Research News - January 7, 2022

         
 
January 7, 2022
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Research Job Board
2. Mass General Hospital Summer Research Opportunity for Students
3. Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy
4. DOM Freezer Clean Up Campaign
5. Celebration of Science 2022 Virtual Poster Session – Abstracts are now being accepted!
6. NIH Bio & Other Support Formats & Reporting Obligations – Effective January 25, 2022
7. Research Software Developer and Consultation Available
8. New TEDxMGH Talk for January! “Why Our Journey – and Our Distance Travelled – Matter” Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH

EVENTS
 

1. Fun Fridays- Ageless Grace
2. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap, Freezerworks & more!
3. 2022 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 01
4. Fun Friday: Warm Up for Winter
5. Speed Mentoring Session
6. Re-energize, Reimagine and Reinvent: Crafting the Next Chapter of Your Work and Life
7. Black Excellence career development lunch and learn: Lessons from a Researcher’s Journey
8. Mass General Brigham Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
9. The Chester Pierce Research Society Speaker Series
10. MGH Virtual Trivia Night
11. Celebration of Mentoring at MGH

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. MGH Physician and/or Scientist Development Award 2022
3. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
4. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592
5. Mechanisms Underlying Cardiovascular Consequences Associated with COVID-19 and Long COVID, American Heart Association (AHA)
6. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
7. Foundation Funding Opportunities

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. MGH Research Job Board

Are you looking for a new opportunity within the Mass General Research Institute or hoping to promote a newly posted job within your department?  Check out the Research Job Board, powered by the Division of Clinical Research!

All members of the community are able to submit postings or apply for positions. 

Click here to learn more.

 
2. Mass General Hospital Summer Research Opportunity for Students

The Massachusetts General Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) was founded by the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion in 1992 for students historically underrepresented in medicine (UiM) who are interested in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. SRTP pairs accepted students with an MGH faculty preceptor to provide guidance and mentorship in a new or ongoing research project. The summer research program will take place June 6, 2022 through July 29, 2022 and applications are due January 24, 2022.

For more details and to apply, go to: www.massgeneral.org/cdi/programs

Questions? Email srtp@mgh.harvard.edu
 
3. Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy

Applications are due by January 28, 2022

C/T Research Academy supports, nurtures, and grows the next generation of c/t investigators at Harvard Medical School so they may become highly competitive for careers in translational and patient-oriented research in academia, industry, and regulatory affairs. The program offers advanced training to early-career c/t researchers, with a focus on the core knowledge necessary to achieve success in c/t research.

Completion of the two-year training program, which includes a carefully structured didactic curriculum and a mentor-based research project, culminates in a Certificate in C/T Research from Harvard Catalyst.

The C/T Research Academy focuses on the following key areas of c/t investigation:

  • Clinical trial and study design
  • Computational/statistical sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Drug development
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Genetics and omics technology
  • Grant writing
  • Commercializing innovations

Please visit our website for the RFA and FAQ.  Contact us if you have questions. 

 
4.  DOM Freezer Clean Up Campaign

Department of Medicine at MGH is kicking of a research space revitalization project from December 1, 2021-January 15, 2022 in order to:

  • Be more strategic in the use of DOM research lab space
  • Identify tactics for maximizing space optimization and efficiency
  • Increase opportunities for investigator equipment space
  • Support the environment with more energy efficient equipment

This dedicated campaign will encourage freezer optimization through: inventory of freezers, removing old samples where possible, identifying opportunities for consolidation and sharing, and identifying freezers/samples that can be moved to off-site storage. Active investigators in the Department of Medicine are eligible to be entered in a lottery to win a prize.

For more information check out our Apollo page, to document campaign activities, click here, or contact Michelle Tagerman at mtagerman1@mgh.harvard.edu. Also check our twitter feed @DOMFreezerHero, and use #DOMFreezerHero and #DOMFreezerCleanupCampaign.

 
5. Celebration of Science 2022 Virtual Poster Session – Abstracts are now being accepted!

A Celebration of MGH Trainees
Deadline for submission:  Friday, February 4, 2022

ECOR is accepting abstracts from research staff and trainees who are interested in exhibiting their research

The Celebration of Science Virtual Poster Session gives researchers the opportunity to create a compelling visual display of their work and present it to some of the best scientific minds in the nation. The poster session is an essential part of the Celebration of Science, which highlights excellence in research at MGH. Posters of Distinction will be chosen to receive a $1,000 travel award to a scientific meeting.

A review panel will select a group of finalists from the submitted abstracts. Those finalists will be required to present their poster in order to be considered for the travel award.

ELIGIBILITY
Awards will be restricted to trainees (fellows and graduate students) and research staff (research coordinators, research technicians, etc.) The abstract submitter must have a full-time appointment at MGH.

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
Abstracts on any type of research are eligible for submission and authors may only submit ONE abstract.  

HOW TO SUBMIT
Please click here for more information and to submit a poster abstract!

QUESTIONS
If you have problems or questions please email sac@partners.org

SAC VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
This year, the poster session will be held virtually via the Celebration of Science online portal. Completed posters must be uploaded to the event portal in advance of the event. Details regarding the format and instructions for uploading posters are forthcoming. Poster presenters will use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to communicate with attendees.

 
6. NIH Bio & Other Support Formats & Reporting Obligations – Effective January 25, 2022
In keeping with our institutional commitment to transparency, we are writing to remind you that the new NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support formats and reporting obligations are effective January 25, 2022.  As part of the grant application, Just-in-Time (JIT), and/or annual progress report (RPPR), PIs and Key Personnel (PI/KP) are required to disclose all domestic and foreign
  • Financial, in-kind, and non-financial support of their research activities received through Mass General Brigham (MGB) and non-MGB institutions;
  • Consulting and outside activity funding that supports their research activities;
  • Salaried, non-salaried, and honorific appointments and affiliations;
  • Participation in foreign talent programs; and
  • For foreign appointments, documentation (with English translations if original documents are not in English) setting forth requirements (e.g., duties, time commitment, lab space, access to equipment and materials) and financial, in-kind, and non-financial support provided at the foreign institution or their MGB institution.

PI/KP are also required to notify their institutions of disclosure errors (e.g., failure to include support from a foreign sponsor or a foreign appointment on a grant application) and not wait until the next RPPR to inform the NIH or other federal sponsor or, worst case scenario, fail to provide this information altogether.   Research Management Pre-Award Grant Administrators are available to work with PI/KP in making these notifications.  MGB institutions have 30 days from receipt of corrections to inform the NIH. 
 
PI/KP should continue to use the RPPR to report new Other Support and/or foreign appointments and provide the requisite documentation. 
 
Information on how to fulfill these obligations, Insight modifications, and tools available for PI/KP are available on the Research Navigator. If you have not reviewed this information, we encourage you to do so now and to work with your Department Grant Administrators to modify your Biographical Sketch and Other Support so they reflect the latest federal requirements.  

 
7. Research Software Developer and Consultation Available

Do you need help from a Research Software Developer for a short or long-term project? The ERIS Research Computing Core can provide support and expert knowledge in MATLAB, Python, R, Ruby and other languages. Our developers have experience with GitLab, code migrations and ERIS platforms, automation, custom database design and application interfaces. Visit the Core Fees Page for current rates. Contact rcc@partners.org with questions or to set up a consultation.

Click here to learn more.

 
8. New TEDxMGH Talk for January! “Why Our Journey – and Our Distance Travelled – Matter” Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President Equity and Community Health, describes the distance he has traveled to get where he is today from the time his “abuela” shared the dream she had for him. He illustrates the importance of listening, learning, and understanding as the best gift we have and can give, so that others get the chance to embrace their dreams and realize their potential. View video here. The TEDxMGH videos present inspirational stories from the MGH community, including how people have handled challenges through innovation, resilience, vulnerability, and connection. These monthly 10-12 min. stories by your colleagues cover far-reaching topics – from antiracism and social justice to climate change, laughter, coping with loss, COVID-19, and living and working with depression. View previous videos on the TEDxMGH Apollo page. If you are interested in contributing to this series, please click here to apply.

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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- Ageless Grace

Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being
Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity.

Join Norie for an Ageless Grace class designed to stimulate the brain: body connection through music. This seated wellness program is based on the science of neuroplasticity - the basic idea that the brain and nervous system have the ability to change form and function. Twenty-one tools steeped in creative expression and imagination address many factors: joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, bone density, balance, confidence, kinesthetic learning and systemic health.

Explore how this innovative program can offer you a space for “exercising” your body, mind and emotions. No exercise experience needed, only a chair and an open mind and willingness to play.

Facilitator: Norie Mozzone serves as the Program Coordinator for MGH’s Dementia Care Collaborative. She deeply values holistic wellness and the wisdom that people have the capacity to make new choices every day for a life that is more vibrant and full. Norie transmits that belief as an Ageless Grace Educator.

Click to register

 
2. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap, Freezerworks & more!

Monday, January 10, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Zoom

Join subject matter experts online for 1:1 support with Research IS & Computing tools and services available to help your research and innovation, discuss problems and answer your questions. No appointment necessary. The Scientific Computing team is available at 1p.m. to provide extra support for ERISOne Linux Cluster, R, Python and the new ERISXdl platform. We hope to see you then! Check out our events page for additional offerings.

Click here to learn more.
 
3. 2022 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 01

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Zoom

Provided by: Mass General Brigham and MGH Center for Faculty Development

"Attention to Detail: High-Resolution Bone Imaging and Bariatric Surgery"

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • To understand the quantification and interpretation of bone quality assessment parameters
  • To understand the benefits of 3D volumetric bone imaging over traditional 2D assessment
  • To understand standard high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) analysis techniques and explore advanced analysis options
  • To illustrate the clinical consequences of bariatric surgery on the skeleton using advanced imaging techniques

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD

Presenters:
Galateia Kazakia, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco.
Elaine Yu, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Neuroendocrine Unit, MGH/HMS

ACCREDITATION
Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click to register
 
4. Fun Friday: Warm Up for Winter

Friday, January 14, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity.

“Warm Up for Winter” with licensed physical therapist assistant Angela Stearns for 20-30 minutes of upbeat exercise to have you feeling warm and energized during the coldest time of the year. Keeping the winter blues away this season is made quick and easy with this workout that can be done in the middle of your busy workday. There’s no better way to start the new year than by strengthening multiple muscle groups in this simple yet effective routine! 

Facilitator: Angela Stearns, PTA, is a Sports Physical Therapist Assistant at MGH Sports Physical Therapy.

Click to register

 
5. Speed Mentoring Session

Friday, January 14, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Every month, two mentor leaders from different departments will answer your questions about any aspect of being a mentee or mentor. You do not need to be in the same department as the leaders—this event is open to faculty across MGH, but registration is required. Come ready with your questions and be ready to learn not only from the senior mentoring leaders but also from fellow attendees.

This session is scheduled for January 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm with Erin Tracy Bradley, MD, Director, Faculty Mentoring and Residency Mentoring Programs, Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Helen Shih, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology.

Mentor leaders will meet with up to 8 faculty members, each given 7-8 minutes to ask questions on any aspect of mentoring or being mentored and receive input from the mentor leaders.

Open to faculty across MGH, registration required.

 
6. Re-energize, Reimagine and Reinvent: Crafting the Next Chapter of Your Work and Life

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Senior Faculty Transitions

Mid to late career for highly motivated individuals can be a time of stress and transition, but also a chance to reflect, re-energize, and reimagine work and life. Recent research in the fields of life span development and positive psychology highlights that the old paradigm and mindset of gradual decline into the retirement years is no longer accurate or helpful.

In this webinar, Stephanie and Russ will share a high-level roadmap as well as practical first steps participants can take to move towards higher levels of intentionality and fulfillment in the mid to late stages of their careers. The Webinar will also provide an introduction to a course that will be offered, starting in February, for those interested in more deeply engaging in this work. Using a disciplined evidenced based approach, course participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal journey and distinctive strengths as the foundation for reimagining the path forward, and proactively shaping a more meaningful and rewarding next chapter.

Facilitators: Stephanie Eisenstat, MD and Russell Eisenstat, PhD
As a physician educator, certified coach and practicing clinician now for almost 30 years, Dr. Stephanie Eisenstat has helped individuals and groups enhance their effectiveness and impact.  Dr. Russ Eisenstat has spent the last four decades coaching and supporting leaders and organizations around the world in unlocking their full potential. 

Click here to register

 
7. Black Excellence career development lunch and learn: Lessons from a Researcher’s Journey

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Employees are invited to attend this self-improvement-focused lunch and learn with Julie Price, PhD. The event will take place from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 19.

Dr. Price is the director of PET pharmacokinetic modeling at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center, investigator in radiology at Mass General and professor in radiology at Harvard Medical School. She is also the faculty co-director for research at the Mass General’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, which serves to advance the careers of the underrepresented in the medicine research workforce. Dr. Price will share how she advanced to her current role from a self-improvement and personal development perspective.

Click here to join!

 
8. Mass General Brigham Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

The livestream of our annual MLK event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. The co-emcees will be Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, chief community health equity officer, and Carla Carten, PhD, interim senior vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. Anne Klibanski, MD, president and chief executive officer, Mass General Brigham, will deliver the welcoming remarks.

The keynote speaker will be Laurie Zephyrin, MD, MBA, MPH, vice president of advancing health equity at The Commonwealth Fund. Driven by a passion to transform healthcare, she brings her experience as a clinician, health policymaker and intrapreneur to drive system transformation. Dr. Zephyrin was the first national director of the Reproductive Health Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she spearheaded the strategic vision and led systems changes to improve the health of women veterans nationwide.

Click “Join” on this calendar item to let us know you will attend this livestream event. In case you cannot, it will be recorded for viewing at your convenience.

 
9. The Chester Pierce Research Society Speaker Series

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

“The Evolving Role of Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease: from
symptoms to in Vivo Biology”

Julie Price, PhD
Director, PET Pharmacokinetic Modeling, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging,
Investigator, Department of Radiology,
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Faculty Co‐Director for Research, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Click here to register.

 
10. MGH Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Zoom

The CNY Vitality and Advocacy Committee (formally known as the CNY Quality of Life Committee) is excited to host another FREE MGH Virtual Trivia Night on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 pm. All researchers, trainees, and staff are welcome to join!!!

Please organize your team (no more than 8 people/team) and register using the link below.  ALL players must register. When you register, you can provide a Team Name if you have a group of teammates in mind. If not, just enter “Free Agent” to be assigned to a team the day of the event!
We expect a large turn out, so register your team now to reserve a spot.  The number of teams will be capped at 60 total!

A link to the Zoom event will be provided upon registration.  Please ensure you log on 10-20 minutes prior to the event.

Click here to register.

 
11. Celebration of Mentoring at MGH

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Join us to celebrate the vibrant mentoring culture at MGH! This event will recognize recipients of 2021 departmental, MGH-wide, and Harvard mentoring awards. In particular, the winners of the 2021 CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards will be announced.

“Lateral Mentoring™ in a Hierarchical Environment: Mentoring at every stage in your career”

Many people think of mentoring as hierarchical - a mentee is seeking guidance from someone directly above (and in the same department). However, the most effective mentorship is lateral, and many people are already doing it without even knowing it! By learning the different ways we can engage in mentoring, we can gain benefits that far exceed our expectations. And, we can mentor at any stage of our career, including in retirement!

Keynote speaker: Deborah Heiser, PhD, Founder and CEO of The Mentor Project, Founder of I.M.AGE. Dr. Heiser is an Applied Developmental Psychologist, a TEDx speaker, Psychology Today contributor, researcher, author, coach, consultant, Founder and CEO of The Mentor Project, and an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury.

Click to register

 
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. COVID Funding Opportunities

Please visit the new MGB web page for COVID funding opportunities that provides a central database for researchers to view open and competitive funding announcements.

We have aggregated opportunities from federal and private funding sources including NIH, DoD, CDC, EPA, foundations, and more.  The database defaults to sorting by award amount and can also be sorted by deadline or filtered by research focus.

Upcoming deadlines:

Recently added:

 
2. MGH Physician and/or Scientist Development Award 2022

Four Year Award for Investigators
who are Underrepresented in Academic Medicine*
*Fundamental, Clinical, Translational, and Health Services investigators are all eligible

Applications for grants are invited by the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), and the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR). 

What is the Award?
The MGH Physician/Scientist Development Award (PSDA) is designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are considered underrepresented in academic medicine (UiM). This Award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of physicians and scientists underrepresented in academic medicine, and thereby increase opportunities for UiM researchers to advance to senior positions in academic medicine at MGH.  This award is a key faculty initiative of the CDI. We encourage applicants to engage with the center and learn more about our programs and other initiatives: www.massgeneral.org/cdi.The CDI will evaluate the need for this Award on a regular basis.

Am I UIM (Underrepresented in Medicine)?
For the purposes of the PSDA, MGH follows the definition of underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research (UiM) of the NIH and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  UiM groups may include Latino/ Hispanic (including Brazilian), African-American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others. Please note that Asians are not considered UIM, UNLESS they are underrepresented relative to the population MGH serves, e.g., Cambodian or Laotian.

How much is the award?
$180,000 plus 15% indirect costs will be awarded to be spent over a three or four-year period, with a maximum of $60,000 plus indirect costs per year for 3-year awards and a maximum of $45,000 plus indirect costs per year for 4-year awards.

When is the deadline?
Thursday, March 3, 2022 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to read more and apply online.

 
3. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Fostering diversity in the scientific research workforce is a key component of the NIH strategy to identify, develop, support and maintain the quality of our scientific human capital NOT-OD-20-031.

This administrative supplement is designed to provide support for research experiences for individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout the continuum from high school to the faculty level. Continuation of this program in the future will depend on the evaluation of the career outcomes of the supported individuals as well as continuing assessments of the diversity of the scientific workforce.

Please click here to learn more.
 
4. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592

The primary mission of this program is to promote the development of a diverse, translational research workforce that is capable of participating and/or leading cross-disciplinary team science relevant for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related dementias.  The trainee will pursue a targeted research project under the mentorship of world-class researchers in the Harvard research community in three key areas:

[1] biology of aging and neurodegeneration;
[2] data sciences, computational biology, statistics, math/engineering/physics;
[3] drug discovery and development

Most T32 faculty are within the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and/or Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  Training includes targeted coursework, didactic lectures, and a dedicated T32 lecture series. General training includes research conduct, diversity and inclusion, mentoring, career development, and grant development activities.

Eligibility: PhD, MD, MD/PhD and U.S. citizen or permanent resident (see NIH PAR-18-524), with rolling admission for 4 training slots.  Our goal is to recruit a truly diverse T32 trainee pool that is highly representative of URM and women trainees.

Additional information: Please see  https://pricelab.martinos.org/t32-adrd/ for further information including application instructionsPlease submit questions to:  Krystal Whitfield (T32 Administrative Contact) at T32ADRD@mgh.harvard.edu

 
5. Mechanisms Underlying Cardiovascular Consequences Associated with COVID-19 and Long COVID, American Heart Association (AHA)

To better understand both COVID-19 and Long COVID, the American Heart Association (AHA) invites research proposals that will contribute to understanding the mechanism(s) underlying cardiac, vascular and cerebrovascular effects of these conditions, as well as mechanisms that contribute to differential susceptibility to Long COVID.  Proposals are sought that will utilize contemporary and innovative approaches to assess tissue damage and/or dysfunction of the heart and vasculature/cerebrovascular, and/or potential associated dysregulation of various signaling pathways and systems.  Proposals directed toward leveraging basic mechanistic discoveries, including identification of biomarkers, to develop therapeutic approaches for cardiovascular consequences of COVID are also of interest.  Due to the heterogeneity of Long COVID, important insights into key mechanistic underpinnings and potential treatment strategies are most likely to be achieved in participant populations with well-characterized phenotypes.       

Because of the racial and ethnic disparities associated with COVID-19 and Long COVID noted above,  proposals should have a strong focus on inclusion of demographically diverse subject populations.  Applicants proposing studies engaging individuals who have active Long COVID are encouraged to consider utilization of a patient-centered approach in designing, conducting and disseminating their studies (https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2021/using-body-mapping-develop-patient-centered-research-agenda-about-long-covid).

Citizenship: Unspecified

Award Amount: $500,000-$1 million paid over 3 years
Indirect Costs: 10%
Research Management Deadline: January 21, 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Click here to visit the website.

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to this opportunity. 

 
6. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying for any limited submission award submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Process            
Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to ecor@partners.org.  In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include:

  • Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  • A descriptive title of the potential application
  • Brief description of the project
  • Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award


If there is more than one MGH investigator interested in applying for each limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities                                                                                                                                        
Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity (Demonstration Projects
  • Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity (Coordinating Center)
  • Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)

If there is a limited submission funding opportunity you do not see listed above or you have any additional questions, please let us know at ecor@mgh.harvard.edu.

 
7. Foundation Funding Opportunities

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to any of these opportunities.  Note that proposals are still routed through the standard Insight/Research Management process.

Please be aware that any grant that brings in less than 15% in indirect costs (IDC) will need to be supplemented up to the 15% equivalent by existing investigator or departmental sundry funds. Resolution of this issue must occur prior to submitting a proposal.  Training fellowships from foundations, public charity, and non-profit organizations are excluded from this minimum IDC requirement.

Week of 01/07/22

  • Diagnostics Accelerator and Target ALS Foundation Biomarker Discovery RFP, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation NEW! $600,000. LOI Deadline: March 2
  • Gilead Research Scholars - Liver Disease Program, Gilead Sciences, Inc. $130,000. Application Deadline: May 1
 
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In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

MGH Town Hall Meeting Recordings

MGB Community Connects

Mentor MGB

Check out the Coronavirus Resource Guide for MGH Researchers!

NIH Update for Week Ending January 7, 2022

PCORI - Click here for the latest funding opportunities from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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