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Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation


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Faculty Scholars Program 2015 - click to read full announcement with details.

The Macy Faculty Scholars program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. With support from the Macy Foundation, scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities.

The Foundation is looking for nursing and medical school faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education, have served for more than five years on the faculty of the sponsoring school, are innovators, and have shown promise as future leaders.


Salary support for each Scholar at $100,00 (plus fringe) per year. 2/11/15

Camille Dreyfus Techer-Scholar Awards Program for 2015

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The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching of faculty members early in their careers in the chemical sciences including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.  One JHU nominee will be selected on the basis of promising leadership in both research and teaching, and should have an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of her/his appointment as an independent researcher, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education.  The Foundation’s reviewers consider the scholarly research achievements of the candidates, the judgment of the nominee's peers in letters of recommendation, awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding.  Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track appointment that began no earlier than “mid-year 2008.”  Undergraduate education is a significant factor of the nominee’s activities. 

This program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75K. 


Paul G. Allen Family Foundation -

Allen Distinguished Investigators (ADI) Program

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Alzheimer's Disease flyer

Life Science Focus - 2015 Alzheimer's Disease

The Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) Program seeks to fund a select group of investigators to pursue new, pioneering research that collectively ‘moves the needle’ towards answering broad scientific questions. The most promising proposals will incorporate novel, creative, and ambitious approaches. For this reason, the program is especially interested in proposals that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional government sources.

We are seeking revolutionary new ideas to push the field in new directions or even to invent new fields of research, with an emphasis on the cellular biology on Alzheimer’s Disease. This call is limited to interdisciplinary teams that include researchers in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease paired with researchers in other fields (e.g. lipid biology, immunology, cerebro/vascular biology, bioenergetics, biostatistics, biomedical engineers, etc.).

We expect to fund between 5 and 7 projects with a total funding of $1M-$1.5M, for each project, spanning a 3-year period. 1/30/15

Brain Research Foundation - 2015 Seed Grant Program


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The Brain Research Foundation has invited Johns Hopkins to nominate two faculty members to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2015 Seed Grant Program. The program’s main objective is to provide start-up funds for new research projects and innovative programs “that have the potential of becoming competitive” for an NIH funding initiative or other external funding sources. The Brain Research Foundation’s goal is to have the initial effort produce opportunities for research projects, collaborations, and scientific advancements.  The two selected nominees from Johns Hopkins must be tenured/tenure track Assistant or Associate Professors working in the area of neuroscience. 


The grant period is for two years in the amount of $80,000 (direct costs).  18/15

Rita Allen Scholars Program for 2015

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The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers who demonstrate potential for becoming leaders in cancer, immunology and neuroscience.  Interested candidates should be in a tenure-track appointment and provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in research in one of the relevant fields.  The Foundation provides awards up to $110K annually for a period of up to five (5) years.  1/23/15

Various Announcements - NOT Limited Submissions

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2/4/15 American Asthma Foundation

The American Asthma Foundation Research Program is the largest private funder of asthma research, having awarded over $100,000,000 to scientists since 2000. AAF scientists have changed the pace of discovery in asthma research. From their success in revealing the basic mechanisms of asthma, four new drugs are in clinical testing for asthma, many others are in pre-clinical testing, and scores of new molecular pathways underlying asthma have been revealed. Read more about these advances...

We offer scientists the challenge, freedom and funding to pursue new ideas, without preliminary data. This is an exceptional opportunity for creativity, with the potential to significantly impact human health. Details.

Awards of up to $450,000 each will go to investigators in the U.S. who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment.
12/10/14 African Leadership Awards - Imauritus

The World has changed so it is changing the way we learn whether it is through Digital Learning or Mobile learning or Learning itself. Technology is influencing the future of learning. The USA is a great example of the manner in which learning happens. Transforming the learning to be more effective is the need of the hour. With this perspective, we have introduced the Africa Leaning Leadership Awards 2014:

- Organizational Award

- Individual Award

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No funding; receive awards in various categories

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