Research News - May 12, 2017

 

 

 

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May 12, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Release of new Insight Conflicts of Interest Disclosures Module – May 12
 

EVENTS
 

1. ORCD's Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration on May 18!
2. Learn the ABCs of H-1Bs
3. MGH Research Core Day – Save the Date!
4. Invitation to submit abstracts for MGH Clinical Research Day

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
2. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards
3. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
4. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
5. Private Funding Opportunities
6. NIH Update for Week Ending May 12, 2017

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Release of new Insight Conflicts of Interest Disclosures Module – May 12

The new, completely redesigned Conflicts of Interest Disclosures module in Insight will be released on Friday, May 12th.  This is the system research investigators use to disclose their financial interests and submit an Annual Disclosure Form. Significant changes have been made to the navigation, functionality and look of the new system.  You are strongly advised to take some time to familiarize yourself with the new system. The Office for Interactions with Industry (OII) will be holding 30 minute webinars starting on May 12th.  For more information see OII’s web site.

 
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EVENTS
 
1. ORCD's Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration on May 18!

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Location provided upon registration

The Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Research Careers (ORCD) presents its annual poster celebration for MGH research fellows.

The ORCD's Research Fellow Poster Celebration will take place on May 18, 2017. The Poster Celebration highlights the excellent research being done by MGH postdoctoral fellows. The morning program includes lectures on the 'Trends in Biomedical Science' and 'Research Career Development.' Posters are on display all day.

Please click here to register by Tue, May 16.

 
2. Learn the ABCs of H-1Bs

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 2:00-4:00PM, Haber Auditorium
(located in area D on MGH map, across the hall from O'Keefe Auditorium)  

Topics include:

  • H-1B eligibility
  • Posting public notices required for an H-1B hire
  • Wages and Labor Condition Application requirement
  • Unannounced on-site audits by Fraud Detection and National Security officers
  • Trends in H 1B Adjudications, including RFEs, premium processing suspension, and scrutiny of computer-related positions.

Click here to register

 
3. MGH Research Core Day – Save the Date!

Tuesday, June 13, 2:00-5:00pm – Simches 3 Conference Rooms

Please join the MGH Research Community in learning more about the Cores at MGH!  MGH Research Core Day will feature a new symposium portion, as well as some light refreshments and a raffle!

2:00-3:30pm – Core Symposium – Room 3.110
3:30-5:00pm – Core Day Informational Fair – Rooms 3.120 and 3.130

Please contact researchmanagement@mgh.harvard.edu if you have any questions, or if you would like to register your core.

 
4. Invitation to submit abstracts for MGH Clinical Research Day

Thursday, October 5

On Thursday, October 5, MGH will celebrate the 15th Annual Clinical Research Day. The Division of Clinical Research invites investigators from across the hospital to submit abstracts at https://crp2017.abstractcentral.com/login by the July 10th deadline.

Please note that submissions must be about clinical research conducted at MGH and may include manuscripts published or submitted for publication between September 2016 and July 2017.

MGH awards for best abstracts:

  • $5,000 Team Award (Nominations by chiefs required)
  • $1,500 Translational Research Award, sponsored by the Department of Molecular Biology
  • $1,000 Individual Award
  • Departmental Awards for clinical researchers include: Anesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Ob/Gyn, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics, Performance Analysis and Improvement/Practice Improvement, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery

Clinical Research Day will begin at 8 a.m. with the keynote address delivered by Dr. Daniel J. Rader, Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Please contact Jillian Tonelli with any questions.

 
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
For Fundamental (Basic) and Clinical Research

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards!

What is it?
The Tosteson & FMD Awards are intended to support junior investigators (MD and PhD Research Fellows/Clinical Research Fellows) at Massachusetts General Hospital pursuing either fundamental (basic) or clinical research.  

The ECOR Subcommittee on Review of Research Proposals (SRRP) reviews the applications and selects the awardees. The top three applicants will receive Tosteson Awards - named for the longtime Dean of the Harvard Faculty of Medicine - and the remaining awardees receive FMD awards.

How much is each award?
The awards will include a stipend of $47,500 plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

  • Click here to read more and apply online.
  • Visit the Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery page on the ECOR website here.
 
2. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards

What are they?
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

MGH is eligible to nominate one candidate.

When is the deadline?  
MGH internal preliminary applications: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards - Click here

 
3. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
A program of the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
 
Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research.

What are they?
The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
The mission of the Awards Program is to launch the careers of newly independent biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs. The three‚Äźyear Award supports newly independent faculty engaged in basic biomedical research. Investigators in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry and engineering) whose projects focus on biomedical science are also encouraged to apply. Clinical trials are outside of the scope of this program however, basic research using human specimens is eligible. In recognition of the importance of research collaboration by the scientific community, collaboration is an additional, but not required, positive ancillary factor. These projects may involve researchers within and/or outside MGH.

MGH is eligible to nominate two candidates.

When is the deadline?  
MGH internal preliminary applications: Monday, May 15, 2017 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research - Click here

 
4. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying for any limited submission award submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Process
Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to ecor@partners.org.  In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include:

  • Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  • A descriptive title of the potential application
  • Brief description of the project
  • Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award

If there is more than one MGH investigator interested in applying for each limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • Centers for AIDS Research (P30)
  • Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30) 
  • Limited Competition: Data Coordinating Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (UC4)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Center (P30) – NEW!
  • Gabrielle's Angel Foundation – NEW!
  • W.M. Keck Foundation Medical Research Program – NEW!
  • NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)
  • George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)

If there is a limited submission funding opportunity you do not see listed above or you have any additional questions, please contact Erin McGivney at 617-643-6471.

 
5. Private Funding Opportunities

Please note that any grant that brings in less than 15% in indirect costs (IDC) will need to be supplemented up to the 15% equivalent by existing investigator or departmental sundry funds. Resolution of this issue must occur prior to submission of the award.

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to any of these funding opportunities.  Note that proposals are still routed through the standard InfoEd/Research Management process.

Week of 5/12/17

  • Bio-Therapeutics Impact Awards, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
  • Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
  • Grant for Hire Program - PHA Barst Fund Grants, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation
  • Research Grants, Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
 
6. NIH Update for Week Ending May 12, 2017

For the latest National Institutes of Health notices, requests for applications, and program announcements, follow this link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/WeeklyIndex.cfm

 
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In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

Pilot Grants on Nutrition Obesity Research
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding Support
Application Deadline: June 7, 2017; 7th day of each month

Center for Genomic Medicine Catalysis Awards
Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

HHMI Announces New Investigator Competition
Application Deadline: June 27, 2017

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) Accepting PILOT & DRIVE Grant Pre-Proposals

Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical TrialsMay 16

ORCD's Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration May 18

Epigenetics: An Introduction and Applications – May 23

Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methodology - June 1, 8, 15, 22

Spotlight Series: Delegation of Responsibilities in a Clinical Research Study June 6

Center for Skeletal Research 3rd Annual Research Symposium – June 12

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