September 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.

Department of Defense (DOD) Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

The goal of the LCRP is to eradicate death from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and the American public. For FY10 this program will support the development of an early detection program for lung cancer in military beneficiaries.
The FY10 LCRP is interested in the following clinical study areas:

  • Combination of multiple detection/screening modalities
  • Development of non-imaging based screening program
  • Prospective validation of early detection/screening biomarkers

Information in this pre-announcement is being provided to allow investigators time to plan and develop proposals. All proposals submitted must conform to the final program announcement which is anticipated to be posted on in early September 2010. Pre-application and application deadlines will not be available until the program announcement is released.

NIH - Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-Lifespan) PAR-10-257

INTERNAL DEADLINE: Thursday, September 16, 2010

The National Institutes of Health is requesting applications for collaborative research training between institutions in the United States and low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to maintain and strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders across the lifespan, with the definitive goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries. U.S. applicants should identify at least one scientist from each LMIC institution as the main foreign collaborator for that organization. The principal investigator and at least one of the key personnel listed in the application must be designated as the principal investigator of at least one research award from NIH or another source that is directly related to the research training proposal from Hopkins and with at least 18 months of support remaining at the time of the application. More specific information about this program is available at

Johns Hopkins can submit only one application for this program. 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. Principal Investigator's Curriculum Vitae (two to four pages) with the names of all co-investigators for this proposed project
  2. Project Summary (two pages maximum)
  3. DRAFT Budget summary (one page)

Applicants who are interested in this program should submit the above materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010, via e-mail to Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander directly at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Proposed projects will be reviewed and the internal selection will be completed as soon as possible in order to give the selected applicant sufficient time to prepare the letter of intent for submission to NIH by Saturday, October 2, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander.

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September 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Submit your Annual Outside Interests Statement
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Department of Defense (DOD) Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)
NIH - Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-Lifespan) PAR-10-257
FDA Workshop on Medical Devices
Two-day Error Correction Window Eliminated

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