Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Program for 2010
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February
The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering was established
in 1988 to support the nation's most gifted and talented young professors
to develop and expand their research in science and engineering with
a small number of funding restrictions and minimal reporting requirements
. This year's recipients of the Packard Fellowships will each receive
an award in the amount of $875,000 distributed over a five-year period.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has invited Johns Hopkins
to nominate two candidates who are within the first three years of
their faculty careers and qualified to serve as principal investigators
for research projects in the natural and physical sciences or engineering.
Eligible disciplines include astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics,
physics, computer science, earth science, and ocean science as well
as all areas of engineering. The Foundation seeks to support innovative
individual research involving Fellows, their students, and junior
colleagues, rather than extensions or parts of existing large-scale
research programs. Specific information regarding this program is
The deadline to submit materials for an internal review is Friday,
February 12, 2010. Interested applicants should submit the following
materials in one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet (email email@example.com
for a copy).
2. Candidate's current CV including current external research support
3. Description of candidate's proposed research (a maximum of two
pages of text which must NOT exceed 1,400 words in 12-point font
with one-inch margins) - include aims, methods, and significance
of proposed research.
4. Four Letters of Recommendations (from the Department Chair and
three references outside of JHU).
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 me directly at: (410) 516-8734
or by e-mail. Nominees will be informed as soon as possible. Their names
must be submitted to the Packard Foundation by Monday, March 15, 2010.
These nominees will be provided with a user ID and password for the
Packard Foundation's online application system. Complete applications
must be received by the Packard Foundation no later than Tuesday,
April 20, 2010
. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander
(410-516-8734 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Science Foundation's Integrative
Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)
The National Science Foundation's IGERT
Program was designed to provide opportunities to scientists and engineering
professionals who engage in professions in research and education with
interdisciplinary backgrounds, strong knowledge of selected disciplines,
as well as professional, technical and personal abilities to become
the principal agents for change. The focus of the IGERT Program is to
bring about cultural change in graduate education for students, faculty,
and institutions through new and creative methods for graduate education
in productive surroundings. The program facilitates diversity in student
participation and preparation as well as supporting a "world-class,
broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce."
The anticipated amount of funding is $3 million per award over a period
of five years. For new awards in the first year, funding would be up
to $400K and with an additional $200K for start-up support. More specific
information about this program is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10523/
Johns Hopkins can submit four proposals. Interested candidates should
send a brief project summary (one page maximum) with a budget summary
and the names of all co-investigators to Mike Alexander via e-mail at:
email@example.com no later
than Monday, February 15, 2010.
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
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer
Research Program (PCRP)
The Department of Defense Prostate Cancer
Research Program (PCRP) funds research that will eliminate death and
suffering from prostate cancer. Detailed descriptions of each of the
funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements
can be found in the FY10 PCRP Program Announcements (PAs).
The FY10 PCRP Idea Development Award and Synergistic
Idea Development Award PAs are available electronically for downloading
from the Grants.gov website (http://grants.gov),
the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org).
These funding opportunities require a pre-proposal submitted through
the CDMRP eReceipt System. Submission of full proposals is by invitation
only, and such applications for funding must be submitted through Grants.gov.
Idea Development Award (with New Investigator
Pre-Application (Pre-Proposal): March 3, 2010
Proposal: June 9, 2010
Synergistic Idea Development Award
Pre-Application (Pre-Proposal): March 3, 2010
Proposal: June 9, 2010
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking
This $15,000 award is presented to one or
more clinical and/or basic science investigators for outstanding and
exemplary original scientific investigations that relate tobacco consumption
and health. The application deadline is March 31, 2010 and application
instructions can be found here.
The Ruth D. Vogel Professional Development
The Hon. Ruth D. Vogel Fund for Professional
Development will give up to four awards per year of $500 each to JHMI
students, residents, or postdoctoral fellows for travel or related expenses
to attend a scientific workshop, conference, or similar scholarly meeting.
The candidate must be the presenting author of an oral or poster presentation.
Applications must be received by March 15, 2010. Applications
will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and senior staff. Awards
will be announced on April 1.
Procedure: Use the attached form
naming the applicant, sponsor, and meeting you plan to attend.
As instructed on the form, submit:
- Your abstract, or near-final draft if
not yet submitted
- A brief statement of your goals in attending
- A brief sponsor's statement describing
the need for the award and impact of your attending the meeting
NSF - Major Research Instrumentation
(MRI) Program for 2010
RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Friday, March 5, 2010
The National Science Foundation invites applications
in response to the Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Program
The MRI Program goal is to "improve the quality and expand the
scope of research and research training in science and engineering,
by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of
research and education in research-intensive learning environments."
Therefore, developing and acquiring research instrumentation for the
purposes of "inter- and/or intra-organization" shared use
is supported as well as efforts which would influence the "strengths
of private sector partners as appropriate" for the focus of the
MRI Program. More information and details about this program are available
on the NSF Program Solicitation Web site located at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm?WT.mc
Since there is a limit for the number of proposals Hopkins can submit,
an internal peer review to select the nominees will be conducted by
the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. The
following is a list of required materials for the internal review:
1. JHU Application Cover Sheet (email
firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy)
2. Principal Investigator's Curriculum Vitae (two to four pages) with
the names of all co-investigators
3. Project Summary (three to four pages)
4. One page DRAFT budget
5. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's department chair
Applicants who are interested in this program
should submit the above materials in one PDF document no later than
5 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010, via e-mail to email@example.com.
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.
Proposals will be reviewed and the internal selection will be completed
as soon as possible in order to give the selected applicants sufficient
time to prepare their full proposals for submission to NSF via Fastlane
by Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org
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