The Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is consistently one of the top funded anesthesiology departments in the country. A variety of funding opportunities are available throughout the year for faculty and  fellows. Extramural support is available through governmental (NIH, NSF) and private foundations, and intramural support is available via departmental programs such as the StAAR awards.  Anyone interested in applying to a granting agency should contact the Research and Grants Office to coordinate the submission process.

The Stimulating and Advancing ACCM Research (StAAR) Awards aim to allocate departmental investment funds that promote the career and program development of its faculty. StAAR awards are administered to faculty through a comprehensive, peer-reviewed process to support innovative research proposals that have a high likelihood of being leveraged into extramural funding. There are two grant submission deadlines each year (November 1st and May 1st) for awards that fund a period of 12 months.

For full details and proposal types, please see the complete StAAR Request for Applications.

To submit a proposal, please click here.

Funding News:

NIH has announced major changes for grants due after January 25, 2010.  The main changes are the restructured application forms and new instructions including shorter page limits.

Click here for more information on application changes and peer review application changes.

Click here for changes in page limits.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Bolden at or (410) 502-5621.

GrantForward, a searchable funding database:
COS: Community of Science Database:
COS is a database that enables individualized searches (including automatic updates) of approximately 400,000 funding opportunities and $33,000,000,000.00 in funding from federal and private sources.

Federal Resources:

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ACCM Research and Grants Foundations and Private Funding Opportunities

Click here to download the table with current deadlines and additional information

Grant Sponsor

Grant Title


Amount ($)


Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Academic Drug Discovery and Development Program To support research on novel targets and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. Averages 300,000 over 2 years Click here for more
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Dementias Priority areas for this program include: Identification, validation, high throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and in vitro testing of potentially disease modifying lead compounds; testing of lead compounds in a relevant animal model for preclinical proof of concept; development of biomarkers to accelerate drug development and early diagnosis; innovative pilot clinical trialsPLEASE NOTE: THIS FUNDING WILL NOT SUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR BASIC RESEARCH 150,000 for 1 year
American Asthma Foundation Strategic Program for Asthma Research Looking for highly original thinking from investigators willing to step away from their current areas of research and tackle the riddle of asthma. Innovation and risk are strongly encouraged. Preliminary results are not required. 450,000–750,000 Click here for more
American Cancer Society Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families To support pilot and exploratory research studies whose purpose is to test interventions, develop research methodologies, and explore novel areas of research in palliative care of seriously ill cancer patients and their families. Up to 120,000 over 2 yrs
American Diabetes Association Several To support basic and clinical diabetes research aimed at preventing, treating, and curing diabetes. Areas of interest include genetics, islet cell biology, immunology, diabetes education, and behavioral research Various
American Epilepsy Association Research Infrastructure Awards Scientists can obtain support for nationwide or international networks of clinical or basic science researchers focused on understanding the causes, consequences, and treatment of epilepsy. Up to 75,000 per year

American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

AFAR Research Grants

The goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in aging research. The applicant must be an independent investigator with assigned independent space. The 2010 guidelines will be available in the summer of 2009. 100,000

American Geriatrics Society

Foundation for Health in Aging

Seeks to develop or support research initiatives that help reduce disability and frailty and improve the quality of life and health outcomes for all older adults.

American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Pilot Projects Award

Pilot awards are designed to take a highly innovative proposal with modest preliminary data and give investigators the opportunity to prove their ideas. These awards are typically described as being ‘high risk – high reward’. 150,000 Click here for more

American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Standard Award

For researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data but still require substantial progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. 400,000 Click here for more

American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Research Fellowship Award

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. 100,000 Click here for more

American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) National Glaucoma Research

Standard Award

For researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data but still require substantial progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. 100,000 Click here for more

American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) Macular Degeneration Research

Standard Award

For researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data but still require substantial progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. 100,000 Click here for more
American Heart Association (Mid-Atlantic Affiliate) Clinical Research Program To encourage early career investigators to engage in high-quality introductory and pilot clinical studies that will guide future strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke while fostering new research in clinical and translational science. 50,000/year for 2 years Click here for more
American Heart Association (Mid-Atlantic Affiliate) • Postdoctoral Fellowship

• Beginning Grant-in-Aid

• Grant-in Aid

Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems. • 41,000/year

• 70,000/year

• 70,000/year

Click here for more
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program The BYI Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences. 750,000/4 years

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

For physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. 700,000/5 years Click here for more

Brookdale Foundation Group

Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program

The foundation is looking for future leaders in aging and is not providing fellowships for people who are already well established in the field 250,000
Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation CCF Research Grant Program Supports innovative basic, clinical, or translational studies relevant to the cause or treatment of cardiomyopathy in children under the age of 18 years. 25,000-50,000 Click here for more
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Research Grants To support basic and clinical research aimed at developing a cure for spinal cord injury. Two-year awards. 250,000

Postdoc: 120,000

Click here for more

Dana Foundation

Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

Dana invites grant proposals for “first in man” studies of patients with devastating brain diseases for which there currently is no effective treatment. 300,000 Click here for more

Dana Foundation

Brain and Immuno-Imaging Grants

Research on imaging innovations that help reveal how the human brain functions normally, how disorders and injuries alter these functions, and how various therapies affect these conditions. 200,000 Click here for more

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Clinical Scientist Development Award

Supports clinical research that advances the translation of basic biomedical discoveries into applications that improve human health. The Clinical Scientist Development Award supports junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Does not support animal-based research. By nomination only. 125,000

Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Michael J. (MJFF)

Rapid Response Innovation Awards

Grants to support projects with little to no existing preliminary data, but potential to significantly impact our understanding or treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Funding is for 1 yr. 75,000 Click here for more
Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Michael J. (MJFF) Critical Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease See website for funding opportunities. Click here for more

Gates Foundation, Bill and Melinda

Grand challenges Exploration

Global Health funding Priorities:

Diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal, newborn & child health, neglected diseases, nutrition, pneumonia & flu, polio, tobacco, tuberculosis, vaccines

Not specified  Click here for more

Greenwall Foundation

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

This is a career development award to enable outstanding junior faculty members to carry out original research that will help resolve important policy and clinical dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. Not specified
Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award Supports early stage biomedical research that benefits children. The university nominates four individuals. Award recipients must be US citizens. 100,000/yr for 3 yrs Click here for more
Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to a highly promising young scientist in medicine, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field and engaged in innovative biomedical research with the potential to benefit the health of children. Recipients must be US citizens. 50,000/yr for 2 yrs Click here for more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)


RFAs change all the time. Check the site periodically. Various Click here for more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)


 Current funding opportunities are available in the areas of public health and childhood obesity. Various  Click here for more
Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc. Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences Supports young investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of epilepsy. Studies of:
• Mechanisms of neuronal excitability, development, genetic basis of seizure disorders.
• Integrative function of the nervous system.
• Prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of epilepsy.
150,000 Click here for more
Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program LSRF awards fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology. 57,000/yr for 3 yrs
L’Oreal L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science Recognizes and rewards 5 US-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. The award must be put toward post-doctoral research Up to 60,000 Click here for more
Mallinckrodt Foundation, Edward Jr. Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant Provides grants for up to 3 years for young investigators, basic or clinical research. JH School of Medicine can submit up to 3 nominees per cycle and each must have an endorsement letter from the Dean of Medicine. 50,000/year Contact the ACCM Research and Grants Office or Joan Wisner-Carlson (
for more information.
McCormick Science Institute (MSI) The MSI is dedicated to funding research that advances scientific knowledge of the potential health benefits of culinary spices and herbs. Does not support animal-based research.
McDonnell Foundation, James S.
21st Century Science Initiative
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Complex Systems The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. Click here for more
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience McKnight Scholar Award Established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. 225,000 Click here for more
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorder Awards These awards support innovativie efforts to solve the problems of neurological and psychiatric diseases, especially those related to memory and cognition. Collaborative projects between basic and clinical neuroscientists are welcomed, as are proposals that help link basic with clinical neuroscience. 300,000 Click here for more
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Technological Innovations in Neuroscience These awards encourage and support scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. 200,000 Click here for more
Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship Program Microsoft Research seeks nominees who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field. 200,000 Click here for more
National Patient Safety Foundation Research Grants Program Promotes studies leading to the prevention of human errors, system errors, patient injuries and the consequences of such adverse events in the health care setting. 100,000 Click here for more
Partnership for Cures Partnership for Cures solicits research projects designed to create a direct patient impact in two years or less. Typically funds projects that “repurpose” FDA-approved drugs, non-drug therapies, or other compounds for new uses in different patient populations but will consider other types of patient-impact proposals. 25,000–250,000
Partnership for Cures Culpeper Scholar Program Research The Charles E. Culpeper Scholars program in medical science nurtures the career development of exceptionally promising young scientists as they transition to independent researchers at the best academic medical institutions
Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Supports young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences related to the advancement of human health. Especially encourages researchers to pursue creative, innovative, and risk-taking approaches. Gives considerable weight to the candidate’s history as an independent investigator and to significant published work. 60,000/yr for 4 yrs Click here for more
Pfizer, Inc. Numerous Pfizer supports:

Clinical studies of approved and unapproved uses, involving approved or unapproved Pfizer drugs

Observational studies, such as epidemiology studies and certain outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease

Other types of independent research on disease states, including novel diagnostic screening tools and surveys where Pfizer has no direct commercial interest

In vitro or animal studies which include funding.

Not specified Click here for more
American Asthma Foundation Strategic Program for Asthma Research Looking for highly original thinking from investigators willing to step away from their current areas of research and tackle the riddle of asthma. Innovation and risk are strongly encouraged. Preliminary results are not required. 450,000-750,000 Click here for more
Searle Scholars Program Searle Scholars Program Supports high-risk research of outstanding young faculty in the biomedical sciences. This focus includes, but is not limited to, awards supporting research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Applicants must be in the first or second year of their first appointment as an assistant professor on a tenure track. 100,000/yr for 3 yrs Click here for more
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Norma J. Shoemaker Grant for Critical Care Nursing Research Supports the research studies of an SCCM nurse member. The goal is to encourage research in critical care nursing and to provide funding for the continuation of research endeavors. 15,000
Thrasher Research Fund The Thrasher Research Fund has been awarding grants for children’s medical research for over 30 years. The purpose of the E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards is to improve children’s health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. The Fund awards grants two times per year, with no fixed number of awards given in each funding cycle or in each year. ~100,000/yr for up to 3 yrs Click here for more
Whitehall Foundation, Inc. Grant Programs Research Grants Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant.  Research grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. 225,000 Click here for more
Whitney Foundation, Helen Hay Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Supports postdoctoral research training in all of the basic sciences. Provides stipend and small research allowance. 43,000 Click here for more
W. M. Keck Foundation Medical Research Program Seeks to advance the fronteirs of medicine to benefit humanity by supporting high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach to intractable problems, push the edge of their field, or question the prevailing paradigm. Note: the application must undergo internal JHU review. Click here for more
W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Heart Research Grants Specific basic, medical research projects dealing with cancer, heart disease, or AIDS. Click here for more

The Research and Grants Office (RGO) provides a variety of valuable services to ACCM research faculty and staff members with the goals of advancing and publicizing the department’s research endeavors.

The RGO maintains ongoing efforts to promote ACCM research within Johns Hopkins and to the community at large. Through press releases, newsletters, the website, and special events, exciting department news is disseminated internally and externally.

An important part of the RGO’s mission is to assist faculty in finding and procuring grant support. The office provides assistance with identifying federal and private research funding opportunities for junior and senior faculty. In addition, it offers editorial support and tailored, pre-submission peer reviews.

The office makes available faculty training and education, particularly as related to the entire grants process. Writing workshops, presentation technique seminars, and funding resource seminars are examples of the curriculum offered through this initiative.

Research and Grants Office
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
720 Rutland Avenue
Ross Research Building, Rm 365
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-502-3029
Fax: 410-614-0083

Claire Levine
Scientific Editor

The members of the Sponsored Projects Office assist faculty members from the grant proposal pre-award aspects of grant funding through the post-award process. In the pre-award stage, the highly trained analysts assist faculty in developing the budget proposal and complete the required forms for NIH grants and various foundations. Furthermore, they act as liaisons between the faculty members and the Johns Hopkins Office of Research Administration to ensure that grants are accurately submitted to the various agencies.

In addition, the financial analysts monitor all expenditures for each grant, including salaries, and report to the faculty member on a regularly basis. The office also assists with progress reports, close-out of grants, and various other finance-related activities.

In the post-award cycle, the Sponsored Projects Office is responsible for closing the accounts and assisting the investigators in preparing the final accounting reports, which will be sent to the various foundations and agencies.

To Contact the ACCM Sponsored Projects Office: