July 2012
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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.


Searle Scholars Program (2012-2013)

Internal deadline: 5 p.m. - Monday, July 23, 2012

The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry at selected academic institutions. Applicants should be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences and must have started their first appointment as an assistant professor on a tenure track on or after July 1, 2011. This award is not intended to support purely clinical research but has funded research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

Funding is $300,000 for three years, with $100,000 paid each year pending acceptance of an annual progress report. Up to 25 percent of an individual's salary may be charged to the grant, together with allowable fringe benefits. (The Scholar's salary plus benefits charged to the grant must not exceed $25,000.) For further details about the program and its guidelines, please see: http://www.searlescholars.net.

Johns Hopkins can submit two (2) applications for the Searle Scholars Program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012. Interested applicants should send via e-mail their internal application to resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line of "Searle Scholars Program 2012-2013." Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:

  1. JHU Limited Submission cover sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  3. Proposal (maximum of four pages text, single spaced: 12-pt font and one-inch margins; figures, tables, and other reference material not included)
  4. Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications (two pages maximum, each investigator)
  5. . Budget (two pages maximum)

Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734. Final applications must be received by the Searle Scholars Program via an online process by Friday, September 28, 2012.


Pew Scholars Program In the Biomedical Sciences (2012-2013)

Internal deadline: 5 p.m. - Monday, July 30, 2012

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences supports the independent research conducted by young investigators of outstanding promise in sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The Pew Charitable Trusts especially encourages proposals that are creative, innovative, and risk-taking. Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine or the biomedical sciences and have started an appointment as assistant professor by November 1, 2012, but not have held this appointment for more than three years as of July 1, 2013. (Time spent at more than one institution and in clinical internships, residencies, or work toward board certification does not count.)

The award of $240,000 ($60,000 each year for a period of four years) may be used for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel. However, no more than $10,000 a year may be used for the Scholar's salary, including fringe benefits. Overhead is limited to eight (8) percent of the total award. Note: Pew Scholars cannot concurrently be supported by similar private foundation awards in excess of $50,000 a year during the first two years of the Pew program. (Funding from the NIH and other government sources and grants from non-profit associations do not pose a conflict.)

Johns Hopkins can nominate only one (1) candidate for this award. Previous candidates who have not been selected may apply for this year's award providing they meet the current criteria. For more specific information about the program, please see: http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_category.aspx?id=194.

The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012. Interested applicants should send via e-mail their internal application to resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line of "Pew Scholars Program 2012-2013." Please submit the following documents in sequence as one PDF:

  1. JHU Limited Submission cover sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  3. Proposal (maximum of four pages text, single-spaced; 12-pt font with one-inch margins; figures, tables, and other reference material not included)
  4. Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications (two pages maximum, each investigator)
  5. Budget (two pages maximum)

Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Mike Alexander at: (410) 516-8734. The selected nominee must submit a complete application to Pew by 12 noon EDT on November 1, 2012.


Fondation Leducq Grant Programs

The Fondation Leducq, a French non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease, is issuing a call for applications for its two major grant programs, the Transatlantic Networks of Excellence and the Career Development Award.

Transatlantic Networks of Excellence
Application due date: September 14, 2012

This program awards up to U.S. $6 million over five years to internationally collaborative research teams who work together to advance our knowledge and treatment of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.

Career Development Award
Application due date: September 11, 2012
This program provides 6 to 24 months of support to individual junior or senior European or North American investigators who wish to perform cardiovascular or neurovascular research on the opposite side of the Atlantic.

Information about both programs can be found on the foundation's website, www.flcq.org.

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Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Searle Scholars Program (2012-2013)
Pew Scholars Program In the Biomedical Sciences (2012-2013)
Fondation Leducq Grant Programs

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