In addition to federal funding resources such as Grants.gov and the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins employees, staff, and students have access to the following online databases of federal, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities.
The Foundation Directory Online: full professional access is available through the library website to this resource of more than 100,000 independent, community, corporate, and operating foundations, and public charities.
In addition to these external funding databases, each division of Johns Hopkins University has Development and Alumni Relations staff, as well as a Central Foundation Relations office, to assist with proposal development and locating funding resources. See the following for contact information: Applied Physics Laboratory, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Bloomberg School of Public Health,Carey Business School, Center for Talented Youth, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Peabody Institute, School of Education, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Sheridan Libraries & University Museums (scroll to External Affairs), and the Whiting School of Engineering.
The Office of Foundation Relations, part of JHU’s Development and Alumni Relations organization, centrally manages relationships between the Johns Hopkins University and philanthropic foundations. They monitor programs and priorities of major national foundations and key Baltimore-area foundations to identify changes in direction and new initiatives of interest to Johns Hopkins. Their purpose is to maximize funding from foundations to advance JHU’s groundbreaking research, teaching, and outreach activities by ensuring that each University contact with a foundation is strategic and optimized. Ultimately, their goal is to build, enhance, and sustain relationships with a broad range of local, national, and international foundations to promote shared goals and objectives.
The Office of Foundation Relations works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research as they prepare announcements of limited submission competitions, providing editorial and strategic advice to faculty on their submissions, and/or preparing institutional letters of endorsement.