May 2012
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.


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.


Brain Research Foundation - Scientific Innovations Award for 2013

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: Monday, May 7, 2012

The Brain Research Foundation has invited Johns Hopkins to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) Program for 2013. The program's main objective is to support projects in basic and clinical neuroscience that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of generating key findings. The projects supported by this funding initiative will produce significant results and facilitate major grant applications and journal publications.

The selected candidate from Hopkins should be a tenured professor or associate professor whose research focus is in the studies of brain function in health and disease. NOTE: The ideal candidate should have current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding or evidence of this type of support during the past three years. Studies should be related to the areas of normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The proposal should profile a new research project that has not yet received funding from other sources. This grant should not be used for "bridge funding." The Foundation anticipates the SIA program will provide support of $300,000 in grant--maximum. Each award will be limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two-year grant period from the specified dates provided by the Foundation upon approval of the proposal/application. More specific information about this award is available at: http://thebrf.org/Grants/SIA+Program.

An internal peer review to select the nominee will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Applicants should submit the materials listed below for internal review by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2012, to resapp@jhu.edu.

  • JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  • Biographical Sketch including other support (four pages)
  • Project Summary (two pages maximum)

Each applicant will receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295 or by e-mail at jmp@jhu.edu. The selected candidate's letter of intent must be submitted to the Brain Research Foundation by 4 p.m. CST on Monday, July 2, 2012. Also attached is a flyer that can be downloaded and posted in a convenient location in your department. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734).


William T. Grant Scholars Program for 2012

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports research conducted by promising young investigators in the social, behavioral, or health sciences, aimed at understanding and improving youth social settings (i.e., schools, youth-serving organizations, neighborhoods, families, peer groups, and after-school programs). Successful proposals should concentrate on how these settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Proposals should also address when, how, and under what conditions research is used in policies and practices that affect youth. Awards of $350K are distributed during a five year period. Candidates must be faculty members within seven (7) years of receiving their degree, including time spent as a postdoctoral fellow. This funding initiative was designed as a career development program and seeks applicants who are proposing "a qualitative shift" in their research by expanding their expertise in the different methods, disciplinary perspectives and content knowledge. Specific program details can be obtained on the William T. Grant Foundation Web site located at http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/
fellowships/ william_t__grant_scholars


Each academic division of Hopkins can submit one nomination. Please submit the materials listed below to resapp@jhu.edu in one (1) PDF, arranged in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet
  2. Proposal and project description (five pages maximum, double spaced)
  3. . Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  4. Curriculum vita/vitae for candidate (two pages)
  5. Budget (two-page maximum)

Interested applicants should submit their materials no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible after the nomination process is complete. Final applications must be received by the William T. Grant Foundation by Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Also attached is a flyer that can be downloaded and posted in a convenient location in your department. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (malexander@jhu.edu; 410-516-8734).



National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: Friday, May 11, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced an amendment to the IGERT solicitation (NSF 11-533). This solicitation amendment is an opportunity for researchers to apply for a new track in the NSF's IGERT program as an instrument to address the training and education needs in computational and data enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) and cyberinfrastructure research.

The IGERT program was developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, knowledge in selected disciplines, as well as technical, professional, and personal skills. This program establishes new models for graduate education and training in a productive setting for collaborative research that exceeds the traditional disciplinary boundaries. It enables diversity in student participation and contributions to "a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce." The goal of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovative learning through "hands-on experience" and how their own research may benefit society. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn processes for the successful implementation of their contributions. The anticipated funding amount is $6,000,000 (Up to $3.3M per award during five years-contingent upon availability of funds). More specific information about this solicitation amendment is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/
nsf12555/nsf12555.htm

Johns Hopkins can submit one proposal for this program. Interested candidates should send a brief project summary (1-2 pages) with a budget summary, the CV of the principal investigator, the names of all co-investigators and a completed JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy) to resapp@jhu.edu no later than Friday, May 11, 2012 for an internal review. The selected PI will need to submit a Letter of Intent to NSF by June 4, 2012. The full project proposal must be submitted to NSF by August 6, 2012.


Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities

The Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program's (LCRP, http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp.shtml) supports innovative, high-impact lung cancer research. The LCRP is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Idea Development Award - preapplication due May 30, 2012

  • Independent investigators at or above the level of an Assistance Professor (or equivalent); must be within 10 years of first faculty appointment.
  • Supports new ideas that are in the early stages of development which represent innovative, high-risk/high-gain research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advances that will accelerate progress toward eradicating deaths from lung cancer.
  • Emphasis is on innovation and impact.
  • Preliminary data required, but may be from outside of lung cancer.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Maximum funding of $350K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.

Translational Research Partnership Award - preapplication due May 30, 2012

  • Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • Partnership: One investigator must be a laboratory scientist, and the other must be a clinician.
  • Supports partnership[s between clinicians and laboratory scientists that accelerate the movement of promising ideas in lung cancer into clinical applications.
  • Preliminary data required, but may be from outside of lung cancer.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Optional Nested Clinical Fellow or Resident Traineeship.
  • Maximum combined funding of $900K for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • Nested traineeships: Additional maximum of $75K in direct and indirect costs over a one-year period of performance.

All applications must conform to the Program Announcements and application instructions available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website (http://cdmrp.org) prior to the pre-application deadline of May 30, 2012. 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 LCRP or other CDMRP-sponsored programs, please visit 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

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, June 29, 2012

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.

SPECIAL NOTE:
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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May 2012 articles:
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Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Request for Proposals
Brain Research Foundation - Scientific Innovations Award for 2013
William T. Grant Scholars Program for 2012
National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities
National Marfan Foundation (NMF) Grant Program for Researchers with Faculty Appointments: Request for Proposals
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program

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