Malone Center: Call for Seed Grant Proposals
Proposal deadline: May 25, 2019
The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare announces a call for proposals for the 2019-20 academic year as part of its seed funding initiative to support research, expand collaboration among the center's affiliates, and create new partnerships with external collaborators.
The Malone Center Seed Grant Program aims to assist faculty and research staff with development of innovative, collaborative proposals that will advance the Malone Center mission: to develop engineering innovations that will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency of health care.
We encourage proposals that will create broader resources within the center for the use of all our affiliates. We also welcome proposals that will help place the principal investigator and the research team in a good position to receive additional external funding from federal agencies, foundations, and industry.
All Malone Center affiliates may submit proposals to this program. Joint proposals are strongly encouraged. Outside researchers with ideas meeting the objectives of the program are invited to find collaborators among the Malone Center faculty and develop and submit a proposal with them.
*All proposals received before or on Saturday, May 25, will be reviewed and considered for funding by Sunday, June 30.
More information about the Malone Center Seed Grant program and proposal instructions are available on the Seed Grants page of the Malone Center website.
Internal deadline: May 28, 2019
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences supports the independent research conducted by young investigators of outstanding promise in sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The Pew Charitable Trusts especially encourages proposals that are creative, innovative, and risk-taking. Based on their performance during their education and training, candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health. Strong proposals will incorporate particularly creative and innovative approaches. Johns Hopkins may submit one nomination and The Pew Charitable Trusts anticipates funding one $300,000 award.
Eligibility & Requirements:
Questions? Comments? Email the Office of
Foundation Relations at FoundationRelations@jhu.edu.
No application deadline
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is sponsoring a $2 million prize to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha-synuclein PET tracer and agree to make that tracer available broadly.
The ability to image alpha-synuclein deposition
in the brain would be a game-changing achievement for the Parkinson's
disease (PD) field. The accumulation of aggregated alpha-synuclein is
a pathological hallmark of PD and a priority target for drug development
given its hypothesized contribution to neurodegeneration. In vivo imaging
of alpha-synuclein pathology could be useful as a biomarker of the presence
of disease and disease progression and as a pharmacodynamic tool for
drug development. With this prize, the Foundation seeks to attract research
teams and accelerate momentum to speed the development of such a tracer.
Contestants: Anyone is eligible for
the prize who agrees to all contest rules. Contestants may be MJFF funded
or not and can be from either academia or industry.
Criteria for winning: The winning contestant
must demonstrate that the radiotracer binds with relatively high selectivity
to alpha-synuclein according to pre-specified criteria and must demonstrate
proof-of-concept in human subjects, including people with Parkinson's
disease and/or another synucleinopathy. See below for more details on
Timeline: There is no deadline
for submissions. The $2 million award will be issued to the first
contestant who submits compelling evidence of a viable selective tracer
and agrees to its widespread use. If no award is given by mid-2018,
The Michael J. Fox Foundation will evaluate the state of the field and
utility of such a prize.