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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
A Request for Applications (RFA) has been issued
by the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program that is intended
to support the development of novel cell culture model systems for neurofibromatosis
type 1 (NF1)-associated plexiform neurofibromas. Successful proposals
will focus on the development of innovative cellular model systems that
address the challenges typically encountered in developing disease relevant
cellular models including: early senescence of nonmalignant cells, limited
genotypic, phenotypic and functional characterization (at the DNA, RNA,
protein, and functional levels), disease relevance, stability and reproducibility,
and failure to represent the complexity of human tumors in their multi-cell
type composition, interactions with the microenvironment and the biological
diversity. Human cell cultures and non-human cell cultures that model
human tumors will be considered. The deadline for submission of proposals
is 12:00p (noon) Eastern Standard Time on November 9, 2012. For
more information, please visit www.n-tap.org
and view the "Solicited Research Proposals" section.
The National Lung Cancer Partnership and Uniting
Against Lung Cancer announce a new funding opportunity, The Impact Award,
intended to accelerate the movement of promising ideas in lung cancer
research into clinical application. These organizations are both dedicated
to funding research aimed at improved treatments and a cure for lung
cancer; they are partnering to offer a single award of $200,000 to rapidly
bring new advances to the clinic and positively impact patient care.
At the time of application, the Principal Investigator
must hold position at or above the level of Assistant Professor at not-for-profit
sponsoring institutions in the US. Full details are available here:
Pre-applications are due November 12, 2012, with full applications subsequently invited.
The center has grants available for clinical and translational research of disease causing agents found in traditional ecological environments (air, soil, and water), in addition to vector-born or zoonotic diseases, as well as those found within built environments (home, hospital, and community). The grant application deadline is November 15, 2012.
Details and application are available on the ICTR website (http://ictr.johnshopkins.edu/ictr/). Go to Connection Request (left side of page). Scroll down and read about the Fisher Center Discovery Program Grant. Log in with your JHED ID in the yellow box. Under ICTR Services, select the Fisher Center Discovery Program, click Proceed. Questions? Call 410-614-0440 or email Yvonne Higgins (email@example.com).
INTERNAL RESPONSE REQUESTED BY: November 26,
Eligibility: The selected nominees from Johns Hopkins must be tenured/tenure track Assistant or Associate Professors working in the area of studies of brain function. "This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience, as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. The grant period is for one year in the amount of $50,000 (direct costs)." More Information is available at http://www.thebrf.org/Grants/Fay+Frank+Seed+Grant+Program.
The JHU Review Process: An internal
peer review to select the nominees will be managed through the Office
of the Assistant Provost for Research Administration. Applicants should
submit the materials listed below in sequence in one pdf for internal
review by 5 p.m. on November 26, 2012, to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials. If any applicant does not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Janet Palmer at (410) 516-3295 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Each selected nominee's Letter of Intent must be submitted to the Brain Research Foundation by 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Eligibility. Applicants must
be faculty members at accredited medical schools, hospitals, or health
care systems, and/or participating in approved residency programs. Applications
from surgery and medical sub-specialties are especially encouraged.
Only ONE application per institution
will be considered. A proposal from a consortium of institutions is
The School of Medicine expects to nominate
one candidate for this program. The deadline to submit materials for
internal review is Friday, November 16, 2012. Interested applicants
should submit the following materials in one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Each applicant should expect to receive a confirmation of receipt of their materials within 48 hours. If you do not receive any acknowledgement, please contact Karen Falter at (410) 502-2132. Complete applications must be received by the Josiah Macy Foundation by email at email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. EST December 10, 2012.
The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to supporting the training of world-class African American biological and chemical scientists and engineers toward achieving the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity. The following programs each have an application deadline of December 3, 2012. More information on each program is available at http://umsi.uncf.org/sif.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Noon
DEADLINE: Monday, January 7, 2013
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 renewable
based upon progress of project. New Ideas Encouraged!
All interested parties should direct any questions to Dawn Steinberg, the Department of Urology, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-955-5101. Deadline is Monday, January 7, 2013.
For more information, visit the website: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/