August 2014

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: 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 ( with any questions.

Request for Applications from the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC)

Pre-Application Deadline: August 15, 2014 8:00 PM (ET)

The Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) is seeking applications for collaborations and research studies focused on the impact and sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) / chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in active duty service members and veterans. Studies will address questions and areas complementary to the Consortium's mission and alignment to specified programmatic needs and funding alignments. Information on the CENC can be found at Information on the CENC integrated grant program and the Fall 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) can be found at

Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to the CENC Peer Review Program Chair, Dr. Steven West (

5th Annual Michel Mirowski Discovery Award

Application Deadline: August 29, 2014

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announces a request for applications for the 5th Annual Discovery Fund in honor of Dr. Michel Mirowski and his wife Anna for Cardiovascular Research.

This announcement seeks proposals for innovative cardiovascular research projects led by faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM). This award of up to $75,000 is to catalyze innovative ideas that are high risk and would not ordinarily be funded by the NIH until sufficient preliminary data are gathered. This award is not intended to support already established projects or incremental extensions of ongoing research programs. Collaborations across all Johns Hopkins entities are eligible for consideration, but proposals must include a SOM faculty member as principal investigator.

The Mirowski Discovery Award will consist of up to $75,000, with an award term of one year. Applicants must describe a credible plan that they will make substantial progress with one year of funding.

The research proposal should contain the following:

1. Title
2. Investigator (departmental and divisional affiliation)
3. Abstract
4. Specific Aims
5. Innovation and Impact
6. Brief Experimental Plan

The research proposal section can be no more than three pages (single-spaced Arial font size 11), not including citations. Citations should be limited to 10. Shorter applications are encouraged. Since the Mirowski Discovery Award is intended for new collaborative projects, no preliminary data are required.

7. A budget description that describes how the funding will be allocated to each investigator in the collaboration and how it will be apportioned for any personnel, supplies and equipment. Any budget amount up to $75,000 can be proposed. Faculty salary and equipment costs can be included or excluded as desired. No indirect costs should be included in the budget.
8. An NIH-style biosketch for the investigator, without the personal statement, that includes all current and pending support from all sponsored and nonsponsored sources. Each biosketch is limited to four pages.
9. Limited submission form

Applications should be submitted to: and administrative questions about the application process can be best addressed by contacting Susan Hayden (, 410-955-3097).

Awards will be announced by October 13 for funding beginning November 1, 2014. Recipient will be expected to attend the awards dinner on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Pilot Project Funding Available

The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins is pleased to announce that funding is available for a limited number of novel developmental research programs (pilot projects) in the study of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. This program funds important new pilot projects with promising translational potential that do not have sufficient data for an independently funded NIH grant. Projects of high priority should focus on new research directions, explore innovative ideas, test unconventional, but potentially important, new hypotheses, or ascertain the feasibility of new research approaches. Applications are due Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and may be found at:

The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Discovery Program

Application deadline: September 15, 2014

This program from the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, provides a $50,000 grant opportunity for JHU faculty members. The purpose of the program is to promote research by providing funds that will support projects focused on clinical or translational research related to environmental infectious diseases (ID). Environmental ID includes disease causing agents found in traditional ecological environments, such as air, soil, and water, in addition to vector-borne or zoonotic diseases, as well as those found within human flora and built environments (home, hospital, and community).

All full time faculty members of Johns Hopkins University, especially junior faculty, are encouraged to apply. Only Johns Hopkins University faculty members holding a terminal degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DVM, or equivalent) may apply as Principal Investigator (PI). The grant provides up to $50,000 in funding over 12 months. Review the application materials online at


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August 2014 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement (between Johns Hopkins and a company receiving an NIH research award)
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Request for Applications from the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC)
5th Annual Michel Mirowski Discovery Award
Pancreatic Cancer Research Pilot Project Funding Available
The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Discovery Program
NEW! NIH Programs to Focus on Emerging Areas of Science

This Month's Departmental Listings

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