December 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 Karin Hunt (karinmhunt@jhu.edu) with any questions.


NIH-ORIP Shared Instrumentation Grant Program for 2013 - PAR-13-008

PROPOSED PROJECT SUMMARY NEEDED BY: Friday, December 14, 2012

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 resapp@jhu.edu no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.

  • Limited Submission Coversheet (available at http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/funding-special-federal.htm)
  • 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 the equipment
  • 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 gmwalters@jhmi.edu 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 resapp@jhu.edu no later than Friday, December 14, 2012:

  1. JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact resapp@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Candidate's CV (not to exceed two pages, including publications)
  3. Letter of reference from candidate's department chair
  4. 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
  5. Description of candidate's most major research contribution to date (not to exceed one page)
  6. 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 14, 2012

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 foundation.)

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 kjustice@jhmi.edu 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 (kjustice@jhmi.edu). 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.


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/
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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 resapp@jhu.edu by December 14, 2012, for an internal review:

  • JHU Submission Cover Sheet (contact resapp@jhu.edu 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 words)
  • 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 resapp@jhu.edu by December 19, 2012, for an internal review:

  • JHU Submission Cover Sheet (email resapp@jhu.edu 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 31, 2012

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 kjustice@jhmi.edu:

  • JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  • 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 (kjustice@jhmi.edu).


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 4, 2013

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 kjustice@jhmi.edu. Please submit the documents saved as one PDF in the following sequence:

  • JHU Limited submission cover sheet (email kjustice@jhmi.edu 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 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 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 (kjustice@jhmi.edu). 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.


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/.


Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2013

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 kjustice@jhmi.edu 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:

  1. Internal Information Sheet (contact kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
  2. Proposal and project descriptions (five pages maximum, double-spaced)
  3. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  4. Applicants CV

Application Deadlines:
Internal information due: January 14, 2013 (by 8 a.m.)
Sponsor due date: February 15, 2013

For eligibility and more detailed information:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/clinical_investigator_award_overview


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 AAF Scholars.

AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $450,000 ($150,000 per year for up to 3 years.) Funds for institutional overhead are not provided.

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 Research

Application Deadline: February 12, 2013

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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December 2012 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
NIH-ORIP Shared Instrumentation Grant Program for 2013 - PAR-13-008
The Ellison Medical Foundation - New Scholar Award in Aging for 2013
Mallinckrodt Scholar Program
2013 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Program for 2013
Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2013
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program
Funding For Prostate Cancer Research
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2013
American Asthma Foundation Scholar Program
2013 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

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