The JHU Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) staff is dedicated to helping faculty achieve their research and academic goals by maximizing support from private foundations and corporations.

Information related to selected grant competitions open to all eligible applicants is provided here as a service to grant-seekers. The list is refreshed weekly and sorted by deadline. A list of limited submission funding opportunities, which are subject to an internal review process managed by JHU's Research Projects Administration, may be found here.

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Selected Grant Competitions

Updated 8/18/2014





Funding Amount


Burroughs Wellcome Fund/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Supports career development of physician-scientists focused on infectious diseases of the developing world

Fellows proposing to perform research in tropical infectious diseases

$130,000 over two years 8/20/2014
AGA Foundation 2014 Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer Applicants must hold a full-time faculty position and be established as an independent investigator in the field of gastric biology. American Gastroenterological Association membership is required at the time of application submission.  Up to $100,000 over two years 8/29/2014
Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience Basic and applied studies in the field of glycoscience An applicant must 1) have a doctor's degree or its equivalent, 2) have a documented capability of performing independent studies and 3) be a member of a research institute where he or she can carry out the proposed project. Previous grant recipients who were awarded prior to 2010 are eligible. Up to $70,000 for one year 9/1/2014
Families of SMA To support novel research of Spinal Muscular Atrophy disease pathology at the molecular, cellular, and biochemical level; generate key reagents and tools to facilitate drug development and clinical trials; and identify new therapeutic strategies No restrictions Up to $150,000 over 2 years 9/5/2014
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Career Development Program Requirements vary per program. See LLS Web page for details. Up to $550,000 over 5 years LOI due 9/8/2014
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Physician-Scientist Training Awards Independent biomedical researchers who have active involvement in CF-related areas; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents Up to $91,000/year for up to six years 9/10/2014
American Society of Transplantation Translational Science Faculty Development Grants Applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent graduate degree, and have completed postgraduate training (residencies, postdoctoral fellowships, etc.) at the time of the application. In addition, applicants must be active members of AST or have submitted a completed membership application by September 15, 2014  Up to $100,000 over two years 9/15/2014
Conquer Cancer Foundation Career Development Award The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is within the 1st to 3rd year of a full-time, primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Grant applications from candidates with existing career development awards (such as K23, K08, or any other type of career development award) will not be considered. $200,000 over three years 9/25/2014
Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) program Restricted to scientists holding faculty or equivalent positions at U.S. or Canadian institutions with a Ph.D. program Up to $600,000 over 3 years LOIs due 9/30/2014
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Career Transition Fellowships To support young scientists who have the potential to make significant contributions to MS research Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent). Individuals with less than two or more than five years of postdoctoral research experience at the time are ineligible for this award Up to $550,000 over five years April/May (Pre- Applications); Mid-August (Full Application)
American Brain Foundation Various Fellowships Must be within 5 years of completing residency or post-doctoral fellowship. Member of American Academy of Neurology. Up to $130,000 over 2 years 10/1/2014
Stanley Medical Research Institute Treatment trials of biological interventions which may be useful for improving the symptoms of individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder No particular academic degree is required Up to $900,000 over 3 years 10/1/2014

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Career Development Award

To provide young staff support for initiating and development of academic careers in the field of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus

• Within 5 years of first full-time faculty appointment in a US or Canadian government, public or private not-for-profit medical institution.
• US or Canadian citizen having completed an approved colorectal surgery training program; if foreign national, then must have valid working visa at time of application for colorectal department/institution where work is proposed.
• ASCRS members only

$150,000 for 2 years 10/1/2014
Google Research Awards To support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields Full-time university professors at any career level $150,000 unrestricted for one year 10/15/2014
ALS Therapy Alliance Research to find cure for ALS No restrictions $100,000-$1 million over 3 years 10/15/2014
American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation Research Scholar Awards Must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position by 7/1/2014 Up to $270,000 over 3 years 10/17/2014
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Research Target Validation Program No restrictions Up to $250,000 over 2 years Pre-proposals due 10/29/2014
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Senior Research Awards Must hold an MD/PhD and must have attained independence from his/her mentor. Eligibility is not restricted by citizenship or geography. Up to $115,830/year for up to 3 years LOIs due 11/1/2014
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Career Development Awards Must hold an MD/PhD and must have attained independence from his/her mentor. Eligibility is not restricted by citizenship or geography. Candidates holding MD degrees must have five years of post-doctoral experience—two years of which must be documented research experience relevant to IBD. Applicants holding PhDs must have at least two years of documented post-doctoral research relevant to IBD. Generally, the candidates must not be in excess of ten years beyond the attainments of the doctoral degree. Up to $52,000/year for up to 3 years LOIs due 11/1/2014
BrightFocus Foundation Research related to prevention and treatment of glaucoma Tenure and non-tenure track faculty are eligible, if they are appropriately trained to lead an independent research study $100,000 over 2 years 11/4/2014
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease Must apply within the first three years of first faculty appointment and must be a member of AASLD at the time of award application. See RFP for more eligibility requirements. Up to $300,000 over 3 years 12/4/2014
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2015-2016 Molecular Imaging Research Grant for Junior Academic Faculty Must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position no higher than Assistant Professor $105,000 over 2 years 12/31/2014
Environmental Research & Education Foundation Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management No restrictions Up to $500,000 over 2 years 1/8/2015
The Dana Foundation - Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program To support clinical researchers with new therapies and treatment in neuroscience Junior and senior level investigators are eligible to apply Up to $300,000 over three years Requests reviewed on a rolling basis
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - LRRK2 Challenge 2012 To support work that can significantly contribute to a better understanding of the gene/protein leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), its relevance to Parkinson's disease (PD) and effective ways to translate LRRK2 research into therapies for patients. Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply as Principal Investigators to this program. Up to $125,000 over one year Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis

Thrasher Research Fund - E.W. “Al” Thrasher Award

To support hypothesis-driven projects with innovative solutions that address significant health problems that affect children.

Doctoral-level degree is required.

Up to $300,000 over three years (including 7% in indirect costs).

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.