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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 OCTOBER 6, 2021

Funding Sponsor Program Title Max Amount of Award Due Date Notification Date
Office of the Vice Provost for Research 2022 Presidential Frontier Awards $250,000 October 12, 2021 TBD
President’s Frontier Award recipients are selected via an annual university-wide competition for demonstrating significant scholarly achievement and showing exceptional promise for important future work. The $250,000 award will recognize one person each year for ten years with funding for their research expenses.
Eligibility:  A full-time faculty member in any division who has demonstrated exceptional scholarly achievement and for whom the award will significantly expand their prominence as an intellectual leader within their relevant fields of study. The ideal candidate will be a mid-career, full-time faculty member.

 

Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Fisher Center Discovery Program (FCFP) $60,000 October 25, 2021 November 30, 2021
For this current grant cycle (2022), the FCDP will revert to its original focus on clinical and translational research related only to environmental infectious diseases.
Project Topics
• Proposals must be related to environmental infectious diseases.
• COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 clinical and translational research will be considered only if the primary component of the research is environmental infectious diseases.
• Emphasis will be on understudied and/or traditionally under-funded environmental infectious diseases
• FCDP resources will be concentrated on generating clinical or translational research to generate pilot or more comprehensive data.
• Laboratory research will be considered if part of a translational or clinical research project.
• Projects will have a competitive advantage if directly relating to environmental infectious diseases affecting human health in North America. Other favorable aspects include the potential for broad impact and early career investigator as the applicant. Also considered are international projects that would be difficult to carry out domestically, but have a health impact in North America.
Eligibility:  Any full-time faculty person from within Johns Hopkins University (JHU), including the schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Engineering, Business, Applied Physics Lab, and Arts/Sciences may act as PI. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellow, house staff, or student proposals must be supported by a faculty member mentor.

 

Office of the Vice Provost for Research COVID-19 Bridge Grants $50,000 (up to $25,000 from the university and $25,000 from the matching partner) October 27, 2021 TBD
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the academic community in many ways, including in research productivity. Early career faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, and those in the bench sciences and conducting human subjects research have been disproportionately affected. To provide additional support to faculty who are facing gaps in sponsored funding, the university has launched the JHU COVID-19 Bridge Grants program. This program is co-funded by the Office of the President and managed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  We intend to award approximately 150 Bridge Grants through the program. Awardees will need to obtain matching financial support from their division (center, institute, department, school) upon selection for a bridge grant. During the summer 2021 cycle, we awarded 57 bridge grants. The program seeks to support faculty who might otherwise be lost to the university, would lose essential staff or fellows, or whose research would be significantly affected by the funding gap.
Eligibility: Tenured, tenure-track or similar (e.g. School of Education full-time faculty) assistant and associate professors, BSPH scientists, and SOM instructors with an established record of externally funded research programs are eligible to apply. The focus is on faculty whose work involves bench and related sciences or human subjects research; however, faculty from all disciplines in need of temporary bridge funds are eligible to apply. Applicants must be facing a gap in sponsored funding. This does not need to be a comprehensive gap, e.g. a loss of all sponsored funding, but the applicant needs to demonstrate a current or impending funding gap that critically affects their ability to support personnel or an aspect of their research portfolio.

 

Office of the Vice Provost for Research Accelerator Grants $30,000 (up to $15,000 from the university and $15,000 from the matching partner) October 27, 2021 TBD
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the academic community in many ways, including in research productivity. Early career faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, have been disproportionately affected. To provide additional support to faculty who have been affected by the pandemic, the university has launched the JHU COVID-19 Research Accelerator Grant program to support humanists, and social and behavioral scientists, as they reinvigorate research programs and complete significant projects put on hold during the pandemic. This program is co-funded by the Office of the President and managed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  We intend to award approximately 50 Research Accelerator Grants through the program. Awardees will need to obtain matching financial support from their division (center, institute, department, school) upon selection for a research accelerator grant. During the summer 2021 cycle, we awarded 14 accelerator grants.
Eligibility: Tenured, tenure-track or similar (e.g. School of Education full-time faculty) assistant and associate professors, BSPH scientists, and SOM instructors whose work is primarily in the humanities and related disciplines, or the social and behavioral sciences but whose work does not necessarily involve human subjects are eligible to apply. Faculty with a history of extramural support are eligible to apply.

 

Institute for Cell Engineering,
Diana Helis Henry Medical Research Foundation,
Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundation
Request for Proposals for Collaborative Research Projects $600,000 November 1, 2021 TBD
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Cell Engineering is soliciting proposals to conduct collaborative, Parkinson’s Disease-related research with the Diana Helis Henry Medical Research Foundation and Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundation.  The primary goal of this collaborative research opportunity is to foster fundamental, discovery driven biomedical research that may lead to target validation, new target identification and/or drug development. Whereas projects may contain a drug development aim, they should not focus solely on drug development. The Helis medical research foundations encourage risk taking and value the premise, hypothesis/idea of the project over the extent of preliminary data.
Eligibility: All interested investigators are eligible to apply.

 

Office of the Vice Provost for Research Catalyst Awards $75,000 January 14, 2022 TBD
These grant awards of up to $75,000 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. We encourage applicants to propose a project that will help solidify their rising position within their field.
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 2022 applicants were appointed to their first full-time, tenure track faculty position between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2019. Non-tenure-track Research Associates and Research Scientists at the School of Medicine (SOM), Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE), and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) are NOT eligible for the Catalyst Award, but are encouraged to consider applying for the Discovery Award. Only one application per person, per year. Successful applicants will not be eligible for subsequent Catalyst Awards.

 

Office of the Vice Provost for Research Discovery Awards $100,000 January 14, 2022 TBD
More than ever, the answers to the most challenging questions cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline, or even one division. The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised 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: 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 2020 Discovery Award, you are not eligible to apply as the lead PI of a 2022 award. You will be eligible again in 2023. 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.

 

Johns Hopkins University Older Americans Independence Center Small Pilot Projects $10,000 (direct costs) Rolling basis Rolling basis
The Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) solicits proposals to support of scientific projects and junior investigators in research on frailty in aging. The OAIC is a Johns Hopkins-wide Center, funded by the National Institute on Aging’s Center on Aging and Health, to support the development of research on the etiology of frailty as a basis for developing treatments or approaches to prevention of frailty in older adults. Scientists with an interest in developing pilot projects in this area or with needs for support of biostatistical or genetic analyses of data related to frailty, as well as junior faculty seeking protected time to develop investigative careers in this field, are encouraged to apply for internal funding through the OAIC mechanisms. Small pilot proposals must have a hypothesis that is frailty-focused.
Eligibility:  Anyone may apply.

 

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