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.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: JULY 10, 2014
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced
the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research. Through the
award, the Foundation hopes to stimulate innovative and potentially
paradigm-shifting research on Progressive MS. The Award will make available
up to $6 million in funding over a four-year period to seed breakthrough
discoveries in the search for biomarkers for Progressive MS. For this
funding cycle, the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research
will support grants of up to four-years, totaling no more than $900,000
over the grant period. Individual years should average roughly $250,000.
Prior to the end of the grant, the Foundation may extend the investigator
the opportunity to apply for another round of funding. The Foundation
will extend the opportunity based upon progress the investigator has
made towards reaching determined benchmarks and results at the two or
three-year mark (dependent upon the length of the grant).
The Hilton Foundation is particularly interested
in discovery of biomarkers for Progressive MS. Foundation encourages
early investigators, as well as teams of investigators and collaboration
between departments and institutions. No more than 15 percent may go
to indirect costs. Grants will be made to the Institution on behalf
of the award recipient.
Johns Hopkins is permitted to nominate one applicant
for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for
internal review is July 10, 2014. Interested applicants should
submit their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send these documents as one PDF.
(No budget is needed for the pre-proposal, but
sufficient information needs to be include in the two-page research
description for the Advisory Committee to decide if it is feasible to
complete the proposed work in a 4-year period)
The RFP with instructions on how to apply for
this Award may be found at http://www.hiltonfoundation.org/mhiltonaward.
If you have any questions, please email
email@example.com or call 410-502-2132. Selected candidates will
be notified as soon as possible. If selected, pre-proposal must be submitted
by the deadline of July 28, 2014 to
The ATAP - Project Ara is an effort to create
a modular smartphone platform and make the hardware ecosystem around
smartphones resemble in size, innovation, and competitiveness the software
app ecosystem around platforms like Android. (There are detailed write-ups
about the project that recently appeared in TIME
Google sent information in early April inviting
interested faculty and researchers at MURA schools to attend the first
Ara Developers Conference. Google recently released the alpha version
of the Ara Module Developers Kit (MDK) and held the first Ara Developers
Conference (Note: a complete video recording of the conference is available
Google is keenly cognizant that a rich and vibrant developer and module
ecosystem is essential to the long-term success of the project. Google
believes it is imperative to have participation from academic groups
and university labs to encourage the really radical innovation.
Google has allocated a dedicated amount of at
least $250k toward MURA awards to researchers who are interested in
developing modules for the Ara platform. Interested researchers should
submit a substantive 2-3 page proposal which will serve as the basis
for discussions and potential contract awards to MURA researchers. Google
anticipates making individual awards in the $25k and $50k range, and
expect these seed efforts to culminate in a functional Ara module prototype.
Awardees will receive development boards and support from a team from
Google to field technical questions.
Proposals should address the following topics:
Please follow the usual JHU procedures by first
submitting a copy of the proposal to your divisional research administration
office for review. After the divisional research administration office
has reviewed it, the proposal must be submitted to Google no later than
July 15, 2014, in order to be considered. NOTE: The final version
of the proposal should be submitted as a PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: July
The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust - Heart Research
Grants Program provides funding for basic medical research about heart
disease and is committed to projects considered "unique and meritorious"
which do not compete with government funding. Applicants must be faculty
members with primary appointments at JHU as of July 1 of the year in
which they are applying. The Trust strongly encourages requests for
seed funding of exceptional or high-priority projects and also encourages
new investigators to apply. The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust is interested
in research that has the potential to attract the support of the National
Institutes of Health or other large funding organizations after the
investigator receives the Trust's funding. The Trust considers proposals
of up to $100K for one year. Information about the W.W. Smith Charitable
Trust is available at: http://www.wwsmithcharitabletrust.org/medical.htm
Johns Hopkins is permitted to nominate one (1)
applicant for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications
for internal review is July 21, 2014. Interested applicants should
submit their materials to
email@example.com with the subject line, "W. W. Smith Charitable
Trust-Heart Research Grant internal application-2014-2015." Please
send these documents as one PDF in the following sequence:
Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation
of receipt of their materials within three business days. If you have
any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 410-516-3295. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as
possible. Completed applications must be received by the W.W. Smith
Charitable Trust no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014.
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: August
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for
Medical Scientists provides physician-scientists $700,000 over five
years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the beginning
years of faculty service. Proposals should be in the area of "basic
biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research." More
specific information including background and eligibility for this program
is available at: http://www.bwfund.org/pages/188/Career-Awards-for-Medical-Scientists/
Johns Hopkins can submit up to five (5) nominees
for this program. Interested candidates should send the following materials
in sequence in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. Monday, August
4, 2014, to email@example.com:
Required materials for internal review:
Each applicant should expect to receive
a confirmation of receipt of their materials within three (3) business
days. If you have any questions, please call 410-516-3295 or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected
candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Final nominations must
be electronically submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund no later
than Wednesday, October 1, 2014.