Grant Opportunities: Frequently Asked Questions
There are both external and internal funding opportunities. External opportunities include the NIH and private foundations that are often specialty specific. For a description of different types of grants, check the Office of Extramural Research (NIH). Your research mentors, program directors, and department/division chairs may be helpful at identifying what other fellows have applied for in the past. Internal opportunities at JHU are discussed below.
Yes. From the NIH, there are National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32 Program for postdoctoral fellows and NIH K awards (K08, K23, K99/R00) for fellows and early faculty. The eligibility for fellows to apply for K awards can be department specific, but if you can apply as a fellow, a K award can help with transitioning to a faculty position. Foundations in your specialty area may also have Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) and Career Development Awards (CDAs).
Yes, but these are often specific to your specialty. NIH T32 training grants are awarded to institutions, and fellows can apply for position on the T32. The NIH also has institutional mentored research scientist development programs (K12 and KL2) which provide support to an institution for the development of independent basic or clinical scientists – often at instructor level or above. JHU SOM also has the Pearl M Stetler Award for women as fellows or instructors. Finally, JHU SOM has Clinician Scientist Career Development Awards, and fellows may be eligible if they will be faculty at the time of initiation of the award
- Institute for Clinical and Translational Research has a section for funding sources for pilot studies.
- Writing Accountability Groups can be helpful to develop good writing habits and become a more efficient writher. Consider joining the CFC WAG - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
- Office of the Vice Provost for Research has a list of limited submission opportunities, early career opportunities, postdoctoral opportunities, and internal opportunities. You can also sign up for a weekly email list by contacting them at email@example.com.
- Office of Faculty Development has a collection of links where grant opportunities are listed. The office is focused on faculty development, though some grants may be open to postdoctoral applicants.
Yes, the JHM Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) has two annual workshops.
Click here for more information on workshops, funding opportunities, writing strategies, and general tips.
Yes, international trainees are eligible to apply for NIH K99/R00. Other options include private foundations.
Click here for some resources available through the JHM PDCO.
Other ResourcesResearch Resources Document
Internal Funding Opportunities
Physician Scientist Training Program
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
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