Research News - October 16, 2020

 

 
 
October 16, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGB Community Connects
2. Get your Flu shot!
3. Applying for the Claflin Awards? ECOR and the Office for Women’s Careers are offering help with your application
4. NIH Update: COVID-19 Impact Surveys, NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, Hypertext Policy Reminder

EVENTS
 

1. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: LabArchives, ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap & more!
2. CBRC Seminar Series
3. Meditation Mondays with Dr. Darshan Mehta
4.“The Long Fix: Solving America’s HealthCare Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone”
5. McGraw Opioid Innovator Award | Shark Tank Fall 2020
6. Thursday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions on MS Teams
7. ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting
8. NORCH P+F Symposium- Virtual
9. Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion
10. Looking Your Best on Paper: How to Write a High Impact CV or Resume
11. Financial Literacy for Residents, Fellows, and Junior Physicians
12. QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff
13. Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution
14. Discover Brigham 2020

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. MGH ECOR Interim Support Funding Program - Deadline: December 1, 2020
3. MGH Research Scholars 2021
4. MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards for Junior Faculty Women Investigators
5. The Moore Inventor Fellows 2021
6. 2021 Bullock Postdoctoral Fellowship
7. HMS Foundation Funds
8. Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
9. HMS Fellowship Opportunity: Research Rigor and Reproducibility Curriculum Fellow
10. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
11. Foundation Funding Opportunities

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. MGB Community Connects

MGB Community Connects provides colleagues with a platform on which they can connect with others in their neighborhood or nearby. Colleagues can connect with others to form carpool, connect with others for dependent care, and provides many other valuable resources during this extraordinary time.

MGB Community Connect: https://community-help.mgh.harvard.edu/

 
2. Get your Flu shot!

To protect the safety of all patients and staff, all employees must receive a flu vaccine by November 13, 2020, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. Employees and dependents who are covered by a Mass General Brigham health plan may obtain flu vaccinations at no cost at your doctor’s office, CVS, another pharmacy or at a Mass General Brigham Urgent Care center.

For other options for obtaining your flu vaccination click here. Learn more flu vaccination information, including how to request a medical or religious exemption and important deadlines.

 
Applying for the Claflin Awards? ECOR and the Office for Women’s Careers are offering help with your application

If you are applying for a Claflin Award, and would like help preparing your application, ECOR and the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) encourages you to take advantage of the Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI) for applicants.

The CCI is designed to help eligible faculty prepare their best application for the 2021 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Many prior Claflin winners have volunteered their time to answer questions and offer guidance and encouragement to potential applicants. Coaches may give advice on all aspects of the application, including the research plan, budget, and the description of child-rearing responsibilities.

Please click here to enroll in the Claflin Consultation Initiative by Thursday, October 29th.

We encourage you to attend the Claflin panel discussion on October 22 from 2:00 – 3:00pm. Please refer to the call or the events section of Research News for more details.

To review your eligibility please click here or email ecor@mgh.harvard.edu before registering for the CCI.

 
4. NIH Update: COVID-19 Impact Surveys, NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, Hypertext Policy Reminder
Click here to view the latest news and updates from the NIH.
 
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EVENTS
 
1. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: LabArchives, ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap & more!

Monday, October 19 from 2:00-3:00 PM, Zoom Meeting 
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. We hope to see you then!  Check back to https://rc.partners.org/events  for additional dates.

Virtual ERIS Office Hours: https://rc.partners.org/news-events/events/virtual-eris-office-hours-2020-oct

 
2.  CBRC Seminar Series

Monday, October 19, 2020, 4:00 PM

John Seykora, MD, PHD
Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Pathology
Director, Skin Research Histology Core Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Title of Talk: Modeling cutaneous carcinogenesis informs novel therapeutic approaches

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3. Meditation Mondays with Dr. Darshan Mehta

Every Monday, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Join sessions via Zoom

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

Join Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, Interim Director, Office for Well-Being for a guided meditation session on a Monday.

If you would like to receive an Outlook invitation for these sessions, email owb@partners.org .

Attend sessions via Zoom.

 
4. “The Long Fix: Solving America’s HealthCare Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone”

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Join Webinar via Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and the Department of Radiology

Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can’t get care when they need it. This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business. Using clear and compelling language, Author Dr. Vivian S. Lee paints a picture that is both realistic and optimistic. It may not be a quick fix, but her concrete action plan for reform—for employers and other payers, patients, clinicians, and policy makers—can reinvent health care, and create a less costly, more efficient, and healthier system for all.

Click here to view webinar.
 

 
5. McGraw Opioid Innovator Award | Shark Tank Fall 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 - 5:30pm, Zoom
Hosted by the BRI, Development, and the Brigham Program in Opioid and Pain Innovation (POPI), this year's shark tank will showcase Brigham researchers, scientists and innovators who aim to address the challenges of opioid use disorder through research. Up to two non-renewable grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with award denominations of up to $50,000 and $25,000 respectively. This event is exclusively for BWH Staff and MGB affiliates.

Register here
 
6. Thursday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions on MS Teams

Thursday, October 22 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
These new, weekly sessions are a mix of training, 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).

 
7. ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting

Thursday, October 22, 1:00-2:30pm, Via Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners 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 who need to register on clincaltrials.gov and/or need information on results reporting.

Register here. Please contact Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with questions.
 
8. NORCH P+F Symposium- Virtual

Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30PM, Via Zoom

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) presents its 7th Annual Pilot and Feasibility Symposium. It will be held on Thursday, October 22nd 2020 1:30-3:30PM virtually. Please click here for the link to the agenda which has the livestream link for the day-of as well.

Please reach out to HarvardNORC@mgh.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns

 
9. Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 22, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, via Zoom

Would you like to know more about the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards?

These awards are designed to provide bridge funding for women with an HMS faculty appointment of instructor or assistant professor, to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years, with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine. The discussion will cover:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Resources to improve your application
  • Advice from recent Claflin Scholars
  • How the award can advance your career

Panelists:
Laura Ditchel, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; 2018 Claflin Award Winner
Emily Hyle, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; 2018 Claflin Award Winner
Karen Miller, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine; Co-Chair ECOR review committee; 1999 Claflin Award Winner

Please join the panel via Zoom:
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10. Looking Your Best on Paper: How to Write a High Impact CV or Resume

Monday, October 26, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Join Webinar via Zoom

Co-Sponsored by the CFD Office for Research Careers' Graduate Student Division and Postdoctoral Division

This seminar will help you prepare your CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration.

You will learn how to:

  • Tailor your CV/resume to your goals
  • Highlight and build transferable skills and experience
  • Focus the content and structure
  • Apply value added tips and tricks

Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Click here to view webinar.

 
11. Financial Literacy for Residents, Fellows, and Junior Physicians

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Join Webinar via Zoom
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Join Chirag P. Shah, MD, MPH, for one of the most important (non-medical!) things you will learn in training: how to navigate your personal finances.  Dr. Shah is a vitreoretinal surgeon at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, and the Co-Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship.  He has recently co-authored a book on personal finance for physicians, “Financial Freedom Rx: The Physician’s Guide to Achieving Financial Independence,” and teaches “Financial Literacy 101” at Harvard Medical School.  His lecture will provide a brief overview on:

  • Why Financial Planning Matters
  • Jobs and Contracts
  • Initial Steps Post Training
  • Disability, Health, and Malpractice Insurance
  • Student Loans and Retiring Debt
  • Tax-Advantaged Investing
  • Taxable Investing
  • Diversification and Asset Allocation
  • Life, Homeowners, and Umbrella Insurance
  • Financial Advisors
  • Estate Planning
  • Have I Won the Game?
  • Retirement Distributions
  • Pitfalls to Avoid

Click here to view webinar.

 
12. QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff

Monday, November 2 | 10:00am-12:30pm | Via Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program
The QI Program and the MGH Division of Clinical Research are excited to offer QI Bootcamp. QI Bootcamp is a “clinical research 101” for study staff and investigators. The goal of the course is to review GCP guidelines and institutional policies, and instruct study staff and investigators on how to implement those guidelines and policies into the day to day conduct of clinical research.  Topics include:

  • Informed Consent documentation
  • Study Documentation (source documents and data collection forms)
  • Unanticipated Problems, Deviations and Violations
  • Investigational Product Accountability
  • Regulatory binder
  • ClinicalTrials.Gov, inspections and common rule revisions

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

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

November 3 | November 10 | November 17 | December 1 | December 15
Zoom

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, Partners Human Research Committee and Partners Human Research 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 Teresa La with questions.

Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution: https://learn.partners.org/courses/6084/

 
14. Discover Brigham 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:45 PM, via Zoom

The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) invites you to Discover Brigham 2020!   This year the event will be held virtually, however the goals remain the same: to celebrate, educate and inspire collaboration around innovative science, technology, and medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This event will include scientific sessions, a virtual poster session and exciting demonstrations of research. To learn more about Discover Brigham 2020, please click here.

Click here to register.

 
 
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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:

  • None for this week!

Recently added:

 
2. MGH ECOR Interim Support Funding Program– Deadline: December 1, 2020

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. Please note that Formulaic Bridge Funding Support will not be offered until further notice.

When is the deadline?
December 1, 2020 - 5:00 PM

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

 
3. MGH Research Scholars 2021

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?
Monday, November 9, 2020 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

Click here to see a list of past recipients.
 
4. The MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards

For Junior Faculty Women Investigators

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, December 8, 2020 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to read more and apply online. For additional information, please attend the panel discussion via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00pm https://partners.zoom.us/j/82947355766   

Please click here to enroll in the Claflin Consultation Initiative by Thursday, October 29th.

 
5. The Moore Inventor Fellows 2021

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)

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: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00pm
Submit nomination to sponsor: Monday, November 16, 2020
Sponsor deadline: Monday, December 14, 2020 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

 
6. 2021 Bullock Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the 2021 Bullock Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Proposal deadline:  5:00 pm – November 2, 2020  
Award decision:  December 21, 2020

Potential candidate must be at the postdoctoral training level at the time of the award. PhD, MD and MD/PhD research fellows are eligible for this award. Criteria for funding are scientific quality, enabling collaboration that might not occur otherwise, potential medical and scientific impact, and career development of the Fellow. 

Combined mentorship and collaboration between two Harvard Medical School faculty members, at least one of whom is based at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, is required. An external collaborator is preferred. It is anticipated that the fellow will perform the majority of their research at the Wellman Center.
The Fellowship will provide one year of support. An award of up to $60,000 direct costs is anticipated. The award will be administered by the Wellman Center. Funds may be used for stipend (minimum effort 60%), fringe benefits and research supplies.  

The fellowship will begin on or about January 1, 2021 and is intended for one year.  The fellowship review committee will consider a one-time 6 month no cost extension (maximum project duration, 18 consecutive months). Any remaining funds at the end of the award period will be forfeited.   

For additional information and instructions regarding the application process please refer to this announcement: BullockFellowshipAward

 
7. 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
  • Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Scholars Award
  • 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, October 19, 2020 at 11:30 PM. 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. Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Intended to support 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. ECOR is now accepting letters of intent.

Letter of intent deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Faculty Type: Independent Assistant Professors who hold an MD or MD/PhD
Award Amount: $600,000 for a period of three years
Submit letter of intent and biosketch to ecor@mgh.harvard.edu     

Click here to view the requirements for the 1-2 page letter of intent
Click here to visit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website

 
9. HMS Fellowship Opportunity: Research Rigor and Reproducibility Curriculum Fellow

Advances in modern biomedical research require the continuous development of and support for a culture that advances research rigor and reproducibility (R3). Harvard Medical School is committed to identifying, exploring, and supporting R3 principles relevant to our research community through cross-discipline conversations and collaborations. The R3 initiative at HMS is seeking an innovative, collaborative science educator to serve as R3 Curriculum Fellow (CF). The R3 CF will ­develop teaching curricula, work with faculty to modernize biomedical research training, and support the development and administration of the HMS R3 program. The fellow will be a member the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP), a postdoctoral training program for biomedical scientists interested in a variety of education-focused careers. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please see our complete posting and application guidelines at https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/job-opportunities#r3_repost

 
10. 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.

  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54 - Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – NEW!
  • NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 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.
 
11. 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 10/16/20

  • Pilot and Feasibility Grant ($75,000), Alpha-1 Foundation (A1F)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant ($150,000), Alpha-1 Foundation (A1F)
  • Research Grant ($200,000), Alpha-1 Foundation (A1F)
  • AATS Foundation Research Scholarship ($160,000), American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)/AATS Graham Foundation
  • Surgical Investigator Program ($100,000), American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)/AATS Graham Foundation
  • NVA Medical Research Fund ($50,000), National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)
  • Cardiac Transthyretin Amyloid (ATTR) Fellowship Competitive Grant Program ($125,000), Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) NEW!
  • Next Generation Imaging to Assess Diagnostic Performance and/or Disease Stabilization in Patients with ATTR-CM ($125,000), Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG)
  • Research Grants Program ($50,000), Skin Cancer Foundation
 
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In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

MGH Town Hall Meeting Recordings

Check out the Coronavirus Resource Guide for MGH Researchers!

NIH Update for Week Ending October 16, 2020

PCORI - Click here for the latest funding opportunities from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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