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.
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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 email@example.com no later than midnight on Monday, July 18, 2011:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com
with the subject line of "Searle Scholars Program 2011." Please
submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line of "Pew Scholars Program 2011-2012."
Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:
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.
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 email@example.com.