Funding Opportunities
Project Title: Project Title: WellSpan-Johns Hopkins Cancer Health Services Research Fund
Sponsoring Department: Oncology
Deadline Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Dear Colleagues:
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announces the inaugural requests for applications (RFA) for the WellSpan-Hopkins Cancer Health Services Research Fund. WellSpan-Hopkins awards will fund cancer health services research projects at the level of $100,000 direct costs per year, with an award term of one year.

The expectation is that Hopkins-WellSpan awards will further the field of health services research by asking questions relevant to cancer and those patients who are at risk for, who have, or who are survivors of the disease. Possible categories of study should be related to health care delivery, risk-factor based, quality improvement and patient safety, or patient engagement. Applications are free to focus on specific organ sites or on issues that span multiple cancer types. 

Timing: Applications are due by November 12, 2018. Awards will be announced in February for funding beginning in April. It is expected that two awards will be made this cycle. We anticipate making annual WellSpan-Hopkins awards through 2021. 

Eligibility: Each proposal must include an investigator from Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, or WellSpan Health who has a research interest in cancer. Applications including both Johns Hopkins and WellSpan researchers will be favorably received, as will applications that have the potential to deliver a sustainable product in the field of cancer related health services research by leveraging EPIC. Overlap among proposals will be assessed on a Just-In-Time model for possible synergies among researchers and resources. 

Applications will be submitted online and will consist of:

  1. Coversheet, which will be found on the host website
  2. Research proposal of 2 pages or less, including figures but not references.
    1. Specific aims
    2. Significance
    3. Background, including preliminary studies of the applicant
    4. Research Design, including data systems to be utilized
  3. One page budget and budget justification that describes how the funding will be allocated among personnel, supplies, and equipment. Faculty salary can be included or excluded. Budgets up to $100,000 direct costs can be proposed. No indirect costs can be included.  
  4. An NIH-style bio sketch for the PI and Co-PI’s (if applicable). It is not necessary to include current or pending funding information.

Review Process: Final funding decisions will be made by a research council composed of both Johns Hopkins and WellSpan researchers.

Post-Award Requirements: Recipients must complete an interim and final progress report and provide information on publications, reports of invention, or sustainable products enabled by this award.

For More Information and Questions:
Deirdre Salanger