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Nexus Award: Apply Now

August 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am - October 1, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

Open to all Johns Hopkins University Faculty

The Translational Research Communities (TRC) were established with the renewed funding of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research CTSA Award. The three TRCs reflect the most common pathways for how translational research improves the health of the population:

  1. Drugs/Biologics/Vaccines/Devices
  2. Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing
  3. Behavioral, Social and Systems Science

Each TRC will span the translational pathway from basic discovery to full implementation. The goals of the new TRCs are to improve the quality, innovation and impact of translational activities at Johns Hopkins through a series of symposiums, seminars, workshops and the Nexus Award Grant Program.

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 be the nexus, or key facilitator, which will propel investigators forward. They will span twelve months and are for up to $100,000.

The first two TRC-sponsored Nexus award RFAs will be released on August 30, 2014 on the ICTR website.

  • “Nexus Award for Secondary Data Analyses of Biomarkers Relevant to Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney, Diabetes or Related Disorders,” sponsored by the ICTR Biomarker and Diagnostic Testing Translational Research Community
  • “Nexus Award for Innovations in Drug Delivery,” Sponsored by the ICTR Drugs/Biologics/Vaccines/Devices Translational Research Community.

The Behavioral, Social and Systems Science Community RFA will be announced this winter.

Faculty members may apply by uploading the required application parts through the ICTR Connection Request System. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2014 at 11:59pm.

Please direct any questions to the TRC program administrator, Kelly Crowley (kelly.crowley@jhmi.edu).


Thank You,

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD
Deputy Director for the Translational Research Communities
The Dana and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli Professor of Oncology
Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program
Associate Director for Translational Research
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
PI, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research


Kelly Crowley