Invitational Awards

CURRENT INVITATIONAL FUNDS

Internal applications must include the following information:

  • One page cover letter that includes the name, title, and department of the lead investigator
  • Letter of support from the Division Chief or Department Chair
  • Summary of the proposed project (2-page limit not including references)
  • Biosketch of each major investigator including current and pending support in NIH format

Odyssey Awards – Smith Family Foundation

Amount: $300,000

Internal Deadline: 21 January, 2019

Indirect Costs rate: 5% from foundation, remaining will be covered by BWH

# of BWH nominations: 2

Internal Submission Portal: http://bwhcfdd.partners.org/Listing.aspx?courseId=407

Description: The new Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award was created in 2017 to fuel creativity and innovation in junior investigators in the basic sciences. The Award supports the pursuit of high impact ideas to generate breakthroughs and drive new directions in biomedical research. The awards will fund high-risk, high-reward pilot projects solicited from the brightest junior faculty in the region.

Junior investigators that are beyond 4 years from their first independent faculty appointment and have not yet received tenure are eligible to apply for this award. There is also an upper eligibility limit at 9 years past their first independent faculty appointment. Those investigators with tenure, or who are beyond the 9 year limit, are ineligible to apply for this award.

 

Moore Inventor Fellows

Amount: $600,000

Internal Deadline: 21 January, 2019

Indirect Costs rate: covered by BWH

# of BWH nominations: 2

Internal Submission Portal: http://bwhcfdd.partners.org/Listing.aspx?courseId=402

The Moore Inventor Fellows program aims to provide freedom and support to promising scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. The scope of this call is intentionally wide: proposed projects do not need to fall within our current funding priorities but should be broadly within the program areas of foundation interest (science, environmental conservation and patient care). We aim to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work on an invention or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem. We seek innovations with the promise of making a long-lasting impact by addressing underlying problems in their field, but a clear path toward commercialization is not a requirement. We recognize that real invention can take surprising turns, so we seek creative individuals who have big ideas, deep knowledge and the courage to take smart risks. See the annual guidelines and the Moore Inventor Fellows Frequently Asked Questions for more information

 

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Deadline: 26 Oct 2018 Internal Deadline; (25 Jan 2019 NIH deadline)

Indirect Overhead Rate: Full

Only one application is allowed per institution. Please submit your internal application package to BWHBRI@PARTNERS.ORG.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Collaborative Program Grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research to address complex and challenging biomedical problems and is designed to support research in which funding a team of interdependent investigators offers significant advantages over support of individual and multiple PD/PI research grants.

Successful Collaborative Program Grant applications will bring together scientists to apply complementary approaches to work on an important and well-defined problem. Applications may address any area of science within the NIGMS mission, which is to support basic research that increases understanding of biological processes at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. NIGMS also supports research in a limited number of clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems (see here for scientific areas supported by NIGMS). Truly new interdisciplinary ideas for approaching significant biological problems are encouraged. Applications that bridge the research interests of more than one NIGMS division are also encouraged, but must remain within the scope of the NIGMS mission. Consultation with NIGMS staff (see below) prior to preparing an application is strongly encouraged.

PAST INVITATIONAL FUNDS

 

 

 

  • Edwar​​d Mallinckrodt Foundation for research grant
    THE GUIDELINES FOR THIS GRANT CHANGED AS OF APRIL 20, 2016.  INSTITUTIONS ARE NOW ONLY ALLOWED TO SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION.  BWH IS NO LONGER ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT SEPARATELY FROM HMS.  THIS GRANT WILL BE PART OF THE HMS FOUNDATION FUND NOMINATION PROCESS GOING FORWARD

 

 

 

 

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