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Internal Funding Opportunities

Below are internal funding opportunities that have been submitted from centers and institutes across Johns Hopkins University. Please note that this may not be an all-inclusive list of internal opportunities. If you have an opportunity you would like us to publicize here and in the monthly digest email, please fill out this form by the last Wednesday of each month for inclusion in the following digest.

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Funding Sponsor Program Title Max Amount of Award Due Date Notification Date
The Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians


Pearl M. Stetler Fund Research Award $95,000 January 15, 2020 February 28, 2020
The Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund for Women Physicians Founded in Memory of Cornelius and Margaret Stetler is a trust established by the terms of the will of Dr. Pearl M. Stetler, a native of Wisconsin who practiced surgery in Chicago for almost fifty years. It honors the memory of her parents, Margaret and Cornelius Stetler. After Dr. Stetler graduated from the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1913, she wanted to engage in research, but found that suitable opportunities were not available to her. Instead, she entered the practice of surgery at Mary Thompson Hospital in Chicago. Her estate, “the result of economizing with small earnings” is left entirely to the trust to support research training of female physicians. The Northern Trust Company in Chicago is Trustee.
Eligibility: Women who 1) are natural born United States Citizens, defined as an individual born in the United States or an individual born abroad to parents who are US citizens at the individual’s time of birth, and 2) have graduated from a United States Medical School may apply. Teaching and other educational activities must not exceed two hours per week. At least 75% of the fellow’s total time must be devoted to research. The award will be given only for research work that involves the predominate portion of the recipient’s time and attention during the research period. The Stetler Research Fund prohibits other grants that have significant scientific overlap or that exceed the amount of the Stetler Award during the time the Stetler Grant is active. This award is not intended for individuals appointed to tenure-track or clinical track faculty positions beyond the Instructor level. Fellows must still be in a mentored training position for the duration of this award.


Office of the Provost Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow Program One year of salary and benefits, $5,000 stipend, $2,000 for professional development activities January 16, 2020 TBD
The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is part of the Faculty Diversity Initiative, which is one of many programs outlined in the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion. The Office of the Provost has stated that the fellowships “seek to locate, promote, and nurture the work of outstanding early career postdoctoral scholars at Johns Hopkins University. The program will prepare participants for faculty positions at Johns Hopkins (or elsewhere), particularly in fields where there are fewer women or members of underrepresented minorities. A successful nominee will be someone with diverse life experiences and background who has potential for both a successful fellowship and a possible future tenure-track faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins.
Eligibility: Nominations must be made by the Johns Hopkins faculty member who will be the scholar’s primary mentor. Nominees may be graduate students from Johns Hopkins or other institutions who have completed a doctoral degree or will complete their requirements by the fellowship start date; current JHU postdoctoral scholars, or individuals coming to JHU with postdoctoral training from other institutions, who received their degrees within the last four years; or professional applicants (who have an MD, JD, etc.) who are within four years of completing their professional or clinical training. Nominations are welcome from any area of study, and priority consideration will be given to nominees in fields where there are fewer women or underrepresented minorities and to individuals whose funding has been exhausted.


The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) 2020 IDIES Seed Funding Program (SFP) $25,000 January 31, 2020 By the end of February 2020
The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is pleased to announce its 2020 IDIES Seed Funding Program (SFP) offering. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for data-intensive computing projects that (a) will involve areas relevant to IDIES and JHU institutional research priorities; (b) are multidisciplinary; and (c) build ideas and teams with good prospects for successful proposals to attract external research support by leveraging IDIES intellectual and physical infrastructure.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are faculty and research scientists from multiple (at least two) departments at the Johns Hopkins University who can serve as Principal and Co-Investigators, and who have not previously been selected to receive an IDIES Seed Funding Program award for the same collaboration and/or project in the past.


The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) IDIES Summer Student Fellowship $6,000 January 31, 2020 TBD
IDIES is pleased to announce its inaugural Summer Student Fellowship program! This program will offer awards of $6,000 to support a summer research project lead by undergraduate students with the guidance of an IDIES faculty member mentor. These projects are meant to provide an opportunity for students to participate in a 10-week (June – August) full-time data science focused research project in collaboration with an IDIES faculty member.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University. Participants cannot enroll in summer courses. Faculty mentors must be an IDIES member.


Johns Hopkins Specialized Center of Research Excellence
in Sex Differences
The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine
Seed Grants for Research on Sex/Gender Differences in Immunology $50,000 January 31, 2020 April 2020
The Johns Hopkins Specialized Center for Research Excellence (SCORE) in Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII), in collaboration with the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, plans to fund 2 seed grants of $50,000 each to enable junior faculty to conduct research using a variety of methods related to sex and gender differences and the intersection of sex and gender. Areas of research must broadly involve the immune system or inflammatory conditions and could include, but are not limited to aging, allergy, asthma, cancer, inflammatory diseases of diverse tissues and health conditions, autoimmunity, intersectionality, infectious diseases, pregnancy, and vaccinology. These can be studies involving basic biomedical research, clinical research, epidemiological analyses (including secondary data analyses), health services, qualitative research or social sciences research.
Eligibility: Principal Investigator (PI) must be an Instructor or Assistant Scientist/Assistant Professor (no more than 6 years post training) from any Johns Hopkins School. Collaborations involving collaborations between two or more schools will be favored. Eligible submissions cannot exceed 12 months from the project start date. If awarded, the start date of the 12 month grant will be provided in the award notification letter. All proposals that involve human participants must be approved by or under review of an IRB to receive funding. Investigators should be aware of the impact of these and other necessary administrative or regulatory reviews on project timeline and feasibility.


JHU National Fellowships Program The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program $7,000 February 13, 2020 (internally)
March 5, 2020 (externally)
April 16, 2020
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program was created to honor Congressman Morris K. Udall and his legacy of public service. The Scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. It also pays for each scholar to attend a five-day orientation in Tucson, AZ to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders in early August. Juniors are eligible for one year of support; sophomores may be re-nominated during their junior year and compete for a second year of support.
Eligibility: Candidates for the Udall Scholarship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a strong GPA that is steady or upward trending, be outstanding sophomores and juniors and intend to pursue careers in environmental public policy or issues impacting Indian country (including health care or tribal policy).


The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research CFAR Scholar Grant for Faculty Development $50,000 LOI: February 17, 2020
Full Application: April 6, 2020
June 8, 2020
The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research provides pilot grants to faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing to enable and support HIV/AIDS research projects. Junior faculty in other JHU schools are eligible to apply if the proposal meets all other criteria. The primary purpose of these awards is to strengthen the individual’s ability to secure independent NIH research funding with foci on R- and K-series awards.
Eligibility: Applicants must be appointed full-time Instructors; Assistant Professors in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, or Nursing; or Assistant Scientists or Assistant Lecturers in the School of Public Health at the time of application. Junior faculty at other JHU schools are eligible to apply. See website for more details.


Hopkins Retrospective 1876-Today Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships $3,500 March 9, 2020 Week of March 30, 2020
Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students from any school at Johns Hopkins who wish to conduct research into an aspect of the rich history of Johns Hopkins University. A fellowship award of $3,500 is given to each recipient, intended to be used as a cost-of-living stipend to support awardees who will remain resident in Baltimore for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer (May-August) of their research fellowship. Special consideration will be given to projects exploring the history of diversity at Johns Hopkins or that propose a final product rooted in the digital humanities. The Hugh Hawkins Fellowships will enhance the undergraduate and graduate research experience by providing opportunities for original research in historical collections and for sharing research with the public. Each fellowship recipient will work closely with a faculty mentor and an archivist mentor during the fellowship.
Eligibility: The fellowships are open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, or graduate students not in the final year of their program. Students from any school or academic department of Johns Hopkins may apply. Applicants should intend to reside in Baltimore during the summer fellowship period.


Office of the Provost 2020 Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity $50,000 March 23, 2020 Before May 2020
The prize acknowledges faculty efforts across a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as international affairs, business, education, science, health, public policy, the arts, and other fields. For the award, diversity is broadly defined and includes issues related to underrepresented minorities, women, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities.
Eligibility: Current full-time Johns Hopkins faculty members in any discipline with bodies of work focused on diversity and inclusion are eligible.  Faculty members are invited to nominate a colleague, or self-nominations are encouraged. The previous year’s winner and finalist(s) are ineligible for nomination this year- they may apply or be nominated in the next cycle.



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