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


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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.

07/21/14 09/15/14


Hartwell IBRA 2014


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Limited submission form for Hartwell IBRA 2014

On April 15, 2014,  the Hartwell Foundation selected Johns Hopkins University as one of its top ten centers in Biomedical Research for 2014 which makes Hopkins eligible to participate in the 2014 competition for the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award Program.  The Hartwell Foundation provides funding for transformative early stage, innovative and cutting-edge biomedical research that has not yet qualified for significant funding from outside sources, and that has the potential to benefit children of the United States.  Faculty members at any level are encouraged to apply.  The Foundation will select individuals to receive an award that will provide research support totaling $300,000 (distributed in increments of $100,000 each year for a period of three years). 05/28/14 09/15/14


Searle Scholars Program for 2014


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JHU Limited Submission cover sheet

The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry at selected academic institutions.  Applicants should be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences and must have started their first appointment as an assistant professor on a tenure track on or after July 1, 2013.  This award is not intended to support purely clinical research but has funded research programs that include both clinical and basic components.

Anticipated funding is $300,000 for three years, with $100,000 paid each year pending acceptance of an annual progress report.  Up to 25 percent of an individual's salary may be charged to the grant, together with allowable fringe benefits.  (The Scholar’s salary plus benefits charged to the grant must not exceed $25,000.)   06/16/14 09/26/14



Foundation for Physical Therapy - Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training


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JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

The Foundation for Physical Therapy is requesting applications to establish a Center of Excellence (COE) in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training.  The purpose of the Foundation for Physical Therapy COE is to develop physical therapist researchers in health services/health policy research and to support relevant physical therapist-related health services/health policy research pilot projects that yield tangible societal impact.   The Foundation for Physical Therapy anticipates it will fund one award contingent upon the submission of a “meritorious application” for one institution for up to $2.5 million ($500K annually) over a maximum period of five years.  06/02/14 09/30/14

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists


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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 08/04/14 10/01/14

Pew Scholars Program for 2014-2015

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JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences supports the independent research conducted by young investigators of outstanding promise in sciences relevant to the advancement of human health.  The Pew Charitable Trusts especially encourages proposals that are creative, innovative, and risk-taking.  Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine or the biomedical sciences.  On July 1, 2014, eligible candidates must have held an appointment as assistant professor for less than three years.  (Time spent at more than one institution and in clinical internships, residencies, or work toward board certification does not count.) 

The award of $240,000 ($60,000 each year for a period of four years) may be used for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel.  However, no more than $10,000 a year may be used for the Scholar’s salary, including fringe benefits.  Overhead is limited to eight (8) percent of the total award

06/16/14 11/01/14

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