Howard M. Goodman Fellowship FAQs



Q: What are the characteristics 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 recordApplicants 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, 2018 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.


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 2023.