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JHU Limited Submissions (required internal deadlines)

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Foundation Submission Deadline
12/17/14

Camille Dreyfus Techer-Scholar Awards Program for 2015

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

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. 

2/10/15
10/14/14

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

 

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet (will be available 9/30/14)

On Tuesday, September 30th, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation will open nominations for the 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.  JHU is invited to nominate one outstanding young faculty member in each of three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

The national faculty competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognizes the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Have been born in or after 1973.
  • Have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a faculty-rank position at an invited institution in the United States.
  • Have made significant research contributions to the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and/or chemistry during his/her independent career as a principal investigator.
One Blavatnik Laureate from each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds and be published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on the topic for which he/she is being honored. 11/25/14
10/1/14

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award that supports original research by “junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.” Proposed projects should demonstrate how the research will make a substantial improvement beyond what has already been published.  Candidates should be faculty members who have not received a comparable career development award.  

Full program information is now available on The Greenwall Foundation website located at http://greenwall.org/faculty-scholars-program.php.

The selected scholar will receive 50 percent salary support up to the NIH salary cap guidelines with 10 percent institutional costs for salary and benefits for three (3) years.  11/3/14
09/19/14

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseaseprogram provides funding opportunities for assistant professors “to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact.” Particular areas of interest include:

  • Cell/Pathogen interactionsstudies of host responses at the cell surface, cell signaling in response to infection, microbial persistence in host cells, and other work.
  • Host/Pathogen interactionsstudies of how host genetics influences resistance and susceptibility to infection, innate and adaptive immune responses to microbes, pathogen modulation of the immune system, and other work.
  • Novel routes to disease causationstudies of the role of infectious agents in the etiology of chronic, autoimmune, and immunologic diseases, and other work.

More specific information about this program is available at http://www.bwfund.org/pages/105/Investigators-in-the-Pathogenesis-of-Infectious-Disease

$500,000
($100,000 each yearfor five years)

11/3/14
09/12/14

Paul G. Allen Foundation

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

 

ADI Life Science Flyer

BY INVITATION - 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.

ADI 2014 Life Science Focus: Basic insights into neuronal maturation. Description: Seeking proposals whose focus would provide insights into neuronal maturation in vitro, with an emphasis on human models (e.g. iPSCs, ESCs).
While in vitro systems are instrumental in revealing processes in healthy and disease states, currently the ability to fully understand and recapitulate neuronal cell maturation is inadequate (ex. neocortical development, disease). Recent studies reveal that cells can fail to maintain age-associated markers during reprogramming and differentiation, and be arrested or delayed at an immature developmental state. A variety of approaches have been used to induce cellular maturation (ex. stress, progerin), but it is unclear how closely these models mimic the normal maturation process.

See ADI Life Science flyer flyer for more information

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has a 0% indirect cost policy.  The Foundation expects to fund between five to seven projects with an average total funding of up to $1.25M for each project over a period of three years.  10/31/14
09/09/14

Microsoft - Faculty Research Fellowship for 2015

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

Microsoft Research has announced its Faculty Fellowship Program for 2015.  This program “recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, from a number of research institutions, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields.” Candidates must be in the first, second, or third year of their first faculty appointment as of the application deadline and hold a tenure-track position. 

  More information about the Microsoft Research Fellowships can be obtained at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/msrff_application.aspx#appinfo.

In past years, this fellowship has included an award of $100k in the first year, with up to $100k possible in the second year.  10/06/14
08/04/14

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists

 

BWF Flyer

 

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Award for Medical Scientists proivdes funds to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the beginning years of faculty service.  Proposals should be in the area of “basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.” 

Special Notes: 

  1. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund encourages proposals in reproductive science
  2. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible
Provides physician-scientists $700,000 over five years 10/01/14
07/21/14

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Heart Research Grant Program for 2014

 

W. W. Smith Flyer

 

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust – Heart Research Grants Program provides funding for basic medical research about heart disease and is committed to projects considered "unique and meritorious" which do not compete with government funding.  Applicants must be faculty members with primary appointments at JHU as of July 1 of the year in which they are applying.  The Trust strongly encourages requests for seed funding of exceptional or high-priority projects and also encourages new investigators to apply.  The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust is interested in research that has the potential to attract the support of the National Institutes of Health or other large funding organizations after the investigator receives the Trust’s funding. 

The Trust considers proposals of up to $100K for one year.

09/15/14

Various Announcements - NOT Limited Submissions

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09/12/14 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. The Prize is endowed by gifts from the Alice C. Tyler Charitable Trust and the John C. Tyler Trust and awardees are chosen annually by the Executive Committee. The University of Southern California administers the Tyler Prize.

Persons eligible to make nominations include, but are not limited to:
Any individuals or entity active in fields such as biology, oceanography, geology, medicine, public health, chemistry, and physics; engineers in.fields such as civil, environmental, petroleum and chemical engineering, and social scientists in fields such as geography, political science, economics and the law; and universities, research institutions and their members.

Prizes are awarded for any one of the following:

The protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world.

The discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy.

Medical discoveries or achievements with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health.

 

Tyler Laureates receive a $200,000 annual prize and are presented a gold medallion at ceremonies in Los Angeles.
10/1/14

 

BioMed Maryland

 

The BioMaryland Center is partnering with Maryland's Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) to incorporate improved health care quality and cost reduction criteria in the selection process for the BioMaryland Center's annual Biotechnology Awards program. 

BioMaryland, DHMH and CMTP will provide ongoing advice and support to the teams whose projects are selected for funding to address technical, scientific, regulatory and reimbursement issues that may be encountered during the development process.  It is anticipated this program may be expanded in size and scope in the future, depending on the experience with the initial group of funded projects.
A total of $1M will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects, $50,000-200,000 each, advancing technologies toward commercialization--with preference given to projects which improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. 



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