The GRCF is available to assist qualified investigators with their Core Coin Application utilizing the GRCF.  Please contact any of our Core Directors for assistance:

Core Coins Program (SOM Only)

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Core Coins Program is a funding mechanism designed to encourage investigators to access core services and facilities. Our goal is to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small but critical gaps in basic, clinical and translational research work currently not funded by other sources. Core Coins will be awarded on a competitive basis to individual PIs and subsequently administered through the iLab program through a distinct account provided to you within an iLab core.

Core Coin Applicant Eligibility

Faculty that have an appointment through School of Medicine are eligible for Core Coins.  School of Medicine Core facilities receiving Core Coins funding must have adopted iLab Solutions or have signed up for implementation. For additional information about iLab Solutions, please contact either Shawn Franckowiak  Barbara Daily or Jeff Smith from the Office for Faculty Research Resources.

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Funding and Timing

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM) Core Coins Program is pleased to announce another round of funding.  For calendar year 2019, Core Coin funding will be offered twice throughout the year (mid-year and end of calendar year) and will be awarded directly to individual faculty to complete faculty-generated projects at any of the SOM cores using the iLab core management system.

The Core Coin funding will focus on encouraging faculty to submit individual research project proposals for research not currently supported through sponsored or non-sponsored sources, but require the use of SOM core services and/or the utilization of equipment or technology within SOM cores.  Similar to the Core Coin funding offered in previous years, the funding is designed to address small but critical gaps in basic, clinical and translational research currently not funded by other sources, and provide opportunities to fund novel research projects of investigators.  The funding amounts requested for individual projects can range from $2,500 to $20,000, with expedited review given to those projects with amounts in the lower range.

To qualify for Core Coin funding, faculty should be aware of the following eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Faculty member must have a SOM faculty appointment
  • A  brief research plan must be submitted through the Core in the Box Website application (link below)
  • Feedback to application questions should be brief and is limited to 1 page total for all responses (~500 words)
  • For each project, services can only be requested from one research core
  • Funding requested can range from $2,500 to $20,000
  • Requested funding should include relevant core service pricing and volumes to complete the research project
  • Faculty are limited to one application per Core Coin funding offering

Faculty interested in applying can access the application at the link below, and should provide the following information:

We are currently accepting applications through May 15, 2019 and funding will be announced to awardees prior to June 30, 2019.  All applications will be reviewed through the SOM Research Core Committee and by applicable Research Core Directors to determine the feasibility of research plans.  For faculty awarded Core Coins, funding will be allocated using the iLab core facility subsidy module.

If there are questions about the Core Coins Program, please contact Shawn Franckowiak, Director of the Office for Faculty Research Resources at sfrancko@jhmi.edu or 410-614-0484.  For a complete listing of iLab cores, please visit the link below and click on the Core Facilities by School tab.

https://johnshopkins.corefacilities.org/landing/42

Core Coins History

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Core Coins Pilot Program is a  funding mechanism designed to encourage investigators to access core services and facilities. The goal is to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small but critical gaps in basic, clinical and translational research work currently not funded by other sources. Core Coins will be awarded on a competitive basis to individual investigators and core facilities.