August 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: 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 ( with any questions.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants

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 Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on how to submit an application visit:

NIH - Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-Lifespan) PAR-10-257

INTERNAL DEADLINE: Monday, August 8, 2011

The NIH is requesting applications for collaborative research training between institutions in the United States and low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to maintain and strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders across the lifespan, with the definitive goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries. U.S. applicants should identify at least one scientist from each LMIC institution as the main foreign collaborator for that organization. The principal investigator and at least one of the key personnel listed in the application must be designated as the principal investigator of at least one research award from NIH or another source that is directly related to the research training proposal from Hopkins and with at least 18 months of support remaining at the time of the application. More specific information about this program is available at

Johns Hopkins can submit two applications for this program. An internal peer review to select the nominees will be conducted by the Office of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. The following is a list of required materials for the internal review:

  1. Principal Investigator's Curriculum Vitae with the names of all co-investigators for this proposed project
  2. An internal letter of intent describing the project (two pages maximum)
  3. DRAFT budget summary (one page maximum)

Applicants who are interested in this program should submit the above materials in one PDF document no later than 12 midnight on Monday, August 8, 2011, via e-mail to 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. The internal selection will be completed as soon as possible in order to give the applicants sufficient time to prepare a letter of intent for submission to NIH by August 21, 2011. The complete application is due by September 21, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Alexander (; 410-516-8734).

Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) - Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

It was recently announced there is $16 million available to the DoD-PRCRP to "improve the quality of life by decreasing the impact of cancer on service members, their families and the American public." The FY11 PRCRP "supports the next generation of cancer research by providing new investigators and their early career mentors opportunities to excel in groundbreaking cutting-edge research for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer." The pre-application deadline is August 10, 2011. A detailed description of this funding opportunity can be found at:

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Cooperative Research Projects

Letter of Intent Deadline : August 14, 2011
Application Deadline: September 14, 2011

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announces its CounterACT cooperative research (U01) program in the area of translational research. The mission of this program is to develop new and improved therapeutics for chemical threats. Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare nerve agents such as sarin and VX, and toxic industrial chemicals and pesticides such as cyanide, chlorine, parathion, and sodium fluoroacetate. The scope of the research to be supported includes basic target and candidate identification and characterization studies, through candidate optimization and demonstration of in vivo efficacy, through Investigational New Drug (IND) submission and Phase 1 clinical trials when appropriate. Each project must include milestones that create discrete go or no-go decision points in a progressive translational study plan. For complete details on this funding opportunity, click here:

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Translational Research Opportunities

NINDS has a listing of Translational Research opportunities available on their website at the following page:

NFL Charities Medical Research Grants 2011


NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League, is seeking applicants for grants to support sports-related medical research. Awards of up to $100,000 will target sports injury prevention, treatment, and other related research that is relevant to the NFL and affects the overall health and performance abilities of athletes. In 2011, concussion and traumatic brain injury research, cardiovascular research, and MRSA infection research will be given special consideration.

Applications will be evaluated by a medical panel on the basis of their scientific merit and clinical relevance, as well as relevance to the NFL. All grant support and potential overlap must be submitted. Post-doctoral fellows serving as Principal Investigator or Co-PI must include assurances that they will remain at Johns Hopkins University for the duration of the grant period. Salary support for the PI and Co-PI must follow NIH guidelines. Additional information can be found on NFL Charities Web site at:

Johns Hopkins is permitted to submit two nominations for this program. The deadline to submit preliminary applications for internal review is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2011. Interested applicants should submit their internal application materials to

Please submit the documents as one PDF in the following sequence:

  1. JHU Limited submission cover sheet (contact for a copy);
  2. Curriculum vitae, including current external research support and publications;
  3. Lay summary of the relevance of research to the public or patient (2-3 sentences);
  4. Description of what makes this project important in terms of scientific merit (2-3 sentences);
  5. Description of the project's relevance to the NFL (short paragraph);
  6. Proposal with scientific methods, research aims and timelines (no longer than 10 pages in 11-point font, including references);
  7. Budget outlining how the awarded funds will be used (one-page maximum -- NOTE: This Foundation does not provide overhead); and
  8. Letter from the department chair that describes the candidate's qualifications.

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 Falter directly at: (410) 502-2132 or by e-mail. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Completed applications must be received by NFL Charities via the online application process no later than Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)

The FY11 PRORP challenges the scientific community to address the most significant gaps in care for the leading burden of injury and loss of fitness for military duty by funding innovative, high-impact, clinically relevant research to advance optimal treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries sustained during combat or combat-related activities. All applications for PRORP funding must specifically address at least one of the topic areas as directed by Congress, and must be directly relevant to the health care needs of the military service members, veterans, and/or beneficiaries. Please use the following link to retrieve the eligibility requirements, deadlines and additional details for each award mechanism listed below.

-Technology Development Award - Maximum funding $2 Million direct costs
-Clinical Trial Award - Maximum funding $2.5M for direct costs
-Translational Research Partnership Award - Maximum funding $750K for direct costs

All applications must conform to the program announcements and application instructions that are available for electronic downloading from the website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

A pre-application will be required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website ( prior to the pre-application deadline of September 7, 2011. Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Requests for email notification of the program announcements release may be sent to For more information about the PRORP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (


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August 2011 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants
NIH - Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-Lifespan) PAR-10-257
Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) - Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Cooperative Research Projects
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Translational Research Opportunities
NFL Charities Medical Research Grants 2011
Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)

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