Category Archive: 2017 Funding

Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Grant

The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) is sponsoring a grant to promote inter-institutional research collaborations between Johns Hopkins Medicine and JHCRN affiliated institutions. This grant, Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program, will fund 1 to 3 projects, up to $50,000 over a 12-month period. Proposals including clinical and community-based research, practice-based research, and health services research are encouraged. Letters of intent are due by December 3, 2018 and complete applications are due by January 21, 2019. Eligible applicants include Johns Hopkins University faculty and JHCRN affiliate institution staff. Principal investigators are required to involve a minimum of one JHCRN affiliate … 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 Discovery Innovation Awards are designed to provide seed funding to support bold, innovative projects to enable new scientific directions and achievements of the highest quality and impact. All school of medicine faculty members are eligible for Innovation Awards of one-year funding of up to $50,000. Synergy Awards consist of one-year funding of up to $100,000 granted to research projects led by full-time, tenure track academic faculty. 2017- 2018 Awardees 2016- 2017 Awardees 2015- 2016 Awardees      

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

Congratulations to the 2018 awardees!  We anticipate the 2019 Call for Applications sometime in Fall 2018 or Winter 2019. The Doris Duke Charitable 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 … 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 Synergy & Innovation Awardees

A Device for Magnetic Stimulation of the Vestibular System – David Zee (SOM) & Michael Schubert (SOM) & Collin Broholm (KSAS) & Daniel Reich (KSAS) A Thymic Hybrid to Control Transplant Rejection –Giorgio Raimondi (SOM) & Yoon Young Jang (SOM) Designing Chimeric Voltage-Gated Sodium/Potassium Ion Channels – Albert Lau (SOM) & Frank Bosmans (SOM) High Dose Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy of Brain Tumors Followed by Repair of Brain Damage by Stem Cells – Piotr Walczak (SOM) & Monica Pearl (SOM) Inhibition of the cGAS-STING Pathway by Zinc Finger Protein ZFAND6 Plays an Important Role in Cytomegalovirus Sensing – Ravit Boger (SOM) & … Continue reading

Nexus Awards-Translational Research Communities

Updated 11/30/17 Unfortunately, we are not able to grant Nexus Awards for fiscal year 2018.  We expect to distribute the request for applications in fiscal year 2019. For questions or concerns, please contact Janet Palmer,Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst and Financial Management for the ICTR at The Translational Research Communities (TRC) were established with the renewed funding of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research CTSA Award. Each TRC will support one annual Nexus Award. These grants are aimed to bridge research gaps in the field and help investigators advance projects and technologies along the translational pathway. These awards will … Continue reading