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

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

 

 

W.M Keck Foundation Medical Research Award 

Amount: up to $5,000,000

Internal Deadline: 02 January, 2019

Indirect Costs rate: covered by BWH

# of BWH nominations: 1

Internal Submission Portalhttp://bwhcfdd.partners.org/Listing.aspx?courseId=395

Description: These awards support projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Funding is prioritized for projects in research that:

  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
  • Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success

 

 

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Overview

Amount: $450,000

Deadline: 17 December, 2018

Indirect Costs rate: None

# of nominations: 5

Internal Submission Portalhttps://brighamandwomens.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=99b4a0286b0b03e93dcbcf14a&id=087e2300db&e=b10ca2ef05

Eligibility: Assistant Professors (HMS Instructors are eligible, but may be at a disadvantage)
Description: The Clinical Investigator Award program supports early career physician-scientists conducting clinical research. The goal of this innovative program is to support the best young physician scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.

The Foundation defines Clinical Research as:

  • Patient-oriented research: research conducted with human subjects
  • Epidemiologic and behavioral studies
  • Outcomes research and health services research

NOTE:  Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues but do not deal directly with patients. This award is designed to support physicians who adhere to “The Handshake Rule,” meaning that he/she will meet each patient in his/her research studies

 

 

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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