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.
The Idea Award with Special Focus supports innovative, untested, high-risk/potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods in cancer research that are relevant to DoD FY14 Peer Reviewed Cancer Idea Award with Special Focus active duty service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries. The "Special Focus" of this award mechanism is on the cancers associated with exposures, conditions, or circumstances that are unique to the military or disproportionately represented within the military beneficiary population. The advancement of knowledge in cancer research, patient care, and/or treatment options in the military health system is critical to active duty service members, their families, other military beneficiaries, and the American public.
To be considered for
funding, applications for the PRCRP Idea Award with Special Focus must
address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress. Research
applications in the areas of breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma),
or ovarian cancer will not be accepted.
The FY14 PRCRP Topic
Areas are listed below.
CDMRP has allocated $25M in funds to this program. Information on the submission process and details on the applications can be found at: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml. Here are details on the two new topic areas:
Preapplications are due by June 10, 2014.
Be sure to submit on time.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: June
The Pew Scholars Program
in the Biomedical Sciences supports the independent research conducted
by young investigators of outstanding promise in sciences relevant to
the advancement of human health. The Pew Charitable Trusts especially
encourages proposals that are creative, innovative, and risk-taking.
Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine or the biomedical sciences.
On July 1, 2014, eligible candidates must have held an appointment as
assistant professor for less than three years. (Time spent at more than
one institution and in clinical internships, residencies, or work toward
board certification does not count.)
Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail confirmation
of receipt within three (3) business days. If you do not receive such
an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295. The
name of the selected nominee must be submitted to the Pew Charitable
Trusts by July 15, 2014. Completed applications must be received by
Pew no later than November 1, 2014.
Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail
confirmation of receipt within three (3) business days. If you do not
receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at: (410)
516-3295. Final applications must be received by the Searle Scholars
Program via an online process by September 26, 2014.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: June 20, 2014
The National Science Foundation is accepting applications for the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program. The CSBR Program provides funds:
"The CSBR program provides for enhancements
that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized
specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation
and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent
need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address
that need. Biological collections supported include established living
stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections,
and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues
and DNA libraries." NSF anticipates there will be @15-20 awards
per competition pending the availability of funds. The anticipated funding
amount is $4,500,000. More specific information about the CSBR Program
is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/
Johns Hopkins can submit up to three (3) applications for this program. Interested applicants should send the following information in sequence in one PDF to email@example.com:
The deadline for this internal application
submission is June 20, 2014. Each applicant will 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.
The selected candidate(s) will be notified as soon as possible. The
selected proposal(s) must be received by NSF no later than August
FYI - 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."
Each applicant should expect to receive
a confirmation of receipt of his/her materials within 48 hours. If you
do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Karen Falter
directly at: (410) 502-2132 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed
applications must be received by the Mallinckrodt Foundation via e-mail
no later than August 1, 2014.
Application deadline: July 1, 2014
Advances in cancer research often originate from innovative thinking and ingenious approaches. Securing funding for these truly out-of-the box ideas remains a challenge, especially to early career scientists.
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award provides
support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with
"high-risk/high-reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly
impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of cancer. This award is specifically designed to provide
funding for extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative,
new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional
funding. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally
creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact
in the cancer field.
Eligible applicants (including non-U.S. citizens)
must be conducting independent research at a U.S. institution. Institutional
nominations are not required and there is no limit to the number of
applications that can be received from a particular institution. Basic
and translational/clinical projects will be considered and individuals
with a background in multiple disciplines are especially encouraged
The initial award will be for two years, $150,000
per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional
years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000). Continued support
for years three and four will be granted to those awardees who demonstrate
significant progress on their proposed research during years one and
two of the award. A complete award
program description and application
guidelines are available on our website (www.damonrunyon.org ).
Applications are due July 1, 2014.