UPDATE | TEMPORARILY POSTPONED: Research Sundry Fund Program

The office of the Brigham Health President, in concert with BH Department Chairs, has made funds available beginning in FY20 to support a new program to establish or contribute to research sundry funds for BWH investigators who obtain multi-year non-mentored NIH grants. No application is required; monies will be available for awards made on or after October 1, 2019.

Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH)
Amount: $30,000 over 1 year, with possibility for additional funds during year 2 via the standard NORCH competitive renewal process if good progress is achieved
Deadline: June 5, 2020, 5PM
Summary: Seeking applications for a special Pilot & Feasibility Award for translational research investigating how obesity and/or metabolic processes moderate infection rate, illness severity, outcome, or long-term sequelae of COVID-19. This RFA specifically aims to fund investigation at T0 (basic) or T1 (translation to humans) along the research spectrum, addressing pathophysiological mechanisms related to how obesity, glycemia, or other metabolic traits affect COVID-19 outcomes. Although preference will be given to early career investigators in nutrition, metabolism, or obesity, all investigators from any Harvard institution are eligible to apply.
The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation
Amount: Awards of up to $100,000 in various areas
Deadline: August 14, 2020

Summary: The awards fund research and innovation to prevent traumatic injury before it occurs, to improve the treatment and care of traumatic injury when it does occur, and to ensure its associated recovery. The Stepping Strong Center funds high-reward projects by the best, most creative and collaborative physicians, bioengineers, and bench researchers working on these trauma-related topics. Preference in the application process will be given to multidisciplinary, multi-institutional projects with teams of collaborators with at least one member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (the Brigham) or Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).The Stepping Strong Center expects to provide several Innovator Award grants of up to $100,000 each in 2020 in the following areas:

  • Clinical innovation
  • Injury prevention
  • Basic science
  • S. Military Priorities

Stepping Strong Explorer Grants

Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
Eligibility: Health care professionals seeking learning opportunities, including post-docs, residents, clinical fellows and medical students who are part of the Partners system
Summary: The awards provide funding to health care professionals and learners to help them develop their knowledge, networks and understanding of traumatic injury and identify subjects where they can pursue research and treatment ideas.

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the BWH Program in Precision Medicine
Amount: May fund one grant at a maximum of $100K (including 15% indirect costs) for one year
Deadline: Postponed; new date TBD
Eligibility: Targeted to junior investigators: postdoctoral research fellows, clinical fellows, Instructors or Assistant Professors within 2 years of their appointment
Summary: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Broad Institute) and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Program in Precision Medicine invites applications for the 2020 cycle of the Sperling Family Fellowship. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for innovative projects with the goal of leveraging the strengths of two world-renowned institutions— the superb clinical care, expert bioinformatics, and rich data sources of BWH, and the basic science, computational, and genomics sophistication of the Broad Institute – to advance a translational research project with the potential to transform how we care for patients.