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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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INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2024

Funding Sponsor Program Title Max Amount of Award Due Date Notification Date
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Fisher Center Discovery Award (FCDA) $60,000 LOI: February 9, 2024
Full Application: March 1, 2024
By May 24, 2024
The Fisher Center Discovery Award Program (FCDA) is designed to accomplish the following goals with an emphasis on illness that has a substantial effect on health in North America:
·  To promote research by providing funds to support projects focused on clinical or translational research in one or more of THREE topic areas: Environmental infectious diseases, Antimicrobial resistance, Post-infectious conditions.
·  To provide expertise, resources, and mentorship opportunities for pilot or clinical studies that may lack traditional funding mechanisms.
·  To promote novel, cross-disciplinary collaborative clinical research among schools of Johns Hopkins University and with non-Johns Hopkins University research partners.
·  To facilitate the careers of early career researchers (faculty or trainees) by providing funds for projects joined with a more senior investigator capable of providing hands-on training and mentoring in the science of clinical investigation.
Eligibility: All full-time JHU faculty members, especially junior faculty, are encouraged to apply. Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, house staff, medical school students, PhD students, graduate students, and undergraduate students may submit an FCDA application and be included as research team members on FCDA proposals; however, they may not be the PI. If the applicant is not a faculty member, the supporting faculty member PI is required to write a letter indicating review, mentorship responsibility, and approval of the project.

 

Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Fisher Center Impact Award (FCIA) $250,000 LOI: February 9, 2024
Full Application: March 1, 2024
By May 24, 2024
The Fisher Center Impact Award (FCIA) is designed to accomplish the following goals with an emphasis on illness that has a substantial effect on health in North America:
·  To promote research by providing funds to support projects focused on clinical or translational research in one or more of THREE topic areas: Environmental infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, post-infectious conditions.
·  To provide expertise, resources, and mentorship opportunities for pilot or clinical studies that may lack traditional funding mechanisms.
·  To promote novel, cross-disciplinary collaborative clinical research among schools of the Johns Hopkins University and with non-Johns Hopkins University research partners.
·  To facilitate the careers of early career researchers by providing funds for projects joined with more senior investigator(s) capable of providing hands-on training and mentoring in the science of clinical investigation.
Eligibility: All full-time faculty members of JHU, especially junior faculty, are encouraged to apply as the proposal applicant. Faculty appointments must be in place and cannot be pending at the time of application. Cross-discipline and cross-school collaborative research are encouraged. A faculty member may submit only one FCIA application per grant cycle as the PI; however, a faculty member may be a co-investigator on a different application within the same grant cycle. Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, house staff, medical school students, PhD students, graduate students, and undergraduate students may be included as research team members on FCIA proposals; however, they may not be the applicant or PI. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU SOM) enrolled candidates for the MD degree are encouraged to be included as research team members.  Matriculated candidates for the MD degree may not serve as the FCIA applicant or PI. Current and previous awards and grants to the PI, such as NIH grants, do not impact FCIA award eligibility. If an FCIA grant is awarded, additional awards obtained after the distribution of FCIA funds will not impact FCIA funds.

 

Office of Research Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards $100,000 February 15, 2024 Late Spring
The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, composed of faculty and/or non-faculty members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important discoveries or creative works. The expectation is that these awards will spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution and lead to work of the highest quality and impact. These awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research or professional programs.
Eligibility: Applications from all academic and professional disciplines at the university are welcome, and may cover fundamental, applied, or clinical research in any field, as well as the development of applied creative projects in the arts and humanities. Applications must include at least two faculty members and/or APL staff members representing at least two separate schools/divisions or affiliates of the university. Only one application per lead PI will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of proposals you can participate in as a co-PI. If you were the lead PI of a funded 2023 Discovery Award, you are not eligible to apply as the lead PI of a 2024 award. You will be eligible again in 2025. This award is meant to spark collaboration between faculty. For this reason, students and postdoctoral fellows cannot serve as co-PI, however, they can be included in the budget. Proposals aligned with certain initiatives and institutes at Johns Hopkins may request additional funding.

 

Office of Research Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards $75,000 February 15, 2024 Late Spring
These grant awards support the promising research and creative endeavors of our early career faculty with the goal of launching them on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. The program encompasses funding, mentoring opportunities, and the chance to join a cohort of peers at a similar stage in their career. The funds are allocated on a competitive basis in response to an annual university-wide request for applications.
Eligibility: Applications from early-career faculty in any academic or professional discipline at the university are encouraged to apply. The term “early-career” is defined as any full-time tenure-track faculty member who was first appointed to a full-time, tenure track faculty position at any institution within no less than three (3) years and no more than ten (10) years as of July 1 of the deadline year. Eligible 2024 applicants were appointed to their first full-time, tenure track faculty position between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2021. Only one application per person, per year. Successful applicants will not be eligible for subsequent Catalyst Awards. Proposals aligned with the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute may request up to $125,000.

 

Office of the Provost Nexus Awards – Research $300,000 February 29, 2024 TBD
The Nexus Awards are a universitywide initiative launched in 2023 to support convening, research, and teaching anchored at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center. Nexus Awards – Research will help bring together some of the greatest minds to tackle some of the world’s most difficult challenges in order to best serve our ever-changing world. Proposals may cover fundamental, clinical, or applied research, or projects within the arts and humanities. While not required, proposals may include an external, DC-based partner. Proposals must make significant use of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center.
Eligibility: Applications from all academic and professional disciplines within Johns Hopkins University are invited. Applications must include at least one faculty member representing at least one school/division or affiliate of the university from the following list: BI; BSPH; CBS; CTY; HLTCOE; Jhpiego; KSAS; Peabody Institute; SAIS; SOE; SOM; SON; Sheridan Libraries; and WSE. While applications from a single faculty member are welcome, the Nexus Awards–Research are especially interested in proposals from multiple faculty members that span more than one school/division of the university. Only one Nexus Award–Research proposal per lead instructor will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of Nexus Award–Research proposals one may submit as co-PI. Students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to serve as lead or co-instructors on Nexus Award–Research applications.

 

Office of the Provost Nexus Awards – Teaching $25,000 February 29, 2024 TBD
The Nexus Awards are a universitywide initiative launched in 2023 to support convening, research, and teaching anchored at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center. Nexus Awards–Teaching seek to educate individuals dedicated to attaining holistic understandings of complicated problems in need of multi-pronged answers. Applicants may propose new undergraduate and/or graduate courses to be taught entirely in Washington, D.C., at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center; new undergraduate and/or graduate courses to be taught in Baltimore that will make significant use of the Hopkins Bloomberg Center; or the addition of new Hopkins Bloomberg Center-based components to existing undergraduate and/or graduate courses currently taught in Baltimore. Applicants may also propose co-curricular opportunities based at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center that span multiple departments or schools/divisions.
Eligibility: Applications from all academic and professional disciplines within Johns Hopkins University are invited. Applications must include at least one faculty member representing at least one school/division or affiliate of the university from the following list: BI; BSPH; CBS; CTY; HLTCOE; Jhpiego; KSAS; Peabody Institute; SAIS; SOE; SOM; SON; Sheridan Libraries; and WSE. While applications from a single faculty member are welcome, the Nexus Awards–Teaching are especially interested in proposals from multiple faculty members that span more than one school/division of the university. Only one Nexus Award–Teaching proposal per lead instructor will be accepted. Students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to serve as lead or co-instructors on Nexus Award–Teaching applications.

 

Office of the Provost Nexus Awards – Convening $100,000 February 29, 2024 TBD
The Nexus Awards are a universitywide initiative launched in 2023 to support convening, research, and teaching anchored at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center. Applications may propose a conference or convening on any topic. These may be one-time events or a series of related events. Conferences or convenings must occur at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center.
Eligibility: Applications from all academic and professional disciplines within Johns Hopkins University are invited. Applications must include at least one faculty member representing at least one school/division or affiliate of the university from the following list: BI; BSPH; CBS; CTY; HLTCOE; Jhpiego; KSAS; Peabody Institute; SAIS; SOE; SOM; SON; Sheridan Libraries; and WSE. While applications from a single faculty member are welcome, the Nexus Awards–Convening are especially interested in proposals from multiple faculty members that span more than one school/division of the university. Only one Nexus Award– Convening proposal per lead instructor will be accepted. Students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to serve as lead or co-instructors on Nexus Award– Convening applications.

 

Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research CFAR Scholar Grants for Faculty Development $75,000 (direct costs) Letter of Intent: March 11, 2024
Full Application: April 29, 2024
June 15, 2024
The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research provides pilot grants to enable and support HIV/AIDS research projects. 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; Research Associates; or 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. Postdoctoral fellows may only apply with a letter from their department chair confirming a pending faculty appointment. The award will not be granted until the faculty appointment is active. If a postdoc is on a T32, CFAR funds cannot pay for training and stipends that are already paid for by the T32. Associate Professors in the field of HIV are eligible to apply if there is no history of an R01 award or its equivalent and the criteria of an NIH New and Early Stage Investigator are met.

 

Johns Hopkins Data Science and AI Institute Johns Hopkins Data Science and AI Institute Demonstration Projects $200,000 March 15, 2024 April 8, 2024
The Johns Hopkins Data Science and AI Institute is proud to announce the launch of the Demonstration Projects funding program, aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of data science (DS) and artificial intelligence (AI) tools in critical applications. This program is oriented towards translational efforts rather than fundamental research. The funding program will support long-term Demonstration Projects on high-impact translational projects that bring researchers, engineers, and/or clinicians across the institution and potentially external partners together. The Demonstration Projects are expected to demonstrate the substantial gains that can be achieved by developing, implementing, and deploying DS or AI within a research program that is already externally funded. The program is expected to accelerate translation and lead to strong additional external funding, philanthropic support, and new partnerships.
Eligibility:  All Johns Hopkins faculty, clinicians, and APL professional staff. The proposing team must already have external support for their research project or program. A team that has already been working together to some degree will have a competitive advantage.

 

Johns Hopkins Office of the President Johns Hopkins Campus as a Living Lab $50,000 Rolling basis through May 31, 2024 Late Summer
The Johns Hopkins Campus as a Living Lab Program provides grants to students, researchers, and course instructors up to 50k, to conduct research and courses which test innovative campus sustainability solutions to advance the JHU Climate Action & Sustainability Plan. The program’s mission is to facilitate collaborations for campus sustainability innovations explored through research and teaching. All grant applicants must have a JHU administrative partner to provide input and access for projects utilizing campuses. Grant applicants must submit an Expression of Interest form by April 10, 2024, to ensure alignment between university stakeholders for mutually beneficial projects. Program staff can assist in matchmaking for university partnerships if applicable and early submissions are encouraged as proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Proposals may research, test or inform innovative sustainability strategies at JHU such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, addressing climate resilience, establishing new zero waste approaches, or influencing consumer purchasing and transportation practices.
Eligibility: Student grants up to $10 are open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any school at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to conduct campus sustainability research projects. For student grants a faculty mentor is also required. Instructor grants up to $12k are available to faculty, staff, or doctoral instructors teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in any JHU school to incorporate applied sustainability projects into new or existing courses. Researcher grants up to $50k are eligible for tenured, tenure track, non-tenure track, or similar faculty- including assistant and associate professors, research scientists, instructors, and post-doctoral fellows. Applicants can apply individually or in teams and can be based on any JHU campus including Homewood, East Baltimore, Peabody, APL, and DC.

 

Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Strategic Consultation Grants for Baltimore City $10,000 Rolling basis through June 30, 2024 TBD
This Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute’s (UHI) funding opportunity is intended to advance health and health equity in Baltimore by supporting faculty working directly with the Baltimore City government. Funds will be awarded to proposals that respond to requests from the city government for specific assistance on significant projects that improve the health of the city.  Examples of the types of activities that are eligible for funding include collaborating to draft a grant application on behalf of the city, conducting an evaluation of a city effort, a specific short-term research project to answer a question of interest to the city, a policy review and a memo with recommendations for a specific agency.
Eligibility:  Faculty from all schools of the Johns Hopkins University are eligible to apply (this includes scientists, research associates, assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors). All proposals require a collaborating Baltimore city (e.g., the Health Department) or quasi-city (e.g., The Family League) entity with an individual identified within that agency as the key partner on the project.

 

Johns Hopkins Merkin Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration (PNNR) Center Micro-grants $20,000 Rolling basis through July 2, 2024 Within four weeks of the application
The Johns Hopkins Merkin Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration (PNNR) Center has been established to advance peripheral neuropathy (PN) and nerve regeneration research, deepen the understanding of the conditions and their causes, and develop viable therapies. As part of the JHU Merkin PNNR Center’s mission to provide support to research, we offer research grants to qualified applicants. Our goal is to help researchers explore novel ideas and answer questions related to peripheral neuropathy and nerve regeneration.  We are requesting submissions for single-purpose projects to generate preliminary data or complete an ongoing research activity related to peripheral neuropathies and nerve regeneration. Types of projects that will be supported by this mechanism include generating omics datasets or transgenic mice, purchasing costly reagents for a specific experiment or small equipment.
Eligibility: Junior faculty or senior post-doctoral fellows who finished two years of training at Johns Hopkins and are committed to enhancing the science behind peripheral neuropathy and nerve regeneration.

 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Tilghman Traveling Fellowship $15,000 Rolling basis Rolling basis
Established in 1976 by Dr. and Mrs. R. Carmichael Tilghman, this traveling fellowship is to be awarded annually to young members of the Medical Faculty to assist them during a sabbatical leave of up to one year to travel outside the Baltimore area to pursue new theories, methods and techniques in their chosen discipline. The funds are to be used toward travel, living expenses, and tuition costs for up to a one year period. No salary or research costs may be paid by these funds. Applications can be submitted at any time, but should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the proposed travel.
Eligibility: Both full and part time members of the Medical Faculty are eligible for consideration. The recipient must be a native-born citizen of the United States and those applicants proposing studies which have a clinical application will be given the strongest consideration.

 

The Ignite Fund The Ignite Fund Typically $1,000 Rolling basis TBD
The Ignite Fund offers Hopkins student entrepreneurs access to funding throughout the academic year. The fund’s purpose is to support discrete tasks that will help move a venture forward. In focusing funding this way, we hope to provide student ventures access to capital at key moments. Applications must identify a single discrete task to be funded. Applicant(s) must clearly demonstrate how the task to be achieved by the funding will impact their venture’s next steps. All proposals will be considered, but, in light of limited funding, successful applications will emphasize how to make the most out of minor amounts.
Eligibility: All ventures with at least one current JHU student founder. Ventures who have won Ignite Fund awards previously may apply again if they have completed the closing process (provision of final progress report and receipts) prior to their newest application.

 

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