Category Archive: 2017 News and Events

Funding Opportunity: NCATS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)


NCATS has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities. SBIR and STTR funding supports small businesses working on the advancement and commercialization of translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in drug discovery and development; biomedical, clinical and health research informatics; clinical, dissemination and implementation research; and clinical trials. Start the application process early (two-to-three months before the deadline) to ensure a smooth submission. The next deadline to apply for the opportunities below is September 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. local time. Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund


Application Deadline: Monday, July 3, 2017 Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund and the SPORE Development Research Program.  Awards are for a maximum of $100,000 and should not be used to support PI salary.  Partnership with a Brady Urological Institute faculty member is highly encouraged. An emphasis will be placed on funding research with a high priority given to project innovation as well as collaboration with basic science, data science, and engineering faculty. To view the application and submission requirements, visit: http://public.onc.jhmi.edu/prostateCancer/PCW/index.cfm?fuseaction=submitapplication For questions regarding the application process,contact … Continue reading

Hopkins CareLink for Research Study Monitors is Now Available


After successful pilot testing, Hopkins CareLink is now available for research study teams to provide their study monitors with real-time web access to their participants’ clinical data.  Study monitors are able to review patients’ charts directly within CareLink since they are granted access to a list of the study participants which allows access to only those patients’ charts. Study teams interested in using CareLink must first designate a person from their study to act as the CareLink site administrator. This person is responsible for setting up the research study site to be monitored as well as requesting access for monitors … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas


Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) launched a new research program focused on understanding the pathogenesis of cutaneous neurofibromas.  NTAP (www.n-tap.org) is a philanthropic research entity based at Johns Hopkins University dedicated to the discovery of therapeutics for the peripheral nerve tumors that afflict people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).   This research program sets the blueprint for improving therapeutics for these tumors by encouraging research proposals that improve the Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas. The submission deadline for the ‘letter of intent’ is May 12, 2017.  Applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 if they are invited to submit a full … Continue reading

Enter the Wolfe Street Competition


The Maryland Genetics, Epidemiology and Medicine (MD-GEM) Training Program, through support of the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, announces a call for applications for the Wolfe Street Competition. This competition fosters training and research collaborations in genetics, epidemiology and medicine between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and National Human Genome Research Institute. Recipients receive up to $15,000 to support or supplement a genetics research project led by a partnership of two trainees.  Predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates are eligible to apply; at least one individual must be a predoctoral student.  The two … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas


Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) launched a new research program focused on understanding the pathogenesis of cutaneous neurofibromas.  NTAP (www.n-tap.org) is a philanthropic research entity based at Johns Hopkins University dedicated to the discovery of therapeutics for the peripheral nerve tumors that afflict people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).   This research program sets the blueprint for improving therapeutics for these tumors by encouraging research proposals that improve the Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas. The submission deadline for the ‘letter of intent’ is May 12, 2017.  Applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 if they are invited to submit a full … Continue reading

NCATS Seeks Stem Cell Research Collaborators


NCATS seeks scientific investigators from the NIH intramural and extramural communities, as well as those from the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, to collaborate on stem cell research projects through its Stem Cell Translation Laboratory (SCTL). The SCTL is a state-of-the-art research facility designed to address the scientific and technological challenges in the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) field. NCATS’ dynamic multidisciplinary staff apply their diverse scientific expertise to iPSC characterization and utilization. Find out How to Work with SCTL Staff. See How to Submit a Proposal. Learn More About the SCTL.

Funding Opportunity: Mid Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Pilot/Feasibility Grants


The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), an NIH-funded center, is soliciting Letters of Intent to apply for pilot and feasibility grants of up to $50,000 (with no more than $5,000 going towards salary support for the PI or Co-I).  Eligibility for a second year of funding will be considered after submission of a progress report and plans for the second year.  Current P/F Awardees wishing to apply for a second year of funding should submit a letter of intent as well. Letters of Intent (LOI) are due Monday, May 1 by 12 p.m. View the Eligibilty and Guidelines document for requirements and complete application … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Award


The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The consortium members include: Johns Hopkins University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Washington University in St. Louis Yale University All consortium members are also members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. To be eligible for the award, investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project.  Although the participating investigators may … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: 2017 Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Awards


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

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