Research News - March 18, 2022

 

         
 
  March 18, 2022
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 

1. Change in Deadline Dates for Mandatory Training and Booster Shot Compliance
2. MGH Research Job Board
3. NVivo Portal License Software Available for Purchase
4. Do you have a class II or class III medical device that you’re trying to get to market?

 
EVENTS
 
 

1. Fun Fridays - Yoga at Your Desk
2. Two Meditation Sessions available every week
3. CBRC Seminar Series Virtual Presentation
4. Social Media Series Session 2: "Overview of Social Media Platforms"
5. Virtual R Intro Training
6. Mass General Brigham Innovation Grand Rounds
7. Virtual Trivia Night
8. Social Media Series Session 3: "LinkedIn Strategy"
9. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
10. World Medical Innovation Forum: Gene and Cell Therapy
11. Achieving Research Equity and Inclusion: Name It! Act On It! Change It!

 
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. Interim Support Funding 22-2
3. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards
4. Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award
5. Charles H. Hood Foundation 2023 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health
6. HMS Foundation Funds
7. Mass General Neuroscience Transformative Scholar Awards: Request for Proposals
8. NIH Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship
9. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training Award
10. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592
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

 
In Case You Missed It
 
  Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Change in Deadline Dates for Mandatory Training and Booster Shot Compliance

The dates for compliance with our mandatory training and booster shot requirements have passed. However, MGB announced last week that they are extending the dates for putting non-compliant employees and POIs on unpaid administrative leave to March 16 (previously communicated as March 7). Those who remain noncompliant will be terminated on March 31 or lose their POI status (previously communicated as March 22).

 
2. 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. 

 
3. NVivo Portal License Software Available for Purchase

NVivo portal licenses are offered at a discounted rate through the ERIS Research Computing Core. NVivo is software that can be used for qualitative analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources including organizing and coding multiple data sources in one central project file, assigning attributes to data (e.g., demographics) for comparative purposes, adding interpretations/notes, querying and searching data and visualizing data. We do not offer NVivo Collaboration Cloud or Transcription licenses. This is a per user subscription service with an annual fee of $300. Request through the ERIS Research Computing Core Service Catalog.

Click here to learn more.

 
4. Do you have a class II or class III medical device that you’re trying to get to market?

Join Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s Clinical & Translational Science Center, for TRANSforming Care with Emerging, Novel Devices (TRANSCEND), a hybrid course exploring the current climate for medical device development. 

This course, led by medtech leaders and innovators, begins April 2022 with a four-week virtual session in preparation for three days of live in-person workshops on May 16-18, 2022 at Babson Executive Conference Center at Babson College, MA. TRANSCEND culminates in a pitch competition where participants have the opportunity to earn services, consultation, and educational offerings valued at over $15,000.

Our team has developed a COVID-19 FAQ to ensure the safety of our participants & presenters. For more information about the presenters, pitch competition, venue, & more, go to bit.ly/transcendHC.

APPLY by March 30. 

Fee: 

  • Harvard affiliates: $3,000 
  • Non-Harvard affiliates: $4,000 

*This course includes a 3-day, 2-night stay at Babson Executive Conference Center. All meals will be covered during the course. Transportation to and from the venue will be the responsibility of the participants. 

 
 
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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- Yoga at Your Desk

Friday, March 18, 2022, 12:00 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.

This lively 60-minute webinar offers a refreshing breathing technique, stretches and awareness of proper body alignment to focus your mind and restore your balance. Yoga at your desk is great for people that spend a lot of time at the computer or on the bench doing research. Join us to stretch your tight muscles and ease your worries. All attire is welcome but clothing that does not constrict the waist is best. 

Facilitator: Lisa Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior Employee Assistance Consultant, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Lisa is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and incorporates yoga and meditation into EAP Stress/Resiliency training. 

Click to register 

 
2. Two Meditation Sessions available every week

Monday, March 21 & Wednesday, March 23, 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, March 21!
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 23!
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being Join guest leader, Felipe Jain, MD, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program, for next Wednesday’s guided meditation session on March 23rd! Register and add to calendar

 
3. CBRC Seminar Series Virtual Presentation

Monday, March 21, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Zoom 

“Endothelial Anomalies in Vascular Tumors and Vascular Malformations”
Joyce Bischoff, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School 

Click here to join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 829 3640 2809 
Passcode: 996141

 
4. Social Media Series Session 2: "Overview of Social Media Platforms"

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development 

Dr. He will discuss digital growth strategy and utilizing a data driven approach to using digital tools to achieve goals and site visits. 

Presenter: Shuhan He, MD, is a dual faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Lab of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is Director for Digital Growth Strategy at the MGH Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare (CIDH) and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was the author of the Anatomic heart and lung emojis that are available now on mobile devices worldwide, co-founder of GetUsPPE, Growth director at ALIEM.com, and PI of GetWaivered Digital, using social media and digital tools for OUD. 

Click here to register 

 
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. Mass General Brigham Innovation Grand Rounds

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

Join us for Mass General Brigham Innovation Grand Rounds, a monthly system-wide forum for innovation education and discussion, for this session on translating innovative ideas to the bedside. In this session, Hyperfine co-founder Dr. Matt Rosen will provide practical, experiential advice and answer questions about the development of the Hyperfine portable 64 mT MRI system. 

Dr. Matt Rosen is a physicist, tool-builder and inventor whose research bridges the spectrum from fundamental physics to applied bioimaging work in the field of MRI. He established the Low-Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging to focus on the continued development of new hyperpolarization methods and MRI-based tools. 

Click here to register. 

Learn More 

www.innovationmeshnetwork.org | innovation.massgeneralbrigham.org  

 
7. Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Zoom 

Back by popular demand, the CNY Vitality and Advocacy Committee will be hosting another FREE MGH Virtual Trivia Night on Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7:00-8:30 pm. All researchers, trainees, and staff are welcome to join! 

Please organize your team (no more than 8 people/team) and register by clicking here. ALL players must register. When you register, you can provide a Team Name if you have a group of teammates in mind. If not, just enter “Free Agent” to be assigned to a team the day of the event! 

We expect a large turn out, so register your team now to reserve a spot. The number of teams will be capped at 60 total! 

A link to the Zoom event will be provided upon registration. Please log on 10-20 minutes prior to the event. Please contact Susan Smith (ssmith6@partners.org, if you are unable to access the registration link.) 

 
8. Social Media Series Session 3: "LinkedIn Strategy"

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development 

Dr. He will provide an overview on LinkedIn and social media strategy, including how to post and boost content. Presenter: Shuhan He, MD, is a dual faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Lab of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is Director for Digital Growth Strategy at the MGH Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare (CIDH) and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was the author of the Anatomic heart and lung emojis that are available now on mobile devices worldwide, co-founder of GetUsPPE, Growth director at ALIEM.com, and PI of GetWaivered Digital, using social media and digital tools for OUD. 

Click to register 

 
9. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12:00 pm, Zoom 

“Amino acid metabolism, the microbiome, and innate immunity in the tumor microenvironment”
Tracy L. McGaha, Ph.D. University of Toronto 

Click here to join the virtual seminar via Zoom. 

MGH Immunology Seminar Series Website

 
10. 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! 

 
11. 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. Interim Support Funding 22-2

The Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) is now accepting applications for Interim Support Funding. 

What are they?
The Interim Support Funding (ISF) Program is open to Principal Investigators during a lapse or delay in their research funding from the NIH or another Federal agency (e.g., the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense). Investigators must have applied for independent, long-term support (R01, R21, U01 and P01). The intent of the program is to rescue strong scientific programs that are in need of bridge funding in order to sustain their research. Applications will be accepted regardless of percentile or score, including applications that were not discussed. 

When is the deadline?
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 5:00 PM 

How do I learn more and apply?
Interim Support Funding - Click here 

 
3. 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

 
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. Charles H. Hood Foundation 2023 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Charles H. Hood Foundation 2023 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health research award. 

What are they?
The Charles H. Hood Foundation 202 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health supports outstanding investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in child health. This Award Program supports outstanding senior investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The overall goal of the program remains the funding of translational or clinical research that will improve child health clinical outcomes, or improve health care access, affordability, and quality. 

The Major Grants Initiative is a component of the Hood Foundation’s research funding portfolio. Since 1942, the Foundation has supported investigators at New England research institutions to improve the health and quality of life for children. The Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program has launched the careers of 645 junior faculty whose discoveries have contributed to significant improvements in child health. Since 1989, the Foundation has also supported 49 Postdoctoral Fellows conducting projects spanning the continuum from basic laboratory research to clinical and health services research. Since the inauguration of the Major Grant program in 2014, 15 senior investigators have received over $6,450,000 in research support. 

MGH is eligible to nominate one candidate. 

When is the deadline?
MGH Internal Preliminary Application Deadline: Monday, April 11, 2022 - 5:00 pm 

How do I learn more and apply?
2023 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health research award - 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. Mass General Neuroscience Transformative Scholar Awards

Request for Proposals
Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Mass General Neuroscience (MGN) is accepting applications for the Mass General Neuroscience Transformative Scholar Awards. The awards support junior investigators (Instructor or Assistant Professor, pre-K and R award) in conducting laboratory and/or clinical research in the Neurosciences generally as well as in Brain Health, and Tinnitus. Interdisciplinary research across 2 or more of the 4 departments representing Neurosciences is encouraged but not required. The hope is to catalyze additional cross-disciplinary work in these thematic areas while providing the junior investigator with an opportunity to grow their program. 

Award Amount: Up to 4 awards for $150,000 each, total costs ($75K annually total costs for two years, inclusive of 15% indirect costs). Intended to support salary and/or research expenses of the junior investigator during a two-year period at Mass General. 

Important Dates:
April 15, 2022: Application deadline for all documents, including letter from mentor(s).
June 15, 2022: Notification to recipients
July 1, 2022: Funding begins 

For Details and to apply: 

  1. Review application and eligibility requirement
  2. Download and complete the cover page 
  3. Submit completed PDF application via email to Susan Clough (sclough@mgh.harvard.edu). 

Please contact Susan Clough, sclough@mgh.harvard.edu, with questions. 

 
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. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training Award

The KL2/CMeRIT program offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. The award provides two years of salary support at 50-75% of the awardee’s institutional salary base within NIH guidelines. Please see the website for application instructions and detailed eligibility requirements. 

Application opens March 8 and is due April 20.

Information Sessions: Information sessions will take place virtually and give prospective applicants an overview of the program and answer questions. Click on the dates below for Zoom links. 

Please see the website for application instructions and eligibility requirements 

 
10. 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.

 
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: 

- Project title with contact information for the Principal Investigator
- Abstract (200 words)
- Description of project, including background, significance, and research plan
Budget allocation 

  1. 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

  • Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
  • NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
  • Immune Drivers of Autoimmune Disease (IDAD) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – NEW! 
  • NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) 

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

 
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 03/18/22 

  • R Accelerated Award Grant, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF) NEW! $800,000. Application Deadline: May 12 
  • Essential Open Source Software for Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. $400,000. LOI Deadline: April 19 
  • Venture Grants, CurePSP – Foundation for PSP/CBD and Related Brain Diseases. $100,000. Application Deadline: April 22 
  • Research Proposals and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Cystinosis Research Foundation. $150,000. Application Deadline: April 15 
  • Novice Research Awards, Gerber Foundation. $30,000. Concept Paper Deadline: May 15 
  • Pediatric Research Grants, Gerber Foundation. $350,000. Concept Paper Deadline: May 15  
  • Large Grants for Research on Gambling Disorders, International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG). $150,000. LOI Deadline: April 1 
  • Seed Grant for Research on Gambling Disorder, International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG). $30,000. Application Deadline: May 2 
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery Clinical Research Grants, Intuitive Foundation. $60,000. LOI Deadline: June 3 
  • Grief Reach Grants, National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC). $100,000. Application Deadline: April 11 
  • Seed Grants for Research in Childhood Cancer, Pablove Foundation. $100,000. Application Deadline: April 4 
  • Innovative Research Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation/American College of Rheumatology (ACR) NEW! $400,000. LOI Deadline: June 1 
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