The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 19, 1999
July 19-
Aug. 2

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Tell us about it -- Are you a Hopkins employee doing re-warding volunteer work? If you help others in crisis (the homeless, victims of domestic violence) or in the work force (with mentoring, skill-building, etc.), call Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060.

Open Call for Thespians -- Theatre Hopkins is holding its annual open call for actors, backstage volunteers and skilled technicians on Sat., July 31, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus. Actors should bring a photo and resume, and have at least one prepared audition monologue. Those interested in backstage or technical work may also bring a resume. Appointments should be made in advance by calling 410-516-7159 weekdays between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Scholars Programs, Career Awards -- Applications for awards in 2000 are requested for the Searle Scholars Program of the Chicago Community Trust, the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences.

The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the first or second year of their first tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. Grants are normally $60,000 a year for three years. Candidates should be pursuing research careers in pharmacology, genetics, immun-ology, cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry and related areas in the fields of medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences. Applicants must have begun or will begin their first tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in a clinical or basic science department on or after July 1, 1998.

The Pew Scholars Program supports beginning investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health by providing them with assured funds as they establish and obtain other funding for their laboratories. Awards are normally $50,000 a year for four years. Candidates must have a doctorate in medicine, other health-related professions or biomedical sciences, and must hold a full-time assistant professor or independent researcher appointment as of Nov. 1, 1999. On July 1, 2000, they shall not have been members of the full-time faculty at any institution for more than three years (excluding time spent as a clinical intern, resident or working toward board certification) regardless of tenure status.

Both Searle and Pew encourage research clinicians and basic scientists to apply. Hopkins may nominate up to two candidates for the Searle Program and two candidates for the Pew Program, one of whose research involves them directly with patients. Awards will be activated by July 1, 2000.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences provide research training support beginning in the advanced postdoctoral years through the initial years of faculty service to assist fellows in becoming independent investigators. Awards comprise salary support of $38,000 to $60,000 per year and a research allowance of $16,000 to $65,000 per year, for a possible total of $574,000 over six years. Awards specifically targeted for reproductive science are included. Candidates must have M.D. degrees or Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. All candidates must have completed at least one year and not more than four years of postdoctoral training at the time of nomination. Johns Hopkins may nominate six candidates, ideally three M.D.'s and three Ph.D.'s. Faculty at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent and above are not eligible.

An internal selection committee has been formed to choose the university's candidates. Selection of candidates will be completed by the end of August or early September in order to allow ample time for preparing the final applications.

The internal deadline for the Searle, Pew and Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards is Monday, July 26. Completed applications should be sent to Elaine Simonds, 708N Wyman Park Building at Homewood by this date.

For application materials or more information, call Ms. Simonds at 410-516-8734 or contact her by e-mail at Information on these and other scholars programs is available on the ReSource homepage at, under "Funding Opportunities."

Teach English as a Second Language -- The Johns Hopkins International Society at JHMI is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to teach English two to four hours each week for the organization's English as a Second Language program. Classes are offered to students, faculty and staff of the JHMI and will begin in late September.

The hours are flexible, and each instructor will receive a complete lesson plan. Teaching workshops are offered prior to each session. If you have some teaching experience and are interested in meeting individuals from many different countries, this is a unique opportunity.

Those enrolled in a teaching program may be able to use this as an independent study or as an internship. For more information, call Betsy Rathgeb at 410-955-3370.

Nursing Program Information Session -- The School of Nursing will hold an information session on the Business of Nursing, a 12-credit, 10-month graduate certificate program for nurse managers and executives, on Wed., Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in room 10 of the School of Nursing building at 525 N. Wolfe St.

The Business of Nursing is offered jointly by the schools of Nursing and Professional Studies in Business and Education.

There will also be a special Student's Day on Tues., Aug. 10, to register for the school's graduate programs. These sessions will run from 8 to 10 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 410-955-7548.