December 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.


Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2011

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 13, 2010

The Mary Kay Foundation is dedicated to eliminating cancers that affect women by supporting medical science professionals focusing their research efforts on finding cures for breast, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer. The foundation is now accepting applications to fund 10 to 15 grants for translational research in those areas. The awards will be up to $100K for a period of two years. The School of Medicine can nominate one candidate for this award.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010, to kjustice@jhmi.edu.

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  2. Biographical sketch no more than two pages (Note: A two-page Curriculum Vita can be substituted)
  3. A brief summary of the proposed project (3-4 single spaced pages including collaborations, tables, etc.)
  4. Proposed Budget for two years

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 Karen Falter directly at: (410) 502-2132. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The final nomination must be submitted to the Mary Kay Foundation by the Friday, February 4, 2011 deadline. More specific information about this program is available at: http://www.mkacf.org/Pages/CancerGrantProgram.aspx. Please contact Karen Falter (kjustice@jhmi.edu) with any questions.


The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2011

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 20, 2010

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching of faculty members early in their careers in biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. One JHU nominee will be selected on the basis of promising leadership in both research and teaching, and should have an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of her/his appointment as an independent researcher, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education. This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75K. More specific information about this program is available at: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF document to malexander@jhu.edu in the Office of Assistant Provost for Research Administration by Monday, December 20, 2010, for an internal review:

  1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate co-authors are plainly identified (Research support should be included)
  3. Summary (including references) of the nominee's research achievements as an independent faculty member with an explanation of research plans (no more than 7 pages)
  4. Statement of intent indicating the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (no more than 3 pages)
  5. Budget describing how the funded award will be used (only one page)

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. The selected candidate will be informed as soon as possible. The nomination materials and letters of support are due to the Dreyfus Foundation by Friday, February 10, 2011. Winners are expected to be announced by April 2011. Please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@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/


Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2011

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DATE: Friday, January 28, 2011

The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient's bedside in search of breakthrough treatments. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

The School of Medicine has been invited to submit three nominations for the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award. Interested candidates should email a complete PDF file of materials for internal review to Karen Falter at kjustice@jhmi.edu no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 28, 2011. This deadline ensures that the internal selection can be completed in a timely fashion and the final nominations can be submitted to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation by the March 1, 2011 deadline.

Required materials for internal review:

1. Internal Information Sheet (contact kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
2. Proposal and project descriptions (five pages maximum, double-spaced)
3. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
3. Applicant's CV
4. Budget (two pages maximum)

For more information: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/clinical_
investigator_ award_overview



Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

The Global Probiotics Council purpose awards two annual grants of $50,000 each to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States, and to attract promising, young researchers to this field of study.

Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or an early faculty member within five consecutive years of their first appointment who are interested in understanding the health benefits of probiotics and the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota, and the body are encouraged to apply. The deadline is February 15, 2011. Complete application instructions and details are available at http://www.probioticsresearch.com.

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December 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2011
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2011
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2011
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research
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