Research Resources

Grant Opportunities: Frequently Asked Questions

What types of funding resources are available to clinical fellow?

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.

What type of grants can help support me as a fellow or as I transition to faculty?

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).

Are there internal funding opportunities at JHU SOM?

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

What other resources are available at JHU SOM?
  • 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 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
  • 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.
Are there workshops/resources to improve my grant writing skills?

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.

Are there funding opportunities for international trainees?

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 Resources

Research Resources Document

Internal Funding Opportunities

Physician Scientist Training Program

Research Centers

Data Management

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

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