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December 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.


Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Program (ATIP)

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm Monday, December 7

The milestone-driven Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) program provides up to $100,000 over twelve months in targeted funding and project management for faculty conducting translational research projects. The ICTR is now requesting applications with a submission deadline of 5:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020. Johns Hopkins University faculty members interested in obtaining funding for a new or ongoing translational project should see the RFA for further details and eligibility information.

Briefly, proposals submitted for consideration must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Focused on the translation of laboratory and/or clinical research into new interventions that can be brought to patients within 3 to 5 years
  2. Able to be completed within 12 months

Applications featuring the following are strongly encouraged:

  1. New research teams which were built to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  2. The participation of junior investigators (i.e. assistant professor) or more experienced faculty in a new area of research.

A complete description of the application process and funding requirements for this program can be found in the RFA, with additional details in the ATIP Program FAQ.

PLEASE NOTE: If selected for funding, applicants whose pilots involve human subject's research or vertebrate animal studies must first obtain the appropriate regulatory approvals, including submission of a Request for Prior Approval to NCATS, before being permitted to access their grant and begin working. The funding period will not be extended to accommodate delays in securing any required approvals. The ICTR Research Navigators will provide guidance and support to teams throughout this process. Please see Appendix I: Regulatory Requirements/Approvals section of this RFA for additional information.

For questions and more information, please submit a Connection Request to 'Ask a Navigator' service or email the Navigators at: ICTR_Navigators@jhmi.edu.


Clinical Research Unit Boost and Propel Awards

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, December 21, 2020

Boost and Propel are clinical research grants that award Clinical Research Unit (CRU) services, including research space, overnight beds, phlebotomy, specialized research nursing, and CRU-based imaging (i.e. DXA, CV core) to investigators, based on scientific merit. Grants are for one year with possible renewal based on study progress and achieving pre-determined milestones.

BOOST awards are for junior investigators, first-time R01 awardees, K awardees, and KL2 scholars to generate pilot data for a larger grant submission or to supplement research funds for the K project.

PROPEL awards are intended for established investigators who are performing early stage clinical trials, deep phenotyping studies, or studies that address Maryland health priorities and can augment resources of a funded project or provide resources for small pilot and feasibility studies.

All investigators must submit an application to a Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning the award application. Review the Request for Applications and link to online form. Also consult Boost and Propel Award Information and Frequently Asked Questions.

The application deadline is Monday, December 21, 2020 by 11:59 pm. Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in funding for a new or ongoing clinical research project is eligible to apply.

For more information, please contact Shernice Madison at smadison@jhu.edu or crus@jhmi.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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December 2020 articles:
Essential Information for Human Subjects Research Teams Related to COVID-19
Coronavirus Research Billing Notices and FAQ
Managing Investigational Product Returns from Research Participants
Update to Organization Policy on Registration of Clinical Trials
Changes in HSR Recertification
Update on Insurance and Research Participant Financial Responsibility Information Sheet: Signature No Longer Required
Change in JHM IRB Review Fees for Commercially-Funded Studies
Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual Now Available
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subject Research
Fee Schedule Adjustment for Hospital Services Charged to Clinical Trial Budgets
Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Free Resources for Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies
JHM IRB Reliance Requests
Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
 
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Program (ATIP)
Clinical Research Unit Boost and Propel Awards
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Updated Guidance from NIH on COVID-19 Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients
COVID-19 and Research Updates
New System to Request Outgoing Subawards
Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment Program
JHU SOM Update on NIH Policy on Foreign Involvement
Disclosure of Payments from Foreign Educational Institutions and Government Agencies
Institutional Letter of Support Required for Institutional Training Grant Applications
Notice to the Johns Hopkins Community Regarding the National Science Foundation Grant Reporting Requirement for Harassment Findings and Actions
Prohibited Mention of Prior Review for New Replacement Applications
NIH Policy on Foreign Component Involvement
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization
Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects
NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants

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