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Springboard Grants Program


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Dean Lynn Goldman, The Office Research Excellence, and the school-wide Research Committee of the Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) at The George Washington University, we are pleased to announce our new Springboard Grants Program.  The goal of the SPH’s Springboard Grants Program is to rapidly grow the research success of our faculty through competitive, externally funded grants. The Springboard Grants Program will include a variety of internal funding mechanisms facilitating a diverse portfolio of research.

We are excited to roll out the inaugural Springboard Grants Program mechanism, Pathways to NIH Funding. The attached RFA is focused specifically on developing grantsmanship in pursuit of NIH R21 and R01 funding. Full-time active status faculty in the Milken Institute SPH are eligible to apply; this includes regular and research track faculty at the rank of assistant, associate and full professor. This unique program will provide awardees with simultaneous grantsmanship training paired with intensive tailored mentoring. The end result will be a highly-vetted, competitive NIH proposal.

Springboard Pathways to NIH Funding FAQ’s (PDF)

Springboard Pathways RFA (PDF)

SPH Springboard Face Page (Doc)

SPH Springboard Budget Template (Doc)

This is an exciting time for research at the Milken Institute SPH. Stay tuned!

If you have questions after reviewing the RFA, please don’t hesitate to email me. We will send future notification about a date/time for a Q & A informational session.


Kimberly Horn, EdD

Associate Dean of Research

Professor of Prevention and Community Health

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University

950 New Hampshire Ave. Washington DC, 20052




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