The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and Office for Research Careers (ORC) are pleased to support the microgrants/personal expense defrayment grants pilot program. Requests that fall into the categories below will be considered:
- Scientific project (basic, translational or clinical)
- Training/career advancement
- Special circumstances
Funds will be awarded based on merit and number of PIs on the project. Typically awards for a single PI will not exceed $1500 (usually $500 – $1200), but compelling or collaborative requests for a maximum of $2,500 may be considered in the case of multiple PIs or PIs who are underrepresented in medicine and science.
We particularly encourage investigators with an innovative idea for a research project related to equity to apply for a microgrant.
Applications will be evaluated by BRI & ORC staff on a rolling basis with input from the BRI Executive Committee (EC) as needed.