HMS Foundation Funds

Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Fellows

Information on funding opportunities offered through the HMS Foundation Funds office is now available
online. Please click here to view the spring 2024 opportunities.

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 opportunities 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.

External Limited Submission Funding Opportunity
HMS/ECOR Deadline
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovation Awards X  
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants   X 2/13/24
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Awards   X 2/12/24
Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship X  
Macy Faculty Scholars Program X  
Pew Foundation Biomedical Scholars Program   X 3/20/24
Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship X   3/10/24
Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Scholars Award X   3/10/24
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program X   3/10/24
Searle Scholars Program X   3/10/24
W.T Grant Scholars Program X   3/10/24


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.