The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) has made funds available in FY17 to support projects/activities aligned with the BRI’s mission through the BRI Director’s $500K Transformative Awards. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated and prioritized on the basis of a strategic and scientific review by an internal faculty Review Committee and BRI leadership. The final selection round will be a live review session with the BWH Scientific Advisory Board. $500,000 is available to this RFA; requests for up to $500K will be considered.
Letters of intent (due May 2nd, 2017) will be reviewed and a subset of applicants will be invited by June 13th , 2017 to submit full applications due August 14th, 2017; monies are expected to be made available on December 1st 2017. The BRI anticipates funding one project, however, there will be no obligation to spend any or all of the funds and projects may be partially funded.
- This RFA, which has a deadline of 5/2/2017 for letters of intent and 8/14/2017 for full applications, will be open to all scientific themes and will consider a variety of activities – see application criteria (below) for more details.
- An internal faculty review committee with broad expertise will review letters of intent and full proposals.
- Based on the outcome of the internal scientific review, up to three finalists will present to the BWH Scientific Advisory Board at the September 26th meeting; the SAB will make a recommendation on which project should be funded to the BRI EC.