Research News - November 12, 2021

         
 
November 12, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Flu Vaccination Deadline is TODAY, Friday, November 12!
2. Applications to the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) are Due November 18, 2021
3. HMS Office for Faculty Affairs Faculty Orientation Series
4. MGH Research Job Board
5. Open Enrollment ends TODAY, Friday, November 12!
6. Vote Today for the 2021 ECOR Elections for Representatives from the MGH Research Community!
7. New TEDxMGH Talk for November! “How Defying Expectations Can Make You Creative” Anna Lappala, PhD
8. NIH funding agency National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

EVENTS
 

1. Human Subjects Research Recordkeeping and Record Retention
2. Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Seminar and Workshop
3. Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 11
4. What is the Role of the FDA in Digital Health?
5. Writing a Clinical Research Protocol
6. Your Paper--Increasing the Odds of Its Acceptance at a High Impact Journal
7. Collecting Qualitative Data Remotely
8. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
9. The 8th Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Pilot Research Symposium
10. RCR Program: Data Management
11. Novelline Innovation Speaker Series

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. Interim Support Funding 22-1
3. Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award
4. NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program 2022
5. Familial RUNX1 Grant Program: RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Program, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
6. Innovation Grant, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
7. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
8. Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
9. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592
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. Flu Vaccination Deadline is TODAY, Friday, November 12

The deadline to receive your flu shot is TODAY, Friday, November 12.

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, kills thousands of people in the U.S. each season according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the flu vaccine has demonstrated effectiveness in preventing – and reducing complications of – this common infectious illness.

View Five Things to know about the Mass General Brigham flu vaccination program.

If you received your flu vaccine from a retail pharmacy or a non-Mass General Brigham clinician, you need to submit proof of vaccination to Occupational Health Services to have your vaccination record updated in PeopleSoft. Please use only the link above to document your flu vaccine. Many employees have been using the link to document their COVID-19 vaccine when they are intending to document their flu vaccine.
 
2. Applications to the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) are Due November 18, 2021

The Fiscal year 2022 NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is now opened through November 18, 2021. Funds awarded under LRP allow recipients to repay qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research at a domestic, nonprofit, or government entity.  Click here for additional information regarding the LRP User Guide and required Chief Letter.

 
3. HMS Office for Faculty Affairs Faculty Orientation Series

We are delighted to share that the recorded sessions from our Faculty Orientation Series are now available online.  Intended for members of the Faculty of Medicine, a HarvardKey may be required.  For more information, please visit our website.

Video Library includes:
•            Harvard Faculty of Medicine Academic Onboarding (main session)
•            This is Harvard Catalyst
•            Getting to know the Office for External Education
•            Getting to know the Program in Medical Education
•            Getting to know the Countway Library
•            Getting to know the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP)

 
4. MGH Research Job Board

Are you looking for a new opportunity within the Mass General Research Institute or hoping to promote a newly posted job within your department?  Check out the Research Job Board, powered by the Division of Clinical Research!

All members of the community are able to submit postings or apply for positions. 

Click here to learn more.

 
5. Open Enrollment ends TODAY, Friday, November 12!

Open Enrollment for your 2022 benefits began on Monday, November 1 and will continue through Friday, November 12. One of the decisions you have to make for 2022 is which of Mass General Brigham’s employee health plans will best meet the needs of you and your family.

Select vs. Plus: Which Plan is Right for You?

The Select and Plus employee health plans provide different levels of coverage, with unique features and costs. And now that Open Enrollment is here, it's important to decide what kind of coverage you need and what health care features you value most. Here is a quick video to help you learn more.

Have questions? The HR Support Center is here for you.

  • Submit an online request on Ask My HR
  • Register for an Open Enrollment webinar
  • Call 1-833-Ask-MyHR (1-833-275-6947) during normal business hours

Visit www.askmyhrportal.com/OE2022 for medical plan comparison charts, rate sheets and other helpful materials.

 
6. Vote Today for the 2021 ECOR Elections for Representatives from the MGH Research Community!

Elected representatives serve a 3-year term and will represent faculty concerns and issues.  ECOR representatives should be able to speak to your interests and concerns in discussions and planning for research at MGH.  To learn more about the candidates, click here.
Please cast your vote for one candidate from each category.

Assistant Professor Candidates

  • Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Anahita Dua, MD, MS, MBA, Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Nitya Jain, PhD, Pediatrics, The Mucosal Immunology & Biology Research Centre

Professor Candidates:

  • Alessio Fasano, MD, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Jill Goldstein, PhD, Psychiatry / Medicine, Innovation Center on Sex Differences in Medicine
  • Judy Hung, PhD, Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Click here to vote
Please note: In order to vote you must be a Principal Investigator at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

 
7. New TEDxMGH Talk for November! “How Defying Expectations Can Make You Creative”

Anna Lappala, PhD, Instructor in Investigation,shares her story of how a scientist can be born against all odds thanks to curiosity, persistence, and the art of making connections across disciplines and cultures. View video here. The TEDxMGH videos present inspirational stories from the MGH community, including how people have handled challenges through innovation, resilience, vulnerability, and connection. These monthly 10-12 min. stories by your colleagues cover far-reaching topics – from antiracism and social justice to climate change, laughter, coping with loss, COVID-19, and living and working with depression. View previous videos on the TEDxMGH Apollo page. If you are interested in contributing to this series, please click here to apply.

 
8. NIH funding agency National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Click here to read the latest newsletter.

Back to top
EVENTS
 
1. Human Subjects Research Recordkeeping and Record Retention

Friday, November 12, 2021, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Zoom

Speaker: Kathy Venovsky, Senior Human Research Compliance Specialist, Human Research Affairs Compliance and Education Office

Investigators are required to maintain records of their human research activities. Good recordkeeping is essential for verifying the integrity of study data produced and for demonstrating investigator compliance with applicable regulations, and institutional policies and procedures.  This presentation will cover: recordkeeping requirements for regulatory and subject files, maintenance and storage options, common errors identified in inspections and audits, as well as retention requirements for study files.  

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

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

Monday, November 15, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research

Speaker: Jonathan Jackson, PhD
*This workshop requires an application. Application deadline is November 11th at 11:59pm.
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.

 
3. Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 11

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

"Definition of Success in Academic Surgery"

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

This lecture will be given by Cassandra Kelleher, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, MGH/HMS and Angela Gibson, MD, PhD, FACS, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Click to register

 
4. What is the Role of the FDA in Digital Health?

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

The session will feature Nathaniel Sims, MD, Cardiac Anesthesiologist & Physician Advisor to Biomedical Engineering, MGH; Senior Advisor, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare, MGH, Rick Hampton, Wireless Technical Architect, MGB Information Systems, and Yi Zhang, PhD, Lead Research Engineer, Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Program (MD PnP), MGH. This panel of experts will discuss the role of FDA in digital health. 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

 
5. Writing a Clinical Research Protocol

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:00 – 10:30 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.

 
6. Your Paper--Increasing the Odds of Its Acceptance at a High Impact Journal

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

Provided by: Mass General Brigham and MGH Center for Faculty Development

Finding the funding, mentorship and milieu to do the research that results in writing a manuscript is difficult. Once it is written, you want to enhance the chance that it will be accepted into a journal and a well-regarded one at that. Come to this session to learn how to optimize your chances of acceptance into a high impact journal. 

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Craft a workable outline for his or her a report of clinical or basic research.
  • Determine his/her next steps in writing a manuscript to submit to a high impact journal.
  • Complete the necessary steps to complete the submission process.

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director:  Miriam A. Bredella, MD

Presenter: Julie Ingelfinger, MD, a long-time Deputy Editor at the New England Journal of Medicine, a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Consultant, Pediatric Nephrology Unit, MassGeneral for Children at MGH.

ACCREDITATION
Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click here to register
 
7. Collecting Qualitative Data Remotely

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Zoom

Speaker: Elyse Park, PhD, MPH, Director of Behavioral Sciences, TRTC

This one session course is designed to guide clinical researchers interested in moving their qualitative research to remote methods. We will address remote recruitment and consent, collecting data via virtual individual and focus group interviews, corresponding remote quantitative assessments, remote data analysis and interpretation. This course is appropriate for all research staff who may engage in collecting qualitative data, including clinical research coordinators.

Apply here. Questions can be submitted in advance to: tmorrison-rohlfs@partners.org.

Click here to learn more..

 
8. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

“Immunobiology of Transfusion Medicine”
Sean Robinson, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Click here to join the seminar.

To learn more about the MGH Immunology Seminar Series, please visit our website.

 
9. The 8th Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Pilot Research Symposium

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Zoom

Each year, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) hosts a Pilot Research Symposium. This year, our Pilot & Feasibility grant awardees will share exciting new research on intergenerational obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity-induced viral pathogenesis, roux limb remodeling after gastric bypass surgery, and circadian disruption. They will be joined by Dr. Alessio Fasano, Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MGH for Children, for a Keynote talk entitled “The Healing Power of Nutrition.”

To register now, click here.

For more information, click here.

 
10. RCR Program: Data Management

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Zoom

Speaker: Jessica Haberer, 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.

Register here.

Please email Tiereny at tmorrison-rohlfs@partners.org with questions about these 1 credit RCR courses. For all other RCR related questions, please contact Claire at CRMORETTI@PARTNERS.ORG

Click here to learn more.
 
11. Novelline Innovation Speaker Series

Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:00 PM, Zoom

The Healthcare Transformation Lab is pleased to announce that we will host the next on-line presentation of our Novelline Innovation Speaker Series on 3 December at noon.  This next session features Aaron Martin.  Aaron Martin is the Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Innovation Officer for Providence where he leads Digital, Marketing, and Ventures for Providence.  His presentation is titled:  Innovation at Scale | Platforms, Partners and Business Models that Work.

More information about the presentation and how to register for this event are located here.

Contact us at hctransformationlab@partners.org if you have questions.

 
Back to top
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. COVID Funding Opportunities

Please visit the new MGB web page for COVID funding opportunities that provides a central database for researchers to view open and competitive funding announcements.

We have aggregated opportunities from federal and private funding sources including NIH, DoD, CDC, EPA, foundations, and more.  The database defaults to sorting by award amount and can also be sorted by deadline or filtered by research focus.

Upcoming deadlines:

Recently added:

 
2. Interim Support Funding 22-1

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?
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:00 PM

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

 
3. Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award

A program of the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
 
What are they?
The Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award was created in 2017 to fuel creativity and innovation in junior investigators in the basic sciences.  The Award supports the pursuit of high impact ideas to generate breakthroughs and drive new directions in biomedical research.  The awards will fund high-risk, high-reward pilot projects solicited from our brightest junior faculty in the region. Projects should be conceptualized as a novel research line and a distinct and novel off-shoot from the applicant’s current research.

Eligible applicants must be junior investigators who received their first independent faculty appointment on or between November 1, 2013 and November 1, 2018.

There is no longer a limit on the number of applications from a given institution. Applicants no longer need to be internally selected and nominated by their institutions. Please apply directly to the sponsor.

How much is the award?
The award is $300,000 over two years ($150,000 per year).

When is the deadline?  
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 12:00 Noon

How do I learn more about the opportunity?
Smith Family Foundation: Odyssey Award – Click here
 
4. NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program 2022

Internal applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program!

What are they?
The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.

MGH is eligible to submit "a maximum of three proposals, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2." 

Who should apply?
MGH faculty who have a full-time MGH appointment at the time of application and during the entire award period.

How much is each award?

Track 1: MRI proposals that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,000 and less than $1,000,000.
 Track 2: MRI proposals that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

Cost sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required. 

When is the deadline?  

MGH internal application deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 5:00pm
Sponsor deadline: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 5:00pm

How do I learn more about the opportunity?
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program– Click here

 
5. Familial RUNX1 Grant Program: RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Program, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)

To promote the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders with a focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder. We believe that providing capital to early career investigators not only injects funding to where it is needed most, but also cultivates a new cohort of investigators who will be invested in an area of research that historically has had limited attention.

Aims of research proposals must be relevant to the ultimate goal of preventing hematologic malignant transformation in RUNX1-FPD. Proposals that seek to translate from bench to bedside will receive priority.

Example areas of research interests include:

  • Hematopoietic stem cell gene correction strategies that optimize gene editing efficiency, precision and limit off-target effects.
  • Determining the drivers of clonal hematopoiesis and progression to overt malignancy.
  • Identifying strategies to lower the risk of hematologic malignancy in RUNX1-FPD.
  • Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the inflammatory manifestations of RUNX1-FPD such as eczema, reactive airway disease and GERD.
  • Defining the role of inflammation in leukemic progression in RUNX1-FPD.
  • Determining whether impaired RUNX1-regulated DNA damage response contributes to acquisition of somatic mutations and clonal evolution.

Eligibility requirements (partial list):

  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD or dual MD, PhD (DO, MBBS or equivalent) and be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent.
  • Applicants may have research grants from other funding sources during the award period, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and budgetary overlap.
  • Applicants must have research experience working in and a deep understanding of normal or malignant hematopoiesis and/or immunology.
  • One resubmission of a previously unfunded application is allowed. 

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Award Amount: $180,000 paid over 3 years
Indirect Costs: None
Research Management Deadline: December 8, 2021
Application Deadline: December 20, 2021

Click here to visit the website and to learn more. 

 
6. Innovation Grant, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)

The Innovation Grant is designed to provide critical and significant seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. Proposals should have clinical translation in view. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but for which a strong case is made for the potential impact on childhood cancers.

Eligibility requirements (partial list):

  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent and be appointed as faculty (or equivalent) at an academic institution.
  • Applicants must have a track record of publication and funding productivity that demonstrates that the project can be accomplished by the investigators.

Citizenship: Unrestricted
Award Amount: $250,000 paid over 2 years
Indirect Costs: None
LOI Deadline: November 15, 2021
Research Management Deadline: March 23, 2022
(Invited) Proposal Deadline: April 4, 2022

Click here to visit the website and to learn more.

 
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.  Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Applications are now being accepted by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

What is it?
The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Fellows receive funding to support their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. Fellows participate in professional development, mentorship, and networking with their community of peers and the broader HHMI community of scientists across career stages.

How much is each award?
Up to 25 Hanna Gray Fellows are selected annually. During the postdoctoral trainee phase, a minimum of 2 years, fellows will receive annual support of a $70,000 salary for the initial year and a $20,000 expense allowance, paid through the training institution. During the faculty phase,  fellows will receive $250,000 in research funding and a $20,000 expense allowance per year, maximum of 4 years, paid through the institution where they have attained a faculty position.

When is the deadline
December 1, 2021: Applications are due
December 8, 2021: Mentor and reference letters are due
How do I learn more and apply?

 
9. 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

 
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.

  • 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) 
  • National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center (HRSA)
  • Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Demonstration Sites
  • Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Capacity-Building Provider
  • Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Evaluation Provider
  • Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSGs) for NCI-designated Cancer Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Genomic Curriculum Development for Medical Students (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • SUNBEAM – Analysis and Bioinformatics Center (ABC) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – NEW!
  • NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) – NEW!
  • NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) – NEW!

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

 
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 11/12/21

  • Research Professor Grants, American Cancer Society (ACS). $400,000. LOI Deadline: February 1
  • ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). $50,000. Application Deadline: December 3
  • Clinical Research Awards, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). $50,000. Application Deadline: December 3
  • Health Equity Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). $50,000. Application Deadline: December 3
  • Junior Faculty Development Grants, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). $450,000. Application Deadline: December 3
  • Psychiatric Research Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association (APA). $90,000. Nomination Deadline: January 31
  • Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellowship, American Psychological Foundation (APF)/American Psychological Association (APA). $93,750. Application Deadline: January 3
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Research Grant, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). $100,000. Application Deadline: January 17
  • Arthritis and the Aging Process Research Grant, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). $100,000. Application Deadline: January 17
  • Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). $100,000. Application Deadline: January 17
  • Boston’s Young Vulnerable Populations Grants, Clipper Ship Foundation. $300,000. Concept Paper Deadline: December 3
  • General Research Grant, Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). $250,000. LOI Deadline: February 1
  • Basic Research Grants Program and Fellowships, Hereditary Disease Foundation. $75,000. LOI Deadline: February 1
  • ISHLT/O.H. Frazier Award in MCS Translational Research Sponsored by Medtronic, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT). $65,000. Application Deadline: January 31
  • Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (JCC Fund). $177,000. Application Deadline: February 1
  • Pandemic Relief Fund: Grief Support in School Communities, National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC). $150,000. Application Deadline: December 20
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Medicine, PhRMA Foundation. $120,000. Application Deadline: February 1
  • Grants for Research on Progeria, Progeria Research Foundation (PRF). $150,000. LOI Deadline: January 3
  • Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation/Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). $50,000. Nomination Deadline: January 18
  • Research Grants, Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). $50,000. Application Deadline: February 1
  • Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Grants, Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation. Unspecified. LOI Deadline: February 1
  • E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards for Pediatric Research, Thrasher Research Fund. $550,000. Concept Paper Deadline: January 18
  • Developmental Disabilities Programmatic Grants, Working for Inclusive and Transformative Healthcare (WITH) Foundation. $50,000. LOI Deadline: December 13
 
Back to top
In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

Two Meditation Sessions are Offered Each Week!

MGH Town Hall Meeting Recordings

MGB Community Connects

Mentor MGB

Check out the Coronavirus Resource Guide for MGH Researchers!

NIH Update for Week Ending November 12, 2021

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

Looking for something you saw in a previous Research News release? Check out our archive!

Back to top
 
RESOURCES  

ECOR Website

Mass General Research Institute

MGH Research Intranet

Research Help and How-To

Your email address is currently listed as:%%emailaddr%%.

Click here to edit your profile or to change your email address for receipt of information about MGH Research.

Click here to subscribe to MGH Research Email announcements.
Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 822, Boston, MA 02114
ecor@mgh.harvard.edu