professional students (MD, PhD, DrPH, full- or part-time MPH, Master's, Nursing) currently enrolled at or affiliated with Johns Hopkins.
TRAC Scholar Grants for Faculty Development
The Johns Hopkins Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) is providing pilot grants to faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing to enable and support TB related research projects. Junior faculty in other JHU schools are eligible to apply if the proposal meets all other criteria.

The primary purpose of these awards is to strengthen the individual’s ability to secure independent NIH research funding with foci on R- and K-series awards.

The budget for the faculty grants is a maximum of $50,000 in direct costs. The TRAC will calculate and add indirect costs at the time of funding. They plan to award three to five (3-5) 1-year grants with a start date of January 1st, 2023.

Deadline Reminder:
  • Application due date: Monday, October 24th by 8:00 AM ET
  • Award Announcement by: December 12th
UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2022
This program aims to support projects across a diverse range of research topics, with targeted funding for proposals on HIV, mental health, and neurological disorders.
It is open to eligible US doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and postdoctoral candidates from their focus countries
AIIS 2022 Fellowship Competition
Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2022
The American Institute of Indian Studies announced its 2022 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India.

AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.

Inquiries should be directed to 773-702-8638 or
Looking for Student Support?
Johns Hopkins faculty who are seeking student support for India-related projects can now submit position descriptions. We will post them online and share in our email updates!