July 2013

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 Karin Hunt (karinmhunt@jhu.edu) with any questions.

Cigarette Restitution Fund Research Grant

The Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) research grant to Johns Hopkins will be funding faculty recruitment (within one year of appointment) and translational research project proposals in fiscal year 2014. Funded awards will begin on July 1st and end June 30th 2014.

Research grants are intended to improve the cancer burden in Maryland, eliminate disparities, and address lung, oral, prostate, breast, cervix, colon/rectum cancers and melanoma. They may be basic science, clinical study, or population based research. Cancer control and prevention projects are especially encouraged. Maryland cancer priorities are found in the 2011 Cancer Plan at the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Program website.

We are funding new faculty (within one year of appointment) and projects oriented to improving cancer care efficiency while improving outcomes. Some topics that might be considered are:

  • Defining populations who benefit from specific treatments
  • Identifying those who require tailored cancer care
  • Eliminating cancer health care disparities in targeted populations
  • Approaches to maximize appropriate cancer care

Of interest as well are approaches that reduce the burden of lung cancer. Priority will be given to proposals that:

  1. support innovative scientists,
  2. collect pilot data as proof of principle,
  3. have good future funding prospects but could not be accomplished without pilot data,
  4. are high risk, novel ideas that have no other source of funding or
  5. partner with Maryland biotechnology companies.

Proposals are due July 8, 2013 and should follow the application instructions found here.

Average faculty recruitment awards will be $100,000 and average translational research projects will be $50,000. The number of awards made will depend on the funds made available by the state for FY14 though at this time we expect 9-11 to be funded.
Questions may be addressed to Norma Kanarek, PhD at nkanarek@jhsph.edu or (410)955-3758.

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Request for Proposals for Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announces the release of Requests for Proposals (RFP) for non-embryonic stem cell research on the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory (NL). The RFP seeks to identify projects studying the effects of microgravity on non-embryonic mammalian stem cells for one of two research emphasis areas: (1) rapid turn-around spaceflight experiments to be performed on the NL or (2) ground-based research that will pave the way for improved spaceflight experiments in the future. CASIS will support selected projects through grant funding, facilitation of service provider partnerships, coordination of available hardware that may be considered for research and flight transportation coordination to and from the ISS.

Please go to: http://www.iss-Casis.org/Opportunities/ Solicitations.aspx for details. Proposals are due at 5pm EST, on July 25, 2013.

2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Three foreign-born biomedical scientists will be selected to receive the prizes, each including a cash award of $35,000.

Established in 2009, the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise raise public awareness of the key role foreign-born researchers play in sustaining the leadership position of the United States in the sciences; the prizes also serve to support younger scientists who have distinguished themselves early in their careers.

Researchers in all fields of biomedical science are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have been born abroad, be naturalized citizens or permanent residents of the United States, hold a doctoral degree, intend to pursue a career in the United States, and be no more than 38 years old as of January 1, 2014. In addition, they must also hold a full-time independent position in an academic institution or other organization.

A written application, professional resume, list of publications, and letters of recommendation are required. The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2013. Eligibility requirements and a link to the online application can be found at Vilcek.org.



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July 2013 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Cigarette Restitution Fund Research Grant
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Request for Proposals for Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research
2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

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