Funding opportunities for IBD and digestive disease research.

Pilot and Feasibility Program Funding Opportunities

Now in its 29th year, the CSIBD promotes the research of both basic and clinical scientists in a wide range of areas. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Exploratory Studies for Delineating the Microbiome in Human Health (including bacterial-epithelial cell interactions and host responses to commensal versus invasive luminal flora)
  • Epithelial Cell Biology (including regulation of stem cells, epithelial cell polarity, and membrane biology)
  • Tissue Immunity (including mucosal immunology, innate immune recognition, antigen presentation and adaptive immunity, fibrosis, and single-cell analysis)
  • Monitoring Effects of Immunotherapy and Biologic Therapy in Autoimmunity
  • Translational Human Immunology (including autoimmune diseases, GI cancers, and IBD)
  • Signaling Pathways in Gut-Brain Communication

Goals

Funds have been made available to support Pilot and Feasibility Program grants consistent with the overall goals of the Center. The goals of the CSIBD's Pilot and Feasibility Program are to support the following:

  • Young investigators (senior fellows* or junior faculty) working in areas that will improve our understanding of basic processes relevant to inflammatory bowel disease
  • Established investigators initiating a new area of research in their laboratories relevant to mechanisms underlying inflammatory bowel disease

The objective of a Pilot and Feasibility Program grant is to enable an investigator to complete sufficient preliminary studies to enable successful application for more substantial funding from other sources. Pilot and Feasibility Program grants are not intended to supplement ongoing or currently funded projects. Participation in another digestive disease center precludes eligibility for these grants.

* Fellow must be in the final year of training and must have a documented commitment to a faculty appointment by the sponsoring unit or department.


Funding

The CSIBD will fund three awards of up to $35,000 each (direct costs) through this program. Pilot and Feasibility Program grants are made for a one-year period; a second year will be considered on a competing basis. Awards made to institutions other than MGH will not receive indirect costs.


Applications

Pilot and Feasibility Program grant applications can be downloaded from the links below or obtained from Lindsay Ware (lware@mgh.harvard.edu). The deadline for receipt of applications is July 29, 2020.


Other Funding Sources

Follow the links below to find information about other funding opportunities.


Recipients of Previous Pilot and Feasibility Program Awards

2020




Hilary Finucane, PhD
Schmidt Fellow
Hailiang Huang, PhD
Instructor of Medicine

2019






Tami Lieberman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Caroline Sokol, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Alexandra-Chloe Villani, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

2018








Sabina Islam, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
James Moon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
David Drew, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Gaurav Gaiha, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medicine

2017






Michael Dougan, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Russell Goodman, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Aylwin Ng, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

2016






Kate Jeffrey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hamed Khalili, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Alan Mullen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

2015










Robert Anthony, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Timothy Lu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Deanna Nguyen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jolan Walter, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Omer Yilmaz, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology

2014








John Garber, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Kate Jeffrey, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Stanley Shaw, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Omer Yilmaz, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology