Funding Opportunities

Page last modified by Kierra Suggs on September 22nd, 2015

Limited Submissions
Title: Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Comprehensive Evaluation of Interactions between Engineered Nanomaterials and Biological System (U01) featured in INBT Newsletter
Sponsor: NIH
Award Amount: $300,000 in direct costs
Award Period: maximum of 5 years
Eligibility: Standard NIH requirements
Institutional Nomination Limit: 1
Due Date: Internal- September 30, Sponsor LOI- Oct 30, Sponsor Full Proposal- Nov 30
http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/NIHNHIR.pdf

The interaction of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs) and biological systems is guided by their material properties; thousands of ENMs have been generated with subtle changes in these physicochemical properties. Developing comprehensive biological response profiles for a large number of ENMs present in diverse nanoenabled products is a difficult task. The NIEHS Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NHIR) program is being established to gain a better understanding of ENMs-biological interactions to guide development of benign ENMs and support safe and sustainable use of nanotechnology.

Title: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (Trainee Track)
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: upto $3 million
Award Period: maximum of 5 years
Eligibility: Faculty member, PI can serve as PI or Co-PI only on 1 NRT application
Institutional Nomination Limit: 2
Due Date: Internal- November 20, 2015, Sponsor Full Proposal- Sponsor LOI- December 22, 2015, Sponsor Full Proposal- February 22, 2016
http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/NSFNRTTrainee.pdf

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track. The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, aligned with changing workforce and research needs, and scalable. For this solicitation the Traineeship Track has one priority interdisciplinary research theme — Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); proposals are encouraged also on any non-DESE interdisciplinary research theme that is a national priority.

Title: Research Traineeship (NRT) Program: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: $300,000 – $500,000
Award Period: 2-3 years
Eligibility: Faculty member, PI can serve as PI or Co-PI only on 1 NRT application
Institutional Nomination Limit: 1
Due Date: Internal- November 20, 2015, Sponsor Full Proposal- Sponsor LOI- December 22, 2015, Sponsor Full Proposal- February 22, 2016
http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/NSFNRTGraduateEducation.pdf

The National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship (NRT) Program: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track is a grant for up to three years designed to enable piloting, testing, and evaluating novel, innovative, and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The IGE Track supports test-bed projects with high potential to enrich, improve, and extend the knowledge base with attention to transferability and innovation.

Title: Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science NSF 15-536
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: up to $1,800,000
Eligibility: full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment in an Engineering, Computer and/Or Information Science Department
Institutional Nomination Limit: 3
Encouraged: at least two STEM teachers and/or community college faculty recruitment
Due Date: Internal- October 1, Sponsor Full Proposal- November 2

RET supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities.

http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/NSFRET.pdf

Title: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers – Institutional Transformation (ADVANCE IT)
Sponsor: NSF
Award Amount: $250,000 total each year
Award Period: upto 5 years
Eligibility: must be a woman
Due Date: Internal- October 5, Sponsor Full Proposal: November 5

The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. The Institutional Transformation (IT) track is meant to produce large-scale comprehensive change and serve as a locus for research on gender equity and institutional transformation for academic STEM.

http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/NSFADVANCEIT.pdf

Title: Doctoral Dissertation Award
Sponsor: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Award Amount: $20,000 plus travel
Eligibility: student’s advisor nomination. Dissertation must be successfully defended each year of award.
Institutional Nomination Limit: 2
Due Date: Internal- October 9, Sponsor Full Proposal: October 31

Title: 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Sponsor: The New York Academy of Sciences/The Blavatnik Family Foundation
Award Amount: $250,000 in unrestricted funds; opportunity to publish in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Eligibility: born in or after 1974; hold a doctoral degree , faculty member, made significant research contributions to Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry during their independent career and not previously nominated in past cycles
Institutional Nomination Limit: 1 per discipline
Due Date: internal- October 16, November 18

http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/Blavatnik.pdf

Title: International Student Research Fellowship for 2016
Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Award Amount: annual stipend of $30,000; annual fellow’s allowance of $3,000; annual $10,000 institutional allowance to defray tuition and fees
Eligibility:

  • Are not U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Demonstrate exceptional talent for research
  • Are affiliated with a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research
  • Must be in the third or fourth year of a PhD program in the biomedical or related sciences at a designated nominating institution to activate the fellowship
  • Institutional Nomination Limit: 7
    Due Date: Internal- October 26th,2015, Sponsor Full Proposal: February 11,2016, Start date: September 2016
    http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/HHMIIntlStudents.pdf

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has invited Johns Hopkins to submit nominations for the International Student Research Fellowship. Launched in 2011, this is a three-year fellowship awarded to second or third year students who are engaged in doctoral dissertation work. The official announcement provides specific details about the program. Prospective applicants should be international graduate students in the biomedical sciences. Eligible fields of study include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology – as well as interdisciplinary research.

    Annual Due dates and Special Announcements

    Title: NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21)
    Sponsor: NIH/NCI
    Award Amount: combined budget for direct costs for the 2-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
    Award Period: maximum of 2 years
    Due Date: November 10, 2015

    Title: NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)

    Sponsor: NIH/NCI
    Award Amount: direct costs of up to $50,000 per year may be requested with a maximum of $100,000 direct costs over 2 years.
    Award Period: maximum of 2 years
    Due Date: Annually: September 4th; January 5th; May 5th

    Title: Nano-Biosensing program
    Sponsor: NSF
    Award Amount: $100,000 total per year, prior approval needed for larger requests
    Award Period: 1-3 years
    Due Date: October 1, 2015 – October 20, 2015 (except for EAGER and RAPID proposals)
    The Nano-Biosensing program supports fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes. Proposals that incorporate emerging nanotechnology methods are especially encouraged. Areas of interest include:
    • Proposals on multi-purpose sensor platforms that exceed the performance of current state-of-the-art measurement methods.
    • Projects on novel transduction mechanisms and sensor designs suitable for measurement in practical matrix and sample-preparation free approaches. These include error-free detection of pathogens and toxins in food matrices, waterborne pathogens, parasites, toxins, biomarkers in body fluids, and others.
    • Proposals that address highly selective bio-recognition elements which exhibit zero false negative responses.
    • Nano-biosensors that enable measurement of kinetics and thermodynamics of biomolecular interactions in their native states, transmembrane transport, intracellular transport, and other biological phenomena.
    Fundamental studies on surface functionalization and immobilization of bio-recognition molecules, orientation, activity, stability and effectiveness at biosensor interfaces.

    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503353&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

    Title: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BBE) program
    Sponsor: NSF
    Award Amount: $100,000 total per year and upto $200,000 for collaborative proposals
    Award Period: 1-3 years
    Due Date: October 1, 2015 – October 20, 2015 (except for EAGER and RAPID proposals)
    The Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment. A quantitative treatment of biological and engineering problems of biological processes is considered vital to successful research projects in the BBE program.
    Fundamental to many research projects in this area is the understanding of how biomolecules, cells and cell populations interact in their environment, and how those molecular level interactions lead to changes in structure, function, phenotype, and/or behavior. The program encourages highly innovative and potentially transformative engineering research leading to novel bioprocessing and manufacturing approaches, and proposals that address emerging research areas and technologies that effectively integrate knowledge and practices from different disciplines while incorporating ongoing research into educational activities.
    Major areas of interest in the program include:
    • Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for biomanufacturing
    • Quantitative systems biotechnology
    • Tissue engineering and stem cell culture technologies
    • Protein engineering & design
    • Single cell dynamics and modeling
    • Development of novel “omics” tools for biotechnology applications
    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

    Title:Biomedical Engineering (BME) program
    Sponsor: NSF
    Award Amount: $100,000 total per year and upto $200,000 for collaborative proposals
    Award Period: 1-3 years
    Due Date: October 1, 2015 – October 20, 2015 (except for EAGER and RAPID proposals)
    The goal of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program is to provide opportunities to develop novel ideas into discovery-level and transformative projects that integrate engineering and life sciences in solving biomedical problems that serve humanity in the long-term. BME projects must be at the interface of engineering and life sciences, and advance both engineering and life sciences. The projects should focus on high impact transformative methods and technologies. Projects should include methods, models and enabling tools of understanding and controlling living systems; fundamental improvements in deriving information from cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems; new approaches to the design of structures and materials for eventual medical use in the long-term; and novel methods for reducing health care costs through new technologies.
    The long-term impact of the projects can be related to fundamental understanding of cell and tissue function, effective disease diagnosis and/or treatment, improved health care delivery, or product development. The BME program does not support clinical studies, or proposals having as their central theme drug design and delivery or the development of biomedical devices that do not include a living biological component. Furthermore, although research on biomaterials or cellular biomechanics may constitute a part of the proposed studies, such research cannot be the central theme or key focus area of the proposed work.
    The BME program supports fundamental and transformative research in the following themes:
    • Molecular, cellular and tissue approaches for advanced biomanufacturing: three-dimensional structures of biomolecules, cells, scaffolds/matrices by bioprinting or other technologies for fundamental studies on cells, disease modeling and drug testing, and for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications; fundamental studies of cell-cell, cell-matrix interactions, self-assembly; systems integration between biological components and electromechanical assemblies; cellular biomanufacturing, including stem cell engineering and reprogramming technologies, and cellular immunotherapies.
    • Neural engineering and brain mapping: technologies and tools to interrogate and monitor neuron activity at the molecular, cellular and neural network levels; new experimental methodologies and computational approaches to investigate brain structure and function, especially at the sub-cellular, cellular, and tissue levels, and to understand the interactions of the neural component of the brain with proximal and distant tissues; and to repair and renew deteriorated, damaged, or diseased neurons and neural circuits, especially of the central nervous system.
    Special BME Requirement: On the last line of the project summary page for unsolicited and CAREER proposals, the PI should write the BME theme(s) that he/she is submitting the proposal for (check the two themes stated above to determine the BME theme(s) for your proposal).

    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501023&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

    Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Sponsor: Life Sciences Research Foundation
    Award Amount: $60,000/year. $50,000/year is for the fellow’s stipend/salary and the remaining $10,000/year is a research allowance.
    Eligibility: must have held PhD or MD no more than 5 years
    Due Date: Application- Oct 1, Nomination Letters: Nov 1
    http://www.lsrf.org/apply

    Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Sponsor: American Cancer Society
    Award amount: The stipend for the Postdoctoral Fellowship is $ 48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 for the first, second, and third years respectively. Fellows eligible for only two years may request $50,000 and $52,000 respectively. Fellows eligible for only one year may request $52,000. Fellowship Allowance: Each fellow will receive $4,000 per year each year of the fellowship plus $1,500 in the last year. This allowance may be used to help defray costs incurred at the fellow’s training institution for the benefit of the fellow.
    Eligibility: must not have held PhD or MD more than 4 years
    Due Date: Oct 15
    This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance (an additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting). Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend.
    http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/postdoctoral-fellowships

    Title: BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (R44)

    Agency:NIH
    Solicitation: PAR-15-121.html
    Application Submission Deadline: April 28th, 2015 then Standard Dates- September 5th, January 5th, April 5th

    Title: Research Project Grant (Parent R01)
    Agency:NIH
    Solicitation: PA-13-302
    Application Submission Deadline: Standard Dates- March 5th, July 5th, November 5th

    Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)
    Agency:NIH
    Solicitation: PA-13-303
    Application Submission Deadline:

      • New Applications: February 16, June 16, October 16

     

    • Renewal, resubmission, revision applications: March 16, July 16, November 16

     

    Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)
    Agency:NIH
    Solicitation: PA-14-147
    Application Submission Deadline: April 8th, August 8th, December 8th

    Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)
    Agency:NIH
    Solicitation: PA-14-148
    Application Submission Deadline: April 13th, August 13th, December 13th

    Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)
    Agency:NIH
    Solicitation: PA-14-149
    Application Submission Deadline: Standard Dates: April 8th, August 8th, December 8th

    Title: Centers for Material Life Cycle Safety
    Agency:EPA
    Solicitation: EPA-G2012-STAR-B1
    Application Submission Deadline: Reissue TBD

    Biomaterials and Bionanotechnology Program
    Agency: ONR
    Solicitation: FOA15-002
    Application Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015

    Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)
    Agency: NSF
    Solicitation: PD 09-6882
    Application Submission Deadline: November 2, 2015

    Fellowships

    Title: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG)
    Sponsor: NSF
    Award Amount: $13,000 in direct costs
    Eligibility: advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to, statement that the student has advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D., signed and dated by the department chairperson, graduate dean, or similar administrative official is required
    Award duration: 24 months
    Due Date: October 8th, 2015. Second Thursday in October annually thereafter.
    Web link: <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click"
    The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the
    biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental
    Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). These
    grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project.
    Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized
    facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

    Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program
    Agency:NSF
    Solicitation: NSF 15-506
    Application Submission Deadline: August 3rd, 2015

    Organization: LSRF Life Sciences Research Foundation
    Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    Award Amount: $57,000
    Annual Date: October 1
    Web link: http://www.lsrf.org/pages/geninfo.htm

    Organization: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
    Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program/ Early Career
    Award Amount: $500k
    Annual Date: September 1
    Web link: :http://www.bwfund.org/pages/525/CASI-Program-Application-(Full-Application)/

    Organization: Ford Foundation
    Type: Fellowship Pre/ Postdoc
    Annual Date: Pre App November 1, Due April 1
    Web link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

    Organization: Fulbright
    Web link: http://www.cies.org/

    Organization: MSCRF Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $55k
    Annual Date: LOI November 15, Due Janury 13
    Web link: http://mscrf.org/content/fundingopps/index.cfm Must be based in MD

    Organization: AHA Grant
    Type: Predoctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $23k
    Annual Date: January 26
    Web link: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3059872 Permanent Resident, Visa Qualifications

    Organization: AHA Grant
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $41k
    Annual Date: January 26
    Web link: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3059888 Permanent Resident, Visa Qualifications

    Organization: AACR
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $45k
    Annual Date: January 25
    Web link: http://www.aacr.org/Uploads/DocumentRepository/Grants/2011_ClinTrans_RFA2.pdf

    Organization: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (AAUW)
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $30k
    Annual Date: November 15
    Web link: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/american.cfm U.S. Citizens / Permanent Residents

    Organization: ACS
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $44k
    Annual Date: April 1, October 15
    Web link: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@researchadministration/documents/document/acspc-023595.pdf U.S. Citizens / Permanent Residents

    Organization: ACS
    Type: International Fellowship
    Award Amount: $45k
    Annual Date: April 1, October 15
    Web link: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@researchadministration/documents/document/acspc-023595.pdf U.S. Citizens / Permanent Residents

    Organization: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $140K
    Annual Date: TBA
    Web link: http://www.bwfund.org/page.php?mode=privateview&pageID=188

    Organization: Cancer Prevention and Research Foundation
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $40K
    Annual Date: TBA (2/28 & 9/14)
    Web link: http://www.preventcancer.org/research2c.aspx?id=32&ekmensel=15074e5e_28_30_32_1

    Organization: Damon Runyon
    Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $52k
    Annual Date: March 15
    Web link: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_overview

    Organization: NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships
    Type: Graduate / Predoctoral Fellowship
    Award Amount: $60- 66K
    Annual Date: February 23
    Web link: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={587D1D6C-F41F-6F90-F74C-73CEA74E4CA6}&path=open

    Organization: NIH (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (Parent F33)
    Type: Senior Fellows
    Annual Date: April 8, August 8, December 8th
    Web link: PA-14-151.html

    For any questions regarding the above and other opportunities, please contact Kierra Suggs at ksuggs1@jhu.edu or 410-516-3853