December 2013
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES- Back

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.


Gruber Foundation Invites Nominations for 2014 Neuroscience Award

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.


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2014

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: December 17, 2013

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching of faculty members early in their careers in the chemical sciences including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. One JHU nominee will be selected on the basis of promising leadership in both research and teaching, and should have an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of her/his appointment as an independent researcher, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education. The Foundation's reviewers consider the scholarly research achievements of the candidates, the judgment of the nominee's peers in letters of recommendation, awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track appointment that began no earlier than "mid-year 2008." Undergraduate education is a significant factor of the nominee's activities. This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75K.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF document to resapp@jhu.edu by Tuesday, December 17, 2013, for an internal review:

  • JHU Submission Cover Sheet (see http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/funding-special-private.htm for a copy)
  • Biographical sketch (two pages)
  • List of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate co-authors are plainly identified. Research support should be included. (two-three pages)
  • Summary (including references) of the nominee's research achievements as an independent faculty member with an explanation of research plans (no more than seven pages)
  • Statement of intent indicating the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (no more than three pages)
  • Budget describing how the funded award will be used (one page)
    Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within three (3) business days. If an applicant does not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at: (410) 516-3295. The selected candidate will be informed as soon as possible. The nomination materials and letters of support are due to the Dreyfus Foundation by Monday, February 10, 2014. Winners are expected to be announced by May 2014. More information about this program is available at: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_
    teacher_award.shtml


Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2014

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: December 16, 2013

The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to eliminating cancers that affect women by supporting medical science professionals who focus their research efforts in cancer. The foundation is accepting applications to fund 10 to 15 grants for translational research that would lead to improvements in the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of ovarian, uterine, breast, and cervical cancer. Awards will be up to $100K for a period of two years. Johns Hopkins has been invited to submit one nomination from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and one nomination from the School of Medicine.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013, to resapp@jhu.edu:

  • JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (see http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/funding-special-private.htm for a copy)
  • Biographical sketch
  • Brief summary of the proposed project (3-4 single spaced pages including collaborations, tables, etc.)
  • Proposed Budget for two years (NOTE: Facilities and Administrative Costs should not exceed 15 percent)

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within three business days. If any applicant does not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at: (410) 516-3295. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. The selected application must be submitted to the Mary Kay Foundation by Monday, February 3, 2014. More specific information about this program is available at: http://www.mkacf.org/Pages/CancerGrantProgram.aspx.


NSF 13-517 - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for 2014

RESPONSE NEEDED BY: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The National Science Foundation is accepting applications for the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for 2014. The MRI Program goal is to "improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by supporting proposals for shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments." Developing and acquiring research instrumentation for the purposes of "inter- and/or intra-organization" shared use is supported as well as efforts which would influence the "strengths of private sector partners" for the focus of the MRI Program. More information and details about this program are available on the NSF Program Solicitation web site located at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13517/nsf13517.htm.

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines. SPECIAL NOTE: Cost-sharing at the level of 30 percent of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education.

Hopkins can submit up to three proposals--providing one of those proposals is for instrument development. An internal peer review to select the nominees will be conducted by the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. The following documents should be submitted in sequence in one PDF by Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to resapp@jhu.edu:

  1. JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet (see http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/funding-special-private.htm for a copy)
  2. Biographical sketch of Principal Investigator (two pages)
  3. Names of all co-investigators
  4. Project Summary (three to four pages)
  5. Preliminary Budget Summary (one page)
  6. Letter of recommendation from the Principal Investigator's department chair or director

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within three (3) business days. If an applicant does not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at 410-516-3295. Proposals will be reviewed and the internal selection will be completed as soon as possible in order to give the selected applicants sufficient time to prepare their full proposals for submission to NSF by January 23, 2014.


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

DEADLINE: Monday, January 13, 2014

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research (Co-PI's from different disciplines) in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards are for a maximum of $100,000 and should not be used to support PI salary. Partnership with a Brady Urological Institute faculty member is highly encouraged. Emphasis will be placed on funding high risk/high reward research. Faculty whose laboratories received an award through the Fund in the last three years are not eligible for funding.

For more information, visit the website: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/


New Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Grant Competition: 2014 Clinical Research Mentorship

Application Deadline: January 14, 2014

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the Clinical Research Mentorship. These competitive grants are intended to support the development of a one-on-one relationship between a DDCF clinical scientist and a medical student with an interest in becoming a future clinician investigator.

Past and present recipients of DDCF medical research grants are invited to identify a medical student to mentor for one year and to then apply as a team. Alternatively, medical students may identify a qualifying DDCF researcher and apply together. In either case, the DDCF researcher must be the applicant.

Mentors will be required to provide a 12-month, full-time clinical research experience for the student. Students must be willing to take 12 months out from medical school, typically after the third year of school. Each Clinical Research Mentorship grant will consist of $64,800, inclusive of a $29,000 stipend for the student. The student's year out will start in the summer of 2014 and end in the summer of 2015.

In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.

For more information about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements, visit the
Clinical Research Mentorship website.



American Asthma Association

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. We wish to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma, and most of our investigators are studying asthma for the first time. All grants will be to investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment. Recipients will be designated AAF Scholars.

AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $450,000 ($150,000 per year for up to 3 years.) Funds for institutional overhead are not provided.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 12, 2014

START DATE: July 1, 2014

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Scientists in the United States from any relevant field are eligible.
  • Initial independent faculty appointment should be on or after February 1, 2004.
  • Applicants should have an independent research program, with national-level, independent funding.

ORGANIZATION: The American Asthma Foundation is the largest private funder of asthma-related research, having awarded over $100 million to scientists since 2000.
MISSION: The AAF's mission is to improve treatments for, prevent, and find a cure for asthma by developing important new pathways of investigation in basic research regarding asthma.

REVIEW CRITERIA: Innovation, research proposal, relevance to asthma, investigator

NOTE: The application is short (maximum 7 pages). Preliminary data are not required.

FURTHER INFORMATION AT: http://americanasthmafoundation.org/



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December 2013 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Gruber Foundation Invites Nominations for 2014 Neuroscience Award
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2014
Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2014
NSF 13-517 - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for 2014
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
New Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Grant Competition: 2014 Clinical Research Mentorship
American Asthma Association
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