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

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.

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.