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.
Harrington Discovery Institute Scholar
Innovator Grant Competition
The Harrington Discovery Institute is pleased
to announce the second annual Harrington Scholar-Innovator grant competition
to support physician-scientists seeking to accelerate promising drug
discoveries into novel treatments for patients. The grant application
is open to physician-scientists at accredited academic medical centers,
research institutions and universities in the United States. Applicants
must have a doctorate in medicine and must demonstrate exceptional promise
Applicants have the opportunity to receive:
- Grant funding totaling up to $200,000 over
- Expert guidance and commercialization
assistance through our Innovation
Support Center to help bring breakthroughs to market
Letters of Intent are due May 15, 2013.
Proposals are due August 2, 2013.
Awards will be announced November 2013.
Grant winners will be selected by the Institute's scientific advisory
board whose members are internationally renowned physician-scientists.
Visit here for detailed application instructions.
Hartwell Biomedical Research Award
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: May
The Hartwell Foundation provides funding for early stage, innovative
and cutting-edge biomedical research that has not yet qualified for
significant funding from outside sources, and that has the potential
to benefit children of the United States. More specific information
can be found at: http://thehartwellfoundation.com/index.shtml.
Faculty members at any level are eligible to apply.
The Foundation will select individuals to receive an award that will
provide research support totaling $300,000 (distributed in increments
of $100,000 each year for a period of three years). Applicants must
be U. S. citizens. Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit up to four
(4) nominations for this program.
The deadline to submit preliminary proposal summaries for an internal
review is Monday, May 20, 2013. Interested applicants should submit
their preliminary proposal summaries to email@example.com
indicating in the subject line: "Hartwell 2013 - IBRA." Please
send the following documents (in sequence) in one PDF:
- Hartwell 2013 - IBRA Information Submission
Sheet (contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy)
- Research proposal summary (1-2 pages text:
double-spaced with 12-pt type and one-inch
margins, not including figures and references)
- NIH Biosketch
Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation
of receipt within three (3) business days. If you do not receive an
acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at 410-516-3295. Selected
applicants will be notified by May 31, 2013, and invited to submit a
full proposal. The deadline for selected full proposals to be submitted
to the Hartwell Foundation is September 16, 2013.
Brain Research Foundation - Scientific
Innovations Award for 2014
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: May 31, 2013
The Brain Research Foundation has invited
Johns Hopkins to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter
of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) Program for 2014.
This program's primary objective is to support projects in basic and
clinical neuroscience that may be too innovative and speculative for
traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of generating
key findings. The projects supported by this funding initiative will
produce significant results and facilitate major grant applications
and journal publications.
The selected candidate from Hopkins should
be a tenured professor or associate professor whose research focus is
in the studies of brain function in health and disease. NOTE: The ideal
candidate should have current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding
or evidence of this type of support during the past three years. Studies
should be related to the areas of normal human brain development or
specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and
clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor,
cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease.
The proposal should profile a new research project that has not yet
received funding from other sources. This grant should not be used for
"bridge funding." The Foundation anticipates the SIA program
will provide a maximum support of $300,000. Each award will be limited
to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two-year grant period from the specified
dates provided by the Foundation upon approval of the proposed application.
More specific information about this award is available at http://www.thebrf.org/Grants/Scientific+Innovations+Award.
An internal peer review to select the nominee will be managed by the
Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Applicants
should submit the following materials in the sequence listed below for
an internal review by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013, to email@example.com:
- JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet
for a copy)
- Biographical Sketch including other
support (four pages)
- Project Summary (two pages maximum)
Each applicant will receive a confirmation
of receipt of their materials. If any applicant does not receive an
acknowledgement within 48 hours, please contact Janet Palmer at (410)
516-3295 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selected candidate's letter of intent must be submitted to the Brain
Research Foundation by 4 p.m. CT on July 1, 2013.
Office of Research Infrastructure High-End
Instrumentation Grant (HEI) Program
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: May 31, 2013
The Office of Research Infrastructure Program
is requesting applications for its High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI)
program from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single
major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs
at least $750,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments in this
category include--but are not limited to-"biomedical imaging systems,
NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, electron microscopes and super
Although Johns Hopkins is not limited in the number of proposals it
can submit, there should be no duplication in the type of equipment
proposed. In order to avoid the possibility of any replication, interested
candidates are asked to complete a form (contact email@example.com
for a copy) and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than May 31, 2013.
Each summary will be carefully reviewed. If there are proposed projects
with the same type of equipment or similar equipment, the Vice Provost
for Research and the Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine
will determine the submission outcome. More detailed information about
this program can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-101.html.
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