December 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.


NSF 11-503 - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for 2012

RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Monday, December 12, 2011

Once again this year, the National Science Foundation invites applications in response to the Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Program Solicitation; 11-503.
The MRI Program goal is to "improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments." Therefore, developing and acquiring research instrumentation for the purposes of "inter- and/or intra-organization" shared use is supported as well as efforts which would influence the "strengths of private sector partners as appropriate" for the focus of the MRI Program. More information and details about this program are available on the NSF Program Solicitation Web site located at: http://www.nsf.gov/
publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5260&ods_key=nsf11503

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines. SPECIAL NOTE: Cost-sharing at the level of 30 percent of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education.

Hopkins can submit up to three proposals--providing that one of those proposals must be for instrument development. Since there is a limit for the number of proposals, an internal peer review to select the nominees will be conducted by the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. The following is a list of required materials for the internal review:

  1. Principal Investigator's Curriculum Vitae (two to four pages)
  2. Names of all co-investigators
  3. Project Summary (three to four pages)
  4. Preliminary Budget Summary (one page)
  5. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's department chair or director

Applicants who are interested in this program should submit the above materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011, via e-mail to resapp@jhu.edu, 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 Janet Palmer at: (410) 516-3295. Proposals will be reviewed and the internal selection will be completed as soon as possible in order to give the selected applicants sufficient time to prepare their full proposals for submission to NSF by Thursday, January 26, 2012.


Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2012

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 19, 2011

The Mary Kay Foundation is dedicated to eliminating cancers that affect women by supporting medical science professionals who concentrate their research efforts on finding cures for breast, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer. Once again this year, The Mary Kay Foundation is accepting applications to fund 10 to 15 grants for translational research that would lead to improvements in the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of breast, uterine, cervical or ovarian cancer. The awards will be up to $100K for a period of two years. Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit one nomination from the Bloomberg School of Public Health which will be managed by the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration and one nomination from the School of Medicine which will be managed by that school's Office of the Associate Dean for Research Administration.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2011, to kjustice@jhmi.edu:

  • JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief summary of the proposed project (3-4 single spaced pages including collaborations, tables, etc.)
  • Proposed Budget for two years (NOTE: Facilities and Administrative Costs should not exceed 15 percent)

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 Karen Falter at: (410) 502-2132. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The final nomination must be submitted to the Mary Kay Foundation by the Friday, February 3, 2012 deadline. More specific information about this program is available at: http://www.mkacf.org/Pages/CancerGrantProgram.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Falter (410-502-2132 or kjustice@jhmi.edu).


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, February 1st 2012

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, January 2, 2012

The Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation provides awards two times a year "for the purpose of advancing knowledge in the various fields of medical and health research." These grants are start-up funds for established investigators or senior faculty to move research projects forward to the point of obtaining other independent funding or support for highly promising young investigators during a time when start-up funds are limited. Awards are made in the amount of $50K-$70K per year for a period of three years. Both basic science and clinical research proposals are considered, though foundation officials have stated a preference for basic science. This Foundation does not support projects in progress or those projects already receiving significant funding, and it will not provide funding beyond the initial three-year period. No international projects are considered.

Johns Hopkins is permitted to submit two nominations from the School of Medicine for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 5 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012. Interested applicants should submit their internal application materials to kjustice@jhmi.edu. Please submit the documents as one PDF in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum vitae, including current external research support and publications
  3. . Proposal with a detailed description of the research project (no more than five pages, doubled-spaced, 12-pt font with one-inch margins). Also include references for review by the medical Trustees beyond this text description
  4. One-page lay summary
  5. Letter from the department chair that describes the candidate's qualifications
  6. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)
    NOTE: This Foundation does not provide overhead.

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Karen Justice directly at (410) 502-2132 or kjustice@jhmi.edu. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed applications must be received by the Mallinckrodt Foundation via e-mail no later than February 1, 2012.

SPECIAL NOTE
: This foundation does not have a Web site. If you have any questions concerning this foundation, please contact Cecilia Hutton in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations of Johns Hopkins at (410) 516-8181 or chutton2@jhu.edu.


Johns Hopkins Center for Musculoskeletal Research - Pilot and Feasibility Studies

LETTER OF INTENT DUE BY: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Center for Musculoskeletal Research identifies investigators with expertise and interest in musculoskeletal disease, promotes novel research approaches, encourages collaboration, raises visibility of musculoskeletal research at Hopkins, and attracts young investigators into the field. A program has been established to provide competitive pilot and feasibility grants in musculoskeletal research through philanthropic resources acquired by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine. This special program provides support for promising investigators with innovative ideas relating to pathogenic mechanisms, basic science, and therapeutic approaches related to bone and muscle research.

Funds of $30,000 (direct costs only) for three one-year pilot studies, with an eligibility to apply for competitive renewal are available. Junior investigators without current or past NIH research support OR established investigators who would like to transition to a new career focus are strongly encouraged to apply. More specific information is available at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/musculoskeletal_research.

Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Intent to: CMRGrants@jhmi.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. The principal investigators of the selected proposals will be contacted no later than January 7, 2012, and asked to submit an application. If there are any questions, please contact Lynne Jones at 443-444-5906.


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/


Research Opportunity - Developer Tools for Medical Education Public Physiology Research Platform (DTME-PRP)

DEADLINE: 5:00 pm, January 10, 2012

Extramural announcements are available on www.grants.gov. Search on funding opportunity number: W81XWH-12-JPC1-DTME-PRP. This is an unrestricted solicitation. Instructions for extramural applicants follow:

  1. Navigate to www.grants.gov. On the right-hand site click on the link for "Grant Search"
  2. Enter the Funding Opportunity Number(s) 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.

Recommendation: The application process for this Funding Opportunity 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 DTME-PRP Program Announcement submission portal (https://jpc1-dtme-prp.aibs.org/) and 2) an invited, full proposal application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/). Submission of the same research project to different funding opportunities within the same program and fiscal year is discouraged. The Government reserves the right to reject duplicative Applications.

Pre-application Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, January 10, 2012
Selected Pre-applicants, submit a full application by 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 26, 2012


NIH-NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program for 2012 - PAR-12-017

PROPOSED PROJECT SUMMARY NEEDED BY: Thursday, January 21, 2012

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a call for applications from NIH-supported investigators for the purpose of purchasing or upgrading available instruments that are priced greater than $100k. The maximum funding that can be requested from the Shared Instrument Grant Program is $600K (under the NIH S10 mechanism). Instruments which could be supported from this funding initiative include (but are not limited to) "confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers." Please note: These awards are for one year only and do not carry cost sharing. Potential projects should have three or more qualified research scientists who are NIH funded investigators (of active research grants - P01, R01, U01, R35, R37, DP1 or DP2). Proposals should indicate the investigators will specifically use the requested instruments. NOTE: Multiple project directors or principal investigators are not allowed under the NIH S10 mechanism.

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 for each project. To avoid any repetition, interested candidates should submit a brief project summary (one page maximum) with a budget summary and the names of all co-investigators via e-mail to resapp@jhu.edu no later than Thursday, January 21, 2012. Please note: The School of Medicine is also conducting a review of project summaries received in their Research Administration Office. Interested applicants from the School of Medicine should also send their project summaries and information to Gayle Walters (gmwalters@jhmi.edu).

Each summary will be carefully reviewed. If there are proposed projects with the same type equipment or similar equipment recently awarded through the SIG Program, 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-12-017.html. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu) or Gayle Walters (gmwalters@jhmi.edu).


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December 2011 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
NSF 11-503 - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for 2012
Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2012
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, February 1st 2012
Johns Hopkins Center for Musculoskeletal Research - Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Research Opportunity - Developer Tools for Medical Education Public Physiology Research Platform (DTME-PRP)
NIH-NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program for 2012 - PAR-12-017

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