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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 SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

Funding Sponsor Program Title Max Amount of Award Due Date Notification Date
Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) Nexus Award for JHU-UMB Collaborations in Drug Discovery and Development $75,000 September 19, 2022 TBD
Nexus Awards accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address critical gaps in clinical and translational research. This cycle, funds will be used to support and fund drug discovery and development activities on projects that represent a collaboration between JHU and UMB translational scientists. The award provides up to $75,000 in direct costs for 9 months for projects conducted at Johns Hopkins with sub-agreements up to 50% with a collaborating UMB faculty member.
Eligibility: Eligible submissions must be translational projects with clear endpoints and a realistic timeline for completion within the nine-month funding period. Any faculty member at Johns Hopkins University collaborating with UMB faculty on a translational project is eligible to apply for a Nexus grant. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as Principal or Co-Investigators for pilot grants. Awarded Nexus PIs are not eligible to apply for a new Nexus project in the following grant cycle.

 

Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) Boost and Propel Research Awards CRU resources September 19, 2022 TBD
BOOST and PROPEL awards are clinical research grants that will be accepted on a quarterly basis, that award Clinical Research Unit (CRU) resources such as research space including overnight beds, phlebotomy, specialized research nursing, and CRU-based imaging (i.e. DXA, CV core) to investigators, based on scientific merit. Research studies will be monitored by the Translational Research Evaluation Committee (TREC) for study-specific milestones. The goal of the BOOST and PROPEL award is designed to accelerate meritorious protocols to produce efficient, high quality, safe and disseminatable research. PROPEL and BOOST awards are unique within the ICTR in that: 1) awards are for CRU resources, and 2) applicants undergo a rigorous, NIH-style, multidisciplinary review process via the TREC review committee. BOOST and PROPEL projects are monitored on a quarterly basis for attainment of milestones.
Eligibility: BOOST: BOOST awards are for junior investigators, first-time R01 awardees, K awardees, and KL2 scholars to generate pilot data for a larger grant submission or to supplement research funds for the K project. Researchers with advanced degrees (PhD, MD, or equivalent) and are in an Assistant Professor or equivalent position can apply for funding. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as Principal or Co-Investigators but can be incorporated as team members into any proposal. Applicants identified as the PI have primary responsibility for the grant submission, and if subsequently selected for funding, all work to be performed as well as all reporting requirements and other stipulations which must be satisfied as a condition of receiving this award. Awards WILL NOT be transferred to another investigator post-award.
PROPEL: PROPEL awards are intended for established investigators who are performing early stage clinical trials, deep phenotyping studies, or studies that address Maryland health priorities. PROPEL can augment resources of a funded project or provide resources for small pilot and feasibility studies. Researchers with advanced degrees (PhD, MD, or equivalent) and are at least an Assistant Professor or equivalent position can apply for funding. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as Principal or Co-Investigators but can be incorporated as team members into any proposal. Applicants identified as the PI have primary responsibility for the grant submission, and if subsequently selected for funding, all work to be performed as well as all reporting requirements and other stipulations which must be satisfied as a condition of receiving this award. Awards WILL NOT be transferred to another investigator post-award.

 

The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases Environmental Infectious Diseases Grants $60,000 Letter of Intent: August 29,2022
Full Application: September 19, 2022
January 31, 2023
To develop excellence in clinical research regarding environmental infectious pathogens, the Center has created the Fisher Center Discovery Program (FCDP).  2023 goals of this program are to: Provide financial support for clinical or translational research related to environmental infectious diseases; Provide resources for pilot or clinical studies that may lack traditional funding mechanisms; Promote novel, cross-disciplinary collaborative clinical research and Facilitate the research careers of early career researchers (faculty or trainees).
Eligibility: All full-time faculty members of Johns Hopkins University, especially junior faculty, are encouraged to apply. Only Johns Hopkins University full-time faculty members holding a terminal degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DVM, or equivalent) may serve as Principal Investigator (PI). Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, house staff, medical school students, PhD students, graduate students, and undergraduate students may submit an FCDP application and be included as research team members on FCDP 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.

 

Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research 75-100% salary support for 2-3 years, tuition support, travel costs, and other support December 9, 2022 January 13, 2023
The Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research is designed to build a community of exceptional clinician scientists who will lead Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) research and clinical care. “Collins Scholars” receive essential support and resources that enable them to focus their efforts on improving treatment options and outcomes for people with NF1.
Eligibility: Hold a health-professional degree that permits patient care with a commitment to including patient care in your career plan. Commit a minimum of 75% and up to 100% of professional effort to the program for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. Be in the last stages of post-doctoral training or a junior faculty member within seven years of the first faculty appointment. Have a commitment to patient focused research in the field of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). A redirection in focus from non-NF1 research to NF1-focused research is welcomed, but must be highlighted by the candidate and mentors. Demonstrate prior research commitment and accomplishments. Have a mentorship team that includes research, clinical, and career mentorship (these roles can be filled by up to four people) with expressed commitment to the candidate’s training, expertise in the research skill set required for the work proposed in the application, and in the clinical management of NF1. Have the appropriate access to resources to complete the clinical and research work proposed in the application.

 

Johns Hopkins Merkin Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration (PNNR) Center Micro-grants $20,000 Rolling basis through July 16, 2023 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 fellow who finished two years of training at Johns Hopkins and is 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.

 

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.

 

The Ignite Fund The Ignite Fund unlimited 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. All awards must complete their closing process (provision of final progress report and receipts) no later than May 15, 2022.
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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