February 2012

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.

NEW LIMITED SUBMISSION PROGRAM - The Macy Faculty Scholars Program for 2012


The Macy Faculty Scholars program began in December 2010 and honors up to five faculty leaders dedicated to advancing education in medicine and nursing. Selected scholars receive $100,000 each year for two years and are expected to devote at least half of their time to a project that will influence educational innovations at their institutions. Candidates must be nominated by the Dean of their divisions, who should commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholars' time to pursue an educational reform project at their institution. Each school may nominate only one candidate each year, and will be asked to identify a senior faculty member who will work as the candidate's mentor. The Josiah Macy Foundation will support educational change in each Scholar's institution and develop a national network for the Scholars, who will receive career advice from a National Advisory Committee and participate in an Annual Meeting for the program. More specific information is available at http://www.josiahmacyfoundation.org/macy-scholars.

Johns Hopkins expects to nominate two candidates for this program-one from the School of Medicine and one from the School of Nursing. The deadline to submit materials for an internal review is Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF document to resapp@jhu.edu:

  1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet (email malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
  3. Candidate's statement of career objectives and personal goals for this program (no more than two pages)
  4. A description of the educational innovation project to be undertaken (no more than three pages)
  5. Current Curriculum Vitae of the candidate's proposed mentor
  6. Letter from the candidate's proposed mentor containing a commitment to advise the candidate on project work and career development
  7. Letter from the candidate's department Chair indicating the Chair's commitment to protecting the time of the candidate and describing the role of the candidate in the department
  8. Letter from one other senior faculty member who is familiar with the work of the candidate

The letters from the candidate's department chair, proposed mentor and selected senior faculty member may also be submitted directly to resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line: Macy Faculty Scholars Program - (last name of applicant). Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive any acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295 or by e-mail. Complete applications must be received by the Josiah Macy Foundation no later than Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Swami Institute for Medical Education-Call for Pilot Study Proposals

To facilitate the development of translational research at Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Swami Institute for International Medical Education invites Johns Hopkins University faculty members to submit proposals for funding pilot studies necessary to establish productive US-Malaysia collaborations. Applications should identify the unique scientific opportunities afforded by working in collaboration with Malaysian colleagues. Research proposals from any discipline that address outstanding scientific challenges in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Urogenital cancers
  • Cervical cancer
  • Emerging infections and pathogenesis (especially dengue, chickungunya, influenza)
  • Metabolic diseases (especially type II diabetes)
  • Natural product research/drug discovery
  • Occupational and environmental health and safety

Proposals must include a collaborative partner in Malaysia and meet the criteria of being novel, interdisciplinary and potentially transformative. We anticipate that the budget for applications will be up to $150K/year. The grants are generally funded for 1 year, but may be funded for 2-3 years contingent on productivity and availability of funds. Principal investigator effort cannot be included on grants. Indirect costs will not be charged. Young investigators are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2012. Awards will be announced in April 2012. For more details including application instructions, check here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/international_medical_education/research.html

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February 2012 articles:
Increase in JHM IRB Review Fees
JHM Office of Human Subjects Research Restructuring
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
NEW LIMITED SUBMISSION PROGRAM - The Macy Faculty Scholars Program for 2012
Swami Institute for Medical Education-Call for Pilot Study Proposals

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