August 2010

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: 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 ( 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:

Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant

The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins is pleased to announce that funding is available for a limited number of novel developmental research programs (pilot projects) in the study of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. This program funds important new pilot projects with promising translational potential that do not have sufficient data for an independently funded NIH grant. Projects of high priority should focus on new research directions, explore innovative ideas, test unconventional, but potentially important, new hypotheses, or ascertain the feasibility of new research approaches. Applications are due Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on how to submit an application visit:

Brookdale Foundation Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program for 2010

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: Monday, September 27, 2010

The Brookdale Foundation's Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program supports emerging leaders in the field of aging. These fellowships are intended for faculty who conduct research on aging and are within 10 years of receiving their M.D. or Ph.D. The Brookdale Foundation supports projects from a broad range of disciplines, "including, but not limited to, medical, biological and basic sciences, nursing, social sciences, the arts and humanities." Awards of up to $125,000 per year will support 75 percent of the fellow's time, base salary and fringe benefits for up to two years. Each recipient is required to have at least one mentor to provide professional guidance during the development of their career. More details about this funding opportunity can be found at the Brookdale Foundation Web site at:

SPECIAL NOTE: There is no limit on the number of applications submitted from an institution, but the Brookdale Foundation requires an internal panel to review and endorse all candidates. The review for applicants from Johns Hopkins will be conducted by the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Interested candidates should submit the materials listed below for internal review by Monday, September 27, 2010, to Each applicant will 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. Approved proposals must be electronically submitted to the Brookdale Foundation no later than Monday, November 1, 2010.

Applicants should submit these documents as one PDF in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact
  2. Curriculum Vitae of investigator (two-four pages maximum)
  3. Proposal/project description (two-three pages of text maximum; double-spaced, in 12-pt font with one inch margins-not including figures, tables and/or references)
  4. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)
  5. Letter of endorsement of the proposed project from the applicant's department chair/director

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander ( or 410-516-8734).

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August 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
New Policy on Faculty Conduct
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Research
Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant
Brookdale Foundation Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program for 2010
NIH Loan Repayment Programs
Radiology Customer Service Center Changes

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