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April 2020
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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) has compiled a list of funding opportunities specific to COVID-19. This list will be updated as new opportunities arise.


William T. Grant Scholars Program

Internal deadline: April 16, 2020

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. It is recognized that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration. Scholars Program applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand his or her expertise. Proposed research plans must address questions of policy and practice that are relevant to the Foundation's focus areas. The estimated award amount is $350,000.

Researchers interested in applying for Scholars Awards must select one focus area:

  • Reducing Inequality: research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people (ages 5-25)
  • Improving the Use of Research Evidence: research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. Particularly research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries (ages 5-25) The Program seeks research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence in these two areas, and intend for the research supported to inform change.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Applicants must have received their terminal (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) degree within seven years of submitting their application. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.
  • Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position.
  • This award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.

Internal Nomination Process:
Interested applicants should complete their application here: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1807305

Requirements include:

  1. Summary of research and mentoring plan, including one or more research projects, mentoring activities designed to develop new areas of expertise, and alignment with the Foundation's priorities (4 pages max)
  2. Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications
  3. Budget (two pages max)

Questions? Comments? Email the Office of Foundation Relations at FoundationRelations@jhu.edu


Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

Internal deadline: April 23, 2020

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:

  • Candidates must hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or related field
  • As of Sept. 10, 2020, nominees must hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible)
  • On June 15, 2020 candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 15, 2017), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this three-year limit. Candidates who took parental leave should contact Pew's program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware of their circumstances.
  • Candidates may be nominated a maximum of two times.

Internal Nomination Process:
Interested applicants should complete their application at the following link: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1807933.

Requirements are:

  1. Abstract (one page, double-spaced)
  2. Proposal (maximum of four pages of text only, single spaced: 12-pt font and one-inch margins) Note: figures, tables, and other reference material may be included in addition to the 4 pg. text limit
  3. Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications
  4. Budget (two pages maximum)
  5. Letter of Recommendation from the Department Chair/Director

Questions? Comments? Email the Office of Foundation Relations at FoundationRelations@jhu.edu.


Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge

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.

Contest rules:

  1. Contestants must apply for the prize with pre-clinical and clinical data supporting the broad use of their alpha-synuclein radiotracer. Judges may ask for additional data, including but not limited to raw imaging data.
  2. NOTE: All contestants must agree to make the winning radiotracer available for use by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and MJFF awardees through a nonexclusive license or other MJFF-approved mechanism.

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 submission requirements.

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.


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