Other Funding

BRI/ORC MicroGrants

Accepted on a rolling basis


The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and the Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s Office for Research Careers (ORC) jointly sponsor a microgrants/personal expense defrayment grants pilot program. Post-docs, clinical fellows and junior faculty (ranking assistant professor or below) in the BWH research community are invited to apply.

PIVOT Funding Database

PIVOT Funding Database


​PIVOT provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally; identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of your organization; enables you to add internal deadlines to critical funding opportunities and sends weekly updates on saved searches you organize in your own folders; create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis.  If you are a researcher, you may have a profile waiting to be claimed (Pivot aggregates data from various online sources including PubMed, BWH Find a Researcher, Harvard Catalyst, etc. to populate research profiles).  When registering, you must specify ‘Harvard University’ as your affiliated institution & use your partners.org or harvard.edu e-mail address.

PILOT and DRIVE Grants

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC)
Pre-proposals accepted on a rolling basis


B-BIC provides support for the development of devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. PILOT grants provide up to $50,000 for direct costs for 1 year and DRIVE grants provide up to $200,000 for direct costs for milestones achieved over 1½ to 2 years. It’s recommended that you contact your institutional site miner before submission. B-BIC is a consortium of academia, government, venture capital, non-profit, and industry designed to accelerate translational research.