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August 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.


Kleberg Foundation Medical Research Program

Application deadline: August 13, 2020

The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation is seeking highly innovative and groundbreaking medical research proposals in both basic biological and applied research that will have the greatest impact on scientific knowledge and human health. The Foundation focuses on basic science and some translational - not clinical research. Proposals should be distinctive and novel in their approaches, question the prevailing paradigm, and lead to advancement of knowledge in the field. A highly qualified scientific advisory committee will review all proposals. Applicants must be faculty-eligible to serve as a principal investigator. The foundation anticipates making one award in the amount of $1,000,000.

Interested applicants should complete their application at the following link: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1818860.

Application requirements:

  1. Proposal (maximum of two 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 2 pg. text limit
  2. NIH-format biosketch of investigator, including current external research support and publications (5-page limit)
  3. Budget (two pages maximum)

For more information, visit the Kleberg Foundation website. Questions? Comments? Email the Office of Foundation Relations at FoundationRelations@jhu.edu.


Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Internal application deadline: August 18, 2020

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be junior faculty members at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States.
  • Applicants must hold a faculty appointment that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research (often this is a faculty position with at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure-track position or its equivalent).
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure or an equivalent promotion; whose research will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers.
  • Faculty Scholars will be selected on the basis of their achievements, the strength of their research project, their commitment to the field of bioethics, and support from their home institution, including after the end of this award.
  • Priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative ideas and/or emerging topics.

Internal Nomination Process:

Interested applicants should submit the documents below at the following link: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1819942

  1. A 3-page, single-spaced letter of intent, with one-inch margins and font size no smaller than 12 point, that includes: a description of the research proposal, particularly its significance; how the research will be carried out and how it is likely to have an impact on clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice; a personal statement describing the applicant's goals in the field of bioethics.
  2. A CV, no more than five single-spaced pages

For more information visit the Greenwall Foundation website. Questions? Comments? Email the Office of Foundation Relations at FoundationRelations@jhu.edu.


Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research

Internal application deadline: September 10, 2020

The Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research is intended to support the development of outstanding postdoctoral fellows or newly appointed assistant professors embarking on careers in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. We seek to help them as they make the transition to independent, self-supporting, faculty members.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Scientists holding a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., D.V.M., Dr. P.H.) who are embarking on a career in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada or have a permanent residency application on file at the time of application with the U.S. or Canadian Immigration Services.
  • A Ph.D. or other non-M.D. scientist no more than seven years beyond completion of their doctoral degree or an M.D. scientist no more than seven years beyond clinical training (i.e., residency, internship, clinical fellowship) at the time of application. Candidates with greater than seven years since the doctoral degree require approval for continued training from the Scientific Director of the PBF Fellowship Program.
  • Applicants must be approved by their department to apply for the PBF Fellowship. Institutions may have no more than three Parker B. Francis Fellows in a single department at a given time, a department may submit no more than two applications annually, and a mentor may sponsor only one application annually.
  • Individuals are not eligible for a PBF Fellowship if, at the time of application, they are or have been principal investigator on an NIH K or R series research award or other nationally competitive research award at the comparable level.
  • PBF Fellows in the second or third year of their Fellowship, who receive an NIH K or R series award or similar grant, may request approval to retain the Fellowship and to reallocate a portion of the Fellowship salary support to supplies or other research costs.
  • PBF Fellows are required to have at least 75 percent of their time available for research. Most successful candidates have two-to-five years of research experience and a minimum of two or three research publications at the time of fellowship application.

Internal Nomination Process:
Interested applicants should complete their application at the following link: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1816457

Requirements include:

  1. Proposal (maximum of two 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 2 pg. text limit
  2. Curriculum Vitae of investigator, including current external research support and publications
  3. Budget (two pages maximum)

For more information, visit the Francis Family Foundation website. 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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