Research News - July 9, 2021

         
 
July 9, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Invitation to Submit Abstracts for MGH Clinical Research Day 2021
2. HOWTO: Setup BitLocker Encryption for Windows 10
3. HOWTO: Mapping Network Drives / Accessing Storage and Files
4. Watch the Where We Work Townhall
5. Upcoming Changes to Outbound Calls

EVENTS
 

1. ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting
2. Learn Something New! Series
3. Fun Fridays- Tae Kwon Do
4. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: LabArchives, ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap & more!
5. Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Seminar and Workshop
6. RCR Credit: Responsible Authorship and Publication
7. Study Team Data Management and Internal QA Monitoring Plans
8. Lab Managers’ Discussion Group Meeting
9. Studying Resistance in Cancer: A Special seminar on collaboration with Gaddy Getz and Dejan Juric
10. Fun Fridays- Laughter Yoga
11. Faculty and Trainee Wellbeing: How to Expand Your Bandwidth from Your Locus of Control
12. IDEA Symposium: Collaborating with External Partners
13. How to Use Social Media
14. IDEA Symposium: Digital Health Infrastructure
15. Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
16. 2021 Virtual Tumor Course

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. Interim Support Funding 21-3
3. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
4. Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional)
5. Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
6. Jeanette Ives Erickson Research Institute Grant – Deadline Extended!
7. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
8. The Chong Jin Park Innovative Early Career Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care & The Ki Sub Joung Innovative Early Career Faculty Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care 2021
9. Job Research Foundation Announces 4th Round of Funding
10. NIH Research Project Grant (R01) Applications from Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds, Including Under-Represented Minorities
11. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592
12. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
13. Foundation Funding Opportunities

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Invitation to Submit Abstracts for MGH Clinical Research Day 2021

MGH Investigators are invited to submit abstracts for MGH Clinical Research Day 2021. Abstract Submission deadline is July 15, 2021. Mandatory criteria for abstracts include; manuscripts published or submitted for publication between September 2020 and July 2021 and submissions must be about clinical research or educational research conducted at MGH.

All abstracts that present novel data from a clinical research study will be considered for the hospital-wide awards in the following categories: Clinical & Outcomes Research, Translational Research, Team and Health Professions Education Research. MGH Departments will also be giving monetary awards.

To learn more about MGH Clinical Research Day 2021 please visit the portal.

Please, submit abstracts here by July 15, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs.

 
2. HOWTO: Setup BitLocker Encryption for Windows 10

Non-standard or personal devices used for work (includes checking email) must be encrypted, even when the device does not contain patient information. Please see HOWTO: Determine whether you are using a standard or non-standard computer. Please visit Secure your Computer to learn more and the IS Service Hub and request your device be secured. 

Click here to learn more about HOWTO: Setup BitLocker Encryption for Windows 10

 
3. HOWTO: Mapping Network Drives / Accessing Storage and Files

In order to map a network drive, you must know what drives you will be accessing and you must be connected to the Mass General Brigham network either onsite or over VPN. If you do not know what drives you have access to, please visit https://rc.partners.org/support-training/utilities. Then follow the instructions that match your device type (Mac or Windows 10).

Click here to learn more about HOWTO: Mapping Network Drives / Accessing Storage and Files

 
4. Watch the Where We Work Townhall

In case you missed it, on Wednesday, June 30, Mass General Brigham’s Chief Human Resources Officer Rose Sheehan hosted a town hall where she provided the most recent updates on the Future of Where We Work and answered employees’ questions. Watch the town hall.

 
5. Upcoming Changes to Outbound Calls

As many have seen, MGB recently announced upcoming changes to the telephone systems where staff & patients will no longer need to dial “1” before the area code when making outbound calls from any MGB phone.  This is part of a system-wide initiative to reduce the number of accidental 9-1-1 calls originating from within MGB (for reference, at MGH alone we average 30-40 accidental 9-1-1 calls each day). These changes to the dial plan are anticipated to help significantly reduce this number, and will be made on a rolling basis across the system over the next several weeks. Full details on the upcoming changes can be found here.
Changes to outbound calls will occur in a phased fashion:

Phase 1: July 20, 2021 - Callers can dial outside lines with or without using “1”
Example: 9-1-617-726-2000 OR 9-617-726-2000        

Phase 2: August 19, 2021 - Use of “1” as part of outbound dialing will be restricted. Any outbound calls using “1” followed by a 10 digit number will result in an error message. (Note: This does not impact calls made to 9-1-1.)
Example: 9-617-726-2000   NOT 9-1-617-726-2000 (“Your call cannot be completed as dialed”)

Work is underway at MGB to identify applications/systems/devices (e.g., Voalte, Muse, efax, etc.) that use our existing dial plan which may be impacted and require mitigation.  As we prepare for go-live at MGH we ask for your help in identifying any unique systems/applications/devices in your areas that may be impacted and to send them to Shawn Donahue, Ben Ndrenika, and myself.

As we prepare for this change at MGH we are also working closely with Public Affairs to develop a communications plan to notify staff, patients, and visitors of this update.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Andonian with any questions.

 
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EVENTS
 
1. ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting

Friday, July 9, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, MGB Human Research Quality Improvement Program
This course will provide participants with information on the requirements for clinical trials registration on ClinicalTrials.gov, results reporting, record maintenance, and consequences for noncompliance.  The course is recommended for investigators and study staff involved in the conduct of clinical trials registration and results reporting or those interested in registering research studies to meet ICMJE publication requirements.   *This course is worth 1 RCR credit.

Register here.

Please contact Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with questions.

Click here to learn more about ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting

 
2. Learn Something New! Series

Friday, July 9 – September 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Zoom

Click here for a full list of topics 

Clinical research is complicated. It is governed by regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies. It involves people inside and outside of the institution, in clinical areas, doing financial management, etc. But you don’t have to do it all on your own! Join the DCR’s network of study coordinators, research assistants, and project managers to learn something new about different clinical research operations topics. With something for everyone, these sessions cover how to’s on protocols, basic study designs, informed consent, managing your day to day, and many more.  

To get the most out of this program, you should have already completed the CITI Training in Human Subjects Research and Clinical Research Conduct: Research Staff Training prior to enrolling. It is also recommended that you take Good Clinical Practice in an Academic Research Institution prior to enrolling. 

Please browse a full list of topics here and register for each individually.

Please contact tmorrison-rohlfs@partners.org with questions.

Click here to learn more about the Learn Something New! Series

 
3. Fun Fridays- Tae Kwon Do

Friday, July 9, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

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

Tae Kwon Do is a fun and relaxing martial art that gives your mind a break from work and energizes your body. Learn self-defense and the proper form for Tae Kwon Do kicking and punching techniques - no prior experience necessary! 
  
Instructor: Ahmad Ali has extensive experience teaching Tae Kwon Do to all ages and ranks, including coaching tournament sparring. His own training includes four regional tournaments in the Northeast, earning fourth place for two years. 

Register and receive link 

 
4. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: LabArchives, ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap & more!

Monday, July 12, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Zoom

Join subject matter experts online for 1:1 support with Research IS & Computing tools and services available to help your research and innovation, discuss problems and answer your questions. No appointment necessary. The Scientific Computing team is available at 1p.m. to provide extra support for ERISOne Linux Cluster, Python and the new ERISXdl platform. We hope to see you then! Check back to https://rc.partners.org/events for additional dates.

To learn more about Virtual ERIS Office Hours, please click here.

 
5. Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Seminar and Workshop

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Zoom

Jonathan Jackson, PhD

This seminar will cover an introduction to engagement, recruitment, and retention for inpatient and outpatient populations, including a focus on best practices and common mistakes. The seminar will demonstrate how best to implement strategies at study design, implementation, and follow-up. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A for participants to discuss and receive feedback for their study recruitment plans. This course is geared towards project investigators.

Participants must submit a recruitment plan to enroll in this workshop. The recruitment plan from the most recent NIH grant submission is sufficient.

Register Here. Contact Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with questions.

Click here to learn more about Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Seminar and Workshop

 
6. RCR Credit: Responsible Authorship and Publication

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

Maryam Asgari, MD 

Responsible conduct of research (RCR) training is required of students, trainees, and investigators with career development awards who are supported by NIH funds. In addition, the National Science Foundation (NSF) requires RCR training of undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with any NSF support. In order to fulfill the RCR training requirement MGB developed a curriculum that must be completed by all awardees. Once you have attended the 4-hour MGB RCR Seminar the awardees must obtain an additional 4 credits. MGH offers sessions that are RCR-credit eligible to complete the remaining 4 credits (1 credit = 1 hour).   

*MGB RCR Program has 3 parts: Part 1- RCR Seminar, Part 2 – CITI RCR Basic Course, Part 3 – 4 additional RCR credits. The courses advertised here can be used as part of the 4 additional RCR credits.

Please email Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with questions regarding the above courses. Please email Claire Moretti with questions regarding part 1 or 2 of the MGB RCR Program.   

Click here to learn more about RCR Credit: Responsible Authorship and Publication

 
7. Study Team Data Management and Internal QA Monitoring Plans

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, MGB Human Research Quality Improvement Program
During this presentation you will learn tips and tricks for effective management of study data and options for developing an internal quality assurance monitoring plan that will ensure data integrity and compliance with GCP, research regulations, and MGB policies. 

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

 
8. Lab Managers’ Discussion Group Meeting

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Zoom

The next Lab Managers’ Discussion Group meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 15th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. AirGas will be giving a presentation about gas management.

If you have questions or comments you would like to submit in advance of the next meeting, please fill out the form SubmitQuestionsToLMDG.

Zoom URL: https://broadinstitute.zoom.us/j/903351769?pwd=WkJKellVSDBKd2tlb2IrQncyaG9Zdz09
Meeting ID: 903 351 769
Passcode: 638795
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,903351769#,,,,*638795# US (New York) 

 
9. Studying Resistance in Cancer: A Special seminar on collaboration with Gaddy Getz and Dejan Juric

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Zoom

Hosted by the MGH-Broad Working Group
Drs. Getz and Juric are experts at finding and nurturing productive collaborations across disciplines. We will hear research highlights from their work, strategies
to find great partners, and how they keep the collaborations running smoothly.

The Termeer Center brings together cutting-edge research resources and provides a foundation for collaborations among physicians and investigators from a
broad spectrum of biomedical disciplines, to speed the discovery and delivery of new targeted therapies to patients with early and advanced stage cancers. The
Getz lab collaborates with an extraordinary and wide-ranging group of investigators from across MGH and other institutions.

Drs. Getz and Juric gave the Broad-MGH Working Group an exciting preview of this presentation and we are thrilled to bring this inspiring topic to the whole
MGH research community!

Please click here to join the Zoom Meeting

 
10. Fun Fridays- Laughter Yoga

Friday, July 16, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

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

Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with relaxing yogic breathing techniques to relieve stress, release endorphins and boost immune functioning. What starts as laughter exercises quickly turns into genuine laughter, enhancing social connection and positive emotions. No previous yoga experience is necessary, just a desire to laugh and cultivate joy.  

Laura Malloy, LICSW, is a certified laughter yoga leader, yoga therapist and clinical social worker. 

Register and receive link 
 
11. Faculty and Trainee Wellbeing: How to Expand Your Bandwidth from Your Locus of Control 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development  

Feeling burnt out? This webinar will help you to find a path to well-being by discussing the system factors that drive burnout in healthcare. It will also identify factors in your life that are in your control as well as create a specific action plan for an area of your life that you want to change. Dr. Shannon will review practices and strategies that you can use daily to mitigate stress and change your daily life experience. 

Facilitator: Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH, after experiencing burnout as a primary care physician, made the difficult decision to leave practice. As a professional health care writer for the past 20 years, she has focused on highlighting issues in the US health care system, including lack of reliability, gaps in communication, and clinician burnout. She is co-author of Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, which was published in 2016.   

Dr. Shannon is a leading expert in helping clinicians identify the places where they have agency and make changes to improve their professional and personal lives. Dr. Shannon has especially focused on helping women physicians address burnout, overwhelm, and self-doubt. She continues to advocate for health system change through her writing and speaking engagements. 
  
Register and receive link 

 
12. IDEA Symposium: Collaborating with External Partners

Monday, July 26, 2021, 12:00 PM, Zoom

Join Michael Band, Senior Director, Business Development, Innovation, MGB; Michael Freni, MBA, Senior Director, Business Development, Innovation, MGB; and Tracy Sykes, JD, Senior Director, Business Strategy and Commercialization and Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, MGB for an informative session to learn what it takes to work with external partners. The panelists will share tips on how to identify external digital health vendors, considerations for working with start-ups, sources of funding, IP policies and collaboration agreements.

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

 
13. How to Use Social Media

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom 

Session 1: Use Social Media to Increase Your Visibility, Help with Promotion, and Build Your Personal Brand
Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women’s Careers 

Use social media to disseminate your work, grow your network, help with promotion, and build your personal brand! This webinar will help you understand what a personal brand is and how to leverage social media to clearly and authentically convey your brand and message to others. 

Laura will tap into her brand-building expertise, share best practices, and leverage case studies featuring strong industry leaders who have built remarkable personal brands that have impacted their careers. Join this session to: 

  • Learn how to build your personal brand. 
  • Receive a template to build your personal brand. 
  • Obtain a “toolkit” of strategies (e.g., leveraging social media) to help you hone your brand and disseminate your content. 

Facilitator: Laura Barnard, MBA, is the Founder of BREAKTHRU BRANDS. She holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University and an MBA in Marketing & Strategic Management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has nearly two decades of experience in marketing and brand management for iconic, global consumer brands. She understands and appreciates the power of branding to help leaders make a greater impact on their careers and on the lives of others. 

Session 2: “Use Social Media to Promote Your Department/Center/Lab” on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 
  
Register and receive link for July 28 
Register and receive link for Aug 18 

 
14. IDEA Symposium: Digital Health Infrastructure

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 12:00 PM, Zoom

Join Steven Flammini, Vice President, CTO, IS Technology and Innovation, MGB; Esther Kim, ScD, RD,Executive Director, EDDH Digital Health Innovation, MGB; Holly Barr-Vermilya, Project Director, Director of Research, Digital Health eCare, MGB for an informative session to learn about how MGB offers a range of infrastructure to support innovation. Hear from system leaders about integration of Epic, pilots and scaling of digital health projects.
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

 
15. Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

Tuesdays and Thursdays: September 02 – November 09, 2021, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Psychiatry

Applications due August 23, 2021
Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials is an intensive thirteen-session course offered from early-September through late October. Physicians with a serious interest in clinical trials will be introduced to theoretical and practical issues facing clinical researchers.  Course participants will learn how to envision, plan, develop and execute effective clinical trials. Study content includes research designs, protocols, ethical patient recruitment, informed consent, regulations, and clinical trial management.

The course is ideally suited for clinical fellows starting their research years, junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical research, and physicians with an interest in becoming more actively involved in clinical research. 

All participants are expected to use the course curriculum to develop and present a trial design at the final session of the course. 

Enrollment is limited to facilitate interaction and individual attention. To ensure placement in the course, early application is recommended. All applications will be reviewed after the August 23rd deadline.
To submit an application and/or view a course schedule, please go to: Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials. *This site is not compatible with Internet Explorer, please use Chrome or Edge
Please contact Teresa La with any questions.

 
16. 2021 Virtual Tumor Course

Monday, November 2, 2021 – Thursday, November 4, 2021

36TH Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology

For comprehensive information about this course, including faculty, schedule, and pricing,
please visit the 36th Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology website
The “36th Annual Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology” course, directed by Professor Rakesh K. Jain, will continue to offer the best in critical analysis of what is currently known about the tumor microenvironment, angiogenesis, metastasis, immunology, metabolism and chronobiology. This will include chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies and the role of microbiome as newly introduced topics this year. The faculty is internationally recognized. They will present their latest findings from their clinics and laboratories. The goal is to highlight key gaps in present knowledge of cancer and outline future directions for research at the bench, in the clinic, and in drug development.

The course will continue its four-day online webinar-based live lecture format. Learning formats will include didactic lectures, Q&A and group discussions. The faculty will encourage an open discussion and will provide critical comments on challenges and future opportunities in research in cancer and in establishment of novel therapy approaches and biomarkers to guide treatment. The aim of this course is to analyze and synthesize the most up-to-date findings. Our faculty will present valuable information in a systematic and comprehensive framework, along with a critical review of various measurement techniques. This course is dedicated to helping to improve clinical translation of this knowledge and competence, leading to improved cancer treatment.  

Harvard Medical School’s secure online registration.
Click here to for an overview 
Click here to view the brochure

 
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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 21-3

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

What are they?
Interim Support Funding
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. Financial need and the impact of the COVID pandemic will be taken into account.

When is the deadline?
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 5:00 PM

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

 
3. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
“The mission of the Awards Program is to launch the careers of newly independent biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs. The three‐year Award supports newly independent faculty engaged in basic biomedical research. Investigators in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry and engineering) whose projects focus on biomedical science are also encouraged to apply. While basic research projects involving human subjects, data, and samples are eligible, clinical trials research is beyond the scope of this program.

“In recognition of the importance of research collaboration by the scientific community, collaboration is an additional, but not required, positive ancillary factor. These projects may involve researchers within and/or outside MGH.”

This opportunity is open to full-time faculty at MGH whose Assistant Professor appointment began (or will begin) between 10/1/18 and 4/1/22. The award is $300,000 over three years, inclusive of 5% institutional overhead. 

The foundation now has a two-stage application process, and there are no limits on the number of applications from an institution. An internal selection process is no longer required. All eligible faculty at MGH should apply directly to the sponsor.

Please contact Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to this opportunity. They will be able to advise you on the application process.

Initial proposal deadline: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 12:00 Noon (Those applicants who make it to the second stage will be invited to submit a full proposal in November).

Click here to learn more and apply.

 
4. Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional)

Letters of intent are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams

What are they?
“This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PDs/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

Applications that are mainly focused on the creation, expansion, and/or maintenance of community resources, creation of new technologies, or infrastructure development are not appropriate for this FOA.”

MGH is eligible to submit one application to the NIH.

How much is the award?
Most awards will be between $700,000-$900,000 direct costs

When is the deadline?  

MGH letter of intent deadline: July 28, 2021 at 5:00pm
LOI deadline: December 27, 2021
Full application to NIH: January 27, 2022

What are the internal guidelines?
Please submit a 2-3 page letter of intent, along with a NIH biosketch, to ecor@mgh.harvard.edu

Be sure to include the following information:

  1. Applicant's name, job title, and the applicant's contact information
  2. State the project title and hypothesis, outline the research aim(s) and methods
  3. A brief discussion of the project's potential impact

In the event that there is more than one applicant, the internal LOI will be used to assess if a review and selection process will be needed. ECOR will notify all interested applicants by September 2021.

How do I learn more about the opportunity?
NIH RFA PAR-20-103 – Click here

 
5. Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development – honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with notable achievements in innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.
This annual prize includes:

  • An unrestricted $20,000 honorarium
  • The Harrington Prize Lecture, delivered at the 2022 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting
  • Participation at the 2022 Harrington Discovery Institute Symposium
  • A personal essay, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

This prize requires an institutional nomination. MGH is not limited in the number of nominees we can submit. If you are interested, please contact MGH ECOR at ecor@partners.org by July 9, 2021 to be considered.

 
6. Jeanette Ives Erickson Research Institute Grant – Deadline Extended!

The Jeanette Ives Erickson Research Institute Grant Promoting Excellence in Patient Care is presented annually to a mid-career, PhD-prepared nurse researcher with dedication and passion for inquiry that improves patient and family outcomes. The researcher is expected to have a clearly defined area of research concentration (funded and unfunded) that has been disseminated and translated into patient care and is eligible for a new direction or application.  The proposed science complements an area(s) of research interest identified by the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, available at: http://www.mghpcs.org/MunnCenter/ and leads to externally funded grant submissions. 

Selection Criteria:

  • PhD in nursing.
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship preparation preferred.
  • Internal and external funding records to advance nursing research.
  • Emerging research has a clear focus on using a variety of methodological approaches to uncover new knowledge.
  • Dissemination of research findings nationally and beyond through invited presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Focus on original research with potential for translation of results into practice.
  • Demonstrated leadership and national research recognition.

To set up an appointment to learn more about the Jeanette Ives Erickson Research Institute Grant, please email: Dottie Jones, Ed.D , ANP, FAAN DJONES9@mgh.harvard.edu to answer questions about how to focus your inquiry, select your team, and write the proposal.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Please click HERE for more information and to submit a letter of intent!
For general information about the Jeanette Ives Erickson Research Institute Grant, please visit the Munn Center website: http://www.mghpcs.org/munncenter/Munn_Research_Award.asp

 
7. 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.

 
8. The Chong Jin Park Innovative Early Career Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care & The Ki Sub Joung Innovative Early Career Faculty Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care 2021

Applications are now being accepted by the Mongan Institute Center for Aging and Serious Illness for the The Chong Jin Park Innovative Early Career Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care & The Ki Sub Joung Innovative Early Career Faculty Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care

What is it?
The Chong Jin Park Innovative Early Career Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care & The Ki Sub Joung Innovative Junior Faculty Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care will support innovative applied clinical research or implementation pilot project(s) (T3-4) focused on improving the evidence base for aging or serious illness care. This RFA will fund initial pilot work to provide data and planning for an externally funded, full-scale project grant (e.g. K award, R01, PCORI etc.). Applicants who hold a full-time appointment in any MGH Department, are pursuing a research career, and meet the eligibility criteria below are encouraged to apply.

The Chong Jin Park Innovative Early Career Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care will support research focused on achieving health equity and improving the lives of older people and or those with serious illness through research in population and health care delivery science.

The Ki Sub Joung Innovative Early Career Faculty Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care will support research focused on improving the lives of older people and or those with serious illness, with an emphasis on the care of those living with cognitive impairment or their caregivers.

How much is the award?
The award is $50,000 for one year plus 15% indirect costs and is effective October 1, 2021.  

When is the deadline?
August 16, 2021 by 5 pm EDT

How do I learn more and apply?

 
9. Job Research Foundation Announces 4th Round of Funding

$400,000 in Grants Available to Researchers Investigating Causes/Treatments of Rare Multisystem Immunodeficiency Disorder

The Job Research Foundation, which seeks to help find a cure for Job Syndrome by providing the global scientific community with additional opportunities to further research into the rare multisystem immunodeficiency disorder, has announced the fourth round of grant funding. The Foundation will award two two-year grants in the amount of $200,000 each to scientific researchers who are investigating the causes of, and treatments for, Job Syndrome. Grant applications can be found online at https://www.jobresearchfoundation.org/grant-proposal-application . Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.

The long-term goal of the Foundation is to help advance research to find a cure for Job Syndrome. In the short term, the Foundation hopes the research will improve the treatments for patients suffering from the rare disorder.

To date the organization has funded a total of ten research projects across the world. In 2019, Job Research Foundation awarded four grants in the first round of funding to researchers from Australia, Spain, Germany, and the United States. In 2020, four grants were awarded to researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom in the second round of funding. This year’s recipients are based in the United States and in Germany.

Special consideration will be given to research focused on Job Syndrome and Pulmonary Function. Previous applicants can apply in subsequent years to extend their research. The application process is open to researchers world-wide and awardees will be announced between December 2021 and January 2022.

The Job Research Foundation seeks to not only help find a cure for Job Syndrome by providing the scientific community with additional opportunities to further research into the rare multisystem immunodeficiency disorder, but also hopes that investigators will research treatments to help those suffering with Job Syndrome. Job Syndrome, also known as Autosomal Dominant Hyperimmunoglobulin E Syndrome (AD-HIES), was discovered in 1966 and is a multisystem immunodeficiency disorder found in males and females worldwide. Visit https://www.jobresearchfoundation.org/ for additional details.

 
10.  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. 

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11. 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 instructionsPlease submit questions to:  Krystal Whitfield (T32 Administrative Contact) at T32ADRD@mgh.harvard.edu

 
12. 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                                                                                                                                        
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  • Centers for HIV Structural Biology (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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

 
13. 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 07/09/21

  • ATS/Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation. $80,000. LOI Deadline: September 14
  • ATS/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Grant, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation. $50,000. LOI Deadline: September 14
  • ATS/COPD Foundation Research Grant, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation. $80,000. LOI Deadline: September 14
  • ALA/ATS/CHEST Foundation Respiratory Health Equity Research Award, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation. $200,000. LOI Deadline: September 14
  • Macular Degeneration Research Program, BrightFocus Foundation. $600,000. LOI Deadline: July 29
  • Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS), Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). $700,000. Application Deadline: October 1
  • Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH), Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). $500,000. LOI Deadline: July 16
  • Congenital Heart Defect Research Grants, Children's Heart Foundation. $100,000. Application Deadline: September 22
  • CONquer canCER Now Award, Concern Foundation. $120,000. LOI Deadline: September 8
  • Research Award (MRA) Program, Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Research Society. $165,000. LOI Deadline: August 13
  • Kidneeds Grants, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF)/Kidneeds. $50,000. Application Deadline: September 30
  • NVA Medical Research Fund, National Vulvodynia Association (NVA). $50,000. LOI Deadline: August 16
  • Cardiac Transthyretin Amyloid (ATTR) Fellowship Competitive Grant Program, Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG). $125,000. Application Deadline: August 23
  • PKD Foundation Research Grants, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD Foundation). $240,000. LOI Deadline: August 17
 
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