Center for the Study of IBD

Pilot/Feasibility Study Funding Opportunities

Now in its 24th year, the CSIBD promotes the research of both basic and clinical scientists in a wide range of areas. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Translational Human Immunology (including IBD, mucosal and immune responses)
  • Immune and Inflammatory Responses (including mucosal immunology, innate immune recognition, antigen presentation and adaptive immunity, and novel immune cell subsets)
  • Microbial Pathogenesis (including bacterial-epithelial cell interactions and host responses to commensal vs. invasive luminal flora)
  • Epithelial Cell Biology (including regulation of stem cells, epithelial cell polarity and membrane biology)
  • Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Molecular Mechanism of Gastrointestinal Cancer

Goals

Funds have been made available to support Pilot/Feasibility Study grants consistent with the overall goals of the Center. The goals of the CSIBD's Pilot/Feasibility Study program are to support the following:

  • Young investigators (senior fellows* or junior faculty) working in areas that will improve our understanding of basic processes relevant to inflammatory bowel disease
  • Established investigators initiating a new area of research in their laboratories relevant to mechanisms underlying inflammatory bowel disease

The objective of a Pilot/Feasibility Study grant is to enable an investigator to complete sufficient preliminary studies to enable successful application for more substantial funding from other sources. Pilot/Feasibility Study grants are not intended to supplement ongoing or currently funded projects. Participation in another digestive disease center precludes eligibility for these grants.

* Fellow must be in the final year of training and must have a documented commitment to a faculty appointment by the sponsoring unit or department.


Funding

The CSIBD will fund three grants of up to $35,000 each (direct costs) through this program. Pilot/Feasibility Study awards are made for a one-year period; a second year will be considered on a competing basis. Awards made to institutions other than MGH will not receive indirect costs.


Applications

Applications can be downloaded from the links above or obtained from Lindsay Ware (617-643-2421 or lware@partners.org) in the CSIBD Administrative Office, Jackson 7-706 at Massachusetts General Hospital. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 16, 2014.


Other Sources

Click on the links below to find information about other funding opportunities.


Recipients of Previous PFS Awards:

2014:
John Garber, MD
Instructor in Medicine

Kate Jeffrey, PhD
Instructor in Medicine

Stanley Shaw, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Omer Yilmaz, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
2013:
Allan Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Wei Chao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia

Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
2012:
Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH
Instructor in Medicine

Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

James J. Moon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
2011:
Abraham Brass, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kenneth Hung, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Javier Irazoqui, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

David Sabatini, MD, PhD
Member, Whitehead Institute
2010:
Thorsten Mempel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Michael Choi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Stanley H. Shaw, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mikael Pittet, PhD
Assistant Professor
2009:
Kevin Haigis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Joshua Korzenik, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Atsushi Mizoguchi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Biju Parekkaden, PhD
Instructor in Surgery

2008:

 

Nicolas Da Silva, PhD
Instructor in Medicine

Adam Lacy-Hulbert, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

J. Rodrigo Mora, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
2007: Shannon Bromley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kenneth E. Hung, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Medicine

Jin Mo Park, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Seok-Hyun Yun, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
2006: Ronald A. DePinho, MD
Professor of Medicine (Genetics)

Jing X. Kang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Emiko Mizoguchi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Norbert Perrimon, PhD
Professor of Genetics

Lynda Stuart, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Ramnik J. Xavier, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
2005: Elena Arystarkhova, PhD
Instructor in Surgery

Roy J. Soberman, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine

Jian-Ping Xiong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine