Note: Application will be open later this afternoon.

Claflin Consultation Initiative 2024 - Survey for Applicants

Deadline – Friday, December 1, 2023 - 5:00pm



If you are applying for a Claflin Distinguished Scholars Award, and would like help preparing your application, ECOR and the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI) for applicants. By submitting a survey for the CCI, you will be matched with a Claflin alumna who best fits your area of research.

The CCI is designed to help eligible faculty prepare their best application for the 2024 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Many prior Claflin award recipients have volunteered their time to answer questions and offer guidance and encouragement to potential applicants. Claflin alumna coaches may give advice on all aspects of the application, including the research plan, budget, description of child-rearing responsibilities, and advice for repeat applicants.

The last date to enroll in the CCI is Friday, December 1, 2023 at 5pm

The deadline to apply for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards 2023 is Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

We will make every effort to honor your preferences when matching you to a Claflin alumna coach, but in some cases this may not be possible. Someone from ECOR will be in touch with you before Friday, December 8, 2023.



Please fill out the information in this survey to help us provide you with the best consultation possible.

1. Faculty Appointment

  • Number of years at current faculty rank
  • For Assistant Professor, number of years spent at the Instructor rank

2. Previous Faculty Positions

  • Have you previously held a faculty position at another institution? Please select "Yes" or "No."
  • If yes, please list institution name, number of years on faculty there, and faculty rank at departure.

3. Contact Information

  • Preferred email address (This will be given to your Claflin match)
  • Preferred phone number (This will be given to your Claflin match)

4. Previous Claflin Applications

  • Is this your first time applying for a Claflin award? Please select "Yes" or "No."
  • If no, please list year(s) of previous applications (Note: Many successful Claflin awardees applied more than once!)

5. Project Title. Proposed title of your Claflin project. (Applicants may change the project title of their final application)

6. Description of your Research. Please select the best descriptor of your research:

  • Fundamental, lab-based
  • Clinical
  • Translational
  • Health Policy or Epidemiology
  • Other/Combination (if other, please provide details)

7. Type of Advice. Please select the type of advice that would be most important for you to receive through the CCI (You may select multiple options that are applicable to you).

  • Advice on scientific portion of the application
  • Advice on the personal statement
  • Advice for repeat applicant
  • Other (If other, please provide details)

​8. Claflin Alumna Coach Preferences. Would you prefer to speak with a Claflin alumna within your department/division (if possible) or from a different department/division? (Choose one)

  • Within department/division
  • Outside department/division 
  • No preference

​ Do you have a preference for the research background of your coach? (Choose one)

  • Fundamental
  • Clinical
  • Translational
  • Health Policy or Epidemiology
  • No preference




We are now accepting applications online via the MGRI Online Grant Management Portal.

This user-friendly system allows MGH researchers to submit electronic applications. The system has been designed to allow users to:

  • Create a personal profile which will auto populate your future applications
  • View current calls and apply to open opportunities
  • Assign a delegate to submit an application on behalf of the applicant (optional)
  • Save and edit current applications in progress
  • Submit completed applications
  • View all your applications that have been submitted via the online grants system

Instructions for Applying Online

  1. Create your account: Login using your MGB 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, request to make changes will not be accepted).

Useful tips:

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

 Click "Apply" below to begin the application.



If you still have questions remaining, please submit them via e-mail to