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.
Women’s Brain Initiative (WBI) | BWH Program for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
Amount: Three one-year grants, with direct costs up to $50,000
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Indirect Cost: 15%
Summary: The WBI Pilot Projects Grant Program is geared to junior investigators at the Brigham,
including postdoctoral research fellows, clinical fellows, instructors and assistant
professors within 3 years of their AP appointment. The overall aim of the Women’s Brain Initiative (WBI) is to help advance our understanding of 1) how biological sex may affect risk, progression or treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders, as well as 2) how female-specific factors and life transitions may influence brain health.
UMass Boston – Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) Comprehensive Partnership to Advance Cancer Health Equity Grant
(A) Pilot Projects: Up to $100,000 in direct costs for one-year
(B): Seed Projects: Up to $30,000 in direct costs for 6-12 months
Deadline: December 20, 2019, 11:59PM (LOI)
Summary: The goal is to improve cancer-related research, training, and outreach opportunities for under-represented minority (URM) students, fellows, and early stage investigators; and develop information and resources toward closing the cancer disparities gap.
Summary: The intent of the Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards is to accelerate the development of therapeutics throughout HMS and its affiliated hospitals, with the goal of achieving licensable intellectual property and 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 business development, commercialization and project management expertise.
Summary: Investigators across Harvard University and its affiliated academic healthcare centers are encouraged to apply for the following pilot funding opportunities. The goal of these opportunities is to further our understanding of vision to benefit those at risk for experiencing vision challenges and conditions
Pilot Program #1: Harvard Catalyst Opportunity – Broad Areas of Vision-Related Research
Pilot Program #2: External Funding Opportunity – Specific Areas of Vision-Related Research
Summary: The Osher Pilot Research Grants provide seed grants to support collaborative projects consistent within the Osher Center thematic areas of musculoskeletal health, healthy aging, and mind-body exercise. The purpose of this program is to provide early funding for innovative projects in the field of integrative medicine including basic, translational, and clinical research.
For questions about eligibility and the application process, please contact the Osher Center Program Manager at: Phone: (617) 525-8737 | E-mail: HMSOsherCenter@partners.org
Amount: $100,000 paid out annual at $20,000 over a 5-year period
Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020
Summary: Established in 1996, the MFCDA is granted annually to an early-career underrepresented in medicine (URM) trainee or faculty member. It is designed to assist them in supporting their work and career progression at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School.
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.