A listing of calls for papers, calls for proposals, and educational conferences that may be of interest to Howard University faculty.




DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:                   


 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  APRIL 22, 2019                                                                         

 Letters of interest are strongly encouraged, but not required. 

GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS: Proposal must be inter-institutional (i.e., joint Howard University and Johns Hopkins). Research projects conducted primarily at the institutions in racial/ethnic and/or underserved communities with cancer health disparities may be in any area of cancer research, but research projects conducted primarily at the Cancer Center must specifically address cancer health disparities research.             

Budget for Proposed Full Projects/Programs. Full Projects/Programs proposed for funding cannot exceed $275,000 per project/program in direct costs ($125,000 per institution) per year for up to 3 years. Funds may be used for the salaries of postdoctoral fellows or technicians, for equipment, and for consumable supplies but not for travel or faculty salaries.

Proposals should include all required components as outlined below. For additional guidance and required form pages, the link to the PHS398 instructions can be found here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

Format for Full Projects/Programs

Face Page (Separate one for each institution. No Institutional signatures needed.)

Specific Aims (1 page)

Research Strategy (up to 12 pages) to include the following items:

  • Significance, including relevance to cancer disparities
  • Relevance to overall Partnership priorities and target areas
  • Preliminary Data (required) 
  • Innovation
  • Approach 

In addition, and within the 12-page limit, describe the role played by each of the coinvestigators. Identify which aspects of the project/program will be conducted primarily at the institutions in racial/ethnic and/or underserved communities with cancer health disparities and which at the NCI-Designated Cancer Center. As applicable, describe training opportunities that the project may provide for students, post-docs, or early stage investigators and/or plans and approaches for community engagement. 

Other Sections of PHS398 Research Plan must also be completed (but are excluded from page limitations). 

  • Project Summary/Abstract – no more than 300 words.
  • Project Narrative- 2-3 sentences written in plain language for a lay audience
  • Protection of Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information (include study records as needed)
  • Inclusion of Women and Minorities
  • Targeted/Planned Enrollment Table
  • Protection of Children
  • Vertebrate Animals  
  • Resource Sharing Plan

Note: PHS398 Instructions to Research Plan, sections pertaining to human subjects and/or vertebrate animals (listed below), must be strictly followed and appropriate documentation (described in PHS398 instructions) is required. The NIH/NCI RFA instructions offer detailed instructions as well.

Career Development Plans - Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are required for early career and less experienced investigators.  Applicants with the rank of instructor or assistant professor and who have more than two years remaining on their initial faculty appointment should submit an IDP following the attached guidance.  Investigators as any career stage or faculty rank who wish to develop new skills or pursue a new area of inquiry may also submit an optional IDP.  

Letters of Support- All Howard University faculty must obtain a letter of support that is co-signed by the department chair and dean specifying the release time from teaching, clinical, and/or administrative duties. This letter can be part of the career development plan for early stage and less experienced investigators. Other faculty should include the Dean/Chair letter with support letters from any additional collaborators. If American Indians are involved, a Letter of

Commitment from the Tribal Nation Leader is required.  All support letters should be submitted in a single PDF file.

Hopkins University faculty must obtain letters of support as needed.

Submissions will be accepted up until 5:00 P.M. April 22, 2019.  Applications should be uploaded via the JHMI portal: https://public.onc.jhmi.edu/pilotProjects/   

*IMPORTANT* In order to submit, you will need to select “create a new account” and follow those steps, then log in. If you already have an account with the Johns Hopkins funding  opportunities page, then simply log in. 

Institutional Administrative Contacts

Howard University Cancer Center

Attn: Theresa Vaughn

2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 220

Washington, DC  20060

Email: tvaughn@howard.edu

(202) 806-2878

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Attn: Caitlin Campbell

550 Building, Suite 1003

Baltimore, MD  21205

Email: ccampb52@jhmi.edu

(410) 502-6049




Through the Inclusion Imperative Program, partners UMBC, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and Howard University are cultivating a regional network of scholars, who are committed to diversity and inclusion in the humanities. Over five years, the Inclusion Imperative’s Diversity Teaching Network in the Humanities will expand conversations on diversity in the curriculum, help advance community-engaged and other socially aware humanities pedagogies, and create a supportive environment for faculty. Follow them on Twitter @UMBCHumanities.

Inclusion Imperative Humanities Symposium
Friday, May 3, 2019    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fine and Performing Arts Center, Bowie State University
Buffet luncheon to follow.

BEING HUMAN: How the Arts & Humanities Expand Boundaries and Inspire Action in the 21st Century
Bowie State University and the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC invite proposals for the Inclusion Imperative Program's 2019 Diversity Teaching Network Symposium. We seek proposals for 10-minute panel or 5-minute “lightning round” presentations for our 2019 symposium showcasing how teaching and learning in the humanities and arts can expand boundaries and inspire action to address matters of diversity, inclusion, inequity, and social justice in the 21st century.
We invite scholars to consider some or all of the following questions:

How does work in the humanities and arts change the way we think about, and act upon our contemporary world?

  • How do philosophical, historical, communicative, or aesthetic perspectives help us understand and work towards social justice?
  • What teaching practices help foster social and community engagement among our students?
  • How might we work together with students to expand boundaries and promote action on diversity, inclusion, inequity, and social justice?

This symposium will provide opportunities for connection among area scholars who share an interest in diversity and inclusion and will allow them to share ideas and resources for engaged pedagogy and teaching towards social justice.
Interested presenters should submit a one-page proposal by APRIL 19, 2019, to include:

  • Your name, title, department, and university affiliation
  • Topic title, length (10-minute panel or 5-minute lighting round), and 1-2 paragraph description
  • Your contact information (email and telephone number)

We also welcome digital and table-top/wall poster exhibits for display during the symposium. Please let us know if you plan to bring an exhibit and, if so, the format and topic/title. 
Submit proposals to inclusionimperative@umbc.edu. Contact Jessica Berman (jberman@umbc.edu), Director, Dresher Center for the Humanities, and Project Director of the Inclusion Imperative, with any questions. 
Parking, morning refreshments, and lunch will be provided.    

Calling all Howard University Legal Faculty: SALT Wants You



Legal Education for a Changing Society Conference Proposals Due by August 15, 2018

The 2018 SALT Teaching Conference will take place on October 5-6, 2018 at Penn State Law in University Park, PA.  The LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Conference will be held on October 4th.  
The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) welcomes proposals by August 15, 2018, for the 2018 SALT Teaching Conference: Legal Education for a Changing Society. Suggested proposal topics should center around innovative strategies, techniques, and approaches to prepare students for practicing law in a time of profound technological and societal change.  We are delighted that  the Association of American Law Schools Section on Technology, Law, and Legal Education is holding its first conference collaboratively with SALT at the 2018 Teaching Conference.  
Please click on the links below to register and learn more about the call for proposals.  Note that the registration page includes in-person registration and remote participation registration.  
Conference Hotel Information may be found at: https://www.saltlaw.org/events/2018-salt-teaching-conference-saltlatcrit-faculty-development-workshop/
Please email proposals to 2018_SA.9l93a5xbsbwnvqdc@u.box.com