Research News - October 8, 2021

 

         
 
October 8, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. 2021 MGRI Image Awards: People's Choice voting begins Monday, 10/11!
2. 2022 Innovation Discovery Grant (IDG) Open!
3. MGH Help & Safety App!

EVENTS
 

1. Writing a Clinical Research Protocol
2. Virtual Visits
3. Informed Consent Including eConsent
4. Join us for the MGH Clinical Research Day 2021 Virtual Poster Session
5. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
6. Artificial Intelligence for Clinicians (AI4C) Virtual Lecture Series
7. Learn about the Analytics Enclave at the ERIS Open House
8. Virtual Trivia Night
9. The Chester Pierce Research Society
10. 2021 Virtual Tumor Course
11. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Capacity Building Workshop for Research Teams

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. MGH Research Scholars 2022
3. The MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards
4. Howard M. Goodman Fellowship 2022
5. Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
6. The Moore Inventor Fellows 2022
7. HMS Foundation Funds Fall 2021 Cycle
8. Pilot Grants: Up to 50K for Proposals on the Five Senses: Input & Response
9. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
10. Job Research Foundation Announces 4th Round of Funding
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. 2021 MGRI Image Awards: People's Choice voting begins Monday, 10/11!

This year we received a record number of images, and we can't wait to share them with you! Be sure to check out the Mass General Research Institute Facebook page starting Monday, October 11, to view all the images from this year's Awards and vote on your favorites! 

Voting will be closely monitored by MGRI staff until October 22nd for the People's Choice category. To review Awards rules, please visit Bench Press. Play fair and have fun!

 
2. 2022 Innovation Discovery Grant (IDG) Open!

Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2021. Submission is via the IDG website.

IDG funding opportunity is open to all clinical and technology types. Individual awards up to $100,000 will be made (inclusive of 15% IDC). IDG stimulates new inventive concepts, identifies areas significant translational potential, and accelerates commercial outcomes. All Mass General Brigham faculty and employees are encouraged to apply. 

To learn more and see a list of past awardees and projects, please visit Innovation Discovery Grants.

  • $3.6 Million has been awarded to 59 projects.
  • $196 Million has been received to further the development of the IDG-supported technologies, a 54-fold increase on the funds awarded
  • 14 New Companies are based on IDG-supported technologies
  • 19 Licenses Agreements have been executed to further their development

Thank you for advancing innovation throughout Mass General Brigham.

 
3. MGH Help & Safety App!

The MGH Research Safety Committee, in conjunction with the Departments of Environmental Health and Safety, Police and Security, Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Services, Research Compliance, and Research IS, is pleased to announce the new MGH Help & Safety App for smartphones, tablets, and all mobile devices. This app contains emergency phone numbers, numbers for reporting problems, and much more important safety-related information, all available with one-touch dialing and/or a single click!

Instructions for downloading can be found here.

The app will be helpful in all kinds of situations and could literally save a life! Instructions for placing the app on your phone or tablet are attached. It takes less than a minute – do it now!

 
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EVENTS
 
1. Writing a Clinical Research Protocol

Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program
This course is intended for investigators and research staff.  A well written protocol is essential to successful and compliant clinical research.  This course will address the following questions:

  • What are the required elements of a protocol including GCP requirements?  
  • What makes a protocol effective? 
  • What issues related to protocol writing have been identified in regulatory inspection and audits? 
  • Are there special considerations when Writing a Clinical Research Protocol? 
  • What is required for protocol training?  

*This course is worth 1 RCR credit.

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

Click here to learn more.
 
2.  Virtual Visits

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program
The Virtual Clinical Research Visits course will discuss best practices and special considerations for remote clinical research study visits including obtaining consent.  We will also discuss documentation and training requirements as well as recently released FDA requirements for remote visits. 

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

Click here to learn more.
 
3. Informed Consent Including eConsent

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program
This course is intended for investigators and research staff.  In addition to covering the required elements of the informed consent, this course will address the following:

  • Different options available for obtaining consent
  • Tips for writing an effective consent  
  • Documentation required for obtaining consent
  • ICF Recordkeeping   
  • Special Considerations

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

Click here to learn more.

 
4. Join us for the MGH Clinical Research Day 2021 Virtual Poster Session

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Virtual

A chance to hear about current research being done at MGH and connect with MGH Researchers!

Our new CR Day Portal will allow you to browse posters submitted by MGH Researchers. While browsing, you will be able to interact with poster presenters via a text chat feature or joining a researcher’s personal meeting link. We hope you will join!

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

 
5. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00 PM, Zoom

"Tissue-Treg crosstalk with local stromal cells"
 Diane Mathis, PhD, Harvard Medical School  

Click here to join via Zoom.

 
6. Artificial Intelligence for Clinicians (AI4C) Virtual Lecture Series

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

Please join us! Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) will be hosting our monthly Virtual Lecture Series, Artificial Intelligence for Clinicians (AI4C) featuring Ronald M. Summers, M.D., Ph.D.

“Challenges and Opportunities for AI in Abdominal Radiology”
Ronald M. Summers, MD, PhD, Chief Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Please click here to register for October’s AI4C Lecture Series on Eventbrite

Abstract: AI methodology has improved dramatically over just the past five years. Clinical implementation however has moved much more slowly. In this talk, Dr. Summers will provide an overview of how state-of-the-art AI can help radiologists make more accurate and efficient diagnoses and predictions. Dr. Summers will focus on AI applications in the abdomen, both in the area of clinical specialty and a relatively less traveled topic area in AI. He will also cover such important topics as explainability, the role of large data sets, and ethics.

AI4C Virtual Lecture Series are now CME approved! MDs, DOs, NPs, and PAs can receive CME Category 1 Credit. Other health care professionals can get participation certificates including Information Technology professionals.

Use this link to register: Mass General Brigham Office of Continuing Professional Development

 
7. Learn about the Analytics Enclave at the ERIS Open House

Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Zoom

Short presentations will highlight applications, platforms and IT services available for collecting, managing and analyzing data for research and innovation. Throughout the event there will be opportunities for virtual networking and Q&A with subject matter experts and support teams. The Analytics Enclave, "Enclave Platform", is a highly secure, privacy-aware, data ecosystem equipped with self-service AI, machine learning, and research data tools that facilitate on-demand data analysis at the project-, program-, or institution-level. Register online and contact rcc@partners.org with any questions or concerns.

 
8. Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Zoom

Back by popular demand, the CNY Vitality and Advocacy Committee is excited to host another FREE MGH Virtual Trivia Night on Thursday, October 21st.

All researchers, trainees, and staff are welcome to join!

Please organize your team (no more than 8 people/team) and register using the link below.  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 ensure you log on 10-20 minutes prior to the event.

Click here to register.

 
9. The Chester Pierce Research Society

Friday, October 22, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

The Chester Pierce Research Society (CPRS) is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).  CPRS is a speaker series named in honor of MGH's late Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry, Chester Pierce. Dr. Pierce was the first and most senior African-American physician-scientist at MGH. CPRS is designed to promote diversity and health equity by featuring the novel research of investigators to the MGH community.

Obesity in Pediatrics: Our Understanding and Consideration of Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment Approaches

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Obesity Medicine Physician for Adults, Adolescents, and Children at the MGH Weight Center
Director of Equity, MGH Medicine, Endocrine Division
Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Core Faculty, MGH Mongan Institute of Health Policy 
Assistant Professor-Medicine & Pediatrics, Harvard Medical

Click here to RSVP and for more details
 
10. 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

 
11. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Capacity Building Workshop for Research Teams

Friday, November 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Zoom

*Application Required

Application Deadline Friday, October 15 at 11:59 PM

Speakers: Elyse Park, PhD, Lara Traeger, PhD, Christina Psaros, PhD, Vanessa Merker, PhD
Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Mongan Institute of Health Policy
This course is intended for research teams who are planning or conducting a qualitative and mixed methods research project.  Workshop participants will learn to plan and conduct qualitative and mixed methods research as a critical skill set for amplifying stakeholder perspectives in all phases of health research and for reducing current and future health equity challenges. The agenda includes both high-level topics and operational/procedural topics primarily for the qualitative portion of the research. We encourage applications from teams which include 1) collaborators outside of MGH, 2) collaborators who are under-represented in medicine and related fields (including but not limited to psychology, nursing, epidemiology, allied health), and 3) project topics that are focused on health in underserved populations.

Apply here.

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

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:

  • No upcoming deadlines

Recently added:

 
2. MGH Research Scholars 2022

Applications are now being accepted by the Mass General Research Institute (MGRI) for the MGH Research Scholars program

What is it?
The MGH Research Scholars program was established with the aim of supporting MGH research faculty who are pursuing research at the level of Assistant and Associate Professor.  The intent of these awards is to support the careers of outstanding MGH investigators doing cutting-edge research that is highly innovative and expected to result in fundamental scientific discoveries and/or clinical applications.  MGH Research Scholar grants are awarded by the Mass General Research Institute (MGRI). Applicants will be asked to choose one of three categories based on their area of research: clinical research, fundamental research, or population and healthcare research.

How much is each award?
These awards are for $500,000 over 5 years; and will be funded at $100,000 per year, including 15% indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

 
3. The MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards!

What are the Claflin Awards?
Although women scientists are recruited to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) programs, their advancement to senior faculty positions is still far less frequent than that of their male counterparts.  In 1993, The Women in Academic Medicine Committee, originally chaired by Mrs. Jane D. Claflin, Honorary Trustee, was established to facilitate the academic careers of women in science at MGH.  Recognizing that a significant obstacle to career advancement is the difficulty of maintaining research productivity during the child-rearing years, this Committee, with the sponsorship of the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), established the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards.  It is intended that this funding will increase opportunities for women to advance to senior positions in academic medicine.

How much is each award?
These are two year awards for $50,000 per year in direct costs, plus 15% for indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to read more and apply online.

 
4. Howard M. Goodman Fellowship 2022

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the MGH Howard M. Goodman Fellowship

What is it?
This is an endowed fellowship established by the MGH Department of Molecular Biology in honor of the founding Chief of the Department, Dr. Howard M. Goodman. The award is intended to further the careers of outstanding independent young scientists, who would normally hold the position of Assistant Professor, and have demonstrated the potential to rise to a leadership position in their chosen field. Applicants who hold a full-time appointment in any MGH department and are primarily engaged in research are eligible to apply.

How much is the award?
The award is $100,000 per year for two years plus 15% indirect costs and is effective April 1, 2022.  

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

 
5. Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

A program of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
 
Letters of intent are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

What are they?
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine. The Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically intended to provide outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure essential to becoming successful clinical investigators. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.

MGH is eligible to nominate a maximum of five (5) candidates.

Who should apply?
Independent assistant professors who hold an MD or MD/PhD. Applicants must be within the first five years of their initial full faculty appointment (cut-off date: July 1, 2017). Candidates holding or awarded R01s (or R01-equivalent grants such as the DP2 and DP5) at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

How much is each award?
$600,000 for a period of three years. Funding in the amount of $200,000 will be allocated to the awardee’s institution each year for the support of the Clinical Investigator.

This funding opportunity is not exempt from the 15% indirect cost (IDC) floor minimum. However, ECOR policy states that for MGH investigators selected through a competitive process as the institutional nominee in which the grant will bring in less than 15% indirect cost (IDC), ECOR will cover the IDC gap up to a maximum of $50,000 per year.

The applicant must commit to spending 80% of their time conducting research. 

When is the deadline?  
MGH letter of intent deadline: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5:00pm
Sponsor deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2021 at 4:00pm

How do I learn more about the opportunity?
To see the ECOR letter of intent instructions – Click here
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award– Click here

 
6. The Moore Inventor Fellows 2022

A program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Pre-proposals are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Moore Inventor Fellows

What are they?
Gordon Moore’s contribution to the development of microelectronics helped produce the exponential growth of the digital revolution. In the spirit of Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing, the foundation seeks to support people who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s three main areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.
  
MGH is eligible to nominate a maximum of two (2) candidates.

Who should apply?
Full time postdocs or junior faculty who are no more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree in their field (MS, PhD, or MD; received on or after 2012)

How much is each award?
The award is $200,000 per year for three years. In addition, the foundation will provide the host institution with $25,000 each year to cover costs associated with administering the grant award.

The mentor and or department/unit will be required to contribute $50,000 in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. Each fellow must devote at least 25 percent of their time to their invention.

This funding opportunity is not exempt from the 15% indirect cost (IDC) floor minimum. However, ECOR policy states that "for MGH investigators selected through a competitive process as the institutional nominee for the Moore Inventor Fellows in which the grant will bring in less than 15% indirect cost (IDC), ECOR will cover the IDC gap up to a maximum of $50,000 per year.

When is the deadline?  

MGH pre-proposal deadline: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:00pm
Submit nomination to sponsor: Friday, November 12, 2021
Sponsor deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 5:00pm (PT)

How do I learn more about the opportunity and apply?
Moore Inventor Fellows internal pre-proposal– Click here
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation website – Click here

 
7. HMS Foundation Funds Fall 2021 Cycle

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 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
  • Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Program
  • Mary Kay Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Award
  • Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering

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 Monday, November 8, 2021.

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 and the Institution that MGH faculty should apply through. Internal announcements are forthcoming for the following opportunities in which MGH is invited to submit their own application:

  • Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
  • Smith Family Foundation: Odyssey Award

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

 
8. Pilot Grants: Up to 50K for Proposals on the Five Senses: Input & Response

This funding opportunity will support investigations on any aspect of human sensory systems, or systems-enabling sensory perception, in human health or disease. Proposals on both traditional sensory systems – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – which gather, organize, and integrate external stimuli, as well as on internal sensory systems (vestibular, spatial orientation, pain, and others) are both welcome.

Proposals can address, but are not limited to: sense functionality, injury, disease states, treatment, mitigation, social and societal impacts, and/or public policy.

Examples include human health-related issues such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Physiology or mechanistic aspects of sensory reception or perception;
  • Innate or acquired impairments of any sensory reception or perception system:
    • age-related changes
    • inborn or acquired physical impediments
    • illness or treatment-related effects  
  • New therapeutics, e.g., drugs, mechanical aids, gene and cell-based therapies, etc.;
  • Impacts on individuals/families/society, e.g., social isolation, depression, ostracization, mental health issues, etc.;
  • Legal/public policy aspects, e.g., ADA, accessibility of public buildings, etc.

As deficits in sensory reception or perception may affect several systems simultaneously, such as vision and hearing, proposals describing the formation of interdisciplinary teams to address multi-sensory integration projects would also be welcome.

This RFA is intended to offer applicants opportunities to conduct important translational research across a wide range of topics.

Proposals addressing healthcare disparities and health equity or focus on or actively recruit underserved, understudied, or special populations, and impacts across the lifespan are encouraged.

Areas of inquiry should focus on translational research and human health. Proposals requiring the use of non-human samples/models will only be considered if there is a clear and direct link to subsequent investigation of some aspect of human health. Proposals investigating basic research questions or those solely limited to pre-clinical applications will not be considered.

Investigators from any field are encouraged to apply. Applications are due November 10, 2021.

Please email reactor@catalyst.harvard.edu to learn more or if you have any questions.

Click here to learn more and to apply.
 
9. 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.

 
10. 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.
 
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                                                                                                                                        
Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) – NEW!
  • Responsive Grants, Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
  • NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Limited Competition: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Research Training Grant for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Limited Competition: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Research Training Grant for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
  • SUNBEAM – Analysis and Bioinformatics Center (ABC) (UM1 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 10/08/21

  • Familial RUNX1 Grant Program: RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Program, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF). $180,000. Application Deadline: December 20
  • Neuroscience Pathways Research Award, Alkermes NEW! $100,000. Application Deadline: November 12
  • Bridge Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). $100,000. Application Deadline: October 22
  • C. James Carrico, M.D., FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship for the Study of Trauma and Critical Care, American College of Surgeons (ACS). $80,000. Application Deadline: November 19
  • Franklin H. Martin, M.D., FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons (ACS). $80,000. Application Deadline: November 19
  • Address Health Disparities and Promote Health Equity Among People Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) NEW! $50,000. Application Deadline: November 1
  • CFF/NIH-Unfunded Grant Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). $250,000. Application Deadline: December 31
  • Research Grant Program, Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (FIRST). $50,000. LOI Deadline: February 1
  • HTRS/Novo Nordisk Clinical Fellowship Award (CFA) in Hemophilia and Rare Bleeding Disorders, Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America. $119,600. Proposal Deadline: November 15
  • Impact Awards, Parkinson's Foundation. $150,000. LOI Deadline: December 1
  • Institutional Movement Disorders Fellowships, Parkinson's Foundation. $207,500. Application Deadline: February 4
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