Research News - January 15, 2021

         
 
January 15, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) Animal Bioware Ordering Web Site – Routine Maintenance Scheduled
2. COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic MGH Employees in the Charlestown Navy Yard
3. Abstract Submission for the 2021 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Virtual Poster Session
4. Mass General Brigham EAP Offers Tools to Manage Stress.
5. MentorMGB
6. Confidentiality of NIH Peer Review Process
7. NIH Update: Reflections on 2020, New eRA Commons Home Page, Peer Review Case Study

EVENTS
 

1. Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR)
2. Biobank Portal
3. Lab Manager’s Discussion Group
4. Celebration of Mentoring at MGH
5. ThuRsday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions
6. Virtual Research Technical Talk
7. Virtual “Super” Science Slam
8. Independent Learning Opportunity: The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research: Virtual Nursing Research Poster Showcase

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. 2021 MGH Physician and/or Scientist Development Award
3. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
4. 2021 Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards
5. Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Grant Program
6. Gerstner Scholar Award
7. Supplemental Funding for Eligible Students, Postdoctorates, and Investigators from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Academia
8. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
9. Foundation Funding Opportunities

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. MGH Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) Animal Bioware Ordering Web Site – Routine Maintenance Scheduled

On Friday, January 15, 2021, 3:00pm – 7:00pm CCM will be performing routine maintenance to the Animal Bioware Ordering Web Site (http://ccm.partners.org).  

Please do not attempt to access the site during this maintenance window as the application will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.   If you have any questions or problems, please email us at CCMITSUPPORT@PARTNERS.ORG

 
2. COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic MGH Employees in the Charlestown Navy Yard

We are pleased to report that on-site COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic (no COVID symptoms) MGH employees will be expanded to the Charlestown Navy Yard free of charge.  The testing is for asymptomatic employees who do not fall into the categories listed below.

  • Symptomatic employees who have even minor symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and contact the Occupational Health Services (OHS) Call Center at 617-724-8100.
  • Asymptomatic employees with confirmed exposures (occupational or community) should contact the OHS Call Center at 617-724-8100 to be scheduled for testing.
  • Testing for clinical reasons (for example, if an employee requires pre-admission or pre-procedural testing) will continue to be ordered by your provider and should not be completed at the Employee Testing Center.

For the next few weeks, the schedule will be as follows.

Friday, January 15 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday, January 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday, January 29, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, February 2, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday, February 5, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Testing Location - CNY 114 Cafeteria (1st Floor)

Testing will be done on a walk-in basis.  No appointment is needed.  Your employee ID is required.  We do ask if the line is long, you come back at a later time.

The testing process will be managed through the Labpass web portal.  You will need to set up an account in Labpass.  Registration for each test will be done at the testing site.

How to create an account in Labpass

  • Account activation/set up and results delivery will be managed through secure patient accounts in Labpass. Visit Apollo for more information about using Labpass.  Note: Information in Apollo on scheduling an appointment in Labpass is not applicable for the CNY walk-in site.
  • Start your account set up here (copy and paste this link into Chrome, it will not open properly in Internet Explorer): https://www.labpass.com/en/login, and enter the following access code: MGHEmployee
    • You will receive confirmation and account activity emails from Support@ LabPass.com. Please check your spam folder for these emails and mark "Not Spam" to ensure you receive important notifications.
  • Your email address must be entered correctly for you to receive account activation links and confirmation emails, including access to your test results.

This site is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Staff must use Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Helpful Resources
For assistance or questions with setting up your Labpass account for the CNY 114 testing site please contact researchmanagement@mgh.harvard.edu. Please include your name, phone number and a brief description of the issue.
 
For questions about your results, or difficulty accessing results in Labpass, contact OHS at PHSOHSCOVID19@partners.org. Please include the following information:

  • Subject line: Labpass Results - MGH
  • Body of email: Name and date of birth, email address you registered with and what the general issue is (unable to access results or other)

We expect to continue testing past the initial 2 weeks.  Stay tuned for the schedule moving forward.  We will continue to keep you up-to-date with any changes or additions as this new program progresses.

 
3. Abstract Submission for the 2021 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Virtual Poster Session

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

Deadline for submission:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) 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 two-day meeting, 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 and research associates (i.e., fellows, graduate students, and research staff). The abstract submitter must have a full time appointment at MGH.

AWARD TERMS

  • Each Poster of Distinction will be awarded $1,000
  • The award may be used to defray the costs of travel and lodging for a scientific meeting.
  • The award may be used to cover the costs of event registration, especially for virtual conferences that do not require travel.
  • Note: the awardee may not use the travel award for an event that has already occurred.

SAC VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This year, the poster session will be held virtually via the Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting online portal. Completed posters must be uploaded to the SAC 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.

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

 
4. Mass General Brigham EAP Offers Tools to Manage Stress

While already coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, we experienced profound political unrest and upheaval that may increase our already high stress level. Please don’t hesitate to call the EAP at 866-724-4327 for confidential support. Below are some resources you may find helpful during this challenging time:

 
5.  MentorMGB

The MGH Center for Faculty Development is pleased to announce the launch of our new mentoring and research collaboration website, MentorMGB (www.mentorMGB.org).

This “LinkedIn” style mentorship platform for the MGB community connects faculty, trainees, and students across hospitals to find and give secondary mentorship; collaborate on research interests/find new projects; and create general work and non-work discussion/connections. 

Thanks to Mentor MGH, we aim to foster a dynamic cross-institution mentorship culture and facilitate research collaborations. Faculty Members will already have a user profile on this platform and can edit their biographical information (including research interests, areas of mentorship, faculty rank, specialty, medical school, etc.), upload a photo of themselves, etc. Postdocs, Graduate Students, and others will need to register and create an account using their partners.org or harvard.edu email to access the platform. 

Click here to register.

Click here to access more information on MentorMGB and Log-in Instructions.

 
6. Confidentiality of NIH Peer Review Process

With the start of the 2021 NIH peer review calendar, we are joining with Mike Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, and his colleagues in the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) to remind you of the importance of confidentiality to the integrity of the NIH Peer Review Process.  Study section members, NIH-supported investigators and staff, and Institutional Officials all have a role to play in fostering confidentiality of applications and the associated study section discussions. 

Before gaining access to applications, proposals, or other meeting materials, reviewers are required to read the NIH Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Rules: Information for Reviewers and certify in a Confidentially Agreement that they fully understand and will comply with the confidential nature of the review process.  Reviewers are expected to notify immediately the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) managing the review of the relevant application if they are contacted for purposes of obtaining or exchanging information outside of CSR channels. Preserving peer review integrity is an integral part of maintaining the public’s trust in science, something critically important today, in addition to safeguarding our fellow scientists’ unpublished ideas and intellectual property.

Last month Mike Lauer published several peer review case studies in the Open Mike section of the NIH online publication Extramural Nexus.  The CSR hosts an extensive website with peer review policies and information on how junior faculty can become reviewers.  We have included links to these sites below and encourage current reviewers and those interested in becoming reviewers to take a moment to peruse them.
Mike Lauer’s 12/18/20 Open Mike Case Studies: https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2020/12/18/case-study-in-review-integrity-sharing-an-application-being-reviewed/

NIH Notice:  Maintain Integrity in Peer Review Process: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-115.html

NIH CSR Website: https://public.csr.nih.gov

CSR FAQ Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest: https://public.csr.nih.gov/FAQs/ReviewersFAQs/ConflictInterestConfidentiality

 
7. NIH Update: Reflections on 2020, New eRA Commons Home Page, Peer Review Case Study
Click here to read the latest news from the NIH Office of Extramural Research.
 
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EVENTS
 
1. Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR)

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Zoom

The Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) brings clinical information to the researcher's fingertips and ensures the security of patient information by controlling and auditing the distribution of patient data within the guidelines of the IRB.

This course will provide an introduction to the use of the RPDR (Research Patient Data Registry) application for clinical research, including the review of healthcare data, creating a query and requesting data. The course is geared toward investigators and staff at all levels interested in the utility and information of the Biobank Portal for research.

Register here.

Please contact tmorrison-rohlfs@parnters.org if you have any questions.

Click here to learn more about the RPDR

 
2. Biobank Portal

Friday, January 22, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Zoom

The Partners Biobank Portal is a tool that links consented subjects from the Partners Biobank with their health care data from the electronic medical record (EMR) and allows researchers to request clinical samples for these subjects. 

This course will provide an introduction to the use of the Biobank Portal application for clinical research, including the review of healthcare data, types of samples available, genomic information and requesting data. The course is geared toward investigators and staff at all levels interested in the utility and information of the Biobank Portal for research.

Register here. Please contact tmorrison-rohlfs@parnters.org if you have any questions.

Click here to learn more about the Biobank Portal

 
3. Lab Manager’s Discussion Group

Friday, January 22, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Zoom

The next Lab Managers’ Discussion Group monthly meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 22nd from 3:00 – 4:00PM.  These meetings will resume on a monthly basis. Please see the Zoom information listed below. 

If you have questions or comments you would like to submit in advance of the next meeting, please fill out the form SubmitQuestionsToLMDG
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4. Celebration of Mentoring at MGH

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30 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 2020 departmental, MGH-wide, and Harvard mentoring awards. In particular, the winners of the 2020 Graduate Student Division PI Mentoring Award and the 2020 John T. Potts, Jr., MD Faculty Mentoring Award will be announced. In honor of this being the tenth year of the Potts Award, the CFD has created a special booklet in honor of all the recipients.  

The celebration will culminate in a keynote presentation by invited speakers W. Brad Johnson, PhD, and David G. Smith PhD, authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace.”  

Register and add to my calendar    

Click here to join zoom

 
5. ThuRsday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, MS Teams

These weekly sessions are a mix of training and show-and-tell for learning useful R tips just like the Enterprise Research IS R User Group Meeting. R is a free and open programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. In this weekly meeting, one small topic is covered at one time (45 min - 1 hr) in a very friendly, relaxed way so that many beginners can join without any difficulties. Topic and level of difficulty will be announced a couple of days before so that you know what to expect ahead. No need to register. Anybody can join; see MS Teams Meeting information for details (Mass General Brigham login will be required to access the meeting link).

NOTE:  There is no training on Thursday, January 21st.

Click here to learn more about ThuRsday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions

 
6. Virtual Research Technical Talk

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, MS Teams

This month, Thomas Schultz, MGB Senior Engineer II will present on the MGB and BWH Center for Clinical Data Science: Research and Clinical System Convergence.  Scott McNeal, MGB Vice President, will also present updates from MGB Innovation Operations & Analytics.   
This monthly meeting is geared for research IT administrators and managers who support research and innovation departments but is open to anyone in the MGB community. Subscribe to receive the monthly meeting invite if you’re interested in learning more or attending.

Join the Virtual Research Technical Talk

 
7. Virtual “Super” Science Slam

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Zoom

Join the Mass General Research Institute and the Broad Institute for a football-themed Science Slam!

We're looking to draft a team of all-pro science communicators who can explain their research in layman's terms in three minutes or less. We'll also need fans in the (virtual) stands, so you don't need to be slamming to take part in the fun!

Each Slammer will receive a limited edition knit hat!

No Powerpoint slides are allowed, but we encourage you to get creative with props, pictures, everyday household items or something we haven't even thought of yet.

The Super Slam is co-presented by the Office of the Scientific Director and the Broad Institute. It is open all members of the MGRI and Broad communities.

Click here to join the roster!

 
8. Independent Learning Opportunity: The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research: Virtual Nursing Research Poster Showcase

October 21, 2020, through March 31, 2021

This course will allow the learner to select from a field of 58 posters consisting of Quality Improvement, Original Research, and Evidence-Based Practice to review, reflect upon, and describe how the learned material will impact their nursing practice. Review of total 4 posters are required to receive 1 contact hour.  Learners can repeat the 4-poster review for additional nursing contact hours until all 58 posters are reviewed by re-registering on CVent.

Click here to register.

To view the Virtual Poster Showcase click here
***The Virtual Poster Showcase is behind the MGB/Partners firewall & is only accessible from within the MGB/Partners network**

Questions?? 
For more information, please contact the Knight Nursing Center with any questions or technical questions.
If you did not have a chance to see the featured speaker for this year’s MGH Nursing Research Day, please click here to view the presentation.
To learn more aboutThe Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, please click here.

 
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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. 2021 MGH Physician and/or Scientist Development Award

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

Four Year Award for Investigators who are Underrepresented in Academic Medicine

Fundamental, Clinical, Translational, and Health Services investigators are all eligible

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?
Up to $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. As approved by the MGH Chiefs of Service, the four awards will be funded via a 50% cost share between ECOR and the applicant's department. Cost sharing exceptions will be considered if departmental resources are an issue.

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 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. 2021 Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards

The Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards are part of the historic $200 million commitment from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to HMS, will help propel the School’s mission of transforming health through curiosity-driven research that stimulates the development of new therapies and the creation of new tools to diagnose, prevent, and treat disease.

What is the Award?
The intent of these awards is to accelerate the development of therapeutics throughout HMS and its affiliated hospitals, with the goal of achieving licensable intellectual property and potentially creating new companies within a two-year time frame. The awards program will help investigators overcome obstacles to commercial translation by funding promising technologies and positioning them to attract venture and industry partners. Awards will include significant financial resources in addition to therapeutic development and project management expertise.

All faculty at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the Faculty of Medicine (i.e., faculty at HMS, HMS-affiliated institutions, and HSDM) are eligible to apply for funding as lead PI. The Blavatnik Family Foundation will provide the funds for the awards, which will be administered by Harvard via a grant to the PI’s institution and funded at a level of up to $1 million (total costs) over a period of two years.

The inaugural cycle of the Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards program was successfully completed in 2020. It is anticipated that up to five new awards will be made in the 2021 program cycle, with additional annual program cycles anticipated in 2022 and 2023.

When is the deadline?
Pre-proposals of up to four pages are due by March 1, 2021, at 5 p.m.

How do I learn more about this opportunity?
More details on the RFP and submission process are attached and can be found on the program website: https://btca.hms.harvard.edu.

For questions about the submission, review, and selection process for pre-proposals, contact Ifat Rubin-Bejerano (ifat_rubin-bejerano@hms.harvard.edu ), HMS director of translational research programs.

 
5. Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Grant Program

The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project in an area of science that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist.

The first due date for applications is January 26, 2021

To learn more about this funding opportunity, please click here.

 
6. Gerstner Family Foundation Scholar Award

Applications are now being accepted by the Department of Psychiatry for the
Gerstner Family Foundation Scholar Award

The Department of Psychiatry requests applications for the 2021 Gerstner Scholar Award, a competitive grant award geared to newly or recently trained MDs or PhDs who seek to pursue careers as clinician-researchers or researchers in the areas of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or ADHD plus related disorders. Past awards have included projects related to screening, mechanisms, basic science/translational, and intervention studies. Funded by The Gerstner Family Foundation, the Award Program honors the memory and the research interests of the late Louis V. Gerstner III. A minimum of two, 2-year awards yearly will be granted.

Award Parameters This is a two-year competitive award for MD- and PhD-level junior faculty who are within five years of completing training. Qualified applicants will have an interest in ADHD and related co-morbidities and a demonstrated commitment to clinical research through past projects and publications. Special attention will be paid to applications with specific interest in the overlap of ADHD and addictive disorders.

  • Applicants must have faculty appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
  • Awards will be for $75,000 per year for two years and may be used for an original research project or to broaden or supplement an existing project. Funding may be used for direct salary and fringe support of the Scholar or for related costs such as research assistant time/effort, biostatistical services, neuroimaging, genetic analysis and travel to scientific meetings.
  • Scholars will conduct clinical or translational research related to core ADHD and/or ADHD plus comorbidity.
  • Scholars will spend at least 50 percent of their time in the conduct of clinical research.
  • Scholars will be mentored by midlevel or senior faculty at the MGH.

Application requirements will include:

  • Application form
  • One-page statement of applicant’s research interests
  • One-page budget
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support by MGH mentor
  • Additional letter of support if a co-mentor or co-investigator is involved in the project

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

For more information, please feel free to contact Timothy Wilens, MD (twilens@mgh.harvard.edu) or Janet Wozniak, MD (jwozniak@mgh.harvard.edu) with a copy to Nina Deppe (ndeppe@mgh.harvard.edu).

All information can be sent electronically via email to both Drs. Wilens and Wozniak, with a copy to Ms. Deppe.

 
7. Supplemental Funding for Eligible Students, Postdoctorates, and Investigators from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Academia

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is seeking to match eligible scholars from backgrounds underrepresented in academia (URiA) to research mentors at Harvard and our affiliate organizations to apply for NIH-funded Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. We encourage all applications from eligible undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty seeking a career in health-related research.
To find out more about this program and to indicate your interest in being matched with a Harvard principal investigator, please click here.

Questions can be directed to HarvardNORC@mgh.harvard.edu

 
8. 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.

  • AHA Disparities in Cardio-Oncology: Strategically Focused Research Networks – NEW!
  • Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes among People with HIV – Coordinating Center
  • Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes among People with HIV – Evaluation Center
  • Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25)
  • Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)
  • Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (P30 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) – NEW!
  • Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes among People with HIV – Coordinating Center

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.

 
9. 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 01/15/21

  • Request for Proposals on Reduction of Gun Violence, National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research (NCGVR). $225,000. Deadline: February 5
  • Bridge Award, National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) NEW! $125,000. Deadline: March 14
  • Career Development Award (CDA), National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) NEW! $210,000. Deadline: February 8
  • Innovative Investigator Research Award, National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) NEW! $60,000. Deadline: March 14
  • Jeanne Marie Lusher Diversity Fellowship, National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) NEW! $156,000. Deadline: March 8
  • Judith Graham Pool (JGP) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). $104,000. Deadline: February 8
  • Equity-Focused Policy Research Funding Opportunity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) NEW! COVID! $200,000. Deadline: February 16
  • SCGB Bridge to Independence Award, Simons Foundation NEW! $495,000. Deadline: April 5
  • SFARI Bridge to Independence Award, Simons Foundation. $495,000. Deadline: April 12
  • Small Research Grants, Spencer Foundation. $50,000. Deadline: March 1
  • Gene Therapy Strategies for Neurofibromatosis Type 1, The Gilbert Family Foundation (GFF) NEW! $1.2 million. Deadline: February 5
  • Grants, Weil Foundation. Unspecified. Deadline: January 31
 
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In Case You Missed It
 
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MGB Community Connects

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Check out the Coronavirus Resource Guide for MGH Researchers!

Meditation Mondays with Dr. Darshan Mehta

NIH Update for Week Ending January 15, 2021

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