December 2009
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES- Back

Funding from Foundations/Private Sources

JHU's Corporate and Foundation Relations maintains a Web site listing upcoming grant competitions that are sponsored by foundations and other private sources: http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/OCFR.htm. They are in addition to the limited-submission RFPs periodically announced by the Research Projects Administration office. The opportunities are listed in order of deadline and links to each funder's application information are provided. Contact Joan Wisner-Carlson (jwisner2@jhu.edu) with any questions.


Mary Kay Foundation Grant for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, December 11, 2009

The Mary Kay Foundation is dedicated to eliminating cancers that affect women by supporting medical science professionals focusing their research efforts on finding cures for breast, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer. The foundation is now accepting applications to fund at least eight new grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer. Each award will be $100K for a period of two years. Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit one nomination from the School of Medicine which will be managed by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research Administration.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, to kjustice@jhmi.edu:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  2. Biographical sketch (2 pages or less. Note: a two-page Curriculum Vita can be substituted)
  3. A brief summary of the proposed project (3-4 single spaced pages including collaborations, tables, etc.)
  4. Proposed Budget for two years

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Karen Justice-White directly at: 410-502-2132 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The final nomination must be submitted to the Mary Kay Foundation by the Friday, February 12, 2010 deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Justice-White.


The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 14, 2009

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching of faculty members early in their careers in biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. One JHU nominee will be selected on the basis of promising leadership in both research and teaching, and should have an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of her/his appointment as an independent researcher, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education. The Foundation's reviewers consider the scholarly research achievements of the candidates, the judgment of the nominee's peers in letters of recommendation, awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding. This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75K.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF document to malexander@jhu.edu in the Office of Assistant Provost for Research Administration by Monday, December 14, 2009, for an internal review:

  1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet. (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Summary (including references) of the nominee's research achievements as an independent faculty member with an explanation of research plans (no more than 7 pages)
  3. Statement of intent indicating the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (no more than 3 pages)
  4. Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate co-authors are plainly identified. In addition, research support should be included (7 pages maximum)
  5. Budget describing how the funded award will be used (only 1 page)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander directly at: 410-516-8734 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. Nominations and letters of support are due to the Dreyfus Foundation by Thursday, February 11, 2010. Winners are expected to be announced by April 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734).


The Ellison Medical Foundation Award Programs for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, December 18, 2009

The Ellison Medical Foundation focuses on basic biomedical research on aging related to understanding lifetime developmental processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. This foundation supports new, innovative research efforts that may not receive awards from traditional funding sources or frequently lack sufficient financial support. There are two award programs currently being offered by this foundation:

New Scholar Award in Aging for 2010
Johns Hopkins has been invited to nominate two junior faculty members for this program. This award provides $100K a year for up to four years to support new independent investigators "of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities" The competition is open to faculty who have held full-time appointments (at Hopkins or other institutions) for no more than three years as of July 15, 2010. Selected "New Scholars" may hold only one similar award from a private source concurrently for up to one year. Areas of interest include: structural biology, molecular genetics, studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans, inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging, genetic epidemiology of aging, candidate longevity genes, aging in the immune system, host defense molecules in aging systems, mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging, mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations, gene/environment and gene/gene interactions, integrative physiology, and new approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF document to malexander@jhu.edu in the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration no later than Friday, December 18, 2009:

  1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Candidate's CV (not to exceed two pages, including publications)
  3. Letter of reference from candidate's department chair
  4. Description of candidate's proposed research (not to exceed five pages) - include specific aims,
    m
    ethods, and significance of proposed research, including its relevance to aging
  5. Description of candidate's most major research contribution to date (not to exceed one page)
  6. A list of current and pending awards (including source and start/end dates)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander directly at: 410-516-8734 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. Each nominee will be provided with a user ID and password for the Ellison Medical Foundation's online application system. Completed applications must be received by the Ellison Medical Foundation no later than Thursday, February 25, 2010. More information can be found on the Ellison Medical Foundation Web site located at: http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/adsp.jsp?key=nsa_over&show=110


2010 Senior Scholar Awards in Aging
The Ellison Medical Foundation also is accepting Hopkins' applicants for this program to support established investigators in the development of "new, creative research programs." The total amount of the award is $150K per year for up to four years. Applicants who are interested in applying for this award "may not currently be conducting aging research or who may wish to develop new research programs in aging." Interested researchers should submit a Letter of Intent directly to the Ellison Medical Foundation by Thursday, March 4, 2010. (Current or past Senior Scholar Awardees are not eligible.) Instructions to submit a letter online are available at: http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/files/2010_Senior_Scholar_LOI_Instructions.pdf.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734).


Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 21, 2009

The Rita Allen Foundation supports outstanding early-career faculty members who show promise of becoming leaders in research on analgesics, cancer, immunology and neuroscience. Interested candidates should be in the first three years of a tenure-track appointment and provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in research in one of the relevant fields. This year, the Foundation will provide awards of up to $100K annually for a period of up to five (5) years.

Johns Hopkins intends to submit one nomination for the Rita Allen Scholars Program for 2010. An internal peer review to select the nominee will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF document for internal review no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2009, via email, to malexander@jhu.edu.

Required materials for internal review:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (2-4 pages, including other support)
  3. Research plan (3-4 single spaced pages, not including budget, figures and references)
  4. Letter of recommendation from the candidate's department chair/director

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander directly at: 410-516-8734 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. Nominations and letters of support must be electronically submitted to the Foundation by Monday February 1, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734).


NIH Transformative Research Projects Program

This program supports innovative, high risk, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new or challenge existing scientific paradigms. For complete details on this important program, please click here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-09-022.html.

Letters of intent due: December 22, 2009
Application deadline: January 22, 2009


Doris Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships Program for 2010

RESPONSE IS NEEDED BY: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Doris Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships support advanced education and graduate study grants which must be conducted within the United States of America. These fellowships are awarded to candidates with exemplary undergraduate performance who have a need for financial support and are citizens of the U.S. In addition, they must be enrolled in accredited academic institutions in this country and have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree program. The amount of each award will include the cost of tuition and a stipend allocated to room, board, living expenses and incomes taxes. The current award for 2009-2010 is $18K.

Johns Hopkins can nominate three candidates for this program. Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Mike Alexander in the Office of University Research Projects Information - W400 Wyman Park Center no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2009:

  1. Application Form (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Statement of Purpose (maximum 3 pages) - this should include a 10-15 line abstract at the beginning of the document that explains (in layman's terms) your degree programs with emphasis on its intellectual effect on your area of study.
  3. Letter of Recommendation from your Department Chair
  4. Letters of Recommendation from two faculty members who have taught or worked with the candidate (minimum of two letters)
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  7. Copies of graduate examination scores
  8. Financial Aid information from Johns Hopkins

Please Note: The three selected candidates will be required to submit copies of their Federal Income Tax Returns for the past two calendar years.

Nominees will be informed as soon as possible. The final nomination must be submitted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs and Special Projects to the Liebmann Fund by Friday, January 22, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734).


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

DEADLINE: Monday, January 4, 2010

Funding is available to support multi-disciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards of a maximum of $75,000 per year for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects).

New Ideas Encouraged!

For more information, visit the website @: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/


Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 29, 2010

The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient's bedside in search of breakthrough treatments. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

The School of Medicine has been invited to submit three nominations for the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award. Interested candidates should email a complete (Adobe) PDF file of materials for internal review to Karen Justice-White at kjustice@jhmi.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2010. Doing so ensures that the internal selection can be completed in a timely fashion and the final nominations can be submitted to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation by their March 1, 2010 deadline.

Required materials for internal review:

  1. Internal Information Sheet (contact kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  2. Brief summary (one page) of proposed research project
  3. Applicant's CV

For more information on this funding opportunity:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/clinical_investigator_award_overview


Lasker Foundation Medical Research Awards

The Lasker Foundation will offer Medical Research Awards in three categories: Basic Medical Research, Clinical Medical Research, and Special Achievement.

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors scientists whose fundamental investigations have provided techniques, information, or concepts contributing to the elimination of major causes of disability and death.

The Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients.

The Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science honors scientists whose contributions to research are of unique magnitude and have immeasurable influence on the course of science, health, or medicine, and whose professional careers have engendered within the biomedical community the deepest feelings of awe and respect.

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2010. For complete details and nomination instructions, click here: http://www.laskerfoundation.org/nominate.htm


Global Probiotics Council - Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO)

Program Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2009

The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., has announced the third annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO). The purpose of the two annual grants of $50,000 each is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States, and to attract promising, young researchers to this field of study.

Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or an early faculty member within five years of their first appointment who are interested in understanding the health benefits of probiotics and the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body are encouraged to apply. A program flyer and an application summary are attached. The official announcement and specific description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency's website: http://www.probioticsresearch.com/


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December 2009 articles:
Seminar Series
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Mary Kay Foundation Grant for 2010
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2010
The Ellison Medical Foundation Award Programs for 2010
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program for 2010
NIH Transformative Research Projects Program
Doris Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships Program for 2010
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2010
Lasker Foundation Medical Research Awards
Global Probiotics Council - Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO)
 

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