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 (email@example.com) with any questions.
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.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: December
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by Tuesday, December 17, 2013, for an internal review:
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: December 16, 2013
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 email@example.com:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
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.
DEADLINE: Monday, January 13, 2014
Application Deadline: January 14, 2014
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.
For more information about this opportunity,
including eligibility requirements, visit the
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
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 12,
START DATE: July 1, 2014
ORGANIZATION: The American Asthma
Foundation is the largest private funder of asthma-related research,
having awarded over $100 million to scientists since 2000.
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/