June 2011

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 (jwisner2@jhu.edu) with any questions.

Department of Urology Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Grant in Prostate Cancer

The Department of Urology in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins is beginning the process of renewing its Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Grant in Prostate Cancer. The SPORE research team under the expert direction of Dr. William G. Nelson is pursuing a submission date of January 2012, and is inviting ideas for full projects, pilot projects and career development components from relevant departments throughout Hopkins so that they may be included in this submission. All SPORE grants require that each of the projects must be translatable to clinical samples or investigation within the five-year time period of support. The SPORE research team encourages new and innovative ideas!

The internal review process will include the submission of an initial one-page document or pre-proposal summary that should outline the hypothesis, propose specific aims and preliminary data available or anticipated to be available by the submission date. Those individuals who submit a pre-proposal summary may be invited to give a short presentation of their project to the prostate cancer investigators. The composition of the SPORE submission will come from these special meetings.

Those interested in this special research program should submit the one-page pre-proposal summary to Ms. Mary Buedel at mbuedel1@jhmi.edu no later than Monday, June 6, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Buedel.

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program


The Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation provides awards three times a year "for the purpose of advancing knowledge in the various fields of medical and health research." These grants are start-up funds for established investigators or senior faculty to move research projects forward to the point of obtaining other independent funding or support for highly promising young investigators during a time when start-up funds are limited. Awards are made in the amount of $50K-$70K per year for a period of three years. Both basic science and clinical research proposals are considered, though foundation officials have stated a preference for basic science.

Johns Hopkins is permitted to submit two nominations from the School of Medicine for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011. Interested applicants should submit their internal application materials to kjustice@jhmi.edu. Please submit the documents as one PDF in the following sequence:

1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (contact kjustice@jhmi.edu for a copy)
2. Curriculum vitae, including current external research support and publications
3. Proposal with a detailed description of the research project (no more than five pages, doubled-spaced, 12-pt font with one-inch margins). Also include references for review by the medical Trustees beyond this text description
4. One-page lay summary
5. Letter from the department chair that describes the candidate's qualifications
6. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be utilized (one-page maximum)
NOTE: This Foundation does not provide overhead.

Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive such an acknowledgement, please contact Karen directly at: (410) 502-2132 or by e-mail at kjustice@jhmi.edu. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed applications must be received by the Mallinckrodt Foundation via e-mail no later than August 1, 2011.

SPECIAL NOTE: This foundation does not have a Web site. Contact Karen Falter (kjustice@jhmi.edu) for a copy of the application guidelines for the program. If you have any questions concerning this foundation, please contact Joan Wisner-Carlson in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations of Johns Hopkins at (410) 516-2934 or jwisner@jhu.edu.

Discovery Fund for Cardiovascular Research To Honor Michel and Anna Mirowski

The School of Medicine announces the second annual Discovery Fund in Honor of Dr. Michel Mirowski and his wife Anna for Cardiovascular Research. The purpose of this award (up to $75,000) is to catalyze innovative ideas that are high risk and ordinarily would not be funded by NIH until sufficient preliminary data are gathered. In this regard, we are accepting applications for the Mirowski Award with a deadline of September 1, 2011. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2011.

Applications should contain sections including: Title, Investigator (departmental and divisional affiliation), Abstract, Specific Aims, Innovation and Impact, brief Experimental Plan, Statement on possible future competitive Funding and five References. Applications over a total of 3 pages (single-spaced Arial font size 11) will not be reviewed. An NIH Biosketch should accompany the application. All documents should be assembled into a single PDF file.

Please submit your application to Karen Falter by September 1 at kjustice@jhmi.edu.

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June 2011 articles:
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Department of Urology Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Grant in Prostate Cancer
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program
Discovery Fund for Cardiovascular Research To Honor Michel and Anna Mirowski

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