Internal Funding


This budget template is required for all BRI and Stepping Strong funding opportunities.



Sperling Family Fellowship Call for Proposals 2019
Amount: Up to $100K (including 15% indirect costs) for one year
Application Deadline: 18 March, 2019, 5:00PM

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Broad Institute) and BWH invites applications for the 2019 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 to advance a translational research project with the potential to transform how we care for patients. It is targeted toward senior postdoctoral fellows or faculty in their first two years of appointment. It can be submitted either by an individual BWH investigator or as a collaborative project between two or more BWH investigators.

For more information, please contact Dr. Claudia Rizzini


Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR)
Sponsored by the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology
Funding provided by the Gretchen S. Fish Fund for Women’s Health and Stress Research

Amount: $25,000
Deadline for Research Proposal Cover Sheet: 31 January, 2019
Final Proposals due: 13 February, 2019
Symposium and Finalists’ Pitch Presentations: 13 April 3, 2019
Indirect Costs: 15%

Summary: The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology is pleased to announce the 2nd annual request for proposals (RFP) from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital research community.

Established in January 2018, the goal of the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) is to advance our understanding of how physiologic and psychological stress affect women’s health and disease, and vice versa, by supporting pilot projects, facilitating interactions among WHISPR investigators and other stress researchers, and hosting an annual scientific symposium for the BWH academic community.

Links to RFP click here
Link to Cover Sheet click here.
Link to budget template click here

Osher Pilot Research Grant

Amount: From $25,000 – $50,000 with up to 4 grants available each annual funding cycle
Deadline: 15 January, 2019

Summary: 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.


Discover Brigham 2019 Request for Proposals/Ideas
Proposal submissions due: 15 February, 2019

Summary: BWH researchers, clinicians and staff are invited to submit ideas for sessions focused on research and/or clinical innovation topics and/or demos at this annual research showcase or, if you have an idea about how we should celebrate and elevate research at BWH, submit that as well. Come up with your best idea(s) for session, demos or even the whole event and the BRI will provide the logistical support necessary to execute your vision for Discover Brigham!
Click here to learn more.


2019 Minority Faculty Career Development Award
Amount: $100,000
Deadline: 18 January, 2019

Summary: The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is pleased to announce the 2019 Minority Faculty Career Development Award(MFCDA) Call for Nominations. 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.  The MFCDA is a $100,000 award paid out annually at $20,000 over a 5-year period.
Click here for the link to apply.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Molly Hines, CDI Program Manager: or by calling (617) 732 – 8595


Human Skin Disease Resource Center Grants for Application
Amount: $15,000 – $30,000
Deadline: 16 January, 2019
Indirect Overhead Rate: Covered by the P30 grant that funds the center
Applications should be sent electronically to

Summary: The Human Skin Disease Resource Center (HSDRC) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School provides access to human tissues and cutting edge human analytic techniques to investigators at any institution who wish to carry out research on human skin disease. We seek proposals for two grant programs, listed below, which have the goal of encouraging new research in human skin disease. All investigators proposing human-based skin disease studies are encouraged to apply.  Priority will be given to young investigators, to those seeking to confirm mouse studies in humans, and investigators new to human skin disease research.

Visiting Scholar Grants: These $15,000 grants bring investigators physically into the Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, for a stay of 1-6 months for the purposes of hands-on training in human skin disease research. Three $15,000 grants will be offered each year and funds can be used for Center services and supplies. Awardees salary during their stay will be paid by their home institution.
Translation Accelerator Grants: These $30,000 grants will be awarded to individuals at any institution with the purpose of supporting human skin disease research. Proposed research would be carried out at least in part using Center services and will address an important question in human skin disease research. Two $30,000 grants will be offered each year and funds can be used for Center services, supplies or salary support.
Technologies and Services provided by the HSDRC may be reviewed by visiting the HSDRC Website