HMS–Portugal Program Invites Proposals

Applications including translational or clinical research are especially encouraged

The Harvard Medical School–Portugal Program in Translational and Clinical Research and Health Information seeks applications for Collaborative Research Grants for Harvard-affiliated investigators working with scientists at Portuguese medical schools and biomedical research institutions.

The program, a collaboration between HMS and Portuguese universities and medical schools, issued this fourth annual call in July. The final deadline is September 25, 2013.

Successful applicants will be involved in collaborative biomedical research relevant to human disease; they must include at least one research group at Harvard and at least two from different institutions in Portugal. Applications that include a translational or clinical research component are especially encouraged.

A typical award will provide in direct costs up to $80,000 a year for the Harvard groups and up to 100,000 euros annually for the Portuguese groups. Grants will run for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third. This year, grants for three projects will be awarded. All investigators with a Harvard appointment are eligible, including those from HMS and HMS-affiliated hospitals and research institutions.

For more information, visit the HMS-Portugal Program on the web or email