October 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.


Department of Defense (DOD) Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBI)

This program complements ongoing Department of Defense (DOD) efforts towards promoting optimal care for PH (including post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) and TBI in the areas of prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Approximately $16M of this appropriation has been assigned to the USAMRMC, Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Committee 5 to support basic and/or applied research (including early phase clinical trials) focused on the psychological health and well-being of military personnel and their families.

Applications must address one or more of the following task areas:

  • Suicide Prevention;
  • Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders;
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Deployment-Related Psychological Health Problems and Health Risk Behaviors;
  • Warfighter Psychological Resilience; and
  • Military Family and Community Health and Resilience.

A detailed description of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY11 PH/TBI Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Committee 5 Fiscal Year 2011 Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Basic/Applied PH Award Announcement. The Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov site (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/) and the CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org).

Submission Deadlines:
Pre-Application: October 12, 2011
Application (Invited Only): December 30, 2011



Rangos Medal of Honor for Creative Thinking

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 for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/LUTS Research

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


Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Travel Grants Program

This award supports Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or are studying for a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and are interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. The award provides up to $15,000 in travel costs. To determine your eligibility and learn how to apply, visit the website http://www.bwfund.org/pages/485/Eligibility/. The application deadline is December 1, 2011.


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the
Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards of a maximum of $75,000 per year for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects). New Ideas Encouraged!

DEADLINE: Monday, January 9, 2012

For more information, visit http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/


The Ruth D. Vogel Professional Development Award

This $500 award assists a student, resident or fellow with travel expenses to a scientific conference or similar scholarly meeting. The Hon. Ruth D. Vogel Fund for Professional Development will give up to four awards per year of $500 each to JHMI students, residents or postdoctoral fellows for travel or related expenses to attend a scientific workshop, conference, or similar scholarly meeting. The candidate must be the presenting author of an oral or poster presentation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and senior staff. Awards will be announced on November 28.

Instructions and the application form are available at the Professional Development Office Web site (www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pdo).

The application consists of the completed form and:

  • Your abstract, or near –final draft if not yet submitted
  • A brief statement of your goals in attending the meeting
  • A brief sponsor’s statement describing the need for the award and impact of your attending the meeting

The application deadline is November 1, 2011. For additional information, email jhmipdo@jhmi.edu. The Fund was established in memory of Ruth D. Vogel (1917- 1973), an attorney and judge, whose career demonstrated her belief in social justice and the potential of young people.


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October 2011 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Department of Defense (DOD) Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBI)
Rangos Medal of Honor for Creative Thinking
Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/LUTS Research
Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Travel Grants Program
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
The Ruth D. Vogel Professional Development Award
2012 NIH Loan Repayment Programs

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