Research News - February 25, 2022

         
 
February 25, 2022
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Research Job Board
2. The Office of the Scientific Director is Hiring!
3. Applications Open for Digestive Disease Summer Research Program

EVENTS
 

1. Fun Fridays- Painting Demonstration with Patricia Nolan-Brown (Troods)
2. Two Meditation Sessions available every week
3. Parenting Series: “The Impact of Youth’s Social Media Use and How to Mitigate It”
4. Listening Sessions: NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy
5. 4th Annual Clinical Research Nurse Meeting
6. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
7. Virtual R Intro Training
8. World Medical Innovation Forum: Gene and Cell Therapy
9. 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. Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award
5. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards
6. HMS Foundation Funds
7. NIH Instrumentation Grant Programs 2022
8. NIH Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship
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. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
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. Applications Open for Digestive Disease Summer Research Program

The MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program offers short-term NIH support as part of an integrated research educational experience that matches 10 to 12 student participants with research mentors to perform independent research focused on digestive diseases over a 10-week summer period. In addition to presenting their research at a summer’s end symposium, students will also participate in a panel discussion on biomedical careers as well as a peer-driven, presentation-based biomedical course called Immunity, Microbes & the Mucosa. 

A present, 25 MGH Principal Investigators with interest in digestive diseases serve as mentors spanning a wide range of topics and technical training. Research topics include obesity, food allergy, microbial pathogenesis, gut-brain axis, probiotics, intestinal development and maintenance, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, inflammation, intestinal parasites and adaptive immunity. Techniques applied to research projects include advanced imaging, microfluidics, molecular biology, computational biology, stem cell biology, immune cell isolation, in vivo modeling and patient-based clinical research. The MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program provides an excellent opportunity for science, math, engineering and medical students who are interested in conducting biomedical research in an academic hospital setting. 

For more information and to apply, please click here,

 Deadline is March 15, 2022. 

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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- Painting Demonstration with Patricia Nolan-Brown (Troods)

Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

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

Join artist Patricia Nolan-Brown, who will be demonstrating her favorite way to paint - which anyone can learn! You will see how painting can be a form of joyful meditation once you let go of expectations. 

Facilitator: Patricia Nolan-Brown, BA (aka Troods) is an artist, with a BA in art from Framingham State University. She has used her creative brain to launch many inventions, build businesses, publish a book about the creative process and raise her three daughters. She interprets and paints things she loves such as travel, nature, and family, working with oils in an expressive impasto style. She has been accepted and awarded the Denis Diderot Grant for a 4-week Artist-in-Residence at the Chateau d'Orquevaux [dork-VO] in France where her work will be part of the chateau's permanent collection. 

Click to register

 
2. Two Meditation Sessions available every week

Monday, February 28 & Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Zoom 

SESSION 1: Meditation Mondays with Dr. Darshan Mehta Every Monday, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Zoom. The next session is Monday, February 28! Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being and the MGPO Frigoletto Committee. Join Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, Director, Office for Well-Being for a guided meditation session on Monday morning. Register and add to calendar.

SESSION 2: Midweek Meditation with Guest Leader Every Wednesday, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Zoom. The next session is Wednesday, March 2! Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being. Join guest leader, Lisa Leung-Tat, MGH Cancer Center, again for next Wednesday’s guided meditation session on March 2nd!  Register and add to calendar.

 

 
3. Parenting Series: “The Impact of Youth’s Social Media Use and How to Mitigate It”

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

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

The Parenting Series is an Office for Women’s Careers initiative focused on well-being and work-life balance for MGH faculty and trainee parents. Each session includes people with lived experience sharing their thoughts and stimulating discussion on a topic relevant to managing parenthood. 

Parents frequently are pulled in so many directions and determining how much screen time use, especially social media use, for their youth is no exception. Parents often hear messages about the harmful effects of social media yet don’t often hear about concrete steps parents can take to help manage them without removing access altogether. 

Because social media apps seem to be here to stay, this conversation will focus on the impact of youth’s social media use and strategies for how to mitigate it. Tips for developing a plan for general recreational screen time use also will be shared. 

Presenter: Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and Co-Program Director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. She also is the author of the young adult nonfiction book Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place and a contributor for Harvard Health Publishing. Dr. Sperling specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and working with youth who present with anxiety disorders and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. She also focuses on providing parent guidance by using treatments, such as behavioral parent training, to help families address children’s internalizing and externalizing behaviors. 

Click here to register 

 
4. Listening Sessions: NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 12:30 pm, Zoom 

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: 

Join via Zoom 

Click here to see the new policy. 

 
5. 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: 

  1. Describe two barriers and solutions learned related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  2. 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. 

 
6. 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

 
7. 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. 

 
8. 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! 

 
9. 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 speakers 
  • 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, 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

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. Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

**MD or MD/PhD required for eligibility. Open to physician-scientists in the U.S. and Canada. 

Call Opens: February 23, 2022
Letters of Intent (LOI) Due: March 28, 2022 

Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) invites you to submit an LOI for the 2023 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award. The award offers successful applicants financial resources and expertise to advance their discoveries toward clinical trials. Intellectual property rights are retained by the award recipient or their institution. The Harrington Scholar-Innovator award selection committee seeks breakthrough discoveries defined by innovation, creativity and potential for clinical impact, including: 

  • Discoveries deemed to address unmet medical needs 
  • Modulators of novel targets
  •  Potential to be developed into a commercial program 
  • Strong intellectual property (IP) or protection strategy 
  • May be a small molecule, biologic, or other therapeutic modality 
  • Diagnostics or devices only acceptable as part of a therapeutic development project 

Award recipients will be selected by the Harrington Discovery Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board and announced in first quarter 2023. 

To learn more and apply, 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 Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship

Participating NIH Institutes and Centers are accepting application 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. This administrative supplement recognizes the crucial role great mentors play in the development of future leaders in the scientific research enterprise. 

The supplement provides additional funding 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).” 

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. Only one request to NIH per PD/PI will be considered. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Program Official for the parent grant or the contact listed on the Notice of Special Interest, to confirm eligibility and to obtain technical assistance 

Award Amount: Up to $250,000 (direct costs), not to exceed the cost of the parent award 

NIH Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2022 by 5:00 PM 

For details and a list of NIH activity codes that are eligible for the supplement, please click here 

 
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. 

  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 at https://cgm.massgeneral.org/training-program/

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

 
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. 

  • 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!
  • NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) – 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 02/25/22 

  • ASH Bridge Grant Program, American Society of Hematology (ASH). $150,000. Application Deadline: May 2 
  • Health and STEM Education Grants, Boston Scientific Foundation. Unspecified Amount: STEM Application Deadline: March 15 & Health Application Deadline: July 1 
  • Annual Community Impact Grants Program, Fallon Health. $45,000. LOI Deadline: April 29 
  • Janice Wiesman Young Investigator Grant Program for ATTR Amyloidosis Research, Ionis Pharmaceuticals. $100,000. Application Deadline: April 4 
  • Dermatology Fellows Award & Junior Faculty/Clinical Instructor Award, Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) NEW! $100,000. Application Deadline: April 20 
  • General Research Grant, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation. $50,000. LOI Deadline: May 8 
  • Social, Political, Economic, and Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) COVID! LOI Deadline: May 4 
  • MSNA Pfizer Research Fellowship in Men's Health, Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). $25,000. Application Deadline: March 15 
  • Oncomine Clinical Research Grant Program in Cancer Genomic Profiling, Thermo Fisher Scientific. $200,000. Proposal Deadline: April 7 
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NIH Update for Week Ending February 25, 2022 

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