August 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.


W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Heart Research Grants for 2013

Internal deadline: Monday, August 6, 2012

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust - Heart Research Grants Program provides funding for basic medical research about heart disease and is committed to projects considered "unique and meritorious" which do not compete with government funding. Applicants must be faculty members with primary appointments at JHU as of July 1 of the year in which they are applying. The Trust strongly encourages requests for seed funding of exceptional or high-priority projects and also encourages new investigators to apply. W.W. Smith Charitable Trust is interested in research that has the potential to attract the support of the National Institutes of Health or other large funding organizations after the investigator receives the Trust's funding. This year, the Trust will consider proposals of up to $100K for one year. Information about the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust is available at : http://www.wwsmithcharitable_trust.org/medical.htm.

Johns Hopkins is permitted to nominate one (1) applicant for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is Monday, August 6, 2012. Interested applicants should submit their materials to resapp@jhu.edu with the subject line, "W. W. Smith Charitable Trust-Heart Research Grant internal application-2013." Please send these documents as one PDF in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum vitae (two to four pages, listing all funding sources, and current external research support and publications)
  3. Proposal with a sufficiently detailed description of the research project (four pages text maximum: doubled-spaced, 12-pt font with one-inch margins) Note: References, tables, and figures may be included for additional information
  4. Letter from the department chair that describes the candidate's qualifications
  5. A one-year budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed applications must be received by the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012.


Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Funding

The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins is pleased to announce that funding is available for a limited number of novel developmental research programs (pilot projects) in the study of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. This program funds important new pilot projects with promising translational potential that do not have sufficient data for an independently funded NIH grant. Projects of high priority should focus on new research directions, explore innovative ideas, test unconventional, but potentially important, new hypotheses, or ascertain the feasibility of new research approaches. Applications are due Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and application instructions may be found at: http://pilotprojects.onc.jhmi.edu


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.


Opportunity to Submit Proposals for the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) Program

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program performs preclinical and early clinical development of new drugs for rare and neglected diseases, and develops new technologies and paradigms to improve the efficiency of therapeutic development for these diseases. TRND is establishing collaborations with researchers in the public and private sectors to together "de-risk" Rare and Neglected disease drug development projects by accomplishing lead optimization through an FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) application and, when needed, proof-of-concept human studies.

The TRND program will partner with academic laboratories, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Foreign organizations may also apply. Applications are made through the online grants management website, ProposalCentral (https://proposalcentral.altum.com/). Submitted research applications will be reviewed for scientific merit and technical feasibility, as well as program balance and availability of resources. Successful applicants will collaborate with TRND to create and implement a therapeutic development project plan. Note this is not a grant or contract program; no extramural funding will be provided.

For more information about the TRND program, including deadlines for current or upcoming opportunities, please visit the TRND webpage at http://trnd.nih.gov.

The application deadline for the current cycle of the program is September 30, 2012.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists for 2012

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: Monday, August 20, 2012

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists provides physician-scientists $700,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the beginning years of faculty service. Proposals should be in the area of "basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research." More specific information including background and eligibility for this program is available at http://www.bwfund.org/pages/188/Career-Awards-for-Medical-Scientists/

Special Notes:

  • The Burroughs Wellcome Fund encourages proposals in reproductive science
  • Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible

Johns Hopkins can submit up to five (5) nominees for this program. Interested candidates should send the following materials in sequence in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012, to resapp@jhu.edu.

Required materials for internal review:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Scientific Abstract (one page limit - single spaced with one-inch margins on all sides with text at 11- or 12- point type)
  3. Research Plan (five-six single spaced pages with one-inch or larger margins on all sides and with text at 11- or 12-point type--no smaller than 9 to 10-point type for figures, legends and tables)
  4. List of Publications (up to three pages-more than one page is optional)
  5. Proposed budget for five year
  6. Biographical sketch of no more than two pages (Note: A two-page Curriculum Vitae can be substituted)
  7. Three letters of recommendation (one from a faculty sponsor or graduate advisor)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you have any questions, please call 410-516-3295. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Final nominations must be electronically submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund no later than Monday, October 1, 2012.

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August 2012 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
New Policy on Conflict of Interest in Research
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Heart Research Grants for 2013
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Funding
Fondation Leducq Grant Programs
Opportunity to Submit Proposals for the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) Program
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists for 2012

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