Research News - December 10, 2021

 

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December 10, 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. New TEDxMGH Talk for December! “Equity and Inclusion through Empathy” Daniel Burje Chonde, MD, PhD
5. Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy
6. MESH Core Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp: Intellectual Property in Healthcare
7. Call for Nominations for Association of MGH Multicultural Professionals (AAMP) Diversity Champion!
8. Network Access Control Requirements- Device Operating System (OS)

EVENTS
 

1. Fun Fridays- Karate
2. Two Meditation Sessions available every week
3. Virtual ERIS Office Hours: ERISOne Linux Cluster, REDCap, Freezerworks & more!
4. MGB Town Hall with Chief Operating Officer, Ron Walls, MD
5. 2021 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 13
6. Tips for Matching into Top U.S. Residencies as an International Medical Graduate
7. Parenting Series Panel: " Managing and Moving Beyond Guilt – The Challenging Duo of Parenthood and Career”
8. The Chester Pierce Research Society Speaker Series
9. Celebration of Mentoring at MGH

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. COVID Funding Opportunities
2. Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award
3. 2022 Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards
4. 2022 Harvard Digestive Diseases Center Pilot and Feasibility Award program
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.  New TEDxMGH Talk for December! “Equity and Inclusion through Empathy” Daniel Burje Chonde, MD, PhD

Daniel Burje Chonde, MD, PhD, Radiology Resident and Executive Director of The Peoples’ heART, shares his journey that started with his parents protecting him from racism, through the trauma of feeling invalidated for speaking up, to settling into a “colorless” world until coming to Boston where he learned the crucial importance of empathy by doing equity work. His discovery led to this question: What if we had a new way to experience empathy? 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.

 
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. 

 
6. MESH Core Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp:  Intellectual Property in Healthcare

The protection of ideas and their unique competitive attributes enables them to become commercially viable. Nearly all commercialization of life science discoveries relies on intellectual property. Licensing intellectual property to a commercial entity is the principal commercialization route for Mass General Brigham inventions. As an aspiring or current innovator, it is critical that you understand the nuts and bolts of intellectual property, including submitting invention disclosures, provisional and utility patents, and the nuances of patent prosecution including timelines and common reasons for rejections. In this free, pre-recorded, on-demand session, Bruce Tedeschi, PhD, JD, gives a digestible introductory lecture on the very basics of intellectual property in healthcare

The Innovation MESH Network hosts the MESH Core Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp. This investigator-built course is designed for the beginner innovator - just the right amount a new clinician or researcher needs to know to participate in the innovation process, network intelligently at conferences, and leverage the resources of a world-class health system. This home-grown course is a masterclass-type on-demand experience for clinicians and researchers of all skill levels and career stages

Innovators can click here to watch this session with credit towards the certificate-granting MESH Core Innovation Bootcamp or view just this session.

Click here to sign up.

 
7. Call for Nominations for Association of MGH Multicultural Professionals (AAMP) Diversity Champion!

Are you an MGH AMMP Diversity Champion? Or know someone who is?

The Association of MGH Multicultural Professionals (AAMP) is seeking nominations for its annual Diversity Champion Award. The award recognizes exceptional efforts of employees who champion and advocate for equal participation of diverse professionals and support staff within our hospital community. All MGH/MGPO or MGB employees who support MGH are eligible to self-nominate or be nominated for this award. The employee must be full time or part time for one year and in good standing in the department.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Committed to MGH and AMMP’s mission
  • Be a full or part-time employee for at least 1 year and in good standing in the department
  • Supports and encourages diverse employees to reach their professional and career goals
  • Acts as a mentor to employees of diverse background in their profession
  • Creates and promotes diversity and inclusion in the organization for patients and employees alike
  • Engages with underserved and underrepresented communities
  • Raises awareness of the issues of inequalities within the organization and community
  • Creates and foster programs that targets health and professional inequities

Visit the AMMP Apollo site to learn more and download the nomination form.

The award winner will be recognized at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in January 2022.

NEW Nomination deadline – Friday December 17th at 5pm.

 
8. Network Access Control Requirements- Device Operating System (OS)

Network Access Control (NAC) is a component of the security strategy Mass General Brigham is implementing to strengthen visibility and security of data and devices connected to the Mass General Brigham network.  Are you traveling to or working from Assembly Row, Spaulding Navy Yard or McLean Hospital? You may need to update your computer in order to use the network while you are there. SecureConnector agent must be installed on any device connecting from these locations. Also, when you connect to the Mass General Brigham network at Assembly Row, your computer must meet Operating System (OS) requirements. Learn how to keep your device safe and secure by visiting https://rc.partners.org/computer or contact the IS Service Hub 857-282-HELP for assistance.

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EVENTS
 
1. Fun Fridays- Karate

Friday, December 10, 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.

Come learn traditional Uechi Ryu Karate, a system of self-defense that develops total body awareness, control and confidence. The class will focus on thoughtful movement, stances, balance, blocks, kata, strikes and other techniques, as well as having a fun cultural experience. 

Facilitator: Noah Lucia has been studying martial arts under the watchful eye of his father Duane Lucia for over 35 years. After graduating from college in 2008 he went on to Japan to teach English for a brief period before returning and assuming the role of owner and lead sensei of his family's karate school, Boston Budo. He's also now carrying on the family tradition by teaching his two young daughters karate. 

Click to register

 
2. Two Meditation Sessions available every week

Monday, December 13 & Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 8:00 – 8:30 AM, Zoom

SESSION 1: Meditation Mondays with Dr. Darshan Mehta 
Every Monday, 8:00 – 8:30 am, Zoom: The next session, Monday, December 13!
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, Wednesday, December 15!
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being

Join guest leader, Blake A. Fordyce, Chemical Neurobiology Laboratory, for next Wednesday’s guided meditation session on December 15th!
Register and add to calendar

 
3. 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.

 
4. MGB Town Hall with Chief Operating Officer, Ron Walls, MD

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 9:00- 10:00 AM, Zoom

Ron M. Walls, MD, chief operating officer, Mass General Brigham, will be the featured speaker at the next virtual Town Hall on December 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. Dr. Walls will present an overview of the top priorities of the operations teams across the system. He and Traci Nordberg, senior vice president, Human Resources and Enterprise Business Excellence, will share important information and answer your questions. RSVP on this calendar item to let us know you’ll be participating.

 
5. 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

 
6. 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.
 
7. 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
 
8. The Chester Pierce Research Society Speaker Series

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

“The Evolving Role of Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease: from
symptoms to in Vivo Biology”

Julie Price, PhD
Director, PET Pharmacokinetic Modeling, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging,
Investigator, Department of Radiology,
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Faculty Co‐Director for Research, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Click here to register.

 
9. Celebration of Mentoring at MGH

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Zoom

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Join us to celebrate the vibrant mentoring culture at MGH! This event will recognize recipients of 2021 departmental, MGH-wide, and Harvard mentoring awards. In particular, the winners of the 2021 CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards will be announced.

“Lateral Mentoring™ in a Hierarchical Environment: Mentoring at every stage in your career”

Many people think of mentoring as hierarchical - a mentee is seeking guidance from someone directly above (and in the same department). However, the most effective mentorship is lateral, and many people are already doing it without even knowing it! By learning the different ways we can engage in mentoring, we can gain benefits that far exceed our expectations. And, we can mentor at any stage of our career, including in retirement!

Keynote speaker: Deborah Heiser, PhD, Founder and CEO of The Mentor Project, Founder of I.M.AGE. Dr. Heiser is an Applied Developmental Psychologist, a TEDx speaker, Psychology Today contributor, researcher, author, coach, consultant, Founder and CEO of The Mentor Project, and an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury.

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:

 
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. 2022 Harvard Digestive Diseases Center Pilot and Feasibility Award program

LETTER OF INTENT DUE: December 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm
INVITATIONS TO SUBMIT FULL APPLICATIONS: January 3, 2022
FULL APPLICATION DUE: February 21, 2022

The Harvard Digestive Diseases Center (HDDC) will be accepting applications for new pilot and feasibility projects for the upcoming funding period (7/1/21 - 6/30/23). Requests can be made for up to $45,000 direct costs.

A Letter of Intent is required. This allows the HDDC to verify eligibility of the applicant for this program and the relevance of the project to the mission of the HDDC.
Please use the LOI form and submit, along with your updated NIH biosketch, to Kiki Densamo at:  Kebrewosen.Densamo@childrens.harvard.edu. LOIs will be reviewed and applicants whose projects are considered eligible will be invited to submit a full application, as described below.

SCIENTIFIC SCOPE of the Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) Awards Program
The Harvard Digestive Disease Center is focused on the study of epithelial cell function and mucosal biology including inflammation and host defense of the gastrointestinal tract. The Center’s major emphasis on the inflammatory bowel diseases, gut microbiology, and stem cell and developmental biology of the intestine, liver, and pancreas. Pilot and Feasibility projects will be considered for support if they relate directly or indirectly to this mission. Clinical and translational research proposals are encouraged.

Eligible projects may be in areas such as:

  • cell and molecular biology that relate to epithelial structure and function in the alimentary tract, liver, and pancreas

  • epithelial-microbe interactions and pathogenesis of enteric infectious diseases

  • host defense in the GI tract, mucosal immunity and vaccine development

  • epithelial cell growth and differentiation, and stem cell biology

  • carcinogenesis in the GI tract

  • smooth muscle motility and biology of the enteric nervous system

UTILIZATION of HDDC CORE FACILITIES is strongly encouraged.
Cores include:

  • Core B: Microscopy and Histopathology

  • Core C: Epithelial Cell Biology and Mucosal Tissue Assessment

  • Core D: Gnotobiotic, Microbiology, and Metagenomics

PURPOSE of P/F PROGRAM

  • Enable young scientists and clinicians to pursue innovative and promising pilot projects, which ultimately might lead to independent support. This is the primary focus of the Pilot and Feasibility Program.

  • Support is prioritized towards young investigators who have not held independent awards (such as an R01 and/or P01) in order to allow them to perform independent promising research that tests a novel research direction or hypothesis (per NIH policy).

  • Second priority is given to investigators without current involvement in research related digestive diseases in order to entice them to join the field (per NIH policy).

  • Lowest priority is assigned to established investigators already working in digestive disease-related research who are making a substantial change in the direction of their research (per NIH policy).

  • Established investigators in digestive disease-related research cannot be supported for projects related to ongoing work in their labs.

ELIGIBILITY

  • New/Young Investigators are particularly encouraged to apply and to use P/F funding to gather preliminary data needed for subsequent NIH applications.

  • Applicants must be at the level of “Instructor” or higher at the time the funding commences.

  • P/F projects cannot overlap with any ongoing funded project.

  • Established investigators must show how this project is a significant departure from ongoing work. Proposals that are logical extensions of ongoing projects are not eligible.

  • Investigators must address aspects of Rigor and Transparency in their application (http://grants.nih.gov/reproducibility/index.htm). This will be distinct criterion for review.

  • P/F grants are not intended to be used as bridging support.

  • An investigator can be funded only once in every five-year cycle.

  • Funding for the second year is contingent on review of a year 1 progress report.

  • HDDC member laboratories and applicants with projects aiming for careers relevant to mission of HDDC will have priority.

EXPENSES FOR WHICH FUNDS MAY BE USED

Funds may be used for the following:

  • Technical support

  • Research supplies

  • Equipment is funded only in veryrare instances where it is vital to the particular project, unique and not available in any of the HDDC core facilities. Equipment requests require a budget justification and approval by the Executive Committee.

Non-allowable expenses:

  • Salaries (Investigator, Post-Doctoral)

  • Travel

MAXIMUM AWARD
Awards are split over 2 years. In recent years, project budgets have ranged from $25,000 to $45,000 direct costs. Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs are limited to 25%.

CONTACTS
Wayne Lencer, HDDC Director (617) 919-2573 wayne.lencer@childrens.harvard.edu
Jerrold R. Turner, HDDC P/F Program Director (617) 525-8165 jrturner@bwh.harvard.edu
Kiki Densamo, Sr. Admin. Assoc.(617) 919-2543 Kebrewosen.Densamo@childrens.harvard.edu

Visit the HDDC website for details, LOI form, and application instructions
http://hddc.hms.harvard.edu/

 
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.

  • 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 12/10/21

  • ACCF/Merck Research Fellowship Award, ACC Foundation (ACCF)/American College of Cardiology (ACC). $100,000. Application Deadline: January 7
  • AACR-AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Research Fellowship, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $120,000. Application Deadline: January 19
  • AACR Breast Cancer Research Fellowships, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $120,000. Application Deadline: January 6
  • AACR Cancer Disparities Research Fellowships, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $120,000. Application Deadline: January 7
  • AACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $100,000. Application Deadline: February 28
  • AACR Immuno-oncology Research Fellowships, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $120,000. Application Deadline: January 6
  • AACR-Mirati Cancer Chemical Biology Research Fellowship, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) NEW! $120,000. Application Deadline: January 27
  • AACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Tumor Treating Fields Research, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $225,000. Application Deadline: January 20
  • AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $250,000. Application Deadline: January 20
  • AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Career Development Award, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $150,000. Application Deadline: January 7
  • AACR-QuadW Foundation Sarcoma Research Fellowship in Memory of Willie Tichenor, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). $50,000. Application Deadline: January 12
  • All Arthritis Research Grants, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). $100,000. Application Deadline: January 17
  • Grants, Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood. Unspecified Amount. LOI Deadline: January 31
  • Research Fellowships, Cooley's Anemia Foundation. $100,000. Application Deadline: February 7
  • Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia, Cooley's Anemia Foundation. $50,000. LOI Deadline: December 20
  • Support for Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy, Cooley's Anemia Foundation. $75,000. LOI Deadline: December 20
  • APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). $300,000. LOI Deadline: January 1
 
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