DOM Large Projects Initiative (LPI)

The Hopkins DOM maintains one of the largest portfolios of NIH funded research. Typically, we have utilized traditional R01 grants to our great advantage. In this era of multidisciplinary, collaborative research, it is vital that we continue to diversify our funding streams and invigorate new collaboration. In response, the DOM leadership is pleased to announce the Large Projects Initiative (LPI). Our objective is to provide administrative and collaborative support as well as financial incentives for DOM faculty who pursue large grants, typically program project grants. NIH program project grants generally consist of multiple cores as well as several projects. These projects by their very nature require collaboration among multidisciplinary teams and often will provide a nexus for further discovery, innovation and future collaboration.

The LPI includes DOM support for the following:

  • Facilitated brainstorming session / retreat for interested faculty
  • Facilitated grant pre-review
  • The Research Development Team (RDT) from the Provost's Office will provide pre-award administration support for the grant application. Contact Sue Porterfield, associate vice dean for research for more information (
  • Financial incentive of up to $50,000 will be provided annually for individual grants with >$500,000 in annual indirect costs (IDC). These funds are not intended as salary supplements but are to be reinvested in the research program

On the DOM wiki page, we provide a link to the current program project request for applications from participating NIH institutes, including success rates over the last several years.

Faculty that are interested in pursuing a large project should complete the one page ‘Statement of Interest’ survey which will be forwarded to Drs. Greg Kirk and Brian O’Rourke.

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey