Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

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All Mass General investigators interested in applying for a limited submission award submit a letter of intent (see detailed instructions below) to the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered for an institutional nomination.

Submission Process

Submit a one- to two-page letter of intent (LOI) to the Mass General Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include:

  1. Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  2. A descriptive title of the potential application
  3. Brief description of the project
  4. Brief description of why you should be selected to receive an institutional nomination for this award

In the event that more than one Mass General investigator is interested in applying for a limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates, and a review and selection process will take place.

If you have any questions about limited funding opportunities or our process, please contact ECOR at or 617-643-7420.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Fellows through HMS Foundation Funds

If you are an MGH investigator, you should not apply directly to HMS for all of the funding opportunities offered through the HMS foundation funds. Please see the chart below to determine where to apply and for information on the process. 

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

External Limited Submission Funding Opportunity
HMS/ECOR Deadline
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award   X
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Research Accelerator Award   X 3/20/18
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Research Visionary Award   X 3/20/18
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
Charles H. Hood Foundation Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health   X 4/11/18
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant X   3/19/18
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship X   3/19/18
Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship X   3/19/18
Pew Scholars Program   X 5/29/18
Searle Scholars Program X   3/19/18
Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research  
W.T. Grant Scholars Program X   3/19/18

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.