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 12/8/2014




Funding Amount


American Federation for Aging Research

Research grants concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging


Independent investigators no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2015. $100,000 12/15/2014
Lions Club International Foundation SightFirst Research Grants to strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities No restrictions Up to $100,000 LOIs due 12/15/2014
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research/American Federation for Aging Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) initiative provides timely support to a small number of research projects that are building on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically-relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span. Full-time faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher with a strong record of independent publication beyond the postdoctoral level $200,000 over two years LOI due 12/15/2014
American Federation for Aging Research Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research: basic mechanisms of aging Associate Professor or equivalent who was promoted to that position (with or without tenure) after December 1, 2011. $500,000 LOI due 12/15/2014
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/American Federation for Aging Research New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease Independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2015. $100,000 LOI due 12/15/2014
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
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Emerging Leader Award
  • Professional tenure at post-doctoral level through Assistant Professor or equivalent
  • Demonstrated professional and scientific leadership in biological and medical sciences
  • Applications must include a viable proposal for a proof-of-concept to be funded, in part or in sum, by the grant award and completed within 12-18 months.
$100,000 1/15/2015
Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation

Urologic Research Training Award

See web link to American Urological Association announcement for details. $40,000 for a one-year period or $20,000 for a 6-month period  1/15/2015
American Heart Association

National Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award

Healthcare professional with a masters or post-baccalaureate doctoral degree. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. $150,000 over two years 1/16/2015
International Anesthesia Research Society

Fundamental Neuroscience Unknowns (including anesthesia safety in children)
Immune and Metabolic Consequences of Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care
Best Use of Systems-Based Practice to Enhance Patient Safety & Quality.

Society membership required. $750,000 over 3 years 1/30/2015
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
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
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
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.