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.
Found Animals offers Michelson Grants of up to $750,000 USD for research in pursuit of a single-dose, permanent, nonsurgical sterilization product or technology for use in male and female cats and dogs. To qualify for a Michelson Grant, a proposed project must pursue a technology, mechanism, or pathway representing an innovative approach to nonsurgical sterilization. Investigators are encouraged to submit for "proof of concept" studies in cell culture, rodents, and/or target species. Scientists from a wide range of fields are encouraged to apply.
The first step to apply for a Michelson Grant is submission of a letter of intent. Letters of intent are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis and, if approved, researchers are invited to submit grant proposals for a March, July, or November deadline.
The Michelson Prize is a $25 million prize will be awarded to the first entity to develop a safe and effective single dose, permanent, non-surgical sterilant for male and female cats and dogs. The winning entry for the Michelson Prize must meet the following criteria: The winning entry will have, at minimum, the following characteristics:
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: November 13, 2013
The Rita Allen Foundation supports research
scientists in the early stages of their careers who demonstrate potential
for becoming leaders in cancer, immunology and neuroscience. Interested
candidates should be in a tenure-track appointment, but for no more
than three years as of February 1, 2014, and provide persuasive evidence
of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in research in
one of the relevant fields. The Foundation provides awards up to $110K
annually for a period of up to five (5) years. More information is available
Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit one nomination for the Rita Allen Scholars Program for 2014. An internal peer review to select the nominee will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Interested candidates should submit the materials listed below in sequence in one PDF document via e-mail no later than Wednesday, November 13, 2013, to email@example.com:
Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within three (3) business days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295. Please note: Applications will not be accepted unless submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The selected candidate will be informed as soon as possible. Nominations and letters of support must be electronically submitted to the Rita Allen Foundation by Sunday, January 26, 2014.
INTERNAL APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November
The Institute for Medicine as a Profession is
dedicated to advancing the principles of medical professionalism as
a field of study and a force in shaping policy. The Josiah Macy Jr.
Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by fostering
innovation in health professionals' education. To these ends, we are
continuing a joint grant program that aims to enhance the place of professionalism
in undergraduate and graduate medical education.
IMAP and Macy will support faculty-directed programs that address one or several of these critical components of professionalism. These include but are not restricted to such concepts as:
Only ONE application per institution will
be considered. A proposal from a consortium of institutions is welcome.
The School of Medicine expects to nominate one candidate for this program. The deadline to submit materials for internal review is Monday, November 18, 2013. Interested applicants should submit the following materials in one PDF document to email@example.com:
Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive any acknowledgement, please contact Karen Falter at (410) 502-2132. Complete applications must be received by the Josiah Macy Foundation by email in .pdf format at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. EST December 9, 2013.
INTERNAL RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: November 22,
The Brain Research Foundation has invited Johns
Hopkins to nominate two faculty members to submit a Letter of Intent
for the 2014 Seed Grant Program. The program's main objective is to
provide start-up funds for new research projects and innovative programs
"that have the potential of becoming competitive" for an NIH
funding initiative or other external funding sources. The Brain Research
Foundation's goal is to have the initial effort produce opportunities
for research projects, collaborations, and scientific advancements.
The two selected nominees from Johns Hopkins must be tenured/tenure
track Assistant or Associate Professors working in the area of neuroscience.
The grant period is for one year in the amount of $50,000 (direct costs).
More information is available at http://www.thebrf.org/Grants/Fay+Frank+
About the Foundation: "The
Brain Research Foundation funds innovative neuroscience research that
expands understanding of how the brain works, and provides educational
programs for researchers, families struggling with debilitating brain
disorders and the general public. The Foundation plays a critical role
in the scientific process by funding grants that are the starting blocks
to discovery, allowing scientists to prove the feasibility of their
projects and produce data that will make them eligible for larger government
and institutional funds."
The JHU Review Process: An internal peer review to select the nominees will be managed through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Applicants should submit the materials listed below in sequence in one PDF for internal review by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, to email@example.com:
Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt
of their materials. If any applicant does not receive an acknowledgement
within three business days, please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each selected
nominee's Letter of Intent must be submitted to the Brain Research Foundation
by 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is one of thirty medical schools that have been invited by the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation to submit two nominees for the current competition that will provide one to two awards of $100K per year for a period of four years. The nominee should be a faculty member at the rank of at least Assistant Professor (or now being promoted to that rank). While both basic science and clinical research proposals are considered, the foundation emphasizes support for basic science research (in any discipline).
Applicants must hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D.
degree, and be in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position.
The selected nominee must be available to travel to the foundation's
offices in St. Louis, Missouri in June for a formal interview. (Travel
expenses will be covered by the foundation.) The start date is October
Deadline: December 15, 2013
The Gruber Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, which honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system. Established in 2004, the Neuroscience Prize provides an unrestricted cash award of $500,000, a gold medal inscribed with the recipient's name, and a citation describing the achievement for which the recipient is being honored.
Nominations for the Neuroscience Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.
Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system can be nominated.
For complete program guidelines and nomination
instructions, see the Gruber Foundation Web site. Contact: Link
to Complete RFP.