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 2/11/15




Funding Amount


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and have an independent research or academic position. No U.S. citizenship requirements. Up to $600,000 over 3 years LOI due 2/15/2015
Open Society Foundations Baltimore Community Fellowships

Fellowships are for initiatives that take place in Baltimore City. Applicants may come from any field, including—but not limited to—law, medicine, drug addiction solutions, education, the arts, race relations, and juvenile and criminal justice. Individuals from underserved communities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants need not be from Baltimore city, but should be knowledgeable about social and economic justice issues affecting Baltimore’s communities. Fellows must be willing to participate fully in meetings scheduled for the Community Fellows.

$60,000 over 18 months 3/2/2015
American Federation for Aging Research Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging  Applicants must be a postdoctoral fellow (M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (October 1, 2015). Fellows may not hold any concurrent foundation, not-for-profit or government funding. Up to $60,000 3/3/2015
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT) No restrictions Up to $1.5 million 2015 deadlines for full proposals are MARCH 10; JUNE 16; SEPTEMBER 22; DECEMBER 10. LOIs are due at least two weeks prior to the proposal deadlines.
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation Research Grant Program Applicants must be in a faculty position with authority to hold an independent research grant (not a training position). Up to $70,000 over two years LOIs are due 3/12/2015
Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigators’ Grants and Program Grants (innovative basic research) All members of a Young Investigators’ grant team must be within 5 years of obtaining an independent position, but must have obtained their first doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) not longer than 10 years before 3/31/2015. All members of a Program Grant team must be in a position to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research. They must have responsibility for their own labs and show evidence of independence. Up to $450,000 for three years Registration due 3/19/2015; LOIs due 3/31/2015
Epilepsy Foundation Targeted Research Initiative for Morbidity and Mortality  Must hold a M.S., M.D.,, D.Phil, D.Sc , or equivalent degree. In addition, applicants must hold an academic appointment in a university or medical school, or have equivalent standing at a research institution or medical center. Postdoctoral fellows must be at least in the second year of fellowship with an active academic appointment by the start of the grant period. Up to $50,000 for one year 3/20/2015
US Shock Society Research Fellowships for Early Career Investigators Candidates for the fellowship must be members of the US Shock Society or International Shock Society who will be performing the proposed research at an institution within the United States;  must have a doctoral degree or its equivalent, such as but not limited to MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, DVM, or Pharm D.; must be within 4 years of being hired at their institution as faculty. $83,000 over two years 4/1/2015
American Cancer Society The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services Independent investigators at all stages of their careers are eligible to apply. Up to $200,000 over 5 years April 1 and October 15
Progeria Research Foundation Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome research in three categories: Innovator Awards, Established Investigator Awards, and Specialty Awards.

Principal Investigators must hold post-doctoral positions or beyond. Co-Principal

Investigators are acceptable. Post-doctoral applicants must include their mentor as a Co-Principal Investigator.
Up to $75,000 over 2 years 4/20/2015
Triological Society/American College of Surgeons Clinical Scientist Development Awards Otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons who have received a new NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08/K23) or have an existing award with a minimum of 3 years remaining in the funding period as of 10/1/2016. $80,000 per year for up to five years 5/15/2015
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Target Advancement program See program guidelines on website Up to $400,000 for 2 years 5/27/2015 (pre-proposals)
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutic Pipeline Program for PD Open to industry and academic investigators working at either pre-clinical or clinical stages of drug and therapeutic development. No set limit Pre-Proposals Due 5/27/2015
Gerber Foundation Health and/or nutrition-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3. No restrictions Up to $350,000 Concept papers due 6/1/2015; 12/1/2015
Children’s Heart Foundation

Congenital Heart Disease:

Molecular genetics/ biochemistry; Devices/procedural research (catheterization & surgical); Long-term care of CHD children as they become adults

Investigators currently receiving CHF funding are required to wait 1 year before submitting additional research proposals for funding consideration. Up to $200,000 over 2 years 6/5/2015