February 2010
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Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 12, 2010

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 available online.

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 malexander@jhu.edu:

1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet (email malexander@jhu.edu for a copy).
2. Candidate's current CV including current external research support and publications.
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 malexander@jhu.edu).


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/
nsf10523.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25


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: malexander@jhu.edu 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 website: http://www.probioticsresearch.com/


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.

Submission Deadlines:

Idea Development Award (with New Investigator Option)
(http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&
oppId=51269
)
Pre-Application (Pre-Proposal): March 3, 2010
Proposal: June 9, 2010

Synergistic Idea Development Award
(http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&
oppId=51270
)
Pre-Application (Pre-Proposal): March 3, 2010
Proposal: June 9, 2010


Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health

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 Award

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 the meeting
  • 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 Solicitation; 10-529.

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 _id=
USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


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 malexander@jhu.edu 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 or director

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 malexander@jhu.edu. 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 (malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734).


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February 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program for 2010
National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)
Global Probiotics Council - Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO)
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health
The Ruth D. Vogel Professional Development Award
NSF - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for 2010
 
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