February 2013
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.


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/.


2013-2014 GI Core Center Pilot Project

The Hopkins Conte Digestive Diseases Basic and Translational Research Core Center was initiated with NIH funding in June 2011. The goal of the Core Center is to advance GI research at Hopkins by bringing together GI investigators and encouraging others in the community to enter this area of research. This goal is accomplished by:

  1. Providing cutting-edge resources that are too expensive or labor intensive to be maintained by most individual laboratories; and
  2. Providing an environment that supports the intellectual activities of Center members through seminars on GI-related research.

A key component of this Center is to provide funding for Pilot/Feasibility Projects. These are one year awards of $10,000-$25,000 typically given each year to ~4 young faculty members who are on track to apply for and receive NIH-R01 funding. Based on the nature of the proposal, there is the possibility that up to $50,000 will be awarded for new innovative GI research. Young or established investigators (both in GI and non-GI areas) will be eligible.

Pilot Project applications are due on March 1, 2013.

Visit www.jhugicc.org or contact K. DeSantis at kdesant5@jhmi.edu or 410-955-9675 for the official announcement and guidelines.


National Marfan Foundation Early Investigator Grant Program - Request for Proposals

The National Marfan Foundation (NMF) is pleased to announce its newest grant program for the early investigator. Applications are now being accepted for two-year grants in basic or clinical research on Marfan syndrome and related disorders. A total of three two-year grants for $37,500 per year for a total of $75,000 per grant will be awarded. The NMF's grant program is designed to provide financial support for early investigators studying any or all disciplines involved in this area. The principal investigator must hold an MD, DO, PhD, ScD, DDS, DVM or equivalent degree. The investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must be within seven years from their first faculty position and have never received an NIH R-01 grant award. Appointments associated with clinical house staff/fellowship training positions will be excluded from the seven-year faculty limit. Award winners cannot hold concurrent NIH K award. Applications must be submitted via the NMF website.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
Award Announcement: October 1, 2013
Funds Available: January 1, 2014

Download:

  • Request for Proposals
  • Application and guidelines
  • Click here to submit Early Investigator Application


National Marfan Foundation/Canadian Marfan Association Faculty Grant Program - Request for Proposals

The National Marfan Foundation (NMF) is pleased to partner with the Canadian Marfan Association (CMA) to support Marfan syndrome and related disorders research. Applications are being requested for two-year grants for basic or clinical research. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for faculty studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Grant awards are based on proposal evaluation by the NMF Scientific Advisory Board with the approval of the NMF Board of Directors. The NMF and the CMA will co-fund one two-year grant for $100,000. The NMF will award an additional two-year $100,000. The CMA Grant Program is funded by the Temerty Family Foundation. The principal investigator must hold an MD, DO, PhD, ScD, DDS, DVM or equivalent degree. The investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals and hold a position of Associate Professor or above. Work can be performed in the U.S. or internationally. Applications must be submitted via the NMF website.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
Award Announcement: October 1, 2013
Funds Available: January 1, 2014

Download:

  • Request for Proposals
  • Application and guidelines
  • Click here to submit Faculty Grant Application


Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists

The Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) announces the availability of funds for short research related trips of young American scientists to Israel, and young Israeli scientists to the U.S. In 2013 the program will have two calls and each will support 10 trips. Grants will be $4,000 each. This is the 1st CALL for 2013. The program is open to PhD students and post-doc fellows doing research that requires facilities or expertise that are not available in their home countries. Deadline for application submission is May 2, 2013 at 5 pm Israel time. To review the application procedures and eligibility requirements, click here: http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-TravelGrant-call.PDF


Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Research Grants

The Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the opening of the 4th round of applications in its new research grants program devoted to Transformative Science. Transformative Science projects may be up to 3 years in duration, and will receive up to $100,000/year, which may be divided among the PIs, according to their preference. For complete details of the new program and submission instructions please consult the BSF website (http://www.bsf.org.il) under 'Guidelines & Forms.' More details about this program appear here: http://www.bsf.org.il/data
/FormsToDownload/BSF-Transformative-Call.pdf
. The preproposal deadline is May 7, 2013 (the BSF website opens for submissions on April 14, 2013).

 

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February 2013 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
2013 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research
2013-2014 GI Core Center Pilot Project
National Marfan Foundation Early Investigator Grant Program - Request for Proposals
National Marfan Foundation/Canadian Marfan Association Faculty Grant Program - Request for Proposals
Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists
Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Research Grants

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