April 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.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Request for Proposals

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is pleased to announce that it has received a research grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to support NCCN investigator initiated clinical studies in the treatment of specific solid tumors. A Request for Proposals (RFP) that clearly outlines the scope and process that will be followed for the submission of proposals can be accessed online by signing in as a member at http://www.nccn.org/clinical_trials/investigators/default.asp.

In brief, investigators are asked to submit short proposals detailing proposed studies. The overall aim of this RFP is to develop innovative single agent and combination studies of afatinib in lung adenocarcinoma and breast cancer. It is hoped that the proposals submitted in response to this RFP will prove useful in guiding the further development of afatinib. Collaborative studies between NCCN members are encouraged.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM EDT, Friday May 4, 2012. Electronic submissions of proposals can begin immediately. For additional information, please contact Doreen Walker, Administrative Assistant, Oncology Research Program, at (215)-690-0565 or via email at Walker@nccn.org.

Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provides $80 million (M) to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) to support innovative, high-impact prostate cancer research. The mission of the PCRP is to eliminate death and suffering from prostate cancer. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Eleven award mechanisms have been released. FY12 PCRP program announcements and general application instructions are available on Grants.gov. Preapplication due dates vary from April 24 - July 26, please confirm the appropriate date for the mechanism you are interested in.

This information can be found at the following link: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/

The Program Announcement summaries are listed below in three categories: Emphasis on Impact, Emphasis on Innovation, Emphasis on Training


  • Biomarker Development Award
  • Clinical Exploration Award
  • Health Disparity Research Award (Modified!)
  • Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
  • Transformative Impact Award


  • Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Synergistic Idea Development Award


  • Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award
  • Physician Research Training Award
  • Postdoctoral Training Award

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://cdmrp.org) prior to the pre-application deadline. Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.

Requests for email notification of the program announcements release may be sent to help@cdmrp.org. For more information about the PCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

For additional information regarding eligibility, application submission, and questions about the program itself please contact the CDMRP helpdesk at help@CDMRP.org or 301-682-5507.

Department of Defense (DOD) Funding Opportunities in Several Research Programs

The DOD office of Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is offering funding opportunities in the following areas: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Bone Marrow Failure, Gulf War Illness, Multiple Sclerosis, and Ovarian Cancer

DEADLINE: Each announcement has an individual deadline (range from April - May 2012)

Detailed descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the respective Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml ), CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org) and by clicking the hyperlink below.

All pre-applications must be submitted electronically to the CDMRP eReceipt System https://cdmrp.org. Full applications must be submitted electronically to the Grants.gov website http://grants.gov.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/alsrp.shtml
Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bmfrp.shtml
Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.shtml
Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP) http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/msrp.shtml
Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/ocrp.shtml

All current and previous funding opportunities are available on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil ).

National Marfan Foundation (NMF) Grant Program for Researchers with Faculty Appointments: Request for Proposals

Applications are being requested for a one- or two-year grant for basic or clinical research. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for investigators studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

Special areas of interest include basic research, translational studies and clinical studies in cardiovascular, genetic, orthopedic and ophthalmologic issues utilizing synergistic collaborations, integration of novel theories from non-traditional researchers into established paradigms, novel animal model systems; innovation and the distillation of knowledge into practical new therapies. Proposals from junior investigators, new investigators and international investigators are also welcomed. Strict adherence to guidelines is required.

Application Deadline: June 11, 2012
Award Announcement: November 1, 2012
Funds Available: January 1, 2013

For further details, visit the NMF website http://www.marfan.org/marfan/2293/Research-Grants. Proposals should be submitted via the NMF website at www.marfan.org under Health and Scientific Professionals, Research Grant.

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program


The Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation provides awards two times a year to support early-stage, highly promising investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that has the potential to advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Awards are made in the amount of $60K per year for up to three years. This foundation will not provide funding beyond the initial three-year period. No international projects are considered.

Johns Hopkins University 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 Friday, June 29, 2012. Interested applicants should submit their internal application materials to kjustice@jhmi.edu. Please submit the documents saved as one PDF in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (contact 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, single- or double--spaced). Also include references (in addition to the five-page proposal) that support the proposal.
  4. One- to two-page lay summary.
  5. Letter from the department chair that describes the candidate's qualifications and the potential impact of his/her work.
  6. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum). Budget must also detail the levels of support of any grants already available or pending.

NOTE: This foundation does not fund overhead.

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of his/her materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact me directly at: (410) 502-2132 or by e-mail at 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 August 1, 2012.

This foundation does not have a web site. Attached is a copy of the application guidelines for the program. If you have any questions concerning this foundation, please contact Lindy Carter, Associate Director of Foundation Relations, at (410) 516-2319 or mcarte52@jhu.edu.

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April 2012 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Request for Proposals
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program
Department of Defense (DOD) Funding Opportunities in Several Research Programs
National Marfan Foundation (NMF) Grant Program for Researchers with Faculty Appointments: Request for Proposals
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program

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