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 Karin Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with any questions.
NIH-ORIP Shared Instrumentation
Grant Program for 2013 - PAR-13-008
PROPOSED PROJECT SUMMARY NEEDED BY: Friday, December
The Office of Research Infrastructure (ORIP) of
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a call for applications
from NIH-supported investigators for the purpose of purchasing or upgrading
available instruments that are priced greater than $100k. The most amount
of funding that can be requested from the Shared Instrument Grant Program
is $600k (under the NIH S10 mechanism). Instruments that could be supported
from this funding initiative include (but are not limited to) "confocal
and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA
sequencers, biosensors, cell sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and
NMR spectrometers." Please note: These awards are for one year
only and do not carry cost sharing. Potential projects should have three
or more qualified research scientists who are NIH funded investigators
(of active research grants - P01, R01, U01, R35, R37, DP1 or DP2). NOTE:
Multiple project directors or principal investigators are not allowed
under the NIH S10 mechanism.
Although Johns Hopkins is not limited in the number
of proposals it can submit, there can be no duplication in the type
of equipment proposed for each project. To avoid any repetition, interested
candidates from all divisions except the School of Medicine should submit
the following in sequence in one pdf to email@example.com
no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.
- Limited Submission Coversheet (available at
- Brief project summary (one page)
- Statement of need for the equipment that includes
the specifics for the instrument
- Budget summary (one page)
- Names of all co-investigators
- A list of grants that will benefit from having
- If the cost of equipment exceeds $600k, identify
the source of funds to support the balance
***PLEASE NOTE: Project summaries from the
School of Medicine should be sent to Gayle Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, December 14, 2012***
Each summary will be carefully reviewed. If there
are proposed projects with the same or similar equipment that have been
recently awarded through the SIG Program, the Vice Provost for Research
and the Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine will determine
if another submission at this time is appropriate. More detailed information
about this program can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-008.html.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander or Gayle Walters.
The Ellison Medical Foundation - New
Scholar Award in Aging for 2013
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Ellison Medical Foundation supports basic biomedical research on
aging related to understanding lifetime developmental processes and
age-related diseases and disabilities. Areas of interest include: structural
biology, molecular genetics, studies with model systems ranging from
lower eukaryotes to humans, inquiries testing the relevance of simpler
models to human aging, genetic epidemiology of aging, candidate longevity
genes, aging in the immune system, host defense molecules in aging systems,
mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging, mechanisms of aging in
various differentiated cell populations, gene/environment and gene/gene
interactions, integrative physiology, and new approaches to age-modulated
disease mechanisms. This foundation encourages new, innovative research
efforts that may not receive awards from traditional funding sources.
Johns Hopkins has been invited to nominate two (2) candidates for
The Ellison Medical Foundation - New Scholar Award in Aging for 2013.
This award provides $100K a year for up to four years to support new
independent investigators "of outstanding promise in the basic
biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes
and age-related diseases and disabilities." This competition is
open to faculty members who have held full-time appointments (at Hopkins
or other institutions) for no more than three years as of July 15, 2013.
"Time spent in clinical internships, postdoctoral training, residencies,
or in work toward board certification does not count as part of the
three-year limit." Selected New Scholars may hold only one similar
award from a private source concurrently for up to one year.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials in sequence
in one PDF document to email@example.com
no later than Friday, December 14, 2012:
- JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy)
- Candidate's CV (not to exceed two pages, including
- Letter of reference from candidate's department
- Description of candidate's proposed research
(not to exceed five pages) - include
specific aims, methods, and significance of proposed research, including
its relevance to aging
- Description of candidate's
most major research contribution to date (not to exceed one page)
- A list of current and pending awards (including
source and start/end dates)
Each applicant should
expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within
48 hours. If an applicant does not receive an acknowledgement,
please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295. Selected candidates will
be informed as soon as possible. Each nominee will be provided with
a user ID and password for the Ellison Medical Foundation's online application
system. Completed applications must be received by the Ellison Medical
Foundation no later than February 28, 2013. Attached is a copy
of the program announcement poster for distribution in your department.
More information about the Ellison Medical Foundation and this program
is available at http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/program/aging-new-scholar.
Mallinckrodt Scholar Program
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, December
We are pleased to announce special funding
opportunity for early-stage investigators conducting basic or clinical
research. Johns Hopkins Medicine is one of ten medical schools that
have been invited by the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation to submit
a nominee for the current competition that will provide one award of
$100K per year for a period of four years. The nominee should be a faculty
member at the rank of at least Assistant Professor (or now being promoted
to that rank). While both basic science and clinical research proposals
are considered, the foundation emphasizes support for basic science
research (in any discipline). The selected nominee must be available
to travel to the foundation's offices in St. Louis, Missouri in June
2013, for a formal interview. (Travel expenses will be covered by the
This foundation is simultaneously sponsoring
a second grant competition: The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
Award Program (see below). Faculty members are requested by JHM to apply
internally to only one of these competitions.
Applicants should submit preliminary applications for internal review
to email@example.com at the
Office of Research Administration by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14,
2012. The foundation deadline is January 15, 2013.
SPECIAL NOTE: This foundation does
not have a web site. To receive a copy of the application guidelines
for the program and a list of the winning research topics 2009-2012,
please contact Karen Justice (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions concerning this foundation, please contact
Lindy Carter, Associate Director of Foundation Relations, at (410) 516-2319
2013 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY DECEMBER 14, 2012
Agilent Technologies is a company that was
"spun off" from Hewlett-Packard in 1999 as part of a corporate
realignment and offers a broad range of innovative measurement products
and services. The 2013 Agilent Early Career Professor Award focuses
on contributions to cancer diagnostics aimed at "multi-analyte
tools" for proteomic and/or genomic biomarkers in pathology. Nominees
should have significant original research contributions enabling measurements
of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world as well as an outstanding
potential for future research and be faculty members who have completed
a Ph.D. or M.D. less than 10 years before January 1, 2013. The selected
recipient will receive $50,000 per year for two years which will be
awarded directly to their institution in the faculty member's name with
an option to use all or part of the award to obtain Agilent products
at a 50 percent discount and an option to accelerate payments to facilitate
procurement of equipment with list prices of over $100k. In addition,
the recipient will receive an engraved plaque commemorating the award
and recognition on the Agilent Technologies website. The recipient will
be expected to promote and encourage excellent research enabling measurements
of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world, establish strong
collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading
professors early in their careers and build the prominence of Agilent
as a sponsor for university research. More specific information about
Agilent Technologies is available at http://www.agilent.com/
On November 19, 2012, Johns Hopkins was invited to submit one nomination
for this program. Interested applicants should submit the following
materials in one PDF document to email@example.com
by December 14, 2012, for an internal review:
- JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy)
- Curriculum Vitae that includes Education
and academic background, research and related experience, publications,
presentations and patents, and any technical and professional recognition
(no page limit)
- Summary of areas of expertise, contribution
to measurement technology and future research directions (up to 1000
- Nomination letter (up to 500 words) [NOTE:
Self nominations are encouraged]
Each internal applicant should expect to
receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail of their materials within
48 hours. If any internal applicant does not receive an acknowledgement,
please contact Janet Palmer at 410-516-3295. The selected nominee will
be informed as soon as possible. Completed nomination forms must
be sent to Agilent Technologies no later than January 14, 2013.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Program for 2013
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY DECEMBER 19, 2012
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Program supports the research and teaching of faculty members early
in their careers in the chemical sciences including biochemistry, materials
chemistry, and chemical engineering. One JHU nominee will
be selected on the basis of promising leadership in both research and
teaching, and should have an independent body of scholarship attained
within the first five years of her/his appointment as an independent
researcher, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education. The Foundation's
reviewers consider the scholarly research achievements of the candidates,
the judgment of the nominee's peers in letters of recommendation, awards
and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals,
and success in attracting research funding. Nominees must hold a full-time
tenure-track appointment that began no earlier than "mid-year 2007."
Undergraduate education is a significant factor of the nominee's activities.
This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75K. More specific
information about this program is available at http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one
PDF document to email@example.com by
December 19, 2012, for an internal review:
- JHU Submission Cover Sheet (email firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy)
- Biosketch (2 pages)
- List of publications in which independent
contributions and undergraduate co-authors are plainly identified.
Research support should be included. (2-3 pages)
- Summary (including references) of the
nominee's research achievements as an independent faculty member with
an explanation of research plans (no more than 7 pages)
- Statement of intent indicating the nominee's
dedication to education in the chemical sciences (no more than 3 pages)
- Budget describing how the funded award
will be used (only one page)
Each applicant should expect to receive
a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If an
applicant does not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet
Palmer at: (410) 516-3295. The selected candidate will be informed as
soon as possible. Also attached is a copy of a flyer which can be distributed
in your department. The nomination materials and letters of support
are due to the Dreyfus Foundation by February 10, 2013. Winners
are expected to be announced by May 2013.
Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research
Grant Program for 2013
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December
The Mary Kay Foundation is dedicated to eliminating
cancers that affect women by supporting medical science professionals
who concentrate their research efforts on finding cures for breast,
uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer. Once again this year, The Mary
Kay Foundation is accepting applications to fund 10 to 15 grants for
translational research that would lead to improvements in the diagnosis,
prognosis, prevention, or treatment of breast, uterine, cervical or
ovarian cancer. The awards will be up to $100K for a period of two years.
Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit one nomination from the Bloomberg
School of Public Health which will be managed by the Office of the Assistant
Provost for Research Administration and one nomination from the School
of Medicine which will be managed by that school's Office of the Associate
Dean for Research Administration.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one
PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012, to email@example.com:
- JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet
(email firstname.lastname@example.org for
- Curriculum Vitae
- A brief summary of the proposed project
(3-4 single spaced pages including collaborations, tables, etc.)
- Proposed Budget for two years (NOTE:
Facilities and Administrative Costs should not exceed 15 percent)
Each applicant should expect to receive
a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you
do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Karen Falter at: (410)
502-2132. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible.
The final nomination must be submitted to the Mary Kay Foundation by
the 5 p.m., CST, Monday, February 4, 2013 deadline. More specific
information about this program is available at: http://www.mkacf.org/Pages/CancerGrantProgram.aspx.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Falter (email@example.com).
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January
The Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation provides its Grant Award competition
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, January 4,
2013. Interested applicants should submit their internal application
materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit the documents saved as one PDF in the following
- JHU Limited submission cover sheet (email
email@example.com for a copy).
- Curriculum vitae, including current
external research support and publications.
- 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.
- One- to two-page lay summary.
- Letter from the department chair that
describes the candidate's qualifications and the potential impact
of his/her work.
- 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.
This foundation is simultaneously sponsoring a second grant competition:
The Mallinckrodt Scholar Program (see above). JHM requests that faculty
apply internally to only one of these competitions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed
applications must be received by the Mallinckrodt Foundation via e-mail
no later than February 1, 2013.
SPECIAL NOTE: This foundation does not have a web site. To receive
a copy of the application guidelines for the program and a list of the
winning research topics 2009-2012, please contact Karen Justice (email@example.com).
If you have any questions concerning this foundation, please contact
Lindy Carter, Associate Director of Foundation Relations, at (410) 516-2319
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 410-955-5101. Deadline is Monday, January 7, 2013.
For more information, visit the website: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/.
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DATE:
Monday, January 14, 2013 (by 8 a.m.)
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports young physician-scientists
conducting patient-oriented cancer research. The goal is to increase
the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory
and the patient's bedside in search of breakthrough treatments. The
award of $450,000 will be provided over three years to the institution
for support of the Clinical Investigator. Funds are intended to be flexible
and can be used for a variety of scientific needs, including the investigator's
stipend and fringe benefits. The Foundation may also retire up to $100,000
of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee pursuant to his/her
meeting eligibility requirements.
Eligible applicants must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident,
have received an MD or MD/PhD from an accredited institution, have completed
his/her subspecialty training and be board-eligible. Applicants must
also apply within the first four (4) years of his/her initial full faculty
appointment (cut-off July 2009).
The School of Medicine has been invited to submit three nominations
for the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award. Interested candidates
should email a complete Adobe .pdf file of materials for internal review
to Karen Falter at email@example.com
no later than 8 a.m. on January 14, 2013. This ensures that the
internal selection can be completed in a timely fashion and the final
nominations can be submitted to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
by the February 15, 2013 deadline.
Required materials for internal review:
- Internal Information Sheet (contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy)
- Proposal and project descriptions (five pages
- Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
- Applicants CV
Internal information due: January 14, 2013 (by 8 a.m.)
Sponsor due date: February 15, 2013
For eligibility and more detailed information:
American Asthma Foundation Scholar Program
The American Asthma Foundation supports highly
innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. They wish to
draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma,
and most of their investigators are studying asthma for the first time.
For 2013, all grants will be to investigators who are within 10 years
of their first independent faculty appointment. Recipients will be designated
AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $450,000 ($150,000
per year for up to 3 years.) Funds for institutional overhead are not
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 6, 2013
START DATE: July 1, 2013
ELIGIBILITY: Scientists in the United States
from any relevant field are eligible. Initial independent faculty appointment
should be on or after February 1, 2003. Applicants should have an independent
research program, with national-level, independent funding.
ORGANIZATION: The American Asthma Foundation
is the largest private funder of asthma-related research, having awarded
nearly $100 million to scientists since 2000.
REVIEW CRITERIA: Innovation, research proposal,
relevance to asthma, investigator
NOTE: The application is short (maximum
7 pages). Preliminary data are not required.
FURTHER INFORMATION AT: http://americanasthmafoundation.org/
2013 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics
Application Deadline: February
The purpose of the Young Investigator Grant for
Probiotic Research is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics
and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States and to
impact academic and career development of young investigators, attracting
them into the field of probiotics and microbiota.
Young investigators who are senior fellows with
a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum
of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments
must be in the United States) are eligible. Applicants must be interested
in understanding the health benefits of probiotics and microbiota and
the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and
the body. Candidates must be part of an established research program
with the capacity to do research on microbiota and its role in health
and disease. Applicants are limited to one submission per investigator.
Details and application instructions are available at http://www.probioticsresearch.com/.
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