Internal Funding


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


PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications for many of the opportunities listed below and owing to the fact that our review process utilizes the generous services of volunteer faculty reviewers, we will likely not be able to provide any feedback on individual projects submitted in response to these RFAs. 


Stepping Strong Innovator Awards

Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019
Eligibility: All healthcare professionals
Summary: The awards fund research and innovation to improve the treatment and care of traumatic injury and its associated recovery. We fund high reward projects by the best, most creative and collaborative physicians, bioengineers and bench researchers in trauma. Preference in the application process will be given to multidisciplinary projects with collaborators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or Massachusetts General Hospital.


2019 Pilot Projects Grant Program

BWH Program for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Amount: Up to four 1-year awards of $50,000 each
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Summary: The Program for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (PIN) aims to engage and help support investigators, physicians and other professionals from across the Brigham community who are focused on understanding and treating disorders of the nervous system. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, one of the awards will be specifically in the field of brain tumors. The other three awards may be in any area of basic, translational, or clinical neuroscience. Please contact Charles Jennings, PhD, with any questions.

Request for Proposals

Required RFP Cover Sheet



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.


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.



2020 Harvard/TH Chan Yerby Fellowship

Deadline: October 25, 2019
Summary: Named for Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, an African-American pioneer in public health, this program aims to expand the diversity of those entering the academic public health field


Request for Proposals: Preclinical Imaging Pilot Grants
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until December 12, 2019

Free scan time is available for BWH researchers in order to acquire preclinical imaging data to use in external grant submissions. Modalities available include: MRI, microPET, microCT, and in-vivo optical imaging. SAIL scientific support personnel will help investigators design an appropriate pilot study and acquire the images. This opportunity is funded by a NextGen collaborative grant from the Brigham Research Institute (BRI).
Funding is not provided for animals and housing. An approved IACUC protocol will be required before the start of experiments, but is not required prior to submission of an application. Assistance with initiating and amending IACUC protocols to include imaging is offered. More information…

SAIL Online Pilot Application