Category Archive: 2017 Funding

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 … Continue reading

Application Guidelines 2017-2018

APPLICATION GUIDELINES Must have a cover sheet (please see the attached form. You must indicate if you are applying for the Synergy or Innovation Award). include a research proposal of no more than three pages (including figures/tables). References are not included in the three-page limit. Shorter applications are encouraged. Please use a font size of 11 points or larger with margins of 0.5” on all four sides. The research proposal should include four sections that succinctly describe: The innovative hypothesis to be tested or goal to be achieved. Why is the problem important? How are the proposed studies novel and not merely … Continue reading

2017 Doris Duke Awardees

Congratulations to the Recipients Announced for 2017 Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Awards, including ICTR researchers Raquel Greer, MD, MHS; Jin Hui Joo, MD, MA; and Julie Paik, MD, MHS. The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is proud to announce the selection of four promising young faculty members as the first cohort of Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award recipients. This award will provide financial and mentoring resources for one to two years to junior physician scientists who are working to have a productive career while also facing significant extraprofessional caregiving demands. The awardees are: Raquel Greer, MD, MHS: Assistant Professor; … Continue reading

2016 ATIP Application Information

February 1, 2016 The Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) program is milestone-driven and provides up to $100,000 over twelve months in targeted funding.  It also provides project management for faculty conducting translational research projects. The ICTR is now requesting applications with a deadline for submission by 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in starting a translational project is eligible to apply, however awarded PIs may not apply for a new ATIP project within the twenty-four months following receipt of their initial award funds.  Grants are for up to $100,000 in direct costs and may not be used for … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Roybal Center Pilot Project

The Johns Hopkins Roybal Center (JHRC) is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to support the translation of behavioral and social sciences research into applied practices and programs for older adults.  The theme of the JHRC is to support research aimed at strengthening informal support resources of older adults, and, when feasible, to do so using innovative methodological advances. “Informal support resources” can be conceptualized in a number of ways including the quantity and quality of one’s social contacts, the quality of support provided within existing caregiving relationships or networks, the coordination of family caregiving with more formal … Continue reading

SOM Discovery Fund for Synergy & Innovation Awards

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announces the 2017 cycle of the School of Medicine Discovery Fund for Synergy and Innovation Awards. Synergy Awards will consist of up to $100,000 with an award term of one year and will support new and novel collaborative research projects led by full-time, tenure track academic faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM). These awards are meant to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators and potentiate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact. These awards are not intended to support already established projects or minimal extensions of ongoing research … Continue reading

2016-2017 Synergy & Innovation Awardees

This year’s Synergy Awards projects aim to: Develop badly needed minimally invasive screening technology for esophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett’s esophagus, using DNA methylation as a marker —Steven Meltzer (School of Medicine) and Jeff Wang (Whiting School of Engineering) Evaluate a new sensitive and specific imaging biomarker in diagnosis and prognosis of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy — Peiying Liu (School of Medicine) and Andrea Poretti (School of Medicine) Develop an extended release scaffold for the local and sustained delivery of a drug to treat chronic diabetic wounds — Peter Abadir (School of Medicine) and Honggang Cui (Whiting School of Engineering) Validate … Continue reading

Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award

The Doris Duke Foundation has been committed to advancing clinical research for many years. Their review of the data has led them to the position that short term support for clinical researchers facing extra professional demands could help them stay on a clinical investigation career track. With funding from the foundation and the School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award aims to provide financial and mentoring resources for one to two years to junior physician scientists who are working to have a productive career while also caring for family members including children, partner and parents. … Continue reading

Fisher Center Discovery Program Grant 2017

The Fisher Center Discovery Program (FCDP) is currently accepting applications for the 2017 grant year. All full time JHU faculty interested in environmental infectious diseases are invited to apply. Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, house staff, medical school students, doctoral students, graduate students, and undergraduate students may submit a FCDP application and be included as research team members on FCDP proposals.  However, a faculty member must serve as the PI mentor. The full application deadline is September 16, 2016. The online application and details about the grants may be found here: All application documents (guidelines, letter of intent, budget, and FAQ) may … Continue reading

Inaugural School of Medicine Discovery Fund Symposium

Dear Colleagues: The School of Medicine Discovery Fund, which has supported 34 projects over the past 2 years, provides important resources for highly creative discovery and new opportunities for synergy and collaboration.  A Symposium to celebrate the progress and accomplishments of teams supported in the first year of this program will be held on April 8 from 2-5 pm in Chevy Chase Auditorium.  Nine research teams will present 10 minute abstracts on their progress to date. After the presentations conclude we will have a social hour to celebrate the Discovery Fund Pilot Program, and to provide additional opportunities to network … Continue reading

2015-2016 Innovation Awardees

Hiroshi Ashikaga, Department of Medicine/Cardiology, Painless Therapy for Sudden Death Joel Blankson, Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Induction of Protective HIV-Specific CD8 T Cell Responses by Cross Reactive Microbial Peptides as a Potential Cause of Elite Contro​l Jiande Chen, Department of Medicine, Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Inflammation Nagababu Enika, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, A Novel Approach to Generate S-Nitrosothiols In Vivo that can Transfer Nitric Oxide Bioactivity to Protect Against Vascular Dysfunction Erin Goley, Department of Biological Chemistry, Cytoskeletal Control of Bacterial Morphogenesis Abdel Hamad, Department of Pathology, Characterization of a Novel Unique Lymphocyte Bitypic for T and … Continue reading