September 2014
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES- Back

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 (karinmhunt@jhu.edu) with any questions.


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: http://pilotprojects.onc.jhmi.edu.


Microsoft Faculty Research Fellowship for 2015

RESPONSE REQUESTED by September 9, 2014 by 5 pm.

Microsoft Research has announced its Faculty Fellowship Program for 2015. This program "recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, from a number of research institutions, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields." Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows are allowed considerable freedom in planning the focus of their academic research. Funds may be applied to a wide variety of uses to pursue novel research in such areas as: interdisciplinary research, scientific computing, bioinformatics, computational biology, software engineering, and other areas where computing transforms the discipline and advances the state of the art. Candidates must be in the first, second, or third year of their first faculty appointment as of the application deadline and hold a tenure-track position. In past years, this fellowship has included an award of $100k in the first year, with up to $100k possible in the second year. More information about the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowships may be found at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/
msrff_application.aspx#appinfo
.

Johns Hopkins may nominate one candidate for this program. Applicants should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, to resapp@jhu.edu:

  • JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet (http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/Limitedform_Microsoft_RFF2014.docx)
  • Biosketch (two pages)
  • Brief research plan (two-four pages maximum)
  • Photocopies of three letters of recommendation-one letter of recommendation should come from Johns Hopkins and the other two letters should come from outside of the University

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 resapp@jhu.edu. The selected candidate's application must be electronically submitted to Microsoft by 3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) / 12 noon (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 6, 2014. The awards will be announced in July 2015.


Allen Distinguished Investigators Program - Life Science Focus 2014

RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: September 12, 2014

The Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) Program seeks to fund a select group of investigators to pursue new, pioneering research that collectively 'moves the needle' towards answering broad scientific questions. The most promising proposals will incorporate novel, creative, and ambitious approaches. For this reason, the program is especially interested in proposals that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional government sources. Early career investigators and established researchers are eligible to apply. Team collaborations and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

The primary goal of the ADI Program is to advance the state of the art and increase human knowledge and understanding in the targeted topic areas. The program also seeks to have a lasting impact on the direction of research, aiming to serve as a catalyst upon which future research is founded. While the focus here is on neuronal maturation, other relevant model systems will be considered if they have the potential to surface general underlying mechanisms, profiles or pathways. Allen Distinguished Investigators Program is not interested in proposals that will result in incremental changes to existing technologies and methodologies.
NOTE: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has a 0% indirect cost policy. The Foundation expects to fund between five to seven projects with an average total funding of up to $1.25M for each project over a period of three years. More information about the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and this program can be found at http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/
ADI_LifeScience2014.pdf
.

Johns Hopkins may submit up to two (2) applications for this program. Interested applicants should submit the following in sequence in one PDF document to resapp@jhu.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014:

  1. JHU Limited Submission Coversheet http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/Limitedform_ADI_Life%20Sciene%20Focus2014.docx
  2. Technical Project Summary of the proposed project (200 word limit)
  3. Biographical sketch/CV of no more than three pages (for each PI and co-PI)
  4. Project Description (no more than three pages)
  5. Proposed budget no more than three pages (must include a narrative)

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 resapp@jhu.edu. Final applications must be received by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation no later than October 31, 2014.


2014 Martin D. Abeloff Award For Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2014

In 2007, the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control lost one if its most distinguished long time members to Leukemia, Dr. Martin D. Abeloff. He was a renowned medical oncologist and researcher,and was always compassionate and devoted to his patients, colleagues, and public service. To honor his legacy and achievements, each year during the annual conference the Council will present an individual with the Martin D. Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control. This award will recognize advancements made in Cancer Control practices that influence the public health statewide and ultimately on a national and/or global scale.

The eligible candidate (individuals only) will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • The individual works in the medical, scientific or public health field
  • The individual has made significant contributions to the area of cancer control through research,
    policy, programs,or health care.
  • The individual's contribution has positively impacted the public health of citizens in Maryland
  • The individual's contribution is widely accepted and recognized in the Cancer Control and
    Scientific communities
  • The individual has promoted further contribution to Cancer Control efforts

See PDF for details and award criteria. Please submit nominations along with an explanation (not to exceed one page) detailing why you feel they are deserving of the award via email. Please submit your nomination via email to Nanyamka.Hales@maryland.gov no later than 5 PM on Monday, September 22, 2014. Should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nanyamka Hales, MPH (Federal Grants Manager, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Phone: 410-767-2037; email Nanyamka.Hales@maryland.gov)


2014 PCF Global Treatment Sciences (GTSN) Challenge Award For Lethal Prostate Cancer

Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for lethal prostate cancer. Approximately 5-10 GTSN Challenge Awards will be funded depending on level of innovation in applications received. High risk, first-in-field and currently unfunded projects are most desired. PCF Challenge Awards support large-scale team science research projects concerning lethal prostate cancer over the duration of 2-3 years, provide up to a total of $1,000,000 per team and cover direct research costs only.

This award will support the correlative research around either clinical trials of novel agents or strategies of standard of care. One emphasis is on developing or validating biomarkers that guide therapy in patients or further our understanding of the mechanism by which therapies work. While the focus is on research in humans, the actual trials or treatments themselves will not be supported. Human samples are highly preferred, although at times, model systems might be required to complement the understanding of an important mechanism.

Please refer to the RFA for details on eligibility requirements and application submission guidelines.

The online application submission form is available at: www.pcfscience.org and more details about this funding opportunity are available at: http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5849007/k.F70A/Open_RFAs.htm


Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Program

RESPONSE REQUESTED by 5:00 pm, September 29, 2014

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides funding opportunities for assistant professors "to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact." Particular areas of interest include:

  • Cell/Pathogen interactions
  • Host/Pathogen interactions
  • Novel routes to disease causation

The award provides $500k over a period of five years ($100k per year). Johns Hopkins may submit two nominees, plus a third if the candidate is working in pathogenic helminths, mycology, or reproductive science. An additional nomination will be allowed if the candidate is a member of an underrepresented minority group. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada at the time of application. Most successful applicants are at or past their third complete year as an Assistant Professor. More specific information about this program is available at http://www.bwfund.org/pages/105/Investigators-in-the-Pathogenesis-of-Infectious-Disease.

Interested candidates should send the following materials in sequence one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2014, to resapp@jhu.edu:

  • JHU Limited Submission Coversheet (http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/Limitedform_BWFPatho2014.docx)
  • Letter of recommendation from the Department Chair or Director
  • Biographical sketch of no more than two pages
  • Summary of the proposed project (No more than seven (7) single spaced pages with one-inch or larger margins on all sides and with text at 11- or 12-point type--no smaller than 9 to 10-point type for figures, legends and tables)
  • Bibliography listing literature references that are directly relevant to the applicant's research plan
  • Proposed budget for five years
  • Names and addresses of three references

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact resapp@jhu.edu. Selected candidates will be informed as soon as possible. Complete applications must be electronically submitted to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund by 4 p.m. by Monday, November 3, 2014.


Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program

RESPONSE REQUESTED by 5:00 pm, October 1, 2014

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award that supports original research by "junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research." Proposed projects should demonstrate how the research will make a substantial improvement beyond what has already been published. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice. The selected scholar will receive 50 percent salary support up to the NIH salary cap guidelines with 10 percent institutional costs for salary and benefits for three (3) years. Full program information is now available on The Greenwall Foundation website located at http://greenwall.org/faculty-scholars-program.php.

Johns Hopkins may submit up to two applications for this award. Interested candidates should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF document to resapp@jhu.edu by Wednesday, October 1, 2014:

  • JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/Limitedform_%20GFC_2015.docx )
  • Curriculum Vitae (Limit: three single-spaced pages)
  • Letter of Intent describing the proposed research, its significance, how it will be conducted, and the likelihood of its impact on public policy or clinical practice, and a personal statement summarizing the objectives in the area of bioethics (Limit: three pages of text maximum; double-spaced, in 12-pt font with one inch margins)
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant's department chair/director

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 resapp@jhu.edu. The selected candidate's preliminary application must be submitted to The Greenwall Foundation no later than Monday, November 3, 2014. Invited full proposals will be due Friday, January 30, 2015.


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2015

RESPONSE REQUESTED by 5:00 pm, December 17, 2014

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 2009." Undergraduate education is a significant factor of the nominee's activities. This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75K, to be distributed over five years.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in sequence in one PDF document to resapp@jhu.edu by Wednesday, December 17, 2014, for an internal review:

  • JHU Submission Cover Sheet (http://jhuresearch.jhu.edu/Limitedform_Drefus_TSA2015.docx)
  • Biographical sketch (two pages)
  • List of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate co-authors are plainly identified. Research support should be included. (two-three pages)
  • Summary (including references) of the nominee's research achievements as an independent faculty member with an explanation of research plans (no more than seven pages)
  • Statement of intent indicating the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (no more than three pages)
  • Budget describing how the funded award will be used (one page)

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 resapp@jhu.edu. The selected candidate will be informed as soon as possible. The nomination materials and letters of support are due to the Dreyfus Foundation by Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Winners are expected to be announced by May 2015. More information about this program is available at: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

 

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September 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
Pancreatic Cancer Research Pilot Project Funding Available
Microsoft Faculty Research Fellowship for 2015
Allen Distinguished Investigators Program - Life Science Focus 2014
2014 Martin D. Abeloff Award For Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control
2014 PCF Global Treatment Sciences (GTSN) Challenge Award For Lethal Prostate Cancer
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Program
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2015
Dean's Research Integrity Lectures

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