We maintain this list of funding opportunities for the benefit of CDI members and friends.

K99/R00 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity

This purpose of the (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research. As noted in the call, applicants from “diverse backgrounds” include individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences in consideration of race and ethnicity, disability, disadvantaged backgrounds and gender. Please see the program announcement(s) below for details.

K99/R00 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience as of the relevant application due date. Individuals must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible to apply to the K99/R00 program.

PAR-21-271 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  • Designed for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

PAR-21-272 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

  • Designed for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary clinical trial, as part of their research and career development.

PAR-21-273 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH))

  • For basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should be submitted under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind.

Due Dates

New applications: October 27, 2021, 5:00 pm

Resubmissions: November 12, 2021, 5:00 pm

As noted in the call, standard dates apply. For subsequent receipt dates, however, the first AIDS application due date for this FOA is January 7, 2022.

Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards

Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States. The program gives these individuals an opportunity to further their scientific knowledge by promoting exchange and collaboration between investigators in the United States and Latin America resulting in advances in research in Latin America.

The program funds 10 Latin American biomedical researchers during their Postdoctoral training in the U.S. by providing a $30,000 annual salary stipend for two years. Participants who return to Latin America and establish independent labs receive an additional $70,000 grant from Pew to purchase equipment and supplies. To receive this payment, a fellow must have a confirmed position and lab space in Latin America at the end of his or her fellowship period.

The Pew Latin American Fellows Program application deadline: August 25, 2021

Please contact Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to this opportunity.

NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: Information for Principal Investigators

The NIH provides funding to attract trainees and faculty who are underrepresented in medicine (URM), have a disability or a disadvantaged background, to research careers. NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research provide additional funding for trainees and faculty to work on an existing NIH-funded project in a particular area of interest.

NIH T32 Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: Information for Principal Investigators

Several NIH institutes offer additional funding for well-qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups to receive research training under an existing T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award. Participating NIH institutes administratively award an additional position/trainee slot, designated specifically for a selected underrepresented minority trainee to an existing T32 award. In most cases this can be either a predoctoral or postdoctoral slot, depending on your T32 program.

CDI 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. Visit the ResearchNavigator website for a list of information and materials MGH faculty must send to MGH Research Management to apply for the NIH Loan Repayment Program.

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.

Mass General Research Intranet

The Mass General Research Institute intranet has ample information on funding sources.

Harvard Medical School Foundation Funds

Awards include the 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. Fellowship Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

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.

MGH ECOR Funded Awards

Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) is the central planning and policy-making body of the Mass General research enterprise. It awards approximately 150 internal grants each year.

HMS Catalyst Fellowships

A two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard junior faculty designed to provide additional support for clinical and translational research.

HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) Faculty Fellowship

A two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard Medical School (HMS) junior faculty that enables fellows to pursue activities that enhance their development as researchers and clinicians/teachers.

RWJ Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is designed to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurse-scientists.