We maintain this list of funding opportunities for the benefit of CDI members and friends.
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.
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 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
The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy offers a one year paid fellowship in minority health policy.
The NIH Office of Extramural Research offers various training opportunities, grants and awards in the applicant’s institution, and loan repayment to researchers.
The Mass General Research Institute intranet has ample information on funding sources.
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.
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.
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.
A two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard junior faculty designed to provide additional support for clinical and translational research.
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.
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.