June 2010
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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.


Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Research

DEADLINE: August 7, 2010

Funding is available to support pilot and feasibility projects focused on the common male diseases of BPH/LUTS. Awards up to $50,000 for up to two years are available to fund pilot and feasibility projects. New ideas encouraged!

These projects are part of a new NIDDK-supported George M. O'Brien Urology Research Center grant at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For more information, visit the website at: http://pilotprojects.onc.jhmi.edu/index.cfm?
fuseAction=viewDetails&project=35


The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award for 2010

The Hartwell Foundation provides funding for "early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge" biomedical research with the potential to benefit the health of children in the United States. The Foundation is principally interested in proposals from faculty in medicine and biomedical engineering and in work that may be considered high-risk. This foundation seeks out projects that address an unmet need, will have a major impact on the health of children, make use of technology, have a significant potential for clinical application in five (5) to eight (8) years, and are not yet eligible for funding from other sources. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and faculty members at any level are eligible to apply.

The Foundation will select ten (10) individuals to receive an Award that will provide research support totaling $300K (to be distributed in increments of $100K each year for a period of three years). Johns Hopkins can submit four (4) nominations for this program.

The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is Friday, August 20, 2010, to ensure the internal review and selection process will be completed in a suitable time period. Interested applicants should submit their materials to Mike Alexander at malexander@jhu.edu, indicating in the subject line: "Hartwell-IBRA 2010 internal application."

Please send the following documents in sequence via one PDF:

  • JHU Limited Submission cover sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  • Curriculum vitae (2-4 pages, listing all sources of funding)
  • Research proposal (4-5 pages text: double-spaced with 12-pt type and one-inch
    margins, not including figures and references)
  • Letter of recommendation from the candidate's department chair/director
  • Budget (one page maximum)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, or want further details on this opportunity, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Completed applications must be received by the Hartwell Foundation no later than Monday, November 1, 2010.


The Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2010

The Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to a highly promising young scientist in medicine, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field who is engaged in innovative biomedical research with the potential to benefit the health of children in the United States. This Fellowship is intended to enable a scientist in the early stage of his or her research career to pursue further specialized training and career development. A JHU department can either (1) encourage a current postdoctoral fellow to apply for this award OR (2) submit an application for the Department to use the Hartwell Fellowship award to recruit a new postdoctoral fellow. Hartwell Fellows must be U.S. citizens. The Foundation will provide Johns Hopkins University with $100,000. The award will be distributed in two increments: $50,000 each year for two years.

The University can select only one (1) nominee for this program and an internal peer review of candidates will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration.

The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is Monday, September 6, 2010, to ensure that the internal review and selection process will be completed in a timely fashion. Interested applicants should submit their internal application to Mike Alexander at malexander@jhu.edu, indicating in the subject line: "Hartwell-Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010 internal application." Please send the following documents in sequence via one PDF:

  • JHU Limited submission cover sheet (with the faculty sponsor noted as principal
    investigator)
  • Curriculum vitae (2-3 pages, listing all sources of funding)
  • Research proposal (2-4 pages text: double-spaced with 12-pt type and one-inch
    margins, not including figures and references)
  • Letter of recommendation from the candidate's department chair/director

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, or if you have questions on this opportunity, please contact Mike Alexander directly at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Completed applications must be received by the Hartwell Foundation before Monday, November 1, 2010.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, August 16, 2010

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists provides physician-scientists $700,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the beginning years of faculty service. Proposals should be in the area of "basic biomedical, disease-oriented, translational, or molecular, genetic, or pharmacological epidemiology research." More specific information concerning background and eligibility for this program is available at: http://www.bwfund.org/pages/188/Career-Awards-for-Medical-Scientists/

Please Note:

  • Proposals in reproductive science are encouraged.
  • Researchers who intend to submit proposals in the area of epidemiology should contact the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to ascertain their eligibility.
  • Proposals in health services research or proposals that entail large-scale clinical trials are not eligible.

Johns Hopkins can submit five nominees. Interested candidates should send the following materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010, to malexander@jhu.edu:

Required materials for internal review:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Biographical sketch of no more than two pages (Note: A two-page Curriculum Vita can be substituted)
  3. A summary of the proposed project (5-6 single spaced pages with one-inch or larger margins on all
    sides and with text at 11- or 12-point type--no smaller than 9 to 10-point type for figures,
    legends and tables)
  4. Three letters of recommendation (one from a faculty sponsor or graduate advisor)
  5. Proposed budget for five 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 Mike Alexander directly at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The final nominations must be submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund by the Friday, October 1, 2010 deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander.

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June 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer: There's an App for That
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Research
The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award for 2010
The Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2010
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists
NIH Expands Provisions of the Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (eSNAP) and Requires Electronic Submission of SNAPs Beginning August 1, 2010
New NIH Policy on Post-Submission Application Materials
Budgeting for Genomic Arrays for NIH Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts

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