Funding Opportunities

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

due: 22-07-2014 Young Investigator NSF 14-532 US Citizen, Post-doctoral, Faculty required
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)

due: 25-07-2014 Equipment NSF 13-561 US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Faculty required
The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development, production, and distribution of novel instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research in areas supported by NSF Biology programs (see http://www.nsf.gov/bio). These systems would benefit a broad user community through mass distribution of the technology. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged, as are partnerships with U.S. industries that can facilitate knowledge transfer, commercialization and broad utilization in the research community. The program accepts two types of proposals: Type A - Innovation: Proposals for the development of novel instrumentation that provides new research capabilities or, where appropriate, that significantly improves current technologies by at least an order of magnitude in fundamental aspects such as accuracy, precision, resolution, throughput, flexibility, breadth of application, costs of construction or operation, or user-friendliness. Type B - Bridging: Proposals for transforming ‘one of a kind' prototypes or high-end instruments into devices that are broadly available and utilizable without loss of capacity. If appropriate, PIs should seek SBIR/STTR Program, or similar support mechanism for implementation of broad distribution following an IDBR award.

Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)

due: 25-07-2014 Equipment NSF NSF 13-561 Faculty required
The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development, production, and distribution of novel instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research in areas supported by NSF Biology programs (see http://www.nsf.gov/bio). These systems would benefit a broad user community through mass distribution of the technology. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged, as are partnerships with U.S. industries that can facilitate knowledge transfer, commercialization and broad utilization in the research community. The program accepts two types of proposals: Type A - Innovation: Proposals for the development of novel instrumentation that provides new research capabilities or, where appropriate, that significantly improves current technologies by at least an order of magnitude in fundamental aspects such as accuracy, precision, resolution, throughput, flexibility, breadth of application, costs of construction or operation, or user-friendliness. Type B - Bridging: Proposals for transforming ‘one of a kind' prototypes or high-end instruments into devices that are broadly available and utilizable without loss of capacity. If appropriate, PIs should seek SBIR/STTR Program, or similar support mechanism for implementation of broad distribution following an IDBR award.

EDWARD MALLINCKRODT, JR FOUNDATION

due: 01-08-2014 Young Investigator EDWARD MALLINCKRODT, JR FOUNDATION Scholar Award Application Faculty required
I am writing to inform you of a special funding opportunity for early-stage investigators conducting basic or clinical research. Johns Hopkins Medicine is one of thirty medical schools that have been invited by the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation to submit two nominees for the current competition that will provide one to two awards of $100K per year for a period of four years. The nominee should be a faculty member at the rank of at least Assistant Professor (or now being promoted to that rank). While both basic science and clinical research proposals are considered, the foundation emphasizes support for basic science research (in any discipline). Applicants must hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree, and be in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position. The selected nominee must be available to travel to the foundation’s offices in St. Louis, Missouri in June for a formal interview. (Travel expenses will be covered by the foundation.) The start date is October 1, 2014. Applicants should submit preliminary applications for internal review to kjustice@jhmi.edu at the Office of Research Administration by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013. The foundation deadline is January 15,2014. The guidelines and more specific information about this program can be found at http://www.emallinckrodtfoundation.org/Guidelines.html

Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE)

due: 15-08-2014 Research NSF PD 14-1491 US Citizen, Faculty required
The Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment. Quantitative assessments of bioprocesses are considered vital to successful research projects in the BBBE program. Fundamental to many research projects in this area is the understanding of how biomolecules and cells interact in their environment, and how those molecular level interactions lead to changes in structure, function, phenotype, and/or behavior. The program encourages proposals that address emerging research areas and technologies that effectively integrate knowledge and practices from different disciplines, and effectively incorporate ongoing research into educational activities. Research projects of particular interest in BBBE include, but are not limited to: Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology Quantitative systems biotechnology Tissue engineering and stem cell culture technologies Protein engineering/protein design Development of novel "omics" tools for biotechnology applications