Research News - May 14, 2021

         
 
May 14, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. New Proposal Deadline Requirements - Effective May
2. FlowJo Software Available for Purchase
3. Why Properly Acknowledging NIH Support in Your Paper is Important

EVENTS
 

1. Fun Fridays- Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi©
2. QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff
3. Meditation Mondays
4. Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 7
5. 5th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit
6. ThuRsday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions
7. 2021 World Medical Innovation Forum
8. RPDR Advanced Class
9. Biobank Portal Course
10. Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution
11. Virtual Research Technical Talk
12. Register now for the 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century
13. Making Your Digital Health Pitch, IDEA Symposium

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
3. NIH Research Project Grant (R01) Applications from Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds, Including Under-Represented Minorities
4.NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
5. PCORI Funding Opportunity: Pragmatic Clinical Studies (PCS) to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes – Cycle 2 2021
6. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows
7. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Funds to defray Childcare Costs for NCI, NIA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIH Blueprint, and NHGRI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Programs F99 Awardees
8. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
9. Foundation Funding Opportunities

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. New Proposal Deadline Requirements - Effective May

Mass General Brigham (MGB) is implementing a Proposal Deadline Policy requiring departments to submit the required Administrative Components on or before the eighth business day, and Science Components on or before the third business day, in advance of the Sponsor’s submission deadline.  This policy goes into effect in May for proposals with Sponsor deadlines beginning June 5th, 2021. 

As part of the policy, late submissions will require approval of the respective Chief/Chair and the SVP of Research.  It is expected that requests for approval of late submissions, will be infrequent.  SVP approval is not assured and should only be requested when there are extenuating circumstances such as rapid turnaround time between the publication of the funding notice and the sponsor’s deadline.  Additionally, an exception approval does not guarantee that the proposal will be submitted. Proposals will be added to the Pre-Award Grant Administrator’s queue and reviewed on a first-In first-out basis.  Do not jeopardize the submission of your proposal by missing the deadlines

We would like to acknowledge that many departments have already, or are in process of, implementing departmental timeline and workflows to ensure they meet the MGB proposal deadlines.  For a successful rollout, it is recommended that all departments set-up their own timelines and workflows.  There are resources for Hospital Department Grant Administrators to assist with this implementation located on the Research Navigator: Proposal Submission Deadline Policy Page.  
Research Management has scheduled information sessions to answer questions and/or clarify any information about the new policy.  Registration is not required for these sessions: 

 
2. FlowJo Software Available for Purchase

FlowJo portal licenses are offered at a discounted rate through the ERIS Research Computing Core. FlowJo is a software package for analyzing flow cytometry data. Files produced by modern flow cytometers are written in the Flow Cytometry Standard format with an .fcs file extension. FlowJo will import and analyze cytometry data regardless of which flow cytometer is used to collect the data. This is a per user subscription service with an annual fee of $209. Request through the ERIS Research Computing Core Service Catalog.

Click here to learn more about FlowJo Software Available for Purchase

 
3. Why Properly Acknowledging NIH Support in Your Paper is Important

(Blog post from Mike Lauer, NIH’s Deputy Director for NIH Research)

The NIH relies on proper acknowledgements to link publications to awards, and reviewers rely on it to help assess award productivity. Recipients should only acknowledge NIH awards on publications and other statements when the activities that contributed to that publication directly arise from the award and are within the scope of the award being acknowledged. Read more.
 
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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi©

Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

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

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity. 

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

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

Register and receive link

 
2. QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff

Monday, May 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, MGB Human Research Quality Improvement Program
The QI Program Clinical Research Bootcamp is a “clinical research 101” for study staff and investigators. The course is not only an introduction to clinical research for new investigators and study staff but also good review for experienced study teams.  Many teams include this course as part of the onboarding process for new study staff.  The course covers research regulations, GCP guidelines, and institutional policies relevant to the day to day conduct of clinical research.  Topics include:

  • Informed Consent documentation
  • Study Documentation (subject files, source documents, and data collection forms)
  • Unanticipated Problems, Deviations and Violations
  • Investigational Product Management and Accountability
  • Regulatory Binder and Essential Documents
  • ClinicalTrials.Gov
  • Inspections and audits 
  • Other relevant topics

*This course is worth 2 RCR Credits.

Register here. Please contact  Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with any questions.

Click here to learn more about QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff

 
3. Meditation Mondays

Monday, May 17, 2021, 8:00- 8:30 AM, Zoom

Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development's Office for Well-Being and the MGPO Frigoletto Committee

The CFD Office for Well-Being welcomes guest facilitators from the Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute (GWBI) to lead this Meditation Monday session. Over the last four years, these facilitators have conducted mindfulness sessions for 3500+ participants from 40 + organizations, ranging from corporations such as JPMorgan to schools and hospitals including CAMH , the largest mental health teaching hospital in Canada. 


Participants will experience a series of three short guided meditations as a way to ease into the start of the week. The nuns will also share a few tips that have been helpful in their practice and will open up for any questions during the last ten minutes.

Click here to join on Zoom 

 
4. Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 7

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development 
  
"Improving Cancer Imaging and Treatment" 

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.  

This lecture will be given by Meenal Datta, PhD, AACR-Loxo Oncology Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiation Oncology, MGH/HMS and Simone Dalm, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center. 

Register and receive link

 
5. 5th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 & 20, 2021, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, Virtual

The 5th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will be held on May 19 & 20, 8:30 a.m. - noon. The Summit has grown from its modest start in 2017 to a system-wide educational experience that has impacted thousands of employees across the Mass General Brigham community. 

Mass General Brigham has identified diversity, equity and inclusion as areas of priority that are aligned with the goals of our United Against Racism initiative. Our leadership toward ensuring the most equitable and diverse environment – for our patients and colleagues across the system – will be the very foundation for our success as a premier healthcare provider nationally and internationally.

On May 19, the featured speakers are:

On May 20, the featured speakers are:

Click “join” on these calendar items to add them to your Outlook calendar and access the Zoom webinar link for this virtual two-day event:

Please note that capacity is limited to 5,000 employee-participants and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, email diversityinclusion@partners.org.

 
6. ThuRsday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, MS Teams

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

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

 
7. 2021 World Medical Innovation Forum

Wednesday - Friday, May 19-21, 2021, Virtual

The 2021 Virtual World Medical Innovation Forum will focus on the growing impact of gene and cell therapy.

Senior healthcare leaders from all over look to shape and debate the area of gene and cell therapy. Our shared belief: no matter the magnitude of change, responsible healthcare is centered on a shared commitment to collaborative innovation–industry, academia, and practitioners working together to improve patients’ lives. Click here to learn more.

Click here to register

 
8. RPDR Advanced Class

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Zoom

The Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) brings clinical information to the researcher's fingertips and ensures the security of patient information by controlling and auditing the distribution of patient data within the guidelines of the IRB. This course will provide instruction for advanced functionality within the RPDR including : 

  1. Match Control functionality 
  2. Creating a Patient set and using it in a query 
  3. Image request (mi2b2) 
  4. RPDR data output and analysis 
  5. Scheduled query functionality 
  6. Additional query examples 

The course is geared toward investigators and staff who are familiar with the RPDR tool and the data available. 
Register here. Please contact tmorrison-rohlfs@partners.org if you have any questions. 

Click here to learn more about the RPDR Advanced Class

 
9. Biobank Portal Course

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Zoom

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

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

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

Click here to learn more about the Biobank Portal Course

 
10. Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution

Thursdays, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, 2:00 – 4:30 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, Partners Human Research Committee and Partners Human Subjects Quality Improvement Program

Good clinical practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting human subjects’ research. GCP guidelines define the roles and responsibilities of the IRB, investigator, and sponsor as well as describe the essential documents needed for the conduct of a study. Compliance with GCP assures that the rights, safety, and welfare of subjects are protected and that the data produced from the research are credible.
After completing this training, the learner will have a comprehensive understanding of GCP and be able to apply those practices to the conduct of clinical research.

Note: To receive a certificate of completion a participant must attend all 5 sessions and successfully pass a post-course assessment through RedCap. RCR Eligibility: Completion of all five sessions of this course will fulfill two lecture/discussion requirements.

Registration is required. Please contact Amy Quinkert with questions.

Click here to learn more about Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution

 
11. Virtual Research Technical Talk

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, MS Teams

This month will feature MGB Information Security who will discuss concerns regarding MGB data and international travel and Research Information Science & Computing (RISC) will discuss its newly deployed Digital Analytic Patient Reviewer (DAPR). Subscribe to receive the monthly meeting invite if you’re interested in learning more or attending.

Click here to learn more about the Virtual Research Technical Talk

 
12. Register now for the 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Virtual

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is pleased to announce our 22nd Annual Symposium, entitled "Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century." We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who are experts in the fields of public health, global food systems, nutritional inequities, and sustainable nutrition.

Registration is now open. We are expected a high volume of attendees and encourage you to secure your spot early. Click here to register now.

Additional event info and speaker information can be found here.

 
13. Making Your Digital Health Pitch, IDEA Symposium

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:00 PM, Zoom

Join Donald Gummow, Business Analyst, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, BWH; Jennifer Shin, MD, SM, Associate Surgeon, BWH; Sara Silacci, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Managing Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), MGH; and Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, Medical Director, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, BWH to hear from experts on crafting a pitch, finding a champion, assessing funding and other resources, and learn best practices in pursuing a digital project.
Click here to register

About MGB Innovation Digital Education Academy (IDEA) Symposium
Mass General Brigham Innovation Digital Education Academy (IDEA) Symposium is a new, year-long program focused on Innovation and Digital Health. Designed for faculty, staff, and innovators within our System, each month will feature a theme with speaker(s) working on innovations and initiatives within the digital health space.   The following events are only open to Mass General Brigham employees. IDEA webpage: 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. 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.

 
3. NIH Research Project Grant (R01) Applications from Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds, Including Under-Represented Minorities

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke seeks to promote diversity in all of its research programs and to increase the participation of underrepresented groups. As the US population becomes increasingly diverse, reflection of that diversity among the biomedical research workforce is vital to our science enterprise and the NIH research mission (See NOT-OD-20-031). NIH is committed to implementing approaches to address the funding gap for researchers from diverse backgrounds and “committed to instituting new ways to support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and identifying and dismantling any policies and practices that may harm our workforce and our science”.

This NOSI utilizes the NIH parent R01 announcement to encourage Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) from diverse backgrounds to conduct and contribute to the research areas of the NINDS.

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2021 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. 

Click here to learn more.

 
4. NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards.

What are they?
“The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. The Early Independence Award is intended for these select junior investigators who have already established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and have demonstrated unusual scientific vision and maturity; typical post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into independent research”

MGH is eligible to nominate two candidates for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.

When is the deadline?  
MGH internal pre-proposal: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to for more information and to apply for these awards.

 
5. PCORI Funding Opportunity: Pragmatic Clinical Studies (PCS) to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes – Cycle 2 2021

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced funding for Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes. This PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) emphasizes relevant Methodology Standards and the PCORI Guidance on the Design and Conduct of Trials in Real-World Settings.

A total of $90 million in funding is available through this PFA. Investigators may request up to $10 million in direct costs for a clinical trial lasting up to five years.

We've put together resources on how to apply, constructing a successful LOI, and assistance with your applications, including contact information on our website.

For questions about PCORI or the application process, you may also contact Leslie MacGregor, PhD, VMD, JD, Harvard Catalyst PCORI funding specialist.

Key Dates:

  • PFA opens: May 4, 2021
  • Town Hall webinar: May 21, 2021 from 11:30am – 1:00pm ET
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) due: June 1, 2021, by 5:00pm ET
  • Full applications due: August 31, 2021, by 5:00pm ET

Please note that this opportunity will be repeated once more in 2021. Cycle 3 opens September 7 (deadline October 5).

PCORI seeks to fund clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving healthcare system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminating health or healthcare disparities. Randomized study designs are strongly encouraged but not required.
 
Proposed studies must address critical clinical choices faced by patients, their caregivers, clinicians, or delivery systems. They must involve broadly representative patient populations and be large enough to provide precise estimates of hypothesized effectiveness differences and to support evaluation of potential differences in treatment effectiveness in patient subgroups.

About PCORI

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was authorized by Congress in 2010 as a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. PCORI’s purpose, as defined by its authorizing legislation, is to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, policy makers, and other healthcare system stakeholders make better-informed health decisions by “advancing the quality and relevance of evidence about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, monitor, and manage diseases, disorders, and other health conditions” and by promoting the dissemination and uptake of this evidence.

 
6. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows

In accordance with NOT-OD-21-069 and ongoing efforts to support family-friendly work environments for the NIH-supported workforce, this Notice of Special Interest requests applications for administrative supplements to support childcare costs on NRSA-supported Fellowship awards.

Eligibility
Applicants must have an active NIH-funded NRSA Fellowship award.

Budget
Fellows may request $2,500 per budget period for costs for childcare provided by a licensed childcare provider. Childcare costs are permitted for dependent children living in the eligible fellow’s home from birth under the age of 13, or children who are disabled and under age 18. Childcare costs do not apply to elder or non-child dependent care costs

Application and Submission Information
Applications to existing NIH NRSA Fellowships must be submitted using the following opportunity or its subsequent reissued equivalent.
PA-20-272 - Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and PA-20-272 must be followed, with the following additions:

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning April 8, 2021.
  • For funding consideration, applicants must include “NOT-OD-21-070” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this information in box 4B will not be considered.
  • Applicants must use the forms package with the Competition ID containing “ADMINSUPP-FELLOWSHIP”.
  • Applicants must specify the requested childcare costs in field 28b (Supplementation from Other Sources: Amount, Number of Months, Type, and Source) on the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form.
    • Enter “Childcare Costs” (without quotation marks) as the Type.
    • Applicants are strongly encouraged to request childcare costs for all remaining years that the project will be funded based on the dependent(s)’ age eligibility factor. (e.g. if requesting 2 years, enter $5,000 in “Amount” and 24 months in “Number of Months”).
  • In order to facilitate efficient processing of the request, applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the Grants Management contact at the Institute supporting the parent award that a request has been submitted in response to this FOA.

Resources
Frequently Asked Questions are available here.
Click here to learn more.

 
7. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Funds to defray Childcare Costs for NCI, NIA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIH Blueprint, and NHGRI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Programs F99 Awardees

NIH recognizes that the high cost of childcare impacts graduate students and post-doctoral researchers funded through NIH fellowships, and their ability to successfully complete their training and fully participate in the extramural research workforce. Therefore, this Notice announces that NCI, NHGRI, NIA, NIDCR, NIDDK, and NINDS (on behalf of the NIH Blueprint DSPAN) will defray childcare costs to recipients of Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) programs during the F99 phase of the award.

Eligibility
Applicants must be planning an F99/K00 application or have an active NIH Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) through NCI, NHGRI, NIA, NIDCR, NIDDK, and NINDS (on behalf of the NIH Blueprint DSPAN) that is still in the F99 phase.

Budget
F99/K00 applicants and F99 award recipients may request $2,500 per budget period for costs of childcare provided by a licensed childcare provider. Childcare costs are permitted for dependent children living in the eligible fellow’s home from birth until the age of 13 years, or disabled children under the age of 18 years. Childcare costs do not apply to elder or non-child dependent care costs.

Application and Submission Information:
Instructions for requesting childcare costs in new and continuation (Type 5) F99 applications should follow the instructions described in NOT-OD-21-074. Requests for childcare costs in administrative supplements to existing F99 awards (Type 3) should follow instructions described in NOT-OD-21-075.

Administrative Supplement Applications to existing F99 Fellowships must be submitted using the following funding opportunity Announcement or its subsequent reissued equivalent.

PA-20-272- Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and PA-20-272 must be followed, with the following additions:

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning May 1, 2021.
    • Special Instructions: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) will accept requests by May 31st for consideration in a given fiscal year.
  • For funding consideration, applicants must include “NOT-CA-21-053” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this information in box 4B will not be considered.
  • Applicants must use the forms package with the Competition ID containing “ADMINSUPP-FELLOWSHIP”.
  • Applicants must specify the requested childcare costs in field 28b (Supplementation from Other Sources: Amount, Number of Months, Type, and Source) on the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form.
    • Enter “Childcare Costs” (without quotation marks) as the Type.
    • Applicants are strongly encouraged to request childcare costs for all remaining years that the project will be funded based on the dependent(s)’ age eligibility factor. (e.g. if requesting 2 years, enter $5,000 in “Amount” and 24 months in “Number of Months”).
  • In order to facilitate efficient processing of the request, applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the Grants Management contact at the Institute supporting the parent award that a request has been submitted in response to this FOA.

Resources
Frequently Asked Questions are available here: https://grants.nih.gov/faqs#/funding_programs_childcare_costs.htm.

Click here to learn more.
 
8. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying for any limited submission award submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Process            
Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to ecor@partners.org.  In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include:

  • Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  • A descriptive title of the potential application
  • Brief description of the project
  • Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award


If there is more than one MGH investigator interested in applying for each limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities                                                                                                                                        
Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • 1907 Trailblazer Award
  • Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2022 (P2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Limited Competition Coordinating Center for the HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Cohorts Program (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Centers for HIV Structural Biology (U54 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.

 
9. Foundation Funding Opportunities

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to any of these opportunities.  Note that proposals are still routed through the standard Insight/Research Management process.

Please be aware that any grant that brings in less than 15% in indirect costs (IDC) will need to be supplemented up to the 15% equivalent by existing investigator or departmental sundry funds. Resolution of this issue must occur prior to submitting a proposal.  Training fellowships from foundations, public charity, and non-profit organizations are excluded from this minimum IDC requirement.

Week of 05/14/21

  • A-T Post Doctoral Fellowship Award, (Ataxia-telangiectasia) A-T Children's Project. $80,000. Deadline: July 1
  • Research Grant Program, (Ataxia-telangiectasia) A-T Children's Project. $150,000. Deadline: July 1
  • AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $400,000. Deadline: June 29
  • AACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $100,000. Deadline: May 31
  • Faculty Innovation in Education Award, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. $100,000. Deadline: August 9
  • Research Grant, Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc. (AA&MDSIF). $60,000. Deadline: June 15
  • Small and Large Grants, John Templeton Foundation. Unspecified. Deadline: August 21
  • Career Development Award, LiveLikeLou Foundation. $100,000. Deadline: July 15
  • Stryker/ORS Women's Research Fellowship, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). $50,000. Deadline: June 15
  • OTA Directed Topic Research Grant, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) NEW! $50,000. Deadline: June 14
  • Progress in Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) NEW! $250,000. Deadline: June 30
  • SCCM Research Grants, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). $100,000. Deadline: August 1
  • Rising Stars in Urology Research Awards, Urology Care Foundation/American Urological Association (AUA). $200,000. Deadline: May 20
 
 
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