Research Council Announcements: Grants

Grants announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.


MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding

What is it? Formulaic Bridge Funding Support is offered to assist MGH Principal Investigators during a lapse or delay in their funding from NIH. To be eligible for Formulaic Bridge Funding, applicants must have applied as a PI for an R01 or R21 grant to support an independent, long-term research program.

The Formulaic Bridge process is open to:

1. Investigators whose grants received a score < or = 20th percentile and have received written communication from the NIH that the grant will not be funded.

2. Investigators whose grants received a fundable score (< or = 20th percentile) but are 3 months past the nominal start date of the the grant.


When is the deadline? 7th day of each month.


How do I learn more and apply? Click here to read more and apply online.
Visit the ECOR website and specifically the Formulaic Bridge Funding Support under the Awards and Grants tab of the site.


Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards for Basic and Clinical Research

Applications are now being accepted by ECOR for these awards that are intended to support MD or PhD postdocs. The awards are $40,000 for one year, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs. The deadline for submitting applications is October 1st, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Attend a panel discussion about these awards. The Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) is offering a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 to help applicants understand the highly competitive process. Registration is required (click here to register). For more information about this panel discussion, visit the ORCD website.


New England Pediatric Device Consortium – RFP for Pressure Ulcer Treatments

The NEPDC is now accepting proposals for novel technologies to reduce, treat, or prevent pediatric pressure ulcers with. Awards target ideas with a clear potential for commercialization, and support efforts that can be leveraged for subsequent funding opportunities (preliminary data, working prototype, business plan). Proposals should include a plan of work. NEPDC is a collaborative consortium providing rapid, targeted assistance to innovators seeking to address the needs of children with diseases or disabilities. Visit or contact us at


Healthy Tomorrow Grant Cycle is Open

Deadline: October 14th, 2014

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Federal grants of
$50,000 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services.

Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds upon existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:

1.    Access to health care,

2.    Community-based health care,

3.    Preventive health care, and

4.    Service coordination.

Healthy Tomorrows projects must include:

  • Direct health services
  • Pediatrician/other primary care pediatric health provider involvement
  • A 2:1 non-federal match requirement in Years 2-5 (may include in-kind funds)
  • An evaluation component
  • An advisory board comprised of local community members, families, and program participants

MCHB is especially interested in proposals for projects that incorporate the goals, objectives, guidelines and materials of its Bright Futures for Infants, Children and Adolescents initiative to improve the quality of health promotion and prevention services in the context of family and community.

Healthy Tomorrows applicants must apply online through the federal grants Web site, After you register with and verify you have the correct version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer, select the "Download a Grant Application Package" to review the program guidance and application package.

Programmatic Assistance
Applicants may obtain information about program guidance and requirements, by contacting:

  • Madhavi Reddy-Netherland, Program Director,; 301/443-0754

Additional information related to assistance with developing your proposal may be obtained from the Healthy Tomorrows Web site.


Seeking Grant Applications for ADA-BI Targeted Award in CKD

Now through October 15, the Association is accepting targeted grant applications for the American Diabetes Association-Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes. This award is aimed at understanding mechanisms underlying the development of renal complications in people with diabetes, and improving the treatment and management of people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, and renal insufficiency in turn complicates the care of people with diabetes. This research is critical to better understand the connection between the two diseases, and to find more effective ways of managing them.

Application Guidelines: Applications for basic, clinical, or translational science projects, including fundamental biological research, mechanistic and outcome-based clinical studies, behavioral research, and database and epidemiological research, will be considered. Studies focused on increasing understanding of the development of renal complications in people with diabetes, and improving the evidence base for optimal treatment and management of patients with chronic kidney disease and diabetes, are encouraged.

Support: Awards will range from $345,000 to $660,000 per award, to be paid over three years. The Association intends to fund 3-4 projects through this Request for Applications.

Deadline: October 15, 2014, for anticipated funding beginning April 2015.

To learn more about this targeted research grant opportunity or to apply, visit


Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying for any limited submission award submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include: 1. Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information 2. A descriptive title of the potential application 3. Brief description of the project 4. Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award

In the event that there is more than one MGH investigators interested in applying each limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities  Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) - NEW!
  • NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
  • Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (K12) – NEW!


If there is a limited submission funding opportunity you do not see listed above or you have any additional questions, please contact Erin McGivney at 617-643-6471.


Private Funding Opportunities

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at if you wish to submit a proposal in response to any of these funding opportunities. Note that proposals are still routed through the standard InfoEd/Research Management process.

  • Senior Research Awards, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. (CCFA)
  • Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, Warren Alpert Foundation
  • Request for Applications, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR)
  • Research Grants, Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation

Please click here for further details on these funding opportunities.


PCORI Funding Opportunities – New round of funding available for Pragmatic Studies

Please click here to read the latest news from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.


NIH Funding Opportunities

For the latest National Institutes of Health notices, requests for applications, and program announcements, follow this link:


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