Research News - December 3, 2021

 

         
 
December 3, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Research Job Board
2. Mass General Hospital Summer Research Opportunity for Students
3. ERIS Hosted Database Services: MySQL Enterprise Edition Migration
4. The Shadowing & Research Collaborative
5. Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy

EVENTS
 

1. REDCap Survey Features and Functionality
2. Human Subjects Research Recordkeeping and Record Retention
3. Novelline Innovation Speaker Series
4. Fun Fridays- Yoga at Your Desk
5. Two Meditation Sessions available every week
6. MGH Research Council
7. BrainHack MGH 2021
8. 2021 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 12
9. Health of your Wealth: Financial check-up for retirement preparation
10. Join the Virtual Research Technical Talk
11. Virtual Water Cooler Series: Demystifying Innovation
12. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series
13. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap, Freezerworks & more!
14. 2021 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 13
15. Tips for Matching into Top U.S. Residencies as an International Medical Graduate
16. Parenting Series Panel: " Managing and Moving Beyond Guilt – The Challenging Duo of Parenthood and Career”

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award
3. 2022 Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards
4. Familial RUNX1 Grant Program: RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Program, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
5. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
6. T32 Postdoctoral Program to Enrich Translation and Multimodal Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (PET/MR in ADRD) - T32 AG066592
7. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
8. Foundation Funding Opportunities

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

 
2. Mass General Hospital Summer Research Opportunity for Students

The Massachusetts General Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) was founded by the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion in 1992 for students historically underrepresented in medicine (UiM) who are interested in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. SRTP pairs accepted students with an MGH faculty preceptor to provide guidance and mentorship in a new or ongoing research project. The summer research program will take place June 6, 2022 through July 29, 2022 and applications are due January 24, 2022.

For more details and to apply, go to: www.massgeneral.org/cdi/programs

Questions? Email srtp@mgh.harvard.edu
 
3. ERIS Hosted Database Services: MySQL Enterprise Edition Migration

MySQL v8 Enterprise Edition will provide redundancy and improved logging and auditing for ERIS hosted database services. The ERIS Infrastructure Team is migrating, testing, and collecting additional information from database owners to prepare. Unknown databases hosted by ERIS that are running MySQL v5 will be locked as of 12/08/21 and will be decommissioned on 12/22/21. Please send an email to rcc@partners.org with any questions and reference the "MySQL Migration" to direct your email to the correct team.

Click here to learn more.

 
4.  The Shadowing & Research Collaborative

The Harvard Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is seeking shadowing and research collaborative opportunities for its underrepresented Harvard Medical School students. If you are interested in mentoring HMS students, please contact Lois Owolabi and Kristen Hines, who are HMS SNMA Co-Presidents, at HarvardSNMA@hms.harvard.edu.

 
5. Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy

Applications are due by January 28, 2022

C/T Research Academy supports, nurtures, and grows the next generation of c/t investigators at Harvard Medical School so they may become highly competitive for careers in translational and patient-oriented research in academia, industry, and regulatory affairs. The program offers advanced training to early-career c/t researchers, with a focus on the core knowledge necessary to achieve success in c/t research.

Completion of the two-year training program, which includes a carefully structured didactic curriculum and a mentor-based research project, culminates in a Certificate in C/T Research from Harvard Catalyst.

The C/T Research Academy focuses on the following key areas of c/t investigation:

  • Clinical trial and study design
  • Computational/statistical sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Drug development
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Genetics and omics technology
  • Grant writing
  • Commercializing innovations

Application Information Sessions
There will be two information sessions for the 2021 application. Please review the RFA and FAQs found on the website before attending. All meetings will be held by Zoom.

Please visit our website for the RFA and FAQ.  Contact us if you have questions. 

 
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EVENTS
 
1. REDCap Survey Features and Functionality

Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Zoom

REDCap Representatives: Lynn Simpson, Research Data Collection Services Manager, Jeremy Alphonse, Research Data Collection Services Project Analyst, Research Information Science and Computing (RISC) Applications and Services

Learn how to create, send and collect research data using the REDCap Survey feature.
REDCap surveys provide a powerful tool for collecting responses from survey participants by 1) emailing or texting a link to your survey, 2) entering data direct on a tablet/kiosk, and/or 3) posting a links on websites. We will also review Responsy, which is a Mass General Brigham secure mobile platform for REDCap survey collection.

This is open to all employees who work within the Mass General Brigham network.

Click here to join.

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

 
2. Human Subjects Research Recordkeeping and Record Retention

Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, 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.

Click here to learn more.

 
3. 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.

 
4. Fun Fridays- Yoga at Your Desk

Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

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

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

This lively 60 minute webinar offers a refreshing breathing technique, stretches and awareness of proper body alignment to focus your mind and restore your balance. Yoga at your desk is great for people that spend a lot of time at the computer or on the bench doing research. Join us to stretch your tight muscles and ease your worries. All attire is welcome but clothing that does not constrict the waist is best.

Facilitator: Lisa Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior Employee Assistance Consultant, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Lisa is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and incorporates yoga and meditation into EAP Stress/Resiliency training.

Click to register

 
5. Two Meditation Sessions available every week

Monday, December 6 & Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Zoom

SESSION 1: Meditation Mondays with Dr. Darshan Mehta 
Every Monday, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Zoom, the next session is Monday, December 6!
Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being and the MGPO Frigoletto Committee

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

Register and add to calendar

SESSION 2: Midweek Meditation with Guest Leader 
Every Wednesday, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Zoom, the next session is Wednesday, December 8!
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being

Join guest leader, Maria Shea, Cardiology Division, for next Wednesday’s guided meditation session on December 8th!

Register and add to calendar

 
6. MGH Research Council

Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

All members of the Mass General Research Institute are welcome to join!

"Leaning Forward: What’s Next for IRB Improvements?"
Martha F. Jones, Vice President, Human Research Affairs
Benjamin Silverman, MD, Senior IRB Chair

Join URL: https://partners.zoom.us/j/86338237244
Meeting ID: 863 3823 7244
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,86338237244# US (New York)
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

 
7. BrainHack MGH 2021

Monday, December 6 & Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9:00-4:00 PM, CNY 114, Room D1 & Virtual

Join us on December 6th and 7th for BrainHack MGH hosted in close collaboration with BrainHack Nordic.  Learn about the upcoming Brain Imaging Data Structure for PET (BIDS-PET), how to curate BIDS datasets and how to use tools like NeuroDocker and Nipype to improve the reproducibility and shareability of your processing pipelines.  This is a hybrid event.  

Please join us online or in person (in person is limited to MGH employees only due to covid).  To find out more and register, visit https://openneuropet.github.io/brainhack/

 
8. 2021 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 12

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Zoom

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

"Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity"

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.

Dr. Bachmann will present on “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity: Natriuretic Peptide Hormones.”
Dr. Dichtel will present on “Relative Hormone Deficiencies in Obesity: The Growth Hormone Axis.”

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

  • Understand the physiology and cardiometabolic effects of the natriuretic peptide hormone system.
  • Recognize that obese individuals may experience a relative natriuretic peptide deficiency and appreciate the possible clinical implications of this.
  • Appreciate that obesity is a state of relative growth hormone deficiency.
  • Understand the impact of growth hormone on NAFLD-related endpoints in obesity.

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

Presenters:
Katherine N. Bachmann, MD, MSCI, Endocrinologist and Clinical Researcher, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville VA Medical Center
Laura E. Dichtel, MD, MHS, Endocrinologist, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Clinical Center, 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 to register

 
9. Health of your Wealth: Financial check-up for retirement preparation

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Senior Faculty Transitions

The Center for Faculty Development is excited to announce the creation of the Office for Senior Faculty Transitions. Join us for the first presentation related to this new office: “Health of your Wealth, Becoming Financially Bulletproof”

Nora Yousif, Financial Advisor and First Vice President of the Empower Wealth Group at RBC Wealth Management will provide a financial roadmap for those in their 50’s and 60’s to help ensure you are on track for a successful retirement transition. She will discuss key insights to help protect your family’s financial well-being, review how to help ensure you are on track to retire at your targeted age, discuss advanced strategies to help maximize your future social security monthly benefit, review what you need to know as it pertains to Medicare, and point out how to avoid investing pitfalls in light of rising interest rates and a recovering economy.

Facilitator: Nora Yousif, CDFA, CFP, CPFA, is a Partner with the Empower Wealth Group of RBC Wealth Management. Nora is a 3rd generation Financial Advisor and First Vice President of the Empower Wealth Group of RBC Wealth Management.

Click to register

 
10. Join the Virtual Research Technical Talk

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, MS Teams

This month will feature a comprehensive update on LabArchives: current utilization, compliance as well as new features coming to the product. The second presentation from the Center for Systems Biology (CSB) Research Informatics Core discusses tying data together: data exchange/interfaces/APIs. This monthly meeting is geared for research IT administrators and managers who support research and innovation departments but is open to anyone in the Mass General Brigham community. Subscribe to receive the monthly meeting invite if you’re interested in learning more or attending.

Click here to learn more.

 
11. Virtual Water Cooler Series: Demystifying Innovation

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom and MGH Main Campus

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Clinical Careers, the Magic Wand Initiative, and the MGH Springboard Studio

The “Virtual Water Cooler Series: Demystifying Innovation” is a new series to create a collaborative space for clinical faculty looking to bridge into innovation. 

Do you have an innovative idea that you’re interested in developing further and want to know next steps? Join us as we hear from Dr. Rox Anderson about his own journey with the innovation process at MGH. He will discuss intellectual property and the process of filing an invention disclosure form.

Have an idea to improve care delivery at MGH but don’t know where to start? Join us as we hear from Dr. Rox Anderson about his own innovation journey at MGH, how he first started and where he is now as the holder of over 60 national and international patents. Specifically, Dr. Anderson will shine a light on intellectual property and the process of filing an invention disclosure form for your innovation.

Speaker: Richard “Rox” Anderson, MD is a Professor of Dermatology at MGH, Director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, and adjunct Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT.

Moderated by Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, “Magic Wand Initiative”
Kristian Olson, MD, MGH Springboard Studio

Click here to register

 
12. MGH Immunology Virtual Seminar Series

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 PM, Zoom

“Promoting Immune Regulation in Transplantation: From Bench to Bedside and then Back”
 Leo Riella, MD, PhD, MGH

Click here to join via Zoom.

Click here to visit the MGH Immunology Seminar Series Website.

 
13. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap, Freezerworks & more!

Monday, December 13, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Zoom

Join subject matter experts online for 1:1 support with Research IS & Computing tools and services available to help your research and innovation, discuss problems and answer your questions. No appointment necessary. The Scientific Computing team is available at 1p.m. to provide extra support for ERISOne Linux Cluster, R, Python and the new ERISXdl platform. We hope to see you then! Check back to https://rc.partners.org/events for additional offerings in 2022.

Click here to learn more.

 
14. 2021 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 13

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Zoom

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

"Cutting the Gordian Knot: Confronting Challenges to Patient Safety in Anesthesiology"

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.

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

  • Review the story of patient safety in anesthesiology
  • Discuss underlying problems in anesthesia patient safety, including the importance of having a healthy culture of safety and psychological safety
  • Describe current and emerging threats to anesthesia patient safety

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

Presenter: Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH, HS Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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 to register

 
15.  Tips for Matching into Top U.S. Residencies as an International Medical Graduate

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Zoom

Join our panelists for a discussion addressing

Strategies to improve Residency Applications
from International Medical Graduates.

All are welcome to attend!

Guest Panelists:

  • Jay Vyas, MD, PhD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Associate Physician in Medicine
  • Robert Hasserjian, MD, Director, Hematopathology Fellowship, Program, Pathology Service, Professor of Pathology, HMS
  • Richard Bido-Medina, MD, PhD, Adult Psychiatry (PGY 3), Education and Career Development Officer
  • Elie Ramly, MD, Clinical Fellow,Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Incoming), Chief Resident in General Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University

Moderator:
Joelle El Hokayem, MD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow,Massachusetts General Hospital, HMS,
Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee Chair

Click here to register.

 
16. Parenting Series Panel: " Managing and Moving Beyond Guilt – The Challenging Duo of Parenthood and Career”
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Women’s Careers

The Parenting Series is an Office for Women’s Careers initiative focused on well-being and work-life balance for MGH faculty and trainee parents. Each session includes a panel of people with lived experience sharing their thoughts and stimulating discussion on a topic relevant to managing parenthood.

Drs. Hung, Miller, Reynolds, and Schratz will share what they have learned during their parenthood journey about paying attention to what really matters and appreciating what they have both given and received in this experience.

Panel Speakers:
Deborah Hung, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Karen K. Miller, MD, Professor of Medicine
Kerry Reynolds, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Lorraine Schratz, MD, Clinical Director of the Raising Healthy Hearts Program

Click 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:

Recently added:

  • No recent opportunities
 
2. 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

 
3. 2022 Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards

The Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards are part of the historic $200 million commitment from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to HMS. This will help propel the School’s mission of transforming health through curiosity-driven research that stimulates the development of new therapies and the creation of new tools to diagnose, prevent, and treat disease.

What is the Award?
The intent of these awards is to accelerate the development of therapeutics throughout HMS and its affiliated hospitals, with the goal of achieving licensable intellectual property and potentially creating new companies within a two-year time frame. The awards program will help investigators overcome obstacles to commercial translation by funding promising technologies and positioning them to attract venture and industry partners. Awards will include significant financial resources in addition to therapeutic development and project management expertise.

All faculty at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the Harvard Faculty of Medicine (i.e., faculty at HMS, HMS-affiliated institutions, and HSDM) are eligible to apply for funding as lead PI. Collaborations are encouraged to create the appropriate team for translating the early-stage discovery to licensable intellectual property within the two-year award period. The Blavatnik Family Foundation will provide the funds for the awards, which will be administered by Harvard via a grant to the PI’s institution and funded at a level of up to $1 million (total costs) over a period of two years. It is anticipated that up to five new awards will be made in the 2022 program cycle.

When is the deadline?
Pre-proposals due by December 15, 2021, at 5 p.m.

How do I learn more about this opportunity?
More details on the RFP and submission process are attached and can be found on the program website: https://btca.hms.harvard.edu.

For questions about the submission, review, and selection process for pre-proposals, contact Ifat Rubin-Bejerano (ifat_rubin-bejerano@hms.harvard.edu ), HMS director of translational research programs.

 
4. 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. 

 
5. 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.
 
6. 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

 
7. 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.

  • Genomic Curriculum Development for Medical Students (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54) – NEW!
  • 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)
  • NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Required)
  • NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

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.

 
8. 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 12/03/21

  • Annual Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Grants, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF). $150,000. LOI Deadline: February 17
  • Holloway Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD). $120,000. Application Deadline: January 14
  • IWMF Research Seed Money Initiative, International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF). $400,000. Application Deadline: March 2
  • Research Seed Money Initiative, International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) NEW! $75,000. Application Deadline: March 2
  • Robert A. Kyle Career Development Award Program, International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) NEW! $157,500, Application Deadline: March 2
  • Neuroscience Investigator Awards, New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF). $1.5 million. Application Deadline: February 16
  • Stem Cell Investigator Awards, New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF).  $1.5 million. Application Deadline: February 16
 
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