Howard M. Goodman Fellowship FAQs
Q: What are the characteristic of an eligible applicant?
A: An eligible applicant needs to have demonstrated clear independence and would normally hold the position of Assistant Professor or have been an Instructor for a period of time with a demonstrable independent publication record. Applicants must not yet have reached the level of Associate Professor, and should not be a PI on more than one R01.
Q: Does the Howard M. Goodman Fellowship have to be used for salary? Are there restrictions on how the money can be used?
A: The money must be used to support research, but there are no other restrictions.
Q: What is considered “recent” in terms of being offered an independent position at MGH?
A: An applicant must have received his/her appointment on January 1, 2017 or later.
Q: Is the fellowship designed to support a proposal that is distinct from any ongoing or planned work? (e.g. Can aims from other projects be included with my fellowship proposal?)
A: The fellowship funds can be used to augment existing funded research. Your research goals can include aims that are ongoing or have been submitted for other projects.
Q: Are letters of recommendation required?
A: No, letters of recommendation are not required. Please do not submit any.
Q: Is the two-page summary of research goals a condensed research proposal?
A: Yes, please include current and future goals in the proposal.
Q: Is a list of references/bibliography required with the two page summary of research goals?
A: Yes, but this does not count towards the 2-page limit.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Q: Does the application need to go through PHS Research Management for pre-review?
A: No, please submit your application directly to ECOR using the ECOR Online Grant Management Portal. You can access this by clicking here.
Q: When will the applicants be notified of the funding decisions for this award?
A: Applicants will be notified via email by December 2022.