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.
Internal Deadline: January
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers
the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering program to invest
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 list of prior JHU awardees can be found
Johns Hopkins may submit two nominees
for this program, so an internal nomination process is required.
The JHU internal selection requires:
We strongly encourage candidates to contact the Office of Foundations Relations to get some feedback on an application prior to submission: 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.