October 2014


Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website

Current Classes
A Rodent Surgery class will be held on October 9. Class is free. Registration is required.

"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement (between Johns Hopkins and a company receiving an NIH research award)
Form processing assistance available through the JHU Animal Care and Use Comittee office.


Dean's Research Integrity Lectures Office of Policy Coordination present this year's lecture series. Fall and Spring details listed.


Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
JHU's Corporate and Foundation Relations offers website listing funding opportunities sponsored by foundations and other private sources.

American Heart Association - Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Program - Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease
AHA seeks to fund research addressing key strategic "disparities" in cardiovascular disease for a period of four years. Internal submission deadline is October 9.

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Award recognizes young scientists' efforts with funding for research addressing society's current and future challenges, specifically in the Physical Sciences and Engineering; Chemistry; and Life Sciences. Internal submission deadline is October 14.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition
Foundation seeks pre-proposals from junior physician-scientist faculty conducting clinical research in any disease area. Pre-proposal deadline is October 31.

Free to Breathe Research Grant Competition
Award supports high-impact, innovative research focused on stopping or preventing lung cancer metastasis. Proposals from interdisciplinary, collaborative teams and partners encouraged. Letter of intent deadline is November 7.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Funding Opportunities
Seed funding through Innovation, Young Investigator and Epidemiology Grants available for research ideas with potential for high impact on pediatric cancer patients. Letter of Intent deadlines begin November 3.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
Foundation seeks applications focused on innovative global health and development solutions on a variety of pre-selected topics Proposals accepted now through November 12. Go online for details.

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2015
Award supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research. Internal submission deadline is January 5.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2015
Program supports research and teaching of young faculty members in the chemical sciences including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Response requested by December 17.


Research Administration Training Program
Modeled after the highly successful RAT Pack new employee training program, JHU creates similar accelerated program for existing staff. Nominations of qualified staff members who can benefit from training are due by October 10.

NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization
NIH defines foreign components added to a grant and significant grant related activities needing prior NIH approval.


Upcoming Deadlines for October, November and December

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