July 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.


NIH-NCRR High-End Instrumentation Grant Program

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The NCRR High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) program is requesting applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs at least $750,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments in this category include--but are not limited to-"structural and functional imaging systems, macromolecular NMR spectrometers, high-resolution mass spectrometers, cryoelectron microscopes and supercomputers."

Although Johns Hopkins is not limited in the number of proposals it can submit, there can be no duplication in the type of equipment proposed. In order to avoid any duplication, interested candidates should submit a brief summary (one page maximum) indicating the cost of the equipment to Mike Alexander via e-mail at resapp@jhu.edu no later than Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Please note: The School of Medicine is also conducting a review of project summaries received in their Research Administration Office. Interested researchers from the School of Medicine should send their summaries and information to Gayle Walters at: gmwalters@jhmi.edu. Each summary will be carefully reviewed. If there are proposed projects with the same type of equipment or similar equipment, the Vice Provost for Research and the Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine will determine the submission outcome. More detailed information about this program can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-228.html

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu) or Gayle Walters (gmwalters@jhmi.edu).


Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2012

The Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Research Fellowship provides financial support for exceptional young Israeli scientists who have the chance to work in a biomedical research laboratory in the U.S. This program identifies the most capable scholars who have been appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in a research institution in this country which will host or sponsor them while providing training in order to gain the highest expertise in one or more of these subject areas:

- Cell Biology
- Biochemistry/Proteomics
- Bioinformatics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computational Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Stem Cell Biology
- Genetics and Genomics
- Neuroscience

The purpose of this program is to encourage collaboration between research scientists in the United States and Israel and provide young Israeli researchers with a broad range of experience so that they may return to Israel to continue their research career. Host Institutions in the United States will receive an award for three years to support the selected nominee's research and training efforts. The total amount of support for the first year is $56,475, and this figure will increase by three (3) percent during each year of the award. Please note: This foundation will accept only one nomination from each research institution. More specific information about this program is available at: http://www.eglcf.org/about.php.

Since Hopkins can submit only one nomination, an internal review of applications will be conducted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs. Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF document to resapp@jhu.edu no later than midnight on Monday, July 18, 2011:

- Program Application (email malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
- Research Proposal (Limit - 5 pages including figures and references) written in Ariel font size 11. This should include an outline of the candidate's research proposal.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) - should list all publications, presentations and awards, etc.
- Bio-sketch of the applicant - using the NIH format
- Proof of Ph.D. (can be a photocopy of certificate from the applicant's graduate institution)
- Letter of Reference from the Department Chair/Director
- Names and addresses of three references (in addition to the Department Chair/Director)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, or have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail at malexander@jhu.edu. The selected nominee will be informed as soon as possible. The deadline for applications for the 2011 Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is Thursday, September 1, 2011.


Searle Scholars Program

Internal deadline: Midnight - Monday, July 25, 2011

The Searle Scholars Program supports research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. Applicants should be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences and must have started their first appointment as an assistant professor on a tenure track on or after July 1, 2010. This award is not intended to support purely clinical research but has funded research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

Funding is $300,000 for three years, with $100,000 paid each year pending acceptance of an annual progress report. Up to 25 percent of an individual's salary may be charged to the grant, together with allowable fringe benefits. (The Scholar's salary plus benefits charged to the grant must not exceed $25,000.) Please see the Website listed below for other stipulations.

Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit two (2) applications for the Searle Scholars Program. For further details about the program and its guidelines, please see: http://www.searlescholars.net.

The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is midnight on Monday, July 25, 2011. Interested applicants should send their internal application via e-mail to resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line of "Searle Scholars Program 2011." Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:

  • JHU Limited Submission cover sheet (email malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  • Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  • Proposal (maximum of four pages text, single spaced: 12-pt font and one-inch margins; figures, tables, and other reference material not included)
  • Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications (two pages maximum, each investigator)
  • Budget (two pages maximum)

Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at (410) 516-8734. Final applications must be received by the Searle Scholars Program via an online process by Friday, September 30, 2011.


Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences (2011-2012)

Internal deadline: Monday, August 1, 2011

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences supports the independent research conducted by young investigators of outstanding promise in sciences related to the advancement of human health. The Pew Charitable Trusts especially encourages proposals that are creative, innovative and risk-taking. Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine or the biomedical sciences and have started an appointment as assistant professor by November 1, 2011.

The award of $240,000 ($60,000 each year for a period of four years) may be used for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel. However, no more than $10,000 a year may be used for the Scholar's salary, including fringe benefits. Overhead is limited to eight (8) percent of the total award. Note: Pew Scholars cannot concurrently be supported by similar private foundation awards in excess of $50,000 a year during the first two years of the Pew program. (Funding from the NIH and other government sources and grants from non-profit associations do not pose a conflict.)

Johns Hopkins can nominate one (1) candidate for this award. As of July 1, 2011, the candidate should not have been an assistant professor for more than three years. (Time spent at more than one institution and in clinical internships, residencies, or work toward board certification does not count.) Previous candidates who have not been selected may apply for this year's award providing they meet the current criteria. For more specific information about the program, please see: http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_category.aspx?id=194.

The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is midnight on Monday, August 1, 2011. Interested applicants should send via e-mail their internal application to resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line of "Pew Scholars Program 2011-2012." Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:

  • JHU Limited Submission cover sheet (email malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  • Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  • Proposal (maximum of four pages text, single-spaced; 12-pt font with one-inch margins; figures, tables, and other reference material not included)
  • Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications (two pages maximum, each investigator)
  • Budget (two pages maximum)

Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734. Selected applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 1, 2011.


Discovery Fund for Cardiovascular Research To Honor Michel and Anna Mirowski

The School of Medicine announces the second annual Discovery Fund in Honor of Dr. Michel Mirowski and his wife Anna for Cardiovascular Research. The purpose of this award (up to $75,000) is to catalyze innovative ideas that are high risk and ordinarily would not be funded by NIH until sufficient preliminary data are gathered. In this regard, we are accepting applications for the Mirowski Award with a deadline of September 1, 2011. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2011.

Applications should contain sections including: Title, Investigator (departmental and divisional affiliation), Abstract, Specific Aims, Innovation and Impact, brief Experimental Plan, Statement on possible future competitive Funding and five References. Applications over a total of 3 pages (single-spaced Arial font size 11) will not be reviewed. An NIH Biosketch should accompany the application. All documents should be assembled into a single PDF file.

Please submit your application to Karen Falter by September 1 at kjustice@jhmi.edu.


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Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
NIH-NCRR High-End Instrumentation Grant Program
Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2012
Searle Scholars Program
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences (2011-2012)
Discovery Fund for Cardiovascular Research To Honor Michel and Anna Mirowski

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