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 Joan Wisner-Carlson (email@example.com)
with any questions.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators
in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
INTERNAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Monday, October 11 , 2010
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious
Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring
multidisciplinary approaches to study pathogenesis, with a focus on
the intersection of human and microbial biology. "The program is
intended to shed light on the overarching issues of how human hosts
handle infectious challenge." The award provides the recipients
with the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and
higher-risk research projects with potential for significantly advancing
the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological
understanding of the interaction between infectious agents and the human
body. Areas of particular interest include:
- Cell/Pathogen interactionsstudies
of host responses at the cell surface, cell signaling in response
to infection, microbial persistence in host cells, and other work.
- Host/Pathogen interactionsstudies
of how host genetics influences resistance and susceptibility to infection,
innate and adaptive immune responses to microbes, pathogen modulation
of the immune system, and other work.
- Novel routes to disease causationstudies
of the role of infectious agents in the etiology of chronic, autoimmune,
and immunologic diseases, and other work.
This award provides $500k over a period of five
years ($100k per year). Johns Hopkins can submit three nominees-providing
one of the candidates is working in pathogenic helminths, mycology,
or reproductive science. Nominees must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. More
information about this program is available at: http://www.bwfund.org/pages/
Interested candidates should send the following
materials in one PDF document no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, October
11, 2010, to Mike Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet (contact
email@example.com for a copy)
- Bibliography listing
literature reference that are directly relevant to the applicant's
- Biographical sketch of no more than two pages
(Note: A two-page Curriculum Vita can be substituted)
- A 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)
- Letter of recommendation from the Department
Chair or Director
- The names and addresses of three
- Proposed budget for five years
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 Mike Alexander directly at: (410)
516-8734 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be informed as soon
as possible. Complete applications must be submitted to the Burroughs
Wellcome Fund electronically by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in
RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: Friday, October 15, 2010
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in
Bioethics is a career development award that supports original research
by outstanding junior faculty members to "help resolve important
policy and clinical dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life
sciences." Specific areas of interest in the life sciences can
include human cloning, stem cell research, gene therapy, and new information
technologies. Candidates should be below the rank of Associate Professor
and not have received a comparable career development award. The selected
scholars receive 50 percent salary support up to NIH salary cap guidelines
and benefits for a period of three years. Full program information is
available on the Greenwall Foundation website located at: http://www.greenwallfsp.org/fspApply.htm.
The Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration will
conduct the review of candidates to select one nominee from Johns Hopkins.
Interested candidates should submit the materials listed below for internal
review by 6 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each applicant will receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials
within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please
contact Mike Alexander directly at: (410) 516-8734 or by e-mail. The
selected candidate's preliminary application must be submitted to the
Greenwall Foundation no later than Monday, November 1, 2010.
Applicants should submit these documents as one PDF in the following
- JHU Internal Submission Cover Sheet
- Curriculum Vitae (Limit: five single-spaced
- 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
- Letter of recommendation from the applicant's
If you have any questions, please contact
Mike Alexander (410-516-8734 or email@example.com).
The Ruth D. Vogel Professional Development
Application Deadline: 11/1/10
The Hon. Ruth D. Vogel Fund for Professional
Development will give up to four awards per year of $500 each to JHMI
students, residents, or postdoctoral fellows for travel or related expenses
to attend a scientific workshop, conference, or similar scholarly meeting.
The candidate must be the presenting author of an oral or poster presentation.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and senior staff.
Awards will be announced on November 24.
Instructions and the application form are
available at the Professional Development Office Web site:
The application consists of the completed
form and your abstract, or near-final draft if not yet submitted; a
brief statement of your goals in attending the meeting; and a brief
sponsor's statement describing the need for the award and impact of
your attending the meeting.
The Fund was established in memory of Ruth
D. Vogel (1917- 1973), an attorney and judge, whose career demonstrated
her belief in social justice and the potential of young people.
For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
(BSF) Grant Programs
The BSF is announcing the availability of funds
for two grant programs:
- Travel grants program for young scientists
(The Prof. R. Rahamimoff Program) offers funds for short scientific
trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country.
In 2011, a total of 10 grants will be awarded, each for $4,000. More
information and the Call for Proposals are available here:http://www.
- The BSF Workshop Program offers
funds for joint applications from U.S. and Israeli co-PIs to organize
and conduct a workshop that is focused on bringing together Israeli,
American and Palestinian scientists for the purpose of facilitating
the development of partnership research programs. In 2011, BSF`s budget
for workshops is $50,000 and will either be given to one workshop,
or divided between two.
More information and the Call for Proposals are
The deadline for both programs is December
1, 2010. The BSF website will be opened for submission of workshop
applications on November 1, 2010, while travel grant applications must
be sent by email (email@example.com). The forms and the full instructions
for both programs can be downloaded from the BSF website at the `GUIDELINES
& FORMS` section: http://www.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/
Department of Defense (DOD) Lung Cancer
Research Program (LCRP)
The goal of the LCRP is to eradicate death
from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and
the American public. For FY10 this program will support the development
of an early detection program for lung cancer in military beneficiaries.
This award is designed to bring together populations
of military beneficiaries at high risk for developing lung cancer and
lung cancer patients from the specified military treatment facilities
(MTFs) with the patient populations and research expertise of highly
qualified civilian scientists at outstanding organizations.
Projects should be militarily relevant, have well defined objectives,
should control for confounders, have a patient population that will
provide a sample size of sufficient statistical power, and be capable
of producing results that are likely to change clinical practice for
early detection of lung cancer. Studies involving non-military patient
populations must describe how they pertain to the targeted population
(i.e. Armed Forces and/or the US veteran population). Studies proposed
for this multi-institutional consortium effort can include small randomized
or pilot clinical trials as well as large, randomized clinical trials.
All projects shall be limited to clinical research and clinical trials.
Animal studies are excluded from consideration.
More specific information about this special opportunity
can be found at: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/10lcrplcedcca_pa.pdf
- Required Pre-Application Letter of Intent (One
page limit) through CDMRP e-receipt submission deadline: 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, November 19, 2010;
- Application submission through Grants.Gov deadline:
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, December 7, 2010.
It is essential that investigators read the Program
Announcement in order to submit a successful pre-application and application.
After reading the Program Announcement, should
you need assistance, please
contact the following:
A. Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity, application
B. eReceipt system: Questions related to
through the CDMRP eReceipt system
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Funding is available to support multidisciplinary
research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer
Research Fund as well as the NCI funded Prostate Cancer SPORE grant.
Awards of a maximum of $75,000 per year for up to two years are available
to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot
New Ideas Encouraged!
For more information,
visit the website @: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/
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