April 2013
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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.


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


William T. Grant Scholars Program for 2013

INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 30, 2013

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports research conducted by promising young investigators in the social, behavioral, or health sciences, aimed at understanding and improving youth social settings (i.e., schools, youth-serving organizations, neighborhoods, families, "peer groups," and after-school programs). Successful proposals should concentrate on how these settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Proposals should also address when, how, and under what conditions research is used in policies and practices that affect youth. Awards of $350K are distributed during a five year period. Candidates must be faculty members within seven (7) years of receiving their degree, including time spent as a postdoctoral fellow. This funding initiative was designed as a career development program and seeks applicants who are proposing "a qualitative shift" in their research by expanding their expertise in the different methods, disciplinary perspectives and content knowledge. Specific program details can be obtained on the William T. Grant Foundation Web site located at: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_
opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_scholars

Each academic division of Hopkins can submit one nomination. Interested applicants should submit the materials listed below to resapp@jhu.edu in one (1) PDF, arranged in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum vitae for candidate (two pages)
  3. Abstract (six pages maximum - font no smaller than 12 pt., 1" margins, single-spaced)
  4. Letter of recommendation from Department Chair/Director
  5. Names, titles, and affiliation information of two references (colleagues and/or supervisors)
  6. Budget (two-pages maximum)

Interested applicants should submit their materials no later than 5 p.m. on April 30, 2013. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible after the nomination process is complete. Final applications must be received by the William T. Grant Foundation by July 8, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander at malexander@jhu.edu or 410-516-8734.


W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Grant Program for 2013

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: May 1, 2013

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust awards grants in three areas--heart, cancer and AIDS research. The Trust provides awards to young investigators in universities, hospitals and research centers in order to pursue innovative basic medical research projects that can attract financial support from other large funding organizations after the Trust's support has ended. Awards for 2013 are generally $100k for one year (including institutional overhead, which the Trust limits to 10 percent of the total budget). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or provide valid visa and alien registration materials. Additional program information can be obtained on the W.W. Smith Website located at http://wwsmithcharitabletrust.org/guidelines.htm.

Johns Hopkins can submit one nomination for the Cancer Research grant program and one nomination for the AIDS Research grant program. (NOTE: The nomination for the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Heart Research grant program will take place in the summer of 2013.) An internal peer review to select the nominees will be managed by the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF document no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2013, to resapp@jhu.edu:

  1. JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact malexander@jhu.edu for a copy)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (two - four pages, listing all funding sources)
  3. Research plan (three - five pages including: specific aims, research significance, PI's preliminary studies pertinent to the research project, and experimental design and methods used to accomplish specific aims)
  4. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)
  5. A letter of recommendation from the candidate's department chair/director

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 Janet Palmer at 410-516-3295. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. Final nomination materials must be submitted to the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust no later than June 15, 2013.


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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Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
National Marfan Foundation Early Investigator Grant Program - Request for Proposals
National Marfan Foundation/Canadian Marfan Association Faculty Grant Program - Request for Proposals
William T. Grant Scholars Program for 2013
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Grant Program for 2013
Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists
Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Research Grants

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