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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Internal Deadline: February
The Cancer Center has received an invitation from
the NCCN to select two potential candidates for their YIA Program. This
program was inaugurated this year with support from multiple companies.
The Foundation expects to support a minimum of five (5) YIA early
The Cancer Center may select one
candidate from each of the following two categories:
Since there is a limit for the number of
proposals the Cancer Center may submit, an internal review process will
be conducted by members of the Cancer Center's Awards Committee. The
following is a list of required materials for the internal review. Note:
The NCCN will require more information from the selected applicants
upon final submission.
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 Gail Voelker directly
at 410-955-8823. Proposals will be reviewed and the internal selection
will be completed as soon as possible in order to give the selected
applicants sufficient time to prepare their final proposals.
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.
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
supports the nation's most gifted and talented young professors in developing
and expanding their research in science and engineering with a small
number of funding restrictions and minimal reporting requirements .
Each recipient of the Packard Fellowships for this year will receive
an award in the amount of $875,000 distributed over a five-year period.
Johns Hopkins expects to nominate two candidates
who are within the first three years of their faculty careers and qualified
to serve as principal investigators for research projects in the natural
and physical sciences or engineering. Eligible disciplines include astronomy,
biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, earth science,
and ocean science as well as all areas of engineering. The David and
Lucile Packard Foundation seeks to support innovative individual research
involving Fellows, their students, and junior colleagues, rather than
extensions or parts of existing large-scale research programs. Specific
information regarding this program is available at: http://www.packard.org/assets/files/conservation%20and%20science/
The deadline to submit materials for an internal
review is Friday, February 18, 2011. Interested applicants should
submit the following materials in one PDF document to email@example.com:
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 me directly at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. Nominees will be informed as soon as possible. Their names must be submitted to the Packard Foundation by Tuesday, March 15, 2011. These nominees will be provided with a user ID and password for the Packard Foundation's online application system. Complete applications must be received by the Packard Foundation no later than Wednesday, April 20, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The HERA Foundation is a non-profit organization
whose mission is to stop the loss of women and girls from ovarian cancer
and by improving prevention and prognosis through innovative scientific
research and education. For 2011, the HERA Foundation will provide a
total of three grants to fund research projects that are basic, translational
and/or clinical in nature:
Two grants of $20,000 and one of $10,000
are available for pilot projects that include, but are not limited to,
those that study high grade and/or low grade ovarian carcinoma etiology
and pathogenesis, and those that explore novel approaches to
early ovarian cancer detection and targeted therapy. One grant is earmarked
for a clinical fellow interested in ovarian cancer research as described
Our goal is to encourage outside the box thinking and solutions and provide seed money for such projects. Chemotherapy has been in use for many years and to date we have not improved overall survival by 1%. New approaches are needed to understanding and treating this disease which is of primary interest to the HERA Foundation.
Submission deadline is FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Submit application in a single .PDF document to Sheridia Daniels at email@example.com (no paper submissions accepted). Awards will be announced March 31, 2011.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold either a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree, and be either a post-doctoral research fellow or clinical fellow. A previous research background in ovarian cancer is not essential, as the HERA Foundation seeks to encourage new young investigators to enter the field. However, candidates should demonstrate the relevance of their previous research background to the proposed work, and indicate a strong long-term commitment to research in the field of ovarian cancer.
Evaluation criteria: Key criteria are the importance of the problem to be addressed, the originality of the approach and concepts, feasibility of the methodology, and the research experience and qualifications/potential of the candidate. The review is performed by reviewers both internal and external to JHU, as well as patient advocates.
Format of application: The following items 1-5 should not exceed 3 pages of single-spaced 12-point type.
Title page: Include Your Name and Department, your Dept. Chair's name, Title of project, and a checklist of all the items (1-9) below (incomplete grant applications will not be reviewed).