Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Clinical Fellowships

The Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Clinical Fellowship Awards are intended for MD, PhD Fellows/Post Docs and Instructors within 5 years of the granting of their doctorate degree (MD  or PhD) who are working full time at MGH on a problem of direct clinical relevance.

The following definition for Clinical Research (from the NIH Grants Policy Statement Glossary) will be used to assess eligibility:

1. Patient-oriented research: Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects.  In vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to an individual are therefore not eligible for this award. Patient-oriented research includes:

  • Mechanisms of human disease
  • Therapeutic intervention  
  • Clinical trials
  • Development of new technologies

2. Epidemiological and behavioral studies.

3. Outcomes and health services research.