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.
The Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) research
grant to Johns Hopkins will be funding faculty recruitment (within one
year of appointment) and translational research project proposals in
fiscal year 2014. Funded awards will begin on July 1st and end June
Research grants are intended to improve the cancer
burden in Maryland, eliminate disparities, and address lung, oral, prostate,
breast, cervix, colon/rectum cancers and melanoma. They may be basic
science, clinical study, or population based research. Cancer control
and prevention projects are especially encouraged. Maryland cancer priorities
are found in the 2011 Cancer Plan at the Maryland
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program website.
We are funding new faculty (within one year of
appointment) and projects oriented to improving cancer care efficiency
while improving outcomes. Some topics that might be considered are:
Of interest as well are approaches that reduce
the burden of lung cancer. Priority will be given to proposals that:
Proposals are due July 8, 2013 and should
follow the application instructions found here.
Average faculty recruitment awards will be $100,000
and average translational research projects will be $50,000. The number
of awards made will depend on the funds made available by the state
for FY14 though at this time we expect 9-11 to be funded.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announces the release of Requests for Proposals (RFP) for non-embryonic stem cell research on the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory (NL). The RFP seeks to identify projects studying the effects of microgravity on non-embryonic mammalian stem cells for one of two research emphasis areas: (1) rapid turn-around spaceflight experiments to be performed on the NL or (2) ground-based research that will pave the way for improved spaceflight experiments in the future. CASIS will support selected projects through grant funding, facilitation of service provider partnerships, coordination of available hardware that may be considered for research and flight transportation coordination to and from the ISS.
Please go to: http://www.iss-Casis.org/Opportunities/
Solicitations.aspx for details. Proposals are due at 5pm EST, on
July 25, 2013.
Three foreign-born biomedical scientists will
be selected to receive the prizes, each including a cash award of $35,000.
Researchers in all fields of biomedical science are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have been born abroad, be naturalized citizens or permanent residents of the United States, hold a doctoral degree, intend to pursue a career in the United States, and be no more than 38 years old as of January 1, 2014. In addition, they must also hold a full-time independent position in an academic institution or other organization.
A written application, professional resume, list of publications, and letters of recommendation are required. The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2013. Eligibility requirements and a link to the online application can be found at Vilcek.org.