July 2010
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.


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

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.

DEADLINE: August 7, 2010

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


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, August 2010

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, July 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 8 a.m. on Monday, July 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 (contact 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 contact Karen 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 Sunday, August 1, 2010.

SPECIAL NOTE: This foundation does not have a Web site. For a copy of the application guidelines for the program, or i 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.


Searle Scholars Program (2010-2011)

Internal deadline: Friday, July 23, 2010

The Searle Scholars Program supports high-risk research of outstanding young faculty in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Applicants must have started their first appointment as an assistant professor on a tenure track on or after July 1, 2009. This award is not intended to support purely clinical research but has funded research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

Funding is $300,000 for a three-year period, with $100,000 paid each year pending acceptance of an annual progress report. Up to 25 percent of an individual's salary may be charged to the grant, together with allowable fringe benefits. (The Scholar's salary plus benefits charged to the grant may not exceed $25,000.) Please see the Web site listed below for other stipulations.

Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit two (2) applications for the Searle Scholars Program. For further details about the program and its guidelines, please see: http://www.searlescholars.net.

The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is Friday, July 23, 2010. Interested applicants should send via e-mail their internal application to Mike Alexander at malexander@jhu.edu with the subject line of "Searle Scholars Program 2010." Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:

  1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  3. Proposal (maximum of four pages text: 12-pt font and one-inch margins; figures, tables, and other reference material not included)
  4. Curriculum vita/vitae of investigators, including current external research support and publications (two pages maximum, each investigator)
  5. Budget (two pages maximum)

Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Final applications must be received by the Searle Scholars Program via an online process by Friday, September 24, 2010.


Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences (2010-2011)

Internal deadline: Friday, July 30, 2010

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences supports young investigators of outstanding promise in sciences related to the advancement of human health. The Pew Charitable Trusts especially encourages proposals that are creative, innovative and risk-taking. Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine or biomedical sciences and have started an appointment as assistant professor by November 1, 2010.

The award of $240,000--$60,000 each year for a period of four years--may be used for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel. However, no more than $10,000 a year may be used for the Scholar's salary, including fringe benefits. Overhead is limited to eight percent of the total award. Special Note: Pew Scholars cannot concurrently be supported by similar private foundation awards in excess of $50,000 a year for the first two years of the Pew program. (Funding from the NIH and other government sources and grants from non-profit associations do not pose a conflict.)

Johns Hopkins University can nominate one (1) candidate for this award. As of July 1, 2011, the candidate cannot have been an assistant professor for more than three years. (Time spent at more than one institution and in clinical internships, residencies, or work toward board certification does not count.) Previous candidates who have not been selected may apply for this year's award providing they meet current criteria. For further information about the program, please see: http://www.pewtrusts.org/
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The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is Friday, July 30, 2010. Interested applicants should send via e-mail their internal application to Mike Alexander at malexander@jhu.edu with the subject line of "Pew Scholars Program 2010-2011." Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:

  1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  3. Proposal (maximum of four pages text: 12-pt font with one-inch margins; figures, tables, and other reference material not included)
  4. Curriculum vita/vitae of investigators, including current external research support and publications (two pages maximum, each investigator)
  5. Budget (two pages maximum)

Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Selected applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 2, 2010.


Department of Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)

The Department of Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) provides support for cancer research not addressed by the breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer research programs executed and managed by the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). A summary of PRCRP funding opportunities is provided below. Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY10 PRCRP 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). Brief descriptions of each of these award mechanisms are available on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs website.

Submission Deadlines:

Idea Award
Pre-Application: July 14, 2010
Application (Invited): October 20, 2010

Translational New Investigator Award
Pre-Application: July 14, 2010
Application (Invited): October 20, 2010


Department of Defense (DOD) Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP)

The FY10 SCIRP appropriation is $11.25M to promote research into regenerating damaged spinal cords, arthritis research, and improving rehabilitation therapies that offer real promise for enhancing long-term care of wounded soldiers. The SCIRP focuses its funding on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for military Service Members as well as their caregivers, families, and the American public.

The FY10 SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the fields of spinal cord injury (SCI)-focused research. Proposals from investigators within the military Services and proposals involving multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, the military Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other Federal Government agencies are highly encouraged.

The SCIRP has released the following program announcements planned for Fiscal Year 2010:

  1. Clinical Trial Award-Rehabilitation
  2. Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  3. Qualitative Research Award
  4. Translational Research Partnership Award

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

FY10 SCIRP Award Mechanism Deadlines:

  • Required Pre-Applications (including two page Pre-Proposal Narrative [three page for Translational Research Partnership Award]) are submitted through http://cdmrp.org and are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 5, 2010.
  • Invitation to submit an application: September 30, 2010
  • Applications are submitted through www.grants.gov and are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 1, 2010.


Department of Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)

The PRORP Career Development Award mechanism supports a mentored research experience to prepare military investigators for productive, independent careers in orthopaedic research. It seeks to allow individuals in the early stages of their careers to obtain the experience necessary to pursue career opportunities at the forefront of orthopaedic research and make significant contributions to combat-relevant orthopaedic research and/or clinical care. The PRORP encourages Career Development Award applications for research with significant clinical relevance.

Award Mechanism Deadlines:

  • Required Pre-Applications (including one page Letter of Intent) are submitted through http://cdmrp.org and are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 10, 2010.
  • Applications are submitted through www.grants.gov and are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 28, 2010.

Full Program Announcement, Application Instructions and deadlines are available on the CDMRP website: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prorp.shtml.


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July 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Faculty Resources Site Now Open to All SOM Staff
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Research
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, August 2010
Searle Scholars Program (2010-2011)
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences (2010-2011)
Department of Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)
Department of Defense (DOD) Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP)
Department of Defense (DOD) Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)

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