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.
The Defense Medical
Research and Development Program (DMRDP) is focused on supporting research
that will advance the state of medical science in those areas of most
pressing need and relevance to today's battlefield experience. The funding
opportunity outlined below will be administered by the US Army Medical
Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally
Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Supplementary FY11 funds
may be available to provide for additional awards under these funding
A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities
can be obtained on the Grants.gov
website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Monday, September 19, 2011
Microsoft Research has recently announced
its Faculty Fellowship Program for 2012. This program supports early
career faculty "who are advancing computing research in novel directions
with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who
demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field."
Candidates must be in the first, second, or third year of their first
faculty appointment as of the application deadline; hold a tenure-track
position; and be within six years of receiving their Ph.D., Sc.D., or
M.D. In past years, this fellowship has included an award of $100k in
the first year, with up to $100k possible in the second year. "Microsoft
Research Faculty Fellows also have access to other Microsoft resources,
such as software, invitations to conferences, and engagements with Microsoft
Research." Additional program information can be obtained on the
Microsoft Web site: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/msrff_application.aspx
Johns Hopkins can nominate one candidate
for this program. An internal peer review to select the nominee will
be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research
Administration. Applicants should submit the materials listed below
for internal review by 6 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011,
to email@example.com. Each applicant
will receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48
hours. If the applicant does not receive such an acknowledgement, they
should contact me directly at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. The selected
candidate's preliminary application must be electronically submitted
to Microsoft by 3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) / 12 noon (Pacific
Time) on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Friday, September 23, 2011
This NSF program maintains that Sustainability Research Networks will engage and explore fundamental theoretical issues and empirical questions in sustainability science, engineering, and education that will increase the understanding of the ultimate sustainability challenge - maintaining and improving the quality of life for the nation within a healthy Earth system. In addition, it is the primary goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition to support the development and coalescence of entities to advance collaborative research that addresses questions and challenges in sustainability science, engineering, and education. SRNs will link scientists, engineers, and educators, at existing institutions, centers, networks, and also develop new research efforts and collaborations. Proposed SRNs are expected to be multi-dimensional with regard to "disciplines" and address fundamental issues that are likely to yield significant new knowledge and understanding.
These awards are expected to be four to five years
and budgets should not exceed $12,000,000 (for the total award). The
budget request should be consistent with the focus of the proposed SRN
network. NOTE: Voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. More
specific information about this program and its requirements is available
Johns Hopkins can submit three preliminary proposals
as a lead institution. However, there is no limit to participation as
a partner institution. Interested candidates should send a brief project
summary (one page maximum PDF), budget information, and the names and
e-mails of all co-investigators for their proposed project to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line, "NSF 11-574 - Sustainability Research Networks
Competition." The deadline for this internal submission is Friday,
September 23, 2011. Each applicant will receive a confirmation of
receipt of his or her e-mail within 48 hours. If you do not receive
an acknowledgement, please contact Mike
Alexander at 410- 516-8734. The selected candidates will be notified
as soon as possible. Once the university has chosen the candidates who
will go forward in the process, their preliminary proposals must be
received by NSF no later than December 1, 2011.
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators
in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities
for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to study
pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and microbial
biology. The award provides the recipients with the freedom and flexibility
to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects with
potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological,
immunological, and molecular biological understanding of the interaction
between infectious agents and the human body. Areas of particular interest
This award provides $500k over a period of five
years ($100k per year). Johns Hopkins can submit three nominees-providing
one of the candidates is working in pathogenic helminths, mycology,
or reproductive science. Nominees must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. More
information about this program is available at: http://www.bwfund.org/pages/105/
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. Complete applications must be submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund electronically by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (email@example.com or 410-516-8734).
It is completely unknown why some metastatic cancers are curable while the vast majority are not. If we understood the reasons for these favorable results, we might be able to apply them to the more resistant forms of human tumors. To inspire students to generate original and creative ideas to solve this riddle, we are challenging Johns Hopkins trainees to compete for the Rangos Medal along with a cash prize. We will also assist the trainees in ways to test their ideas. The award is open to currently enrolled full-time trainees at any division of The Johns Hopkins University including undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents and fellows. Answers must be the ideas of the trainees and cannot have been funded from another source to be eligible. All aspects of the student's idea and this award must comply with all Johns Hopkins University policies.
Applicants must prepare an essay of no longer than five pages (single spaced), including references, with scientific support that addresses the riddle of cancer described above. A University-wide panel will independently score the essays and the top five will be invited to give a presentation of their idea. The awardees will be selected from these presenters. The application deadline is November 1, 2011. For more details, and to apply, go to: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/rangosAward.
Funding is available to support pilot and feasibility projects focused on the common male diseases of BPH/LUTS. Awards up to $25,000 per year for up to two years are available to fund pilot and feasibility projects. These projects are part of a new NIDDK supported George M. O'Brien Urology Research Center grant that we have received. New Ideas Encouraged!
DEADLINE: November 15, 2011
For more information, visit the website: http://pilotprojects.onc.jhmi.edu/index.cfm?fuseAction=viewDetails&project=35
Applications for the FY2012 Biotechnology Development Awards, offering up to $200,000 for Biotechnology Commercialization or Translational Research, are now available online at www.marylandbiocenter.org. The deadline to apply for these awards is September 30th.