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.
Application due date: September 12, 2013
Fondation Leducq, a French non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease, is issuing a new call for applications for its 2013-2014 Transatlantic Networks of Excellence program. This program awards up to $6 million (US) over five years to internationally collaborative research teams who work together to advance our knowledge and treatment of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.
Please note that applicants to the Transatlantic Networks Program must submit a letter of intent (LOI) through the web-based application service.
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 13, 2013
Microsoft Research has announced its Faculty Fellowship
Program for 2014. This program "recognizes innovative, promising
new faculty members, from a number of research institutions, whose exceptional
talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders
in their fields." Candidates must be in the first, second, or third
year of their first faculty appointment as of the application deadline
and hold a tenure-track position. In past years, this fellowship has
included an award of $100k in the first year, with up to $100k possible
in the second year. More information about the Microsoft Research Fellowships
can be obtained at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/msrff_application.aspx#appinfo.
Johns Hopkins can nominate one candidate for this program. Applicants should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013, to email@example.com.
Each applicant will receive a confirmation
of receipt of their materials within three business days. If the applicant
does not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at
410-516-3295. The selected candidate's application must be electronically
submitted to Microsoft by 3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) / 12 noon
(Pacific Time) on Monday, September 30, 2013. The awards will be
announced in July of 2014.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides funding opportunities for assistant professors "to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact." Particular areas of interest include:
The award provides $500k over a period of five
years ($100k per year). Johns Hopkins can submit three nominees-providing
one of the candidates is working in pathogenic helminths, mycology,
or reproductive science. Nominees must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. More
specific information about this program is available at http://www.bwfund.org/
Interested candidates should send the following
materials in sequence one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Friday,
September 27, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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 Mike Alexander at email@example.com. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. Complete applications must be electronically submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund by 4 p.m. on November 1, 2013.
Tang's nomination forms for Biopharmaceutical
Science and Sustainable
Development must be used. All nominations must be submitted through
the US Mail using special envelopes provided by the foundation.
Please direct all nomination materials to Karin Hunt, Corporate and
Foundation Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org),
to ensure proper delivery to Tang. More information on the Tang Prize
Foundation can be found at: www.tang-prize.org.
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund
announces the FY 2014 funding opportunity for the NIH Director's
Early Independence Awards (EIA). The EIA initiative allows exceptional
junior scientists to accelerate their transition to an independent research
career by "skipping" the traditional postdoctoral training.
To be eligible, candidates must be within one year (before or after)
of completion of their terminal degree or clinical residency at the
time of application. Each institution (as defined by a unique DUNS identifier)
may submit up to two applications in response to this FOA. Letters of
intent are due December 31, 2013. Applications are due January
31, 2014. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement
To facilitate the "matching" of prospective
candidates with potential host institutions, the NIH Common Fund has
created a website (http://commonfund.nih.gov/ earlyindependence/matchingportal/index.aspx)
in which institutions may indicate their interest in hosting EIA awardees
and provide pertinent information. This website will be updated periodically
as institutions provide information. Interested institutions are encouraged
to provide information on the website by October 1, 2013. Prospective
candidates may visit this website to determine which institutions are
interested in hosting candidates and follow up directly with institutions
accordingly. Note that while registration by institutions is encouraged,
it is not required and institutions and candidates may match through
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Independence Awards initiative are available at http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence/faq2014.aspx. An informational webinar has been scheduled for October 10, 2013. Additional webinar details will be posted on the EIA website when they become available. Send questions about the EIA initiative to email@example.com.