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Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation 2016


MGH Internal Preliminary Application Deadline

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  – 5:00 PM




The Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation is a non-profit private foundation which focuses its support on promising early stage medical researchers. The ideal candidate is affiliated with an outstanding medical research institution and works under the supervision of experienced mentors. The goal is to assist these individuals by funding their current research, with the hope of enabling them to acquire more significant funding. The Landenberger Foundation does not restrict our support to any particular disease or medical condition, although they are looking for research with broad impact.

MGH is eligible to nominate one candidate.  Preliminary applications will be reviewed and assessed by the ECOR Subcommittee on Review of Research Proposals (SRRP). 



This award will be for up to $100,000 per year for two years, with the second year contingent on the approval of a progress report from the first year of funding. These funds should be fully allocated to direct costs and awards will start in early 2017.



MGH Internal Preliminary application Deadline:  Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2016

Notification to MGH Candidate: Early October 2016



At the time of application:

  • the applicant must hold an MD and/or PhD
  • the applicant must have the appointment of either Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Research Fellow, Instructor, or Assistant Professor
  • the applicant must also not be the PI of an NIH R01 or equivalent grant at the time of award.



The MGH internal preliminary application must include the following 4 items:  

1 Project Title (Do not exceed 81 characters, including spaces between words and punctuation)

2. Research Summary (2 pages)

  • Brief description of the project with an emphasis on how appropriate experience, training, and skills obtained will enable you to conduct highly innovative research
  • Brief description of your current scientific environment and how it will foster your career trajectory and contribute to the probability of success

3. Biosketch of the applicant in NIH format (not a CV).  Click here for a sample NIH biosketch.

4.  Unit, Service, or Department Chief letter of recommendation (address letters to ECOR Review Committee).



  • Use margins of 0.5 inches or greater
  • Use 11pt font size or greater.
  • Upload PDF documents only.  Limit characters to A-Z, a-z and 0-9 when naming PDF documents.  Do not use periods, commas or dashes in the file name.



ECOR accepts all applications online via the ECOR Online Grant Management Portal.  The system has been designed to allow users to:

  • Create a personal profile, which will auto-populate your future ECOR applications
  • Assign a delegate to submit applications on your behalf (optional)
  • View current calls and apply to open opportunities 
  • Save and edit current applications in progress
  • Submit completed applications.

Instructions for Applying Online:

1.        Create your account: Log in using your Partners credentials and fill-out the profile information.

2.        Complete the application: Once your profile is complete, you will automatically progress through the online application. If you cannot complete the application at one time, “save” the application and return to it at a later time to finish. Before submitting your application, you will have the ability to make changes to the application.

3.        Submit your application: Once you have completed the application click on the “submit” button at the bottom of the page. Once you submit it, you will not be able to make further changes unless you send a request to ECOR (note that once the deadline passes, requests to make changes will not be accepted).


Useful tips:

  • To avoid losing your work, remember to save frequently
  • You can only upload PDF documents
  • If you previously created a profile, please ensure your information is current prior to submitting an application.

  Click 'Apply' below to begin the application.



If you have any questions, please email ECOR.