Funding Opportunity: Under Armour Women’s Health & Breast Cancer Innovation Grant

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at Johns Hopkins and Under Armour are pleased to announce a continuation of the funding opportunity for Innovation Grants. Under Armour has gifted $1 million to the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program for applications seeking seed funding that explore dynamic and innovative ways to help empower patients in their care, seek new and novel approaches to determine risk, or provide prevention and treatment strategies, patient engagement & empowerment and overall well-being. Applications can be in any area of research or patient care but should follow the mission of unique, innovative ideas that will lead to a change in the paradigm of women’s health as related to breast cancer. A total of 10 grants will be awarded at $100,000 each (direct costs only). Two grants were awarded during the first cycle (December 1, 2015), 3 in the second cycle (June 1, 2016), 2 in the third cycle (December 1, 2016).

Under Armour’s mission is “To Make All Athletes Better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.” Building upon this mission, faculty leveraging collaborations that consider efforts utilizing new and novel technologies are encouraged, as well as projects that allow the gathering of preliminary data to support innovative ideas with potential to shift paradigms in breast cancer and women’s health as related to breast cancer. Applications which have entrepreneurial potential are particularly encouraged.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 1, 2017.

To view eligibility and submission guidelines, download the complete funding announcement.

For more information, contact Kristen Wagner-Smith at 410-955-8489 or kwagner4@jhmi.edu.