Multicultural Affairs Office

Awards and Funding

MAO Minority Faculty Development Awards Programs

The MFDAP is designed for MGH-appointed faculty with less than five years post-training experience and fellows in their transition to junior faculty positions. These two awards include a grant and a loan forgiveness component and are based on the academic career of the applicant, either as a physician-scientist or clinician-teacher.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

NIH Loan Repayment Programs are a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical, pediatric, health disparities, or contraception and infertility research. In exchange for a two or three-year (for Intramural General Research) commitment to your research career, NIH will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt. In addition, the NIH will make corresponding Federal tax payments for credit to your Internal Revenue Service tax account at the rate of 39% of each loan repayment to cover your increased Federal taxes. The NIH may also reimburse any increased state or local taxes and/or additional increased Federal taxes (where the Federal tax payments were not sufficient to fully cover your increased Federal taxes) that you incur as a result of your LRP benefits

Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy offers a one year paid fellowship in minority health policy.

NIH Office of Extramural Research

The NIH Office of Extramural Research offers various training opportunities, grants and awards in the applicant’s institution, and loan repayment to researchers.

MGH Research Administration

MGH Research Administration Website includes a section on “funding information” which features a “spin” search engine to locate funding sources.

Harvard Medical School Foundation Funds

Awards include: Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award, Ellison New Scholars Program in Aging, Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering, W.T. Grant Foundation Faculty Scholars Program, Dana Foundation Program in Brain and Immuno-imaging, Mary Kay Ash Cancer Research Award, and more...

Center of Excellence in Minority Health Faculty and Health Disparities Faculty Fellowship

Designed to promote and support the careers of exceptional HMS URM junior faculty. The two-year program provides funding to assist participants with their professional development as faculty member researchers and clinician/teachers at HMS.

Senior Health Policy Field Internship Program

A one-year, full-time training program, designed to provide outstanding physicians an opportunity to gain firsthand experience with the Health Resources and Services Administration.