October 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.

The Ho-Am Prize for 2013


The Ho-Am Prize was established in 1990 by the Ho-Am Foundation and the Samsung Foundation as a special award presented to ethnic Koreans and foreigners who have contributed to science, engineering, medicine, the arts, and community service. A prize is presented in each category which includes a certificate, a gold medal and 300 million Korean won-equivalent to @$250,000. Prizes are usually awarded to one individual. However, more than two people may share the same prize if it is determined their accomplishments are of equal merit. Nominees must be Korean nationals at home and/or abroad, and ethnic Koreans regardless of their nationality. Listed below is a summary the nomination requirements for each subject area:

  • Science - candidates who have made outstanding achievements in research in the area of basic science
  • Engineering - candidates who have made outstanding achievements in the areas of engineering and technology
  • Medicine - candidates who have made outstanding achievements in the areas of medicine and pharmacy
  • The Arts - candidates who have made outstanding contributions to culture and the arts through creative activities, exhibition and research in relevant areas
  • Community Service - candidates who have made outstanding achievements in the area of social service and thereby contributed to the enhancement of public welfare or Ethnic Koreans who conduct overseas activities for the benefit of others regardless of nationality

More specific information about the Ho Am Prize is available at: http://hoamprize.samsungfoundation.org/eng/index.asp. Internal candidates should request an application form from resapp@jhu.edu and submit via email by Monday, October 15, 2012. Questions concerning this program should be sent via e-mail to resapp@jhu.edu.

Kimmel Scholar and Translational Science Awards

Deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Noon EST

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research is soliciting applications for the Kimmel Scholar Award and the Kimmel Translational Science Award. A brief description of each award follows. Further details can be found at the Foundation's website: http://www.kimmel.org and click on "Foundation for Cancer Research."

Kimmel Scholar Award
The Foundation expects to select up to ten grant recipients (young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research) who will receive $100,000 per year for two years. Qualified applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree and must perform research in an American not-for-profit institution during the period of Kimmel Foundation support. Applications are limited to those who achieved the equivalent rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2009. However, physicians who have both clinical and research responsibility are eligible if appointed on or after July, 2008. These awards are designed for researchers who do not yet have their own R01 funding.

Awardees must not receive funding simultaneously from similar scholar awards, but may have funding from training grants (ASCO, AACR, etc.) or career development awards. Applicants with a prior scholar award may apply if that funding will cease before the Kimmel Scholar Award begins on July 1, 2013.

Occasionally, those holding a scholar award from a non-cancer related Foundation will be eligible, as long as the work supported does not primarily overlap with the cancer research described. Questions regarding eligibility based on level of current funding should be addressed to Dr. Cohen at gcohen@gbmc.org.

The Kimmel Translational Science Award
The Foundation provides up to five additional awards specifically for physicians engaged in translational science. Eligibility includes those with M.D. or equivalent degrees, who have achieved the rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2008. Candidates must not hold R01 funding for the laboratory component of their cancer research. Applicants must demonstrate a significant personal involvement in the laboratory component of the translational project described. The translational research may involve primarily animal studies but must include reasonable application to subsequent human investigation.

Note: Before asking questions of the Foundation regarding the applications/process, please check out their "FAQS" section http://www.kimmel.org/FAQs40.html.

While an internal selection is not required for these awards, the Cancer Center would like to know who plans to apply. Please send an email to voelkga@jhmi.edu if you plan to apply for one of these awards.

Two Collaborative DoD/VA Consortia Award Program Announcements in the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program

The following two funding opportunities were recently released:

  1. Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) Award
  2. Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) Award

The pre-application deadline is October 25, 2012 and the application deadline is January 4, 2013. Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the respective Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml) and the CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org).

Funding For Prostate Cancer Research

DEADLINE: Monday, January 7, 2013

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund as well as the NCI funded Prostate Cancer SPORE grant. Awards of a maximum of $75,000 per year for up to two years are renewable based upon progress of project. New Ideas Encouraged!

All interested parties should direct any questions to Dawn Steinberg, the Department of Urology, at dsteinb3@jhmi.edu or 410-955-5101. Deadline is Monday, January 7, 2013.

For more information, visit the website: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/


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October 2012 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
The Ho-Am Prize for 2013
Kimmel Scholar and Translational Science Awards
Two Collaborative DoD/VA Consortia Award Program Announcements in the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program
Funding For Prostate Cancer Research
Office of Research Administration (ORA) Staff Announcements
NIH Revised Pre- and Post-Award Forms and Instructions Available

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