McGraw Family Opioid Innovator Awards | Fall 2020

McGraw Family Opioid Innovator Awards | Fall 2020

We are excited to announce that Brigham & Women’s Hospital will host a Shark Tank event in Oct 2020 to fund two innovative and high-risk/high- impact projects in the basic, clinical, digital and translational realms through the McGraw Family Innovator Awards (open to opioid-related research).

Letter of Intent Due: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Click here to apply

RFA Due: Friday, September 11, 2020 | Click here for RFA details

Scope: With the generous support of the McGraw Family, this year’s RFA will focus on advancing innovations related to solving the opioid crisis which has resulted in the loss of over 2000 lives a year for the past 3 years in Massachusetts alone. Novel ideas that seek to address questions and challenges related to the opioid epidemic including but not limited to research on addiction, adverse effects, alternate pain management strategies, genetic susceptibility to opioid abuse, new tools for opioid research, diagnosis/treatment, management of infectious diseases related to opioid abuse, withdrawal, personalized medicine etc. are welcome. Special focus on COVID-19 related research and racial and ethnic disparities research is also welcome.

Awards: Up to two non-renewable grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with award denominations of up to $50,000 and $25,000 respectively.

For more information, please contact:
Gloria Brand, MPA, Senior Program Manager
Program in Opioid and Pain Innovation