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January 2021
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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.


Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Internal Deadline: January 28, 2021

The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering program invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

The Office of Foundation Relations will host an online faculty information session for the opportunity: Tuesday, January 12th from 1:00PM-2:00PM. Please click the link here to join (Passcode: 403075)

  • Candidates must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering.
    • Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in research in the social sciences will not be considered.
    • Recognizing that certain areas have access to relatively generous funding (e.g. clinical research, research associated with large national facilities such as accelerators and space stations, and applied research of direct relevance to national security), the Packard Fellowships are directed to other, less generously supported fields.
  • Candidates must be within the first three years of their faculty careers (initial faculty appointments began no earlier than May 31, 2018 and no later than May 31, 2021).

The JHU internal selection requires:

  1. A research statement describing why the proposed research is important, the five-year goals and how funds will generally be used (maximum of two pages of text, single-spaced, 12-pt font and 1-inch margins. Note: figures, tables, and other reference material may be included in addition to the two-page text limit)
  2. CV of nominee, including current external research support, educational background, publications, professional positions, honors and awards
  3. A letter of recommendation from department chair
  4. Four letters of recommendation from people outside of JHU (at least one recommendation must be from a person who has had no supervisory role with the nominee). Letters must be requested through the link below.

NOTE: The final selection at the national level is highly competitive. If possible, letters should be from well-established, well-regarded academics, or individuals well known within academia. They should focus on the nominee as a researcher and individual, rather than a specific project. They should comment on the creativity, originality, potential and unique skills of the candidate and be as effusive as possible.

The Packard fellowship program targets people who can take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Applications must be submitted at: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1830578. We strongly encourage candidates to contact the Office of Foundations Relations to get some feedback on an application prior to submission.

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


Kleberg Foundation Medical Research Program

Internal Deadline: February 4, 2021

The Kleberg Foundation is seeking highly innovative and groundbreaking medical research proposals from top tier institutions in both basic biological and applied research that will have the greatest impact on scientific knowledge and human health. 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. The estimated award amount ranging from $200,000-$1,000,000. For more information on this opportunity, visit the Kleberg Foundation website.

The Foundation focuses on basic science and some translational - not clinical research.

Applicants must be faculty eligible to serve as a principal investigator.

Interested applicants should complete their application at the following link: https://jhu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1831144.

Requirements are as follows:

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

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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