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.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: April 15, 2014
On March 26, 2014, the Humanitarian Innovation
Fund (HIF) located in the United Kingdom announced it will offer its
Large Grants Facility program this year. "The Humanitarian Innovation
Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and
share innovative solutions to the challenges facing operational agencies
in the delivery of effective humanitarian aid." The HIF defines
innovations as "dynamic processes which focus on the creation
and implementation of new or improved products and services, processes,
positions and paradigms. Successful innovations are those that result
in improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, quality or social outcomes/impacts.
They consist of 5 broadly defined stages: recognition, invention, development,
implementation and diffusion." The HIF expects that innovations
should obviously have the ability to improve operational humanitarian
performance. HIF offers "grants from £75,000 to £150,000
More specific information about the HIF and the
programs it offers are available at http://www.humanitarianinnovation.org/funding?utm_source=Humanitarian+Innovation+
Johns Hopkins may submit up to two proposals for
the Large Grants Facility program. Interested candidates should submit
the following materials in sequence in one PDF document no later than
5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, to email@example.com:
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. Selected candidates will
be informed as soon as possible. The two selected candidates must
submit the official HIF Expression of Interest document to the sponsor
by May 6, 2014. After a review of all Expressions of Interest, successful
applicants will be invited by the HIF on or before May 19, 2014, to
submit full proposals by June 27, 2014.
PROJECT SUMMARY NEEDED BY: May 1, 2014
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently
announced the Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) program for 2014 involving
collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing,
including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation
of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and
is a component of the National Nanotechnoloogy Initiative Signature
Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries
of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/node/611).
"Competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their
Proposals submitted to this program should
consider addressing aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain:
Competitive proposals are expected to address
the training and education of students in nanomanufacturing. While not
required, the involvement of an industrial partner or partners is strongly
encouraged and has the potential to significantly strengthen a proposal."
NOTE: "Please see requirements for submitting
proposals for collaborations; a single proposal with sub-contracts must
be submitted for collaborations and the submission of separate proposals
from multiple investigators for collaborative projects ('collaborative
proposals') is not allowed."
It is estimated that five to eight projects will
receive funding for this research effort in the range of $250,000-$375,000
per year for four years--depending on the scope of the proposed work.
The total request for NSF funding for each project, for all investigators
and all organizations, may not exceed $1,500,000. The anticipated date
of the award is September 2014. More specific information about this
program and its requirements can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14544/nsf14544.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Johns Hopkins is permitted to submit one proposal
as a lead organization in response to this program. Faculty who are
interested in this program should submit the following materials in
sequence in one pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014:
Each applicant should receive a confirmation of receipt of his or her e-mail within three business days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at 410-516-3295. Project summaries will be reviewed as soon as possible. The selected proposal is due on June 16, 2014.
The Harrington Discovery Institute
is pleased to announce its annual Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award,
which recognizes physician-scientists throughout the U.S. whose research
has the potential to change standard of care.
The Award provides inventive physician-scientists
the resources to advance their discoveries:
Awardees will be selected by the Institute's
advisory board, comprised of internationally renowned physician-scientists,
and announced December 2014. Visit here
for Letter of Intent requirements. For more detailed information
about the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program, please visit www.HarringtonDiscovery.org/grant.
Please feel free to contact Natalie Haynes with any questions at 216.368.1038
PROJECT SUMMARY NEEDED BY: May 2, 2014
The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust awards
medical grants in three areas--heart, cancer and AIDS research. The
Trust provides awards to young investigators in universities, hospitals
and research centers in order to pursue innovative basic medical research
projects that can attract financial support from other large funding
organizations after the Trust's support has ended. The Trust strongly
encourages new or less recognized investigators to apply for funding
and also generally encourages seed funding of unique or high priority
projects. Awards are generally $100k for one year (including institutional
overhead, which the Trust limits to 10 percent of the total budget).
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or provide valid visa and alien registration
materials. Additional program information can be obtained on the W.W.
Smith Website located at http://www.wwsmithcharitabletrust.org/guidelines.html
Johns Hopkins may submit one nomination
for the Cancer Research grant program and one nomination for the AIDS
Research grant program. (NOTE: The 2014 W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
- Heart Research grant program will be announced in June.) Interested
candidates should submit the following materials in sequence in one
PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, 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. Selected candidates will be informed as soon
as possible. Final nomination materials must be submitted to the
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust no later than June 15, 2014.
PROJECT SUMMARY NEEDED BY: May 3, 2014
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has
recently announced the Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
program is accepting proposals for "innovative research projects
to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and
engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional
and international contexts. CCE STEM research projects will use basic
research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or
irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical
systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.
Projects can include qualitative and/or
quantitative approaches. Proposals should specify plans to deliver findings
to appropriate research and educational communities and assist them
to implement projects or programs based on the findings. CCE STEM awardees
must share their findings with others via the Online Ethics Center for
Engineering and Science (Award #1355547) and at the bi-annual PI meetings
held at NSF. PIs are responsible for covering the expenses of participating
in these PI meetings throughout the tenure of their award and should
indicate this in their budget." More specific information about
this program is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14546/nsf14546.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_34&WT.mc_ev=click
Johns Hopkins can submit only one proposal
as a lead organization. Faculty who are interested in this program should
submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
by May 3, 2014:
Each applicant should receive a confirmation
of receipt of his or her e-mail within three business days. If you do
not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at 410-516-3295.
Project summaries will be reviewed as soon as possible. The selected
proposal is due on June 17, 2014.
A REMINDER FROM THE NSF PROPOSALS AND
AWARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURE GUIDE: "NSF does not normally
support technical assistance, pilot plant efforts, research requiring
security classification, the development of products for commercial
marketing, or market research for a particular project or invention.
Research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology,
diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or
malfunction in human beings or animals, is normally not supported. Animal
models of such conditions or the development or testing of drugs or
other procedures for their treatment also are not eligible for support.
However, research in bioengineering, with diagnosis- or treatment-related
goals, that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and
medicine while advancing engineering knowledge is eligible for support.
Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities also is eligible."
The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides $200 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY14 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need. This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
The PRMRP is providing the information in this
pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.
FY14 PRMRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions
are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in April 2014. Pre-application
and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements
are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation
by the government.
Military Relevance: Relevance to the healthcare needs of the military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries is a key feature of each FY14 PRMRP award mechanism.
All applications must conform to the final Program Announcement and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for the award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Applications must be submitted through the federal
government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.
Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements
are released. Requests for email notification of the Program Announcement
release may be sent to help@eBRAP.org.
For more information about the PRMRP or other CDMRP-administered programs,
please visit the CDMRP
Point of Contact:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute is pleased to
announce a national competition for the appointment of outstanding scientists
as HHMI investigators. This competition will enable HHMI to strengthen
its community of basic researchers and physician scientists who bring
innovative approaches to the study of biological problems through biomedical
disciplines, including plant biology, as well as adjacent fields of
evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering,
and computational biology.
From this competition, HHMI expects to appoint
20 to 25 new investigators who will be among the most creative and promising
in the nation. HHMI investigators are expected to demonstrate a combination
of the following attributes that distinguish them from other
highly competent scientists in their field.
This investigator competition places no restrictions on the number of applications from any eligible institution. Researchers with faculty appointments will apply directly; prior institutional endorsement is not part of the application process. These appointments are highly selective. Those candidates with outstanding records who have shown evidence of significant originality and accomplishments are encouraged to apply. HHMI welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in biomedical sciences.
For additional information regarding the HHMI Investigator Program and this competition please link to: www.hhmi.org/inv2015.
Establish eligibility and apply here: www.hhmi.org/research/application/comp2015
The deadline for applications is June 3, 2014,
at 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time). All applications must be submitted
electronically following instructions on the competition web site.
The application includes the following documents:
Selection of Investigators:
The HHMI review process will include evaluation
of applications by distinguished scientists, leading to the selection
of semifinalists by early 2015. Further review will include a symposium
attended by HHMI scientific leadership and the final advisory panel,
at which each semifinalist will make a brief research presentation.
Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2015, with appointments
as early as September 1, 2015. All applicants should mark their calendars
for the April 13-14, 2015 symposium at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research
Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Those named as semifinalists will be required
to attend and should plan to arrive on April 13.