The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,
more popularly known as the Economic
Stimulus Package, will invest approximately $12.4 billion
in extramural research between now and
September 2010 for the purpose of stimulating the economy
and, in particular, retaining old and
creating new jobs. If past trends hold, Johns Hopkins
faculty could experience a 20 percent to 30
percent increase in research funding, but only in this time
Working with the
Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, the
Office of the Vice Provost for Research is monitoring news
about funding opportunities and posting what it learns at:
jhuresearch.jhu.edu/econstim.htm. Check often as the
page will be updated whenever news breaks.
Here is a brief summary of what JHU faculty can do to
1. Current PIs: Prepare supplements to your
existing grants and contact your program
officer for details. ARRA funds need to be spent before
September 2010. Be sure current progress
reports are up-to-date to be eligible for stimulus
2. Recent near misses: For faculty who have had
grant applications well scored but not
funded, revise the aims and budget of the project so that
it can be completed by September 2010.
3. Equipment and shared instrumentation grants:
The next NIH deadline is March 23. Visit:
for details. Inform your vice dean for research of your
plans because they may need to be coordinated with other
similar JHU proposals.
For questions or information, contact Barbara
Christen, assistant provost, Office of Research
Administration, at 410-516-5256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.