Please find below a sampling of award and funding opportunities at Massachusetts General Hospital and beyond. Note that this list is not comprehensive. Many of these and more awards can be found on the ECOR website, the CDI website, and the ECOTE website. We encourage you to inquire within your department as to department-level awards, as well as make sure to check weekly emails from the CFD, ECOR, and CDI. Please also look at PIVOT for the most comprehensive database of funding opportunities from a wide variety of sources around the world.

Internal Opportunities

Faculty
  • Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award: This program award is for women faculty clinicians, educators, researchers and postdocs at MGH, who have shown exceptional promise as leaders in their field and whose careers would specifically benefit from speaking, mentoring and networking opportunities at the national or international level. The Call for Applications opens in July with matching with mentors in the Fall and coaching sessions.
  • CFD Writing Support Service: in collaboration with the MGH Center for Faculty Development, the MGH Scientific Writing Group (SWG) provides freelance writing and editing services for MGH faculty and trainees for $50/hr, subsidized by the CFD, up to 5 hours and limited to once annually.
  • Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards: These awards are to provide funding for junior faculty women to sustain research productivity during their child-rearing years. Award is $50/yr for 2 yrs plus IDC. The Call for Applications opens in the Fall.
  • The Clinician-Teacher Development Award: These awards are intended to provide transitional funding support for a clinical, educational or community project to a faculty member (junior and mid-career), fellow, or graduating resident underrepresented in academic medicine (UiM) pursuing an academic career as a clinician, teacher, administrative or community leader at Mass General. Award ranges from $15K-30K/yr over 4 yrs plus IDC.
  • H.M. Goodman Fellowship: This is an endowed fellowship award intended to further the careers of outstanding independent young scientists who would normally hold the position of Assistant Professor and have demonstrated the potential to rise to a leadership position in their chosen field. Award is $100K/yr for 2 yrs plus IDC. The Call for Applications opens in the Fall.
  • Interim Support Funding (ISF): This funding is open to Principal Investigators during a lapse or delay in their research funding from the NIH or another Federal agency). Investigators must have applied for independent, long-term support (R01, R21, U01 and P01). Awards range from $37.5K to $75K plus IDC. The Call for Applications opens three times a year.
  • Leadership Development Program (LDP) for Researchers: This program award is aims to prepare investigators for challenges inherent in establishing and maintaining a successful research program. This 9-month long program features both didactic and interactive sessions, with tracks for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Call for Applications opens in July with sessions beginning in the Fall.
  • Martin Research Prize: This award is given to recognize outstanding research achievements published by MGH investigators in the previous calendar year. One award is given for excellence in Fundamental (Basic) Research, one for excellence in Clinical Research, and one for Population and Health Sciences. Each award is $100K plus IDC.
  • Mentoring Awards: The CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards recognize faculty and postdoctoral fellows who have mentored and contributed to the success of other faculty and/or trainees during their career.
  • MGH Research Scholars Program: Open to faculty who are pursuing basic, translational, or clinical research at the level of Assistant and Associate Professor. $500K plus IDC.
  • Physician-Scientist Development Award: This award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of physicians and/or scientists who are underrepresented in academic medicine. $180K plus IDC.
  • Well-Being Education Grants: These grants are intended to help defray the cost of professional training or continuing education around resilience and well-being. The grant is open to clinicians and investigators - graduate students, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty - who have identified a program of interest in the coming months.
Trainees
  • Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award: This program award is for women faculty clinicians, educators, researchers and postdocs at MGH, who have shown exceptional promise as leaders in their field and whose careers would specifically benefit from speaking, mentoring and networking opportunities at the national or international level. The Call for Applications opens in July with matching with mentors in the Fall and coaching sessions.
  • Celebration of Science 2022 Virtual Poster Session Travel Awards: The Poster Session gives researchers the opportunity to create a compelling visual display of their work and present it to some of the best scientific minds in the nation. $1,000 travel award for a scientific meeting.
  • CFD Writing Support Service: in collaboration with the MGH Center for Faculty Development, the MGH Scientific Writing Group (SWG) provides freelance writing and editing services for MGH faculty and trainees for $50/hr, subsidized by the CFD, up to 5 hours and limited to once annually.
  • The Clinician-Teacher Development Award: These awards are intended to provide transitional funding support for a clinical, educational or community project to a faculty member (junior and mid-career), fellow, or graduating resident underrepresented in academic medicine (UiM) pursuing an academic career as a clinician, teacher, administrative or community leader at Mass General. Award ranges from $15K-30K/yr over 4 yrs plus IDC.
  • Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Fellowship Awards: These awards are for MD and PhD Research Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are in the training phase of their research at MGH. $52,704 plus IDC and applicable fringe benefits.
  • Leadership Development Program (LDP) for Researchers: This program award is aims to prepare investigators for challenges inherent in establishing and maintaining a successful research program. This 9-month long program features both didactic and interactive sessions, with tracks for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Call for Applications opens in July with sessions beginning in the Fall.
  • Mentoring Awards: The CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards recognize faculty and postdoctoral fellows who have mentored and contributed to the success of other faculty and/or trainees during their career.
  • Well-Being Education Grants: These grants are intended to help defray the cost of professional training or continuing education around resilience and well-being. The grant is open to clinicians and investigators - graduate students, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty - who have identified a program of interest in the coming months.

External Resources

Harvard Medical School

HMS provides a range of awards for MGH faculty at all academic levels.

  • Dean's Leadership Awards: The HMS Joint Committee on the Status of Women offers awards to faculty who work to advance and enhance women's careers. 
  • Diversity Awards: These awards are for an individual or a group of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond their routine role and responsibilities.
  • The Eleanor and Miles Shore Faculty Development Awards Program (Shore Program) strives to support the Faculty of Medicine at the level of instructor and assistant professor by administering a range of award opportunities to support academic activities for vulnerable faculty balancing early careers with significant personal responsibilities.   
  • The Excellence in Mentoring Awards were established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration.
  • HMS Foundation Funds: This program administers the nomination process for HMS/HSDM faculty and postdocs for Limited Submission Funding Opportunities (LSO's) from private foundations. Limited submission opportunities require candidates to be nominated by either HMS or Harvard University. Interested applicants must first apply through the internal selection process in order to receive a Harvard nomination. When the Call for Nominations opens, you may reach your research administration representative for details. Find more details on the ECOR website here
  • Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring Recipients: This mentoring award recognizes the efforts of a department, division, office or program to foster innovation and sustainability in mentoring while building a culture of mentoring. This award provides an opportunity to learn from successful formal mentoring programs and allows others in the community to adopt model programs.
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