Research News - February 4, 2022

 

         
 
February 4, 2022
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Research Job Board
2. Celebration of Science 2022 Virtual Poster Session – Abstracts are now being accepted!
3. Call for Applications! Accent Reduction and Conversation 8-week course - Applications due Friday, February 11

EVENTS
 

1. Fun Fridays- Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi©
2. 2022 Physician/Scientist Development Award and Clinician-Teacher Development Award Information Panel
3. MGH Research Council Meeting
4. Speed Mentoring Session
5. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
6. Fun Fridays- Journaling with Olga: Intentional Writing
7. The Science Slam Olympics

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Research Fellowship Awards
3. 2022 Physician/Scientist and Clinician-Teacher Development Awards
4. Breast Cancer Alliance – Exceptional Project Grants
5. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards
6. HMS Foundation Funds
7. NIH Instrumentation Grant Programs 2022
8. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
9. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592
10. Charles A. King Trust – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
11. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
12. Foundation Funding Opportunities   

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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. 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, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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. 

 
3. Call for Applications! Accent Reduction and Conversation 8-week course Applications due Friday, February 11

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Research Careers 

Are you interested in reducing your accent and improving pronunciation? 

The NEW! Accent Reduction & Conversation (ARC) course is an 8-week course that is designed to help non-native speakers of English improve their pronunciation and speaking skills, enabling them to speak more fluently, coherently, and confidently in both formal and informal settings. Classes begin in the late afternoon on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 

Participation in the course is limited to MGH researchers: Faculty; Research and Clinical Research Fellows; and Graduate Students. 

Click here for application details 

 
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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi©

Friday, February 4, 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 Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi© certified teacher Barry Friedman in exploring the traditional principles of Tai Chi in a relaxed, informal and experiential session. Regular practice of this gentle “meditation in motion” leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and an overall sense of well-being. 

Facilitator: Barry Friedman is a long-term committed practitioner of tai chi, teaches regularly to his own classes as well as at the Tree of Life tai chi studios in Watertown, and brings his experience as a life-long soccer goalkeeper coach to bear in providing a welcoming environment for the cultivation of fitness, health and mental well-being. 

Click here to register

 
2. 2022 Physician/Scientist Development Award and Clinician-Teacher Development Award Information Panel

Friday, February 4, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Zoom

Interested in learning more about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s (CDI’s) Physician/Scientist Development Award (PSDA) and Clinician-Teacher Development Award (CTDA)

This session will feature a panel of past PSDA and CTDA award recipients (see below) and will cover:

  • Eligibility requirement
  • Resources to improve your application
  • Advice from recent PSDA and CTDA recipient 
  • How the award can advance your career 

Panelists: 

  •  Adeline Boatin, MD, MPH, Global Health Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CTDA 2018) 
  •  Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH, Manager of Trainee Affairs, CDI, Albright Medicine Service, Department of Medicine (CTDA 2012
  •  Cesar Castro, MD, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Program, MGH Cancer Center (PSDA 2013)
  •  Kristin White, PhD, Cutaneous Biology Research Center, SRRP Co-Chair, ECOR PSDA review committee .

Moderator: Elena Olson, JD, Executive Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion 

2022 CDI Faculty Development Award Consultation Service: 

This service is designed to help 2022 applicants develop a strong application for the Clinician-Teacher and the Physician/Scientist Development Awards. Through this service, you can speak with an Award alumni for advice on your application including your research plan, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. 

Please complete this online survey form to help us provide you with the best consultation possible. 

We look forward to receiving grant applications from eligible candidates supported by their departments. PSDA and CTDA applications are due March 3, 2022, 5pm

Should you have any questions about these awards, please contact Karen Osborne Greene, CDI Administrative Director for Research, at kosborne@partners.org

Please click here to register and receive a Zoom link. Please copy the Zoom meeting link into your Outlook calendar.  

 
3. MGH Research Council Meeting

Monday, February 7, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

Please join us for a research council on Monday, February 7, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm via Zoom to hear about the exciting collaboration opportunities being provided through the MGH Biostatistics Center. 

This meeting will be held via Zoom and all members of the Mass General Research Institute are welcome to attend! 

MGH Biostatistics: Creating Opportunities for Collaboration
Andrea Foulkes, ScD, Director, MGH Biostatistics
Dustin Rabideau, PhD, Associate Director, MGH Biostatistics 

Zoom Details:
Join URL: https://partners.zoom.us/j/81297299539
Meeting ID: 812 9729 9539
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,81297299539# US
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) 

 
4. Speed Mentoring Session

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 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 February 8, 3:00–4:00 pm with Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA , Vice Chair, Basic and Translational Research, Department of Ophthalmology; and A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH, Cox Family Professor of Psychiatry in the field of addiction medicine and Director for Faculty Development. 

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. 

 
5. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:00 pm, Zoom 

“Adaptive responses to SARS CoV2 and its variants; immune memory in natural infection and vaccination" Alessandro Sette, PhD, La Jolla Institute, University of California 

Click here to join the virtual seminar via Zoom 

Click here to visit the MGH Immunology Seminar Series Website 

 
6. Fun Fridays- Journaling with Olga: Intentional Writing

Friday, February 11, 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 Olga for a fun hour of journaling activities designed to free your creative spirit and show how you can improve your self-care through writing. Starting from journaling prompts, you will sharpen your observational skills by practicing descriptive writing, become more attuned with your inner motivations, and learn to distill your intentions. Set the mood by finding a quiet place to relax. Bring paper, pen or pencil, or have a blank document handy on your electronic device. 

Instructor: Olga Katsovskiy, MHA, is a Program Manager in the Endocrine Unit at MGH. She has a BS in Creative Writing and is devoted to good coffee, obscure books, and daily journaling. 

Click here to register

 
7. The Science Slam Olympics

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 4:00 pm, Zoom 

The Olympic Science Slam is co-presented by the Office of the Scientific Director along with the Women's Sports Medicine Program. 

Register to take the mic and present at our Olympic Virtual Science Slam on Tuesday, February 15th from 4pm to 5pm. We're looking for science communicators who can explain their research in layman's terms in three minutes or less. 

We encourage you to think out-of-the box in terms of presentation format (i.e. no PowerPoint) but we encourage you to get creative with props, pictures, everyday household items or something we haven't even thought of yet. 

OR 

Just sign up just to cheer people on from the (virtual) stands! If you have any questions, please contact Coleen Cunningham at ccunningham8@mgh.harvard.edu 

 
8. Mass General Brigham Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) Artificial Intelligence for Clinicians (AI4C) Virtual Lecture Series

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

Generalizable Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death Using ECG Waveforms
Ziad Obermeyer, MD 

Please click here to register for February’s AI4C Lecture Series on Eventbrite 

Abstract: Every year, 300-400,000 Americans suffer from sudden cardiac death. Some of these would be preventable with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which restore normal heart rhythm, but the vast majority of deaths lack known risk factors pre-mortem. We draw on a dataset of over 400,000 ECGs from a regional health system in Sweden, linked to death certificates, and train a residual neural network to predict sudden cardiac death. In an independent validation set of patients from the same region, we show that our model adds considerable predictive power, both in terms of standard metrics (AUC), and by identifying a large number of high-risk patients lacking traditional risk factors. To investigate whether predictable deaths are also preventable, we show that high-risk patients - and only high-risk patients - who receive a defibrillator have significantly lower mortality. Finally, we apply the model to a completely independent validation set of patients, drawn from the emergency department of the largest hospital in Taiwan, and show that it accurately discriminates patients who go on to suffer cardiac arrest from healthy controls. 

AI4C Virtual Lecture Series are now CME approved! MDs, DOs, NPs, and PAs can receive CME Category 1 Credit. Other health care professionals can get participation certificates including Information Technology professionals. Use this link to register: Mass General Brigham Office of Continuing Professional Development 

Ziad Obermeyer, M.D. is Associate Professor and Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley, where he does research and teaches at the intersection of machine learning and health. He has been named an Emerging Leader by the the National Academy of Medicine, and received an Early Independence Award from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health. His work has been published in a wide range of journals, including Science, Nature Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and ICML, and has won awards from professional societies in medicine and economics. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and continues to practice emergency medicine in underserved communities. Previously, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. 

 
 
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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. Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Research Fellowship Awards

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Research Fellowship Awards! 

What are they?
We recognize that research at MGH integrates the full translational spectrum of discovery from "bench to bedside to community and population.” To ensure that all areas of research conducted at MGH are included and eligible for FMD fellowship awards, ECOR is offering 3 types of training awards: fundamental research fellowships, clinical research fellowships, and population health care sciences fellowships. These fellowships are for MD and PhD Research Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are in the training phase of their research at MGH. Instructors who are within 5 years total since initiating their research fellowship training are only eligible to apply for the clinical and population health care sciences fellowships. 

How much is each award?
The award will include a stipend of $53,760 plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs. 

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 5:00 PM 

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to read more and apply online! For a guide to help make your application more competitive click here

 
3. 2022 Physician/Scientist and Clinician-Teacher Development Awards

Consultation Service available for potential applicants 

The MGH and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) are committed to retaining and developing faculty who are underrepresented in medicine as investigators, clinicians, teachers and administrative leaders. The Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), the Mass General Physicians Organization (MGPO), MGH Equity and Community Health and CDI are pleased to announce the two awards under the 2022 CDI Faculty Development Award Program – Application Deadline Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5pm 

1. The MGH Physician/Scientist Development Award (PSDA): provides transitional grant funding which will aid the applicant in becoming an independent investigator at MGH. Applicants must hold an appointment at the level of associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School at the time of application. (If the Award recipient is a fellow, the person must receive a faculty appointment at HMS & MGH within one year of the commencement of the Award i.e., July 1, 2023.) 

A total of six PSDA awards will be provided – four funded by ECOR and two funded by Equity and Community Health/ CDI. $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. For details and to submit a PSDA application, please click here

2. The MGH Clinician-Teacher Development Award (CTDA): provides funding support for a clinical, educational or community project to a faculty member (junior and mid-career), fellow, or graduating resident pursuing an academic career as a clinician, teacher, administrative or community leader at MGH. Applicants must hold an appointment at the level of associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School at the time of application. (If the Award recipient is a fellow, the person must receive a faculty appointment at HMS & MGH at the commencement of the Award i.e., July 1, 2022.)

A total of three CTDA awards will be provided - two funded by the MGPO and one funded by Equity and Community Health/ CDI. A maximum of $120,000.00 will be awarded to be spent over a four-year period, with a maximum of $30,000.00 per year of funding. For details and to submit a CTDA application, please click here

For more information about the CDI Faculty Development Award Program or to download applications, please visit our website

2022 CDI Faculty Development Award Consultation Service

If you are applying for the CTDA or PSDA, or have questions about the process, the CDI encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Consultation Service for potential applicants. This service is designed to help 2022 applicants develop a strong application for the Clinician-Teacher and the Physician-Scientist Development Awards. Through this service, you can speak with an Award alumna for advice on your application including your research plan, personal statement, and letters. 

Please complete this online survey form to help us provide you with the best consultation possible. 

Finally, a panel presentation with an overview of the PSDA and CTDA, including tips for a successful application, will be offered this month. Please check your email for the date confirmation. 

 
4. Breast Cancer Alliance – Exceptional Project Grants

Internal preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant

What are they?
The Breast Cancer Alliance invites clinical doctors and research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply for an Exceptional Project Grant. This award recognizes creative, unique and innovative research. 

MGH is allowed to submit a maximum of 2 LOIs to the sponsor. 

How much is the award?
The award is $100,000 for one year. Administrative costs, which are included in the $100,000 award, must be limited to 8% of grant funds. ECOR policy states that for MGH investigators selected through a competitive process as the institutional nominee in which the grant will bring in less than 15% indirect cost (IDC), ECOR will cover the IDC gap up to a maximum of $50,000 per year. 

When is the deadline?
MGH internal preliminary application deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 5:00pm BCA letter of intent deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022 

Learn more and apply
ECOR internal call for preliminary applications– Click here
To learn more about the BCA, click here

 
5. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards

What are they?
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the Assistant Professor level. MGH is eligible to nominate one candidate. 

When is the deadline?
MGH internal preliminary applications: Wednesday, March 23, 2022– 5:00 PM 

How do I learn more and apply?
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards - Click here 

 
6. HMS Foundation Funds

Each year several foundations invite HMS faculty and postdocs to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career. Interested investigators must first apply for the HMS nomination through the HMS Foundation Funds office, and a committee will select the final candidates to submit applications to the sponsors. 

Awards include:  

  • Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award  
  • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant • Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program  
  • Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Fellowship 
  • Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award  
  • Searle Scholars Program 
  • W.T. Grant Scholars Program 

Faculty and postdocs interested in applying for any of the awards listed above can apply for the HMS nomination by submitting an application online no later than Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:30pm. If you are interested in applying for the Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship, please apply by Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:30pm. For information on application guidelines, click here

For some awards, MGH receives invitations to submit their own nominations. In this case, MGH faculty must first apply for the MGH nomination through ECOR and a committee at MGH will select the final MGH candidate(s) to submit applications to the foundations. Click here to view a chart of the current opportunities. Internal announcements are forthcoming. 

MGH is invited to submit their own application for the following opportunities: 

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
  • Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants
  • Charles H. Hood Foundation Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health
  • Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 

Please direct all inquiries regarding the application process at HMS to Clare Lamont, Program Coordinator, Office for Academic and Clinical Affairs, 617-432-7463, clare_lamont@hms.harvard.edu.

If you have questions regarding the MGH application process, please email MGH ECOR, ecor@mgh.harvard.edu.

 
7. NIH Instrumentation Grant Programs 2022

Pre-applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants (S10) and the High-End Instrumentation Grants (HEI) Program 

The NIH ORIP's Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) program, also known as a SIG, supports the purchase of research equipment in the $50,000 to $600,000 price range. Examples of instrumentation supported by SIG funding include nuclear magnetic resonance systems, electron and light microscopes, mass spectrometers, protein and DNA sequencers, biosensors, X-ray diffractometers and cell sorters. For research equipment exceeding the $600,000 price range, investigators may apply for the High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program

The MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) has again committed funding to provide institutional support this year for Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) and High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant proposals. ECOR has made this commitment because it recognizes that institutional support greatly increases the likelihood that an application will be funded. 

When is the deadline?
ECOR Pre-application Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 5pm
NIH Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 

How to Apply
To submit a pre-application for S10 and HEI grants, click here 

If you have questions, please contact MGH ECOR at ecor@mgh.harvard.edu 

 
8. 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. 

 
9. 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 instructions. Please submit questions to: Krystal Whitfield (T32 Administrative Contact) at T32ADRD@mgh.harvard.edu

 
10. Charles A. King Trust – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Established in 1936, the Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” In keeping with these principles, the King Trust today supports postdoctoral fellows in the basic sciences and clinical and health services research through the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. 

The primary goal of the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to support research that focuses on the causes of human disease with the mission of improving its treatment. To meet this goal the Program provides vital support to prepare postdoctoral fellows for academic careers as successful independent investigators in biomedical research. 

The King Basic Science Award Program supports scientists in the mid to late stages of their postdoctoral research training in basic science research. Basic Science research funded by this program has contributed to knowledge that has significantly impacted biomedical advances and contributed to the subsequent development of an impressive host of therapeutic interventions spanning the entire range of human disease categories. Please note, clinical research proposals involving human studies are not allowed and should be directed towards the King Trust Clinical and Health Services Research Fellowship Program. 

For questions regarding basic versus clinical research, please visit: www.hria.org/tmf/KingBasic and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document. 

AWARD PERIOD
October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2024 

AWARD AMOUNT
Two-year grants currently range from $111,520 to $130,072 total, inclusive of a $2,000 annual expense allowance. 

Click here to learn more about the Charles A. King Trust - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. 

 
11. 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

  1. Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  2.  A descriptive title of the potential application 
  3. Brief description of the project 
  4. 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. 

  • Coordinating Center for the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) 
  •  Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) 
  • Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

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

 
12. 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 02/04/22 

  • Sojourns Scholar Palliative Care Leadership Program, Cambia Health Foundation. $180,000. LOI Deadline: March 7 
  • Science Diversity Leadership Award, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative NEW! $1.15 million. Application Deadline: May 19 
  • Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, Health Effects Institute (HEI). $500,000. Preliminary Application Deadline: March 25 
  • Dataset Research Engagement and ATHN Mentorship ("DREAM") Award, Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America. $100,000. Preliminary Proposal Deadline: April 18 
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Translational Research Program, Jeffrey Modell Foundation. $250,000. LOI Deadline: March 14 
  • Career Development Awards for Translational Research, LUNGevity Foundation. $300,000. LOI Deadline: February 23 
  • Health Equity and Inclusiveness Junior Investigator Research Award, LUNGevity Foundation. $200,000. LOI Deadline: February 23 
  • Health Equity and Inclusiveness Research Fellow Award, LUNGevity Foundation. $100,000. LOI Deadline: February 23 
  • Pierre Massion Young Underrepresented Minority (URM) Investigator Award for Early Detection Research, LUNGevity Foundation NEW! $100,000. LOI Deadline: February 23 
  • Applied Research Competition, Organization for Autism Research. $40,000. LOI Deadline: March 21 
  • Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities, Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. $750,000 for 4-5 awards. LOI Deadline: March 1 
  • R3 Making Health Intervention Research Relevant & Ready, Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. $80,000. Application Deadline: Continuous 
  • Young Investigator Awards, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). $225,000. Application Deadline: April 12 
  • Emergent Innovation Program, Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. $50,000. Application Deadline: March 8 
  • Emergent Innovation Program: Serious Illness and End of Life Program, Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. $50,000. Application Deadline: March 8 
  • Innovations in Care Program, Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. $600,000. Application Deadline: March 29 
  • Brain Cancer Research Distinguished Scientist Awards, Sontag Foundation. $600,000. Application Deadline: March 16 
 
 
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