HMS Foundation Funds

Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Fellows

Information on funding opportunities offered through the HMS Foundation Funds is now available
online at: 

Each year several foundations invite HMS junior faculty members and postdocs to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career. For awards that limit the number of applicants from Harvard, interested investigators must first apply for the HMS nomination through the HMS Foundation Funds, and a committee will select the final candidates to submit applications to the foundations. For some awards, MGH receives invitations to submit their own nominations. In this case, MGH faculty must first apply for the MGH nomination through ECOR and a committee at MGH will select the final MGH candidates to submit applications to the foundations. 

The following chart lists the HMS Foundation Funds that are currently available and the Institution that MGH faculty should apply through.

Click here to view the slides from the HMS Foundation Funds Informational Meeting.

*The deadlines have been extended for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award and the Macy Faculty Scholars Program. Please see below for details.*

External Limited Submission Funding Opportunity
HMS/ECOR Deadline
Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program X  
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award X  
Now 11/20/17
Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neurimaging Program X   10/16/17
Macy Faculty Scholars Program
Now 11/13/17
Mallinckrodt Scholars Award X   10/16/17
Mary Kay Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Award X   10/16/17
Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Please direct all inquiries regarding the application process at HMS to Clare Lamont, Program Coordinator, Office for Academic and Clinical Affairs, 617-432-7463,  If you have questions regarding the MGH application process, please email MGH ECOR,

ECOR handles the application process for a number of limited submission opportunities at MGH. Please check in with Research News weekly in order to find all of our current opportunities.