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 7/18/2014





Funding Amount


JDRF Glucose Responsive Insulin Discovery and Validation Academic or industry applicants with innovative approaches to discover and
provide validation (proof-of-concept) for insulin delivery proportional to circulating real time levels of blood glucose in animal models of T1D
$1.5M over three years 7/11/2014 (LOI)
National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation To support investigator-initiated research related to reducing health spending in the U.S., enhancing the quality of health care, and/or expanding access to health insurance and healthcare services No restrictions Up to $250,000 7/14/2014 (LOI)
AO Foundation Start-Up Grants Seed money in support of projects to advance surgical treatment of trauma and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system through research, development and education Investigators within five years of doctoral degree or first position as assistant professor; includes those currently enrolled in residency programs or fellowships. Senior investigators with innovative and novel projects will also be considered.

$65,000 to $100,000 up to 18 months

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Psychosocial Grant Program To support studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer.

Launch Grants: Early Career/Mentored Researchers

Family Impact Grants: Established Investigators
Up to $300,000 for three years 7/18/2014
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Services and Systems Research To expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery Preference will be given to multidisciplinary teams that engage public health practitioners and policymakers through established public health agencies, organizations and networks Up to $350,000 each for a maximum of 24 months  7/23/2014
American Heart Association National Innovative Research Grants Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., or equivalent doctoral degree and a faculty appointment. See citizenship requirements. Up to $150,000 over 2 years 7/24/2014
Lupus Research Institute Distinguished Innovator Award: novel research into fundamental causes of lupus Applicants must hold an established position, at assistant professor level or higher, at an academic institution; diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology are eligible. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the US. $1 million over 4 years 7/31/2014
Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award Support for early-career basic science, translational, and clinical investigators engaged in research relevant to the rheumatic diseases Applicant must have a faculty appointment (e.g. instructor, assistant professor) at the time of application, and a firm institutional commitment to support the applicant’s academic career for the duration of the award. Up to $375,000 for up to 3 years 8/1/2014
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Training Grant to support the development of a scientist in emergency medicine Must have an advanced degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DSc or equivalent); hold a university appointment in or be actively involved with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine; be an SAEM member during the award period. See web site for more details. Up to $100,000 over 2 years 8/1/2014
Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award To support a structured, formal, clinical or basic science research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology Early career investigators. See RFA on web site for all eligibility requirements. Up to $225,000 over 3 years 8/1/2014
Lupus Research Institute Novel Research Grants To advance novel hypotheses and/or technologies that have the potential to stimulate new research directions and propel the field forward Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including those who may not have worked in lupus are encouraged. Both established and new investigators may apply. Up to $350,000 each for a maximum of 24 months  8/4/2014
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation To accelerate breakthroughs in research by providing the best young scientists with funds to pursue leading-edge cancer research Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a mentor. See web site for details. Up to $300,000 over three years 8/15/2014
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
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
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
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
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.