April 2011
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, April 11, 2011

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 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011. 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 (contact 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 (no more than five pages, 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 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 May 1, 2011.

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


William T. Grant Scholars Program for 2011

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2011

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports research conducted by promising young investigators in the social, behavioral, or health sciences, aimed at understanding and improving youth social settings (i.e., schools, youth-serving organizations, neighborhoods, families, peer groups, and after-school programs). Successful proposals should focus on how these settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved as well as when, how, and under what conditions research is in policies and practices that affect youth. Awards of $350K are distributed during a five year period. Candidates must be faculty members within seven (7) years of receiving their degree, including time spent as a postdoctoral fellow. NOTE: Each academic division of Hopkins can submit one nomination. Full program details can be obtained on the William T. Grant Foundation Web site located at: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/
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Please submit the materials listed below to resapp@jhu.edu in one (1) PDF, arranged in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Proposal and project description (five pages maximum, double spaced)
  3. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  4. Curriculum vita/vitae for candidate (two pages)
  5. Budget (two-page maximum)

Interested applicants should submit their materials no later than Friday, April 29, 2011. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible after the nomination process is complete. Final applications must be received by the William T. Grant Foundation by Wednesday, July 6, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact malexander@jhu.edu.


W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Program for 2011

RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Friday, April 29, 2011

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust awards research grants in three areas--heart, cancer and AIDS research. The Trust provides awards to young investigators in universities, hospitals and research centers in order to pursue innovative basic medical research projects that can attract funds from other large funding organizations after the Trust's support has ended. Awards for 2011 will be generally a maximum of $100k for one year (including institutional overhead, which the Trust limits to 10 percent of the total budget). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or provide valid visa and alien registration materials. Additional program information can be obtained on the W.W. Smith Website located at: http://wwsmithcharitabletrust.org/guidelines.htm.

Johns Hopkins can submit one nomination for the Cancer Research grant program and one nomination for the AIDS Research grant program. (NOTE: The nomination for the Heart Research grant program will take place in the summer of 2011.) An internal peer review to select the nominees will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF document no later than 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, to resapp@jhu.edu:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexeander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (two - four pages, listing all funding sources)
  3. Research plan (three - five pages)
  4. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the candidate's department head

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. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The final nomination materials must be submitted to the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu).


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April 2011 articles:
Recertification/Training Program for Principal Investigators Conducting Human Subjects Research
 
Seminar Series
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program
William T. Grant Scholars Program for 2011
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Program for 2011
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