November 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.


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 27, 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, though foundation officials have stated a preference for basic science. 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. No international projects are considered.

Johns Hopkins is permitted to submit two nominations from the School of Medicine for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 8 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 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 contact Karen Falter directly at: (410) 502-2132 or by e-mail at kjustice@jhmi.edu. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed applications must be received by the Mallinckrodt Foundation via e-mail no later than Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

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


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund as well as the NCI funded Prostate Cancer SPORE grant. Awards of a maximum of $75,000 per year for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects).

New Ideas Encouraged!

For more information, visit the website @: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/


Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Issues Requests for Applications

The Maryland Stem Cell Commission has issued three official Requests for Applications (RFAs) for funding through the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act. The grants to be awarded under these three RFAs will fund basic and translational research with human stem cells of all types, as defined in the Stem Cell Act. The goals of this program are to broaden and advance knowledge of human stem cell biology that will be relevant for eventual development of clinical applications, and to enable, support and accelerate such clinical applications for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases and conditions.

The Commission is seeking the widest range of research topics that may contribute to achievement of these goals and is strongly encouraging collaboration between for-profits and not-for-profits. Projects leading to advances in regenerative medicine will also receive highest priority during this funding cycle. A one-page Letter of Intent is required and must be submitted by November 15, 2010. Applications for funding under these RFAs will be due January 13, 2011.

RFA-MD-11-1 is soliciting applications for Investigator-Initiated Research Grants, which are designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant application. Maryland-based organizations of all types are eligible for Investigator-Initiated Research Grants. These Investor-Initiated Research Grants will be for up to $200,000 of direct costs per year for up to three years.

RFA-MD-11-2 is soliciting applications for Exploratory Research Grants, which are designed for investigators who are new to the stem cell field (young investigators and investigators from other fields), and for new hypotheses, approaches, mechanisms or models that may differ from current thinking in the stem cell field, without any preliminary data supporting the application. These Exploratory Research Grants will be for up to $100,000 of direct costs per year, for up to two years.

RFA-MD-11-3 is soliciting nationwide applications for post-doctoral fellows who wish to conduct research on all types of human stem cells in Maryland. Each fellowship being awarded is up to $55,000 per year for up to two years, which is inclusive of all direct, indirect and fringe benefits costs.

All principal investigators funded under these RFAs will be required to present their interim and final research results at an annual in-state symposium and in annual reports to the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund.

New cell lines initially developed with funding under these RFAs will be required to be shared with other qualified researchers.

Questions by applicants about these RFAs may only be addressed by email, through the following contact: mscrfinfo@MarylandTEDCO.org.


Grant Awards of $25,000 for Environmental Health Sciences Research

DEADLINE: December 15, 2010

It is expected this award will:

  1. Provide initial support for new investigators to establish new lines of research relevant to environmental health;
  2. Allow exploration of innovative new directions from ongoing funded research for established investigators in environmental health sciences;
  3. Stimulate investigators from other areas of endeavor to apply their research expertise to environmental health problems, and;
  4. Stimulate collaborations between investigators from different disciplines to address environmental health problems.

New investigators are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to multi-investigator applications that involve multiple schools, departments and disciplines.

Funding decisions will be made by the end of March, with funding to begin April 1, 2011.

Click here to view the 25K Environmental Health Sciences Research Request for Proposals and Application Guidelines.

Please visit the NIEHS Center Pilot Projects website for all information regarding the Pilot Projects Proposals: http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/ehs/pilotprojects/index.html

Contact Kay Castleberry (410-955-3720, kcastleb@jhsph.edu) with questions.


Grant Awards of $50,0000 for Research Integrating Translational Research and Environmental Health Sciences

DEADLINE: December 15, 2010

It is expected this award will fund an innovative feasibility study that will achieve the following items as they relate to environmental health:

  1. Aid in the improvement of clinical trials and clinical data collection,
  2. Support epidemiologic studies or population studies,
  3. Employs a milestone-driven approach that aids in the timely generation of tangible products and outcomes, and,
  4. Promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration between grant recipient's labs, especially new and novel types of collaborations.

Funding decisions will be made by the end of March, with funding to begin April 1, 2011.

Click here to view the 50K Translational Request for Proposals and Application Guidelines.

Please visit the NIEHS Center Pilot Projects website for all information regarding the Pilot Projects Proposals: http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/ehs/pilotprojects/index.html
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November 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Issues Requests for Applications
Grant Awards of $25,000 for Environmental Health Sciences Research
Grant Awards of $50,0000 for Research Integrating Translational Research and Environmental Health Sciences
New Grants Associate in ORA
2011 NIH Loan Repayment Program

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