Award Summaries

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Award Summaries

Links have been provided for those awards offered during the spring 2014 awards cycle.

Award Degree Requirements Citizenship Requirements Eligible faculty Application cycle Field Additional Information
American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Career Initiator Award MD, PhD, DMD, DO, PharmD, DVM U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or work visa/permit Postdoc/Fellow, Instructor Spring Diabetes research All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.
American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Research Accelerator Award - Early Investigator MD, PhD, DMD, DO, PharmD, DVM U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or work visa/permit Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Spring Diabetes research All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.
American Diabetes Associates Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Research Accelerator Award - Established Investigator New to Diabetes Research MD, PhD, DMD, DO, PharmD, DVM U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or work visa/permit Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor Spring Diabetes research All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.
AXA Research Fund Postoctoral Fellowship PhD EU or one of the countries associated to the EU; or Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil or Mexico (see award description) Postdocs/Fellows Fall Life risks (aging and long term care, addictions and risky behaviors, emerging biomedical risks), socio economic risks (geopolitical risks, macro-economic risks, large corporate risks), environmental risks (natural catastrophes, risks linked to climate change)  
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program None None

Assistant Professors or Associate Professors

Fall Studies of brain function. Molecular and clinjical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease.  
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award None None Associate Professor or Professor Spring Basic and clinical neuroscience  
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Projects Grant None None Instructors, Assistant Professors, or Professors Fall Clinical doctors and research scientists with research project directly related to field of breast cancer. Relevant research includes: diagnosis, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies, prevention, and clinical studies. All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.
Bullock Wellman Postdoctoral Fellowship MD or MD/PhD None Postdocs/Fellows: must be mentored by at least one faculty member at the MGH Wellman Center Apply directly in the fall Biomedical research, basic or clinical  
Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent clinical degree

Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S. or Canada

Postdocs/Fellows and Instructors Spring Basic biomedical, disease oriented, translational, or molecular, genetic, or pharmacological epidemiology research  
Burroughs Wellcome Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease MD, MD/PhD, or PhD Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S. or Canada Instructors, Assistant Professors Spring Infectious Disease  
Carreras International Leukemia Foundation E.D. Thomas Fellowship Program MD, MD/PhD, or PhD None Postdocs/Fellows, Instructors, Assistant Professors Spring Leukemia and related hematological malignancies All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details. Additionally, all other Harvard schools (e.g. HSPH, FAS) are invited by the foundation to submit their own nominations.
Dana Foundation Program in Brain and Immuno-imaging None

None

Assistant Professors, early Associate Professors, independent Instructors Fall Conventional imaging (anatomical imaging of white or gray matter and measures of physiological functioning) or cellular and molecular imaging (biochemical actions of specific brain cells, or their interactions with immune cells in the nervous system).  
Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Grant MD or PhD U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Instructors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors Spring Basic biomedical research with potental to significantly advance understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program None None Instructors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors Spring Bioethics  
Grunebaum Faculty Research Fellowship MD or MD/PhD None Instructors and Assistant Professors in first 5 yrs of faculty appointment; cannot have R01 funding Apply directly in the spring Cancer research  
Hearst Fund for Pre- and Perinatal Medicine None None Postdocs/Fellows and instructors Apply directly in the spring Pre- and perinatal medicine  
Macy Faculty Scholars Program RN, MD, or DO U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Assistant Professors and Associate Professors who have served five years on the faculty Fall Health professional education  
Mary Kay Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Award None None Instructors, Assistant Professors, or Professors Fall Translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, cervical cancer  
Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship PhD, MD/PhD None Assistant Professors Spring Computing; Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: security, interdisciplinary research, scientific computing, bioinformatics, computational biology, software engineering.  
NIH Early Independence Award PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree. None Senior Postdocs; Must be within twelve months before or after the completion of PhD; for clinicians within twelve months before or after the completion of medical residency training Fall Any scientific area relevant to the mission of NIH: biological, behavioral, clinical, social, physical, chemical, computational engineering, and mathematical sciences  
Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering None None Instructors, Assistant Professors Fall Natural sciences or engineering: disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering  
Pew Scholars Program None None Assistant Professor or Independent Instructor Spring Basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Womens Hospital, Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Schepens Eye Research Institute are each invited to submit their own nominations. Faculty at these institutions should NOT apply for the Harvard nomination but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award None None Instructors and Assistant Professors, tenure track for no more than 3 yrs Fall Neuroscience, immunology, and in the cure and treatment of cancer, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis  
Searle Scholars Program None None Assistant Professors Spring Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences  
Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research None None Assistant Professors or independent Instructors Spring Basic biomedical research All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details. Additionally, all other Harvard schools (e.g. HSPH, FAS) are invited by the foundation to submit their own nominations.
W.T. Grant Faculty Scholars Program None None Instructors, Assistant Professors no more than 7 yrs from completion of residency Spring Theory, policy, and practice in the area of improving youth settings