How the MGH Research Scholar Award Works

The Research Scholars program at Massachusetts General Hospital provides crucial support to exceptional scientists.

The MGH Research Scholar AwardsHow They Work

  • Award recipients receive $100,000 per year for five years.
  • The program is open to faculty-level researchers, who devote at least 80 percent of their time to research, and do not have significant, flexible support.
  • Applications are reviewed and ranked by Mass General’s Executive Committee on Research and an award committee makes the final selection. The award committee co-chairs are Mass General scientist and Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak, PhD, and acclaimed Mass General physician-researcher Bruce Walker, MD.
  • Individuals who make a gift of $500,000 will have a unique opportunity to form an ongoing partnership with the scientist who receives the award and they may choose to name a Research Scholar Award.
  • An anonymous donor committed $10 million to support outstanding researchers, which enabled Mass General to launch the Research Scholars Program. The gift is structured as a challenge grant, so for every $500,000 raised, the anonymous donor will match $500,000.

Learn more about how you can support the Research Scholars Program by emailing us or calling the Mass General Devleopment Office at 617-726-2200.