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.

If you need assistance, please contact CFR.

Selected Grant Competitions

Updated 10/13/2014




Funding Amount


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


The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes

Basic, clinical and translational research focusing on research aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of renal complications in people with diabetes and improving the treatment and management of people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.


Must hold a PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or DPM degree. See RFA for details. Up to $660,000 over 3 years


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
Free to Breathe Research to prevent or stop lung cancer metastasis

Must hold doctoral degree and position at or above Assistant Professor level.


$600,000 over 3 years LOI due 11/7/2014
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Round 14 Open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization.

Initial grants up to $100K. Additional funding up to $1 million

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program

Applicants may have a background in related health professions, the biomedical sciences, dentistry, economics or other social sciences, a health services organization or administration, medicine, nursing, public health, social and behavioral health, or health law. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.


Up to $165,000 11/13/2014
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

Must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or M.D.-Ph.D. degree; an investigator at the adjunct, assistant, associate, or full professor level; a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application; Candidates who currently hold a BWF award are not eligible.


$500,000 over 5 years 11/18/2014
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Research

The principal investigator must have a faculty appointment at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. All proposals must have an interdisciplinary approach — i.e., one member of the team must have training and expertise outside the traditional areas of reproductive science. 


Up to $600k over four years 12/1/2014
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards

Must be U.S. citizen and hold tenured or tenure-track faculty position.


$200,000 over two years 12/1/2014
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
American College of Gastroenterology 2015 Junior Faculty Development Grants

Junior faculty who have demonstrated unusual promise and have some record of accomplishment in research. ACG membership required.


$300,000 over 3 years 12/5/2014
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
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
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
Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management


No restrictions. Up to $500,000 over 2 years 1/8/2015
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
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.