November 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.


Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) released its 2012 Requests for Applications (RFAs) last week for funding through the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. This is the sixth round of funding from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF).

RFA-MD-12-1 is soliciting applications for Investigator-Initiated Research Grants, which are designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant application. Investor-Initiated Research Grants provide up to $200,000, of direct costs per year over a maximum of three years.

RFA-MD-12-2 is soliciting applications for Exploratory Research Grants, which are designed for investigators who are new to the stem cell field (young investigators and investigators from other fields), and for new hypotheses, approaches, mechanisms or models that may differ from current thinking in the stem cell field, with little or no preliminary data supporting the application. These Exploratory Research Grants provide up to $100,000 of direct costs per year, for up to two years.

RFA-MD-12-3 is soliciting applications for post-doctoral fellows who wish to conduct research in Maryland. Post-doctoral Fellowship awards provide up to $55,000 per year, for up to two years, including all direct, indirect and fringe benefits costs.

Please note that the submission of the Letters of Intent is mandatory!

Key Dates:

  • Required Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m., November 14, 2011
  • Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m., January 16, 2012
  • Peer Review Date(s): March 2012
  • Commission Review Date: May 7, 2012
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date: June 2012

For more information about the 2012 RFAs, visit the MSCRF Web site at www.mscrf.org.


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


NSF 11-590 - Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)

RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP) competition is scheduled to receive proposals until February 1, 2012. The SEP solicitation will consider scalable approaches for sustainable energy conversion to useful forms as well as storage, transmission, distribution, and use. The subject areas listed below are some examples of the extensive scope of sustainable energy relevant to this program:

  • Energy Harvesting and Conversion from Renewable Resources;
  • Sustainable Energy Storage Solutions;
  • Critical Elements and Materials for Sustainable Energy;
  • Nature-Inspired Processes for Sustainable Energy Solutions;
  • Reducing Carbon Intensity from Energy Conversion & Use;
  • Sustainable Energy Transmission and Distribution;
  • Energy Efficiency and Management.

This award may provide funding up to $500,000/year for four years. Novel proposals with a limited scope that meet the SEP basic objectives and require a lesser level of investment will also be considered. NOTE: Voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. More specific information about this program and its requirements is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11590/nsf11590.htm?WT.mc_id=
USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Johns Hopkins can submit three proposals as a lead institution. An individual may be listed as the Principal Investigator (PI), or co-PI on only one proposal in response to this solicitation. This limitation includes proposals submitted by a lead organization as well as any sub-award submitted as part of a proposal, or any collaborative proposal. If an individual is listed as a PI, co-PI, or senior personnel on more than one proposal, all of those proposals will be returned by NSF without review. 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 resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line, "NSF 11-590 - Sustainable Energy Pathways." The deadline for this internal submission is Wednesday, November 16, 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, the full proposals must be received by NSF no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2012.


Forward Surgical, Enroute Care, Shock, and Tissue Stabilization (FSECSTS)

Extramural announcements are available on www.grants.gov. Instructions for extramural applicants are as follows:

  1. Navigate to www.grants.gov. On the right-hand site click on the link for "Grant Search"
  2. Enter the Funding Opportunity Number(W81XWH-12-FEST-IIA) in the appropriate Search box. Click on the appropriate Opportunity Title Link.
  3. Click on the "Full Announcement" Tab.
  4. Download the Full Announcement and any needed supplemental instructions.

For W81XWH-12-FEST-IIA, submission is a multi-step process requiring both (1) Pre-application (Pre-Proposal) submission through https://tatrc-fsecsts.aibs.org, (2) Full Application (Full Proposal) submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/) by invitation only, and, if applicable (3) submission of Applicant Response to Scientific Peer Review Summary Statement (if applicable, submission information will be provided with a template for response when Applicant Responses to Scientific Peer Review Summary Statements are requested).

First Step: Pre-application Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, November 22, 2011.
Second Step: Selected Pre-applicants, submit a full application, Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m., January 20, 2012.


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.


Medical Practice Initiative Breadth of Medical Practice & Disease Frequency Exposure (MPI-BMP)

Extramural announcements are available on www.grants.gov. Instructions for extramural applicants are as follows:

  1. Navigate to www.grants.gov. On the right-hand site click on the link for "Grant Search"
  2. Enter the Funding Opportunity Number(W81XWH-12-JPC1-MPI-BMP) in the appropriate Search box. Click on the appropriate Opportunity Title Link.
  3. Click on the "Full Announcement" Tab.
  4. Download the Full Announcement and any needed supplemental instructions.

The application process is being administered by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. Submission is a multi-step process requiring both 1) pre-proposal submission through the MPI-BMP Program Announcement submission portal (https://jpc1-mpi-bmp.aibs.org/) and 2) an invited, full proposal application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/).

First Step: Pre-application Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, December 22, 2011.
Second Step: Selected Pre-applicants, submit a full application, Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m., April 19, 2012.


Medical Practice Initiative Procedural Skill Decay and Maintenance (MPI-PSD)

Extramural announcements are available on www.grants.gov. Instructions for extramural applicants are as follows:

  1. Navigate to www.grants.gov. On the right-hand site click on the link for "Grant Search"
  2. Enter the Funding Opportunity Number(W81XWH-12-JPC1-MPI-PSD) in the appropriate Search box. Click on the appropriate Opportunity Title Link.
  3. Click on the "Full Announcement" Tab.
  4. Download the Full Announcement and any needed supplemental instructions.

The application process is being administered by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. Submission is a multi-step process requiring both 1) pre-proposal submission through the MPI-PSD Program Announcement submission portal (https://jpc1-mpi-psd.aibs.org) and 2) an invited, full proposal application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/).

First Step: Pre-application Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm Eastern time, December 22, 2011.
Second Step: Selected Pre-applicants, submit a full application, Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m., April 19, 2012.


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/



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November 2011 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/LUTS Research
NSF 11-590 - Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)
Forward Surgical, Enroute Care, Shock, and Tissue Stabilization (FSECSTS)
Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Travel Grants Program
Medical Practice Initiative Breadth of Medical Practice & Disease Frequency Exposure (MPI-BMP)
Medical Practice Initiative Procedural Skill Decay and Maintenance (MPI-PSD)
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
2012 NIH Loan Repayment Programs
Mandatory use of COEUS in System-to-System Submissions

This Month's Departmental Listings

Upcoming Deadlines for November and December

Addition to the Core Store
Genetic Resources Core Facility Seminar
Genetic Resources Core Facility Core Store Vendor Show
       

 

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