April 2010
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES- Back

Department of Defense (DOD) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) promotes innovative research focused on decreasing the clinical impact of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY10 TSCRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://grants.gov), the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt Website (https://cdmrp.org).

Submission Deadlines:

Idea Development Award
Pre-Application: April 21, 2010
Application: May 6, 2010

Career Transition Award
Pre-Application: April 29, 2010
Application: May 20, 2010

Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
Pre-Application: April 29, 2010
Application: May 20, 2010


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, May 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2010

The Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation provides awards three times a year "for the purpose of advancing knowledge in the various fields of medical and health research." These grants are start-up funds for established investigators or senior faculty to move research projects forward to the point of obtaining other independent funding or support for highly promising young investigators during a time when start-up funds are limited. Awards are made in the amount of $50K-$70K per year for a period of three years. Both basic science and clinical research proposals are considered. This Foundation does not support projects in progress or those projects already receiving significant funding, and it will not provide funding beyond the initial three-year period.

Johns Hopkins is permitted to submit three nominations for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2010. Interested applicants should submit their internal application materials to kjustice@jhmi.edu. Please submit the documents as one PDF in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum vitae, including current external research support and publications
  3. Proposal with a detailed description of the research project (two to four pages of text, doubled-spaced, 12-pt font with one-inch margins). Also include references for review by the medical Trustees beyond this text description
  4. One-page lay summary
  5. Letter from the department chair that describes the candidate's qualifications
  6. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum) NOTE: This Foundation does not provide overhead.

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 contat Karen Justice-Falter directly at: (410) 502-2132 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed applications must be received by the Mallinckrodt Foundation via e-mail no later than Saturday, May 1, 2010.

SPECIAL NOTE:
This foundation does not have a Web site. Contact Karen Justice-Falter for a copy of the application guidelines for the program (kjustice@jhmi.edu). If you have any questions concerning this foundation, please contact Joan Wisner-Carlson in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations of Johns Hopkins at (410) 516-2934 or jwisner@jhu.edu.


Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) promotes the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of neurofibromatosis. Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY10 NFRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://grants.gov), the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt Website (https://cdmrp.org).

Exploration-Hypothesis Development Awards, New Investigator Awards, Postdoctoral Traineeship Awards:

-Required Pre-Applications (including one-page Letter of Intent narrative) are submitted through http://cdmrp.org and are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 29, 2010.

- Applications are submitted through www.grants.gov and are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2010.

- The Postdoctoral Traineeship Award application only also requires, in addition to the completed Grants.gov application, the submission of three (3) Confidential Letters of Interest submitted by the individuals designated during the pre-application process, due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2010. Please refer to Page 9 of the Program Announcement for additional details.


Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $80 million to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) to fund research that will eliminate death and suffering from prostate cancer. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt Website (https://cdmrp.org).

Submission Deadlines:

Health Disparity Research Award
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=
false&oppId=52407

Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 5, 2010
Application: May 26, 2010

Health Disparity Training Award
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=
false&oppId=52397

Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 5, 2010
Application: May 26, 2010

Laboratory-Clinical Transition Award
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=
false&oppId=52284

Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 5, 2010
Application: May 26, 2010

Physician Research Training Award
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=
false&oppId=52404

Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 5, 2010
Application: May 26, 2010

Population-Based Research Award
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=
false&oppId=52286

Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 5, 2010
Application: May 26, 2010

Prostate Cancer Training Award
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=
false&oppId=52406
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): May 5, 2010
Application: May 26, 2010


W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Program for 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, May 3, 2010

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust awards research grants in three areas--heart, cancer and AIDS research. It provides support for young investigators in universities, hospitals and research centers to pursue medical research projects that it considers to be "unique and meritorious" and that are not likely to receive funding from government organizations. Awards are generally a maximum of $100k a year (including institutional overhead, which the Trust limits to ten percent of the total budget) for up to three years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or provide "notarized, valid visa and alien registration." Additional program information can be obtained on the W.W. Smith Web site.

At this time Johns Hopkins can submit one nomination for the Cancer Research Grant and one nomination for the AIDS Research Grant Program. The nomination for the Heart Research Program will take place later in the year. An internal peer review to select the nominees will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010, to malexander@jhu.edu:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (two - four pages, listing all funding sources)
  3. Research plan (three - five pages)
  4. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the candidate's department head

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 by phone (410-516-8734) or email (malexander@jhu.edu). Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The final nomination must be submitted to the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust by the Tuesday, June 15, 2010 deadline. Please contact Mike Alexander with any questions.


U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Call for Proposals in Transformative Science

The first round of applications has been announced for this new program devoted to Transformative Science grants. Transformative science is defined as "research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Such research is also characterized by its challenge to current understanding or by its pathways to new frontiers." Proposals will be evaluated first and foremost on their transformative nature, but must also exhibit scientific excellence. A large number of applications are expected, so BSF urges you to apply only if you consider your idea to be a truly important scientific breakthrough. Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one Israeli and one American scientist, as required in all BSF programs. The projects may be up to 3 years in duration, and will receive up to $100,000/year, which may be divided among the PIs, according to their preference.

Pre-proposals must be submitted online using the relevant BSF submission system by May 11, 2010. The BSF website will be open for submission on April 12, 2010. Applicants are requested to acquaint themselves with the BSF regulations before they submit an application, and are encouraged to discuss the proposal with the BSF management, Dr. Yair Rotstein (yair@bsf.org.il) or Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring (heni@bsf.org.il).

For complete details of the new program and submission instructions please consult the BSF website (www.bsf.org.il) under "Guidelines & Forms."


DoD Fiscal Year 2010 Autism Research Program (ARP)

The vision of the FY10 ARP is to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) now. The ARP has released the final of its four program announcements planned for Fiscal Year 2010: The ARP Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award. This award supports the initial exploration of untested, novel, innovative, and potentially groundbreaking concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important issue in autism research. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based, or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis. This award mechanism is not intended to support the continuation of existing studies. This award is designed to provide investigators with the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations that may reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. The existence of substantial preliminary data suggests that the proposed research does not meet the intent of this award mechanism. Therefore, the inclusion of preliminary data is not allowed.

Full Program Announcements, Application Instructions and deadlines are available on the CDMRP website. The Synopsis Table with deadlines is also on the website: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/10arpreftable.pdf.

Award Mechanism Deadlines:

- Required Pre-Applications (including one page Letter of Intent Narrative) are submitted through http://cdmrp.org and are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 10, 2010.

- Applications are submitted through www.grants.gov and are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 1, 2010.


Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) promotes innovative research focused on eradicating breast cancer. Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY10 BCRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt Website (https://cdmrp.org).

Submission Deadlines:

Era of Hope Scholar Award, Innovator Award, Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, and Predoctoral Traineeship Award
Pre-Application: March 24, 2010
Application: April 7, 2010

Idea Award and Idea Award- Collaborative Option
Pre-Application: April 21, 2010
Application: May 5, 2010

Transformative Vision Award, Inter-Institutional Training Award, and Multi-Team Award
Pre-Proposal: March 18, 2010
Invited Application: June 23, 2010


NIH - Millennium Promise Awards: Non-communicable Chronic Diseases Research Training Program

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 15, 2010

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a research training program designed to build research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the fields related to cancer, cerebrovascular disease including stroke, lung disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and environmental factors including indoor air pollution, and obesity and lifestyle factors related to these conditions as well as the genetics of non-communicable diseases. Applicant institutions must exhibit that they have existing research programs in these fields. Interdisciplinary projects that develop and provide training are encouraged. In addition to generating evidence to prevent and treat chronic diseases, it is crucial that research findings will be incorporated into community practice in an efficient and timely way, particularly in their delivery to LMIC communities.

Up to $220,000 total direct costs per year for periods up to five years can be requested, with facilities and administrative costs limited to 8 percent for all awards and sub-awards. The total amount of each award for all five years may not exceed $1,500,000. For more information about this program, consult the agency announcement posted at:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-175.html.

Johns Hopkins can nominate one (1) application for this program. Interested candidates should send a brief project summary (one page maximum PDF), including budget information, and the names and e-mails of all co-investigators for their proposed project to malexander@jhu.edu with the subject line, "Millennium Promise Awards." The deadline for this internal submission is Thursday, July 15, 2010.

Each applicant will receive a confirmation of receipt of his or her e-mail within 48 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Once the university has chosen the candidate who will go forward in the process, the letter of intent must be received by NIH by August 31, 2010 and the final application by September 28, 2010.

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April 2010 articles:
Clarification on Role of Study Team Members
Clarification on Changes in IRB-Approved Research Protocols
 
Seminar Series
Faculty Resources Site Now Open to All SOM Staff
Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee Updates
Department of Defense (DOD) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, May 2010
Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Program for 2010
U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Call for Proposals in Transformative Science
DOD Fiscal Year 2010 Autism Research Program (ARP)
NIH - Millennium Promise Awards: Non-communicable Chronic Diseases Research Training Program
 
eIS Conversion to COEUS Training
NIH Clarification on Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) Information
Recovery Act of 2009, Revised NIH Award Terms Available

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