Research News - February 18, 2022

 

         
 
February 18, 2022 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Research Job Board
2. The Office of the Scientific Director is Hiring!
3. Call for applications! Well-Being Education Grants
4. Lessons from a Career of Health Innovation On Fringe – Pre-Recorded Fireside Chat
5. Listening Sessions: NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

EVENTS
 

1. Fun Fridays- 55 Word Stories
2. Join the Virtual Research Technical Talk
3. 4th Annual Clinical Research Nurse Meeting
4. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
5. Virtual R Intro Training
6. World Medical Innovation Forum: Gene and Cell Therapy
7. Achieving Research Equity and Inclusion: Name It! Act On It! Change It!

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. Charles A. King Trust – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
10. Mass General Brigham Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine – Extended Deadline
11. MGH Screening Technologies in Primary Care Innovation Fund (PCIF)
12. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship
13. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
14. 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. The Office of the Scientific Director is Hiring!

Are you interested in becoming a Research Communications Specialist? 

The Research Marketing and Communications Specialist for the Mass General Research Institute (MGRI) will play a key role in internal and external communications for the Office of the Scientific Director and the Mass General Brigham Biobank, including written content, social media, emails, printed materials, event planning and other support as needed. 

Click here to read the full job description or to apply! 

 
3. Call for applications! Well-Being Education Grants

Application due: Tuesday, February 22 

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

Would you benefit from training or continuing education toward resilience and well-being? 

The Center for Faculty Development Office for Well-Being is pleased to announce the next round of applications for Well-Being Education Grants. These grants (up to $750 per year) will help defray the cost of professional training or continuing education around resilience and well-being. The grant is open to clinicians and investigators—graduate students, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty—who have identified a program of interest between March 14 and August 31, 2022. 

Click here for details and application 

 
4. Lessons from a Career of Health Innovation On Fringe – Pre-Recorded Fireside Chat

In this special fireside chat session, John Abele, founding chairman of Boston Scientific Corporation, is interviewed by Nat Sims, MD, inventor and Associate Professor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

John Abele is a pioneer and leader in the disruptive field of less-invasive medicine. For more than five decades, he has devoted himself to innovation in healthcare, business, and solving social problems through collaboration. John holds numerous patents and has studied, published, and lectured extensively on how new technology is invented, developed, and introduced to society. His family’s Wisconsin-based Argosy Foundation has contributed more than $100 million in grants and support to enable creative and entrepreneurial approaches that empower and inspire people to make a positive impact on their communities. 

Sign up to watch the full, pre-recorded session online on the Innovation MESH Network. 

 
5. Listening Sessions: NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

Are you planning to submit for funding to the NIH in 2023? 

Announcing Listening Sessions on the new NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

Effective January 25, 2023, the new policy requires the submission of a Data Management Plan for all research that results in the generation of scientific data and is funded or conducted by the NIH. 

Learn more and tell us what tools and guidance you need to meet the policy requirements: 

Listening Sessions

 Click here to see the new policy.

 
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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- 55 Word Stories

Friday, February 18, 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. 

Participants will be invited to think about the power of short, very short, stories to make meaning of experiences. In this hour we will write 55 word stories and, if desired, share them with each other based on the short article by Anne Scheetz and Mary Fry entitled "The Stories". No preparation is needed, and absolutely no experience writing is required. 

Facilitator: Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD is a general pediatrician in the MGHfC Pediatric Group Practice where she has been practicing for 19 years. She is a medical educator and is passionate about clinician mental health. She enjoys writing as a way of making meaning of work and life. 

Click here to register

 
2. Join the Virtual Research Technical Talk

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, MS Teams 

This month, MGB eCare Research Project Director will give an update on her team, its mission, and resources available to researchers. The second topic will overview the professional development, training and learning systems available to researchers This monthly meeting is geared for research IT administrators and managers who support research and innovation departments but is open to anyone in the Mass General Brigham community. Subscribe to receive the monthly meeting invite if you’re interested in learning more or attending. 

Click here for more information. 

 
3. 4th Annual Clinical Research Nurse Meeting

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom

Hosted in collaboration with the MGH Clinical Research Nurse Collaborative, MGH Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research & IACRN Boston-New England Chapter 

Summary:
The program will focus on educating a community of CRNs on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research, with a focus on clinical research nursing. 

Outcome:
At the end of this offering, nurses will be able to: 

  • Describe two barriers and solutions learned related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Discuss one intended change in practice. 

Presenters/Faculty:
Kristen Legor, PhD, JD, RN, OCN, Diane Kanjilal, MSN, NP
Willyanne Decormier Plosky, DrPH 

Credit Awarded:
1.5 ANCC Nursing Contact Hours 

Intended Audience: Clinical Research RNs and NPs 

Click here to register. 

 
4. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series

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

“Neuronal Control of Cutaneous Inflammation"
Daniel H. Kaplan, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Click here to join the virtual seminar.

Click here to visit the MGH Immunology Seminar Series Website 

 
5. Virtual R Intro Training

Wednesday, March 23 & Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, MS Teams 

Click here for more info | Click here to register 

R is a free, open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. This training course targets research scientists who have no or little knowledge of R. The hands-on training will provide many examples and exercises on ways to use R including computation, data manipulation, plots and installs. Please note that this is 2-day training. You are required to attend both days. 

Contact hpcsupport@partners.org if you have any questions. 

 
6. World Medical Innovation Forum: Gene and Cell Therapy

Monday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 4, 2022 

Join leading CEOs, top investors, senior Harvard faculty and government leaders to see what’s next. Three unprecedented days. The ultimate game changer. The most important questions. 

Click here to learn more and to register!

 
7. Achieving Research Equity and Inclusion: Name It! Act On It! Change It!

Monday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Virtual 

Mass General Brigham is hosting a unique event in partnership with Advarra to bring together thought leaders and community representatives who can drive systemic change towards achieving equity and inclusion in clinical research. 

Discussions and presentations will challenge us to work together to:
Name it! Acknowledge the past and identify the future
Act on it! Innovate and implement solutions
Change it! Demonstrate and measure systemic transformation 

Conference Description 

  • Virtual conference with option to pre-record sessions to facilitate availability of speaker
  • Stakeholders/Audience
  • Researchers
  • Research Administration & Leadership  
  • Research Sponsors (Industry, Federal, Private) 
  • Government Regulators 
  • Community 

The conference will address inclusion from a broad standpoint to include issues related to race and ethnicity, disability, age/sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, culture, social determinants, and urban/rural issues. A unique aspect of the conference will be prioritizing the involvement of the community not only as attendees, but also as speakers, moderators and discussants. 

Click here to learn more. 

 
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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, 5:00 pm 

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

Click here to view a recording of the Friday, February 4, 2022 PSDA/CTDA Panel Discussion with previous CTDA/PSDA recipients and review panel members 

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. 

 
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 5:00 pm
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, 5:00 pm
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. 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. 

 
10. Mass General Brigham Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine – Extended Deadline

We are pleased to announce that the Mass General Brigham Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine, supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), has extended its deadline for accepting applications for next cycle beginning July 2022. 

The MGB Training Program in Precision & Genomic Medicine, co-led by Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD and Heidi Rehm PhD, FACMG, brings together three outstanding components to build a world-class training program in precision and genomic medicine: 

  1. an internationally-recognized faculty with expertise in precision and genomic medicine across a broad range of disciplines
  2. outstanding institutional resources bridging clinical, genomic, and data sciences, and 
  3. deep engagement with cutting edge, collaborative initiatives at the regional, national, and international levels to provide rich training experiences. 

Funding is for 2-years and awards cover salary, travel to professional meetings, and other training-related expenses. Trainees will perform research in their respective Mentor’s lab and participate in all T32 training related requirements. For more eligibility and program information, as well as for a link to application materials, please visit our website 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:
Application materials are due February 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. 

Fellowship term begins July 1, 2022. Please direct any inquiries to Program Manager, Ashley Seiger (aseiger@partners.org). 

 
11. MGH Screening Technologies in Primary Care Innovation Fund (PCIF)

There is great promise for the development of new technologies to detect disease or disease risk factors at an earlier stage in the primary care setting. However, innovative screening technologies are frequently difficult to get off the ground due to challenges conducting research in the primary care setting and difficulties translating and commercializing technologies that need to be implemented in a cost-effective manner and on a large scale. 

Thanks to philanthropic support from a generous family and the combined effort of the Department of Medicine and the Tearney Lab at MGH, a new primary care effort focused on translating technology to detect disease or disease risk factors at an earlier, more treatable or preventable stage has been created. To populate this technology pipeline, we have initiated a pilot funding program to support proof-of-concept projects that advance promising new primary care screening technologies. This program will not only identify new investigators with great ideas but will also provide them with the mentoring and support that are so critical to the successful realization of innovative ideas. 

We therefore invite applications for pilot grant funding from MGH investigators who are conducting research developing or validating primary care screening technologies. 

Awards: One pilot grant will be funded for one year at $50,000 (direct costs). 

Application Guidelines: 

  1. Principal Investigator’s NIH formatted biosketch 
  2. Three-page proposal including:
    1. Project title with contact information for the Principal Investigator 
    2. Abstract (200 words) 
    3. Description of project, including background, significance, and research plan 
    4. Budget allocation
  3. One letter of support 

Key Dates

  • Due date for proposals is April 15, 2022
  • Proposals will be reviewed by an internal committee with expertise on primary care screening technology development, clinical translation, and commercialization. 
  • Funding will begin on June 1, 2022 

Submission Instructions: 

  • Please prepare the application as a single, merged PDF and submit to PCIF@mgh.harvard.ed
  • Please address all inquiries to The Primary Care Innovation Fund Committee 
  • Please direct any questions to Rhea Werner at rwerner@mgh.harvard.edu 
 
12. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship

The participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) are inviting applications to support administrative supplements to existing awards of scientists who are outstanding mentors and who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Excellent mentorship and superior training are critical to the development of exceptional future scientists. This administrative supplement recognizes the crucial role great mentors play in the development of future leaders in the scientific research enterprise. 

The supplement awards will provide up to $250,000.00 (direct costs), not to exceed the cost of the parent award, to grants supporting faculty members who have mentoring and/or mentorship as part of their existing awards and have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding mentorship and training, especially to individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (e.g., see the Notice of NIH's of Interest in Diversity). As administrative supplements, the work proposed needs to be within the scope of the research or training that is already supported. The award must have a component related to mentoring. Examples include but are not limited to: a Research Education Program that describes mentored research experiences, a Career Development section, a Plan to Enhance Diverse Perspectives, or a discrete objective related to mentoring. 

Funds will be provided to perform additional research within the scope of the parent grant, to develop curricula or training activities to enhance mentor training, and/or to help foster the research career development of additional students, post-doctorates, or other trainees, and/or for additional trainee slots. 

To be eligible, the parent award must be active and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment. The award may not be in a terminal no-cost extension or going into a no-cost extension in fiscal year 2022. 

For more information click here

 
13. 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

  • Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Grants – NEW! 
  • 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) 
  • 5NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – NEW! 

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. 

 
14. 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 02/18/22 

  • Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association). $150,000. LOI Deadline: March 8 
  • Clinical Research Grants, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). $25,000. Application Deadline: April 15 
  • Research Grant and Young Investigator Award Program, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). $50,000. Application Deadline: May 6 
  • AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship Program, American Association of Immunologists (AAI). $63,036. Application Deadline: March 15 
  • Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG), American Cancer Society (ACS). $675,000. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Discovery Boost Grants (DBG), American Cancer Society (ACS). $200,000. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Institutional Research Grants, American Cancer Society (ACS). $360,000. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Mission Boost Grant (MBG), American Cancer Society (ACS). $500,000. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families, American Cancer Society (ACS). $120,000. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships, American Cancer Society (ACS). $167,500. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Research Scholar Grants, American Cancer Society (ACS). $1 million. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services, American Cancer Society (ACS). $965,000. Application Deadline: April 1 
  • Clinical Trial Grants in Brain Metastases (BM), Anticancer Fund. ≈ $569,000. LOI Deadline: May 1
  • Special Initiatives, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation. $50,000. Proposal Deadline: April 5 
  • Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award, Lupus Foundation of America (LFA). $140,000. Application Deadline: April 15 
  • Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). $300,000. Proposal Deadline: April 1 
  • Generating Knowledge and Tools to Address Compartmentalized Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). $600,000. Pre-Application Deadline: March 23  
  • NETRF Grant Funding Opportunities, Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF/NET Research Foundation). $1.2 million. LOI Deadline: March 7 
  • CDKL5 Program of Excellence Pilot Grant Program, Orphan Disease Center (ODC). $150,000. LOI Deadline: February 25  
  • Greater Value Portfolio, Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. $400,000. LOI Deadline: March 8 
  • Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). $100,000. Application Deadline: April 1  
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). $1 million. LOI Deadline: April 11  
  • Career Development Award, Research Foundation of ASCRS/American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). $150,000. Application Deadline: March 15  
  • Limited Project Grants (LPG), Research Foundation of ASCRS/American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). $25,000. Application Deadline: March 15  
  • Cerebrovascular Research Grant Awards, The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF). $25,000. Proposal Deadline: March 7 
  • Healthcare Professional Patient Safety Education Grants, The Doctors Company Foundation (TDCF). $210,000. LOI Deadline: March 22  
  • Exfoliation Syndrome, Exfoliation Glaucoma and Intraocular Pressure-Independent Mechanisms of Optic Nerve Degeneration in Glaucoma, The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF). $60,000. Application Deadline: March 4
  • Daylight and Healthy Ageing Research Grants, Velux Foundation. ≈ $108,000. Application Deadline: April 30 
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