The MGH Research Scholars program is a philanthropic initiative that provides unrestricted funding for forward-thinking medical researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Supporting Visionary Thinkers

The MGH Research Scholars program was started to provide forward-thinking researchers with the unrestricted funding they need to take their work into new and uncharted territories.

Typically, scientists are dependent on funding from organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to carry on their research. This is a time-consuming process, and the NIH rarely funds projects that have little supporting data.

One of the hospital’s longtime aspirations has been to provide support for exceptional researchers whose research is not readily funded by the NIH or other sources.

History has shown that talented scientists who are given free rein to explore new frontiers are the ones who often make the greatest advances.

The MGH Research Scholars Fund

Donors who make a gift of $500,000 are offered a naming opportunity whereby an MGH Research Scholar awardee will carry that named title for five years. Donors and named MGH Research Scholars have a unique opportunity to form an ongoing relationship through laboratory tours and special research updates enabling supporters to follow the science as it unfolds.

The funds can be used to expand the scope of existing research, purchase new equipment, hire additional researchers or otherwise support the investigative efforts of our scholars.


News and Notes on Our Scholars

Since its launch in 2011, the MGH Research Scholars program has provided crucial financial support to some of the most promising investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital as they pursue new or unproven avenues of research. The MGH Research Scholars Notebook is a quarterly newsletter that offers news and notes about the Scholars and their accomplishments.

Support Our Scholars

To learn more about the MGH Research Scholars program or to find out how you can support these visionary thinkers, please contact Kate Gutierrez in our Development office.