Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 2, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 2, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 5



Statistics Research Funding RFPs

The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes. The fund was endowed by professor emeritus Acheson Duncan and created in 1997 at the time of his death. Duncan was a pioneer in research and application of quality control and industrial statistics.

Faculty and students throughout Johns Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department. Items funded might include, but are not limited to, travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants will be less than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages; provide itemized expense estimates; and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to committee chair John C. Wierman, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department, 302 Whitehead Hall.


Biotech Workshops

JHU Training and Education, in conjunction with the Biotechnical Institute of Maryland, is conducting a three-day series of workshops free to JHU faculty and staff.

The workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day. The schedule is as follows: Introduction to Cell Culture, Oct. 10-12; Introduction to Molecular Biology, Oct. 24-26; Introduction to Protein Expression, Nov. 8-10; and Introduction to PCR, Nov. 28-30. Participants will receive information about locations when they register. For more information and to register go to


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards of $50,000 to $100,000 for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects). New ideas are encouraged. The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 8. For more information, go to:


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