Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School offer many excellent opportunities for procuring research funding.

The CFDD has developed the The Insights for Investigators (IFI) Toolkit in response to funding challenges, training needs, and the lack of awareness of existing resources and tools. This Toolkit provides enhanced awareness, advice and access to existing resources. Harvard Catalyst also offers an excellent Elements of Grant Writing Toolkit.

You can subscribe to the weekly Friday Funding Opportunities on the BWH Research Mailing Lists webpage. (Be sure to set your preferences to receive the Friday Funding Opportunities bulletin.)

If you know of an award or fellowship that you would like to share with the community, please email us at

BWH Brigham Research Institute Funding Opportunities

The BRI offers many funding opportunities including the Research Excellence Awards, Fund to Sustain Research Excellence, Center and Program RFP, along with individual Research Centers and Program events for the BWH BRI community.  Please visit their website for more details (must be within the Partners network).

The Office for Research Careers co-sponsors the Microgrant program with the Brigham Research Institute (BRI).  Requests that fall into the categories below will be considered:

  • scientific project (basic, translational or clinical)
  • training/career advancement
  • special circumstances

Funds will be awarded based on merit as up to $2500 (typical awards $500 – $1000), with up to $75,000* available during the pilot phase. Applications will be evaluated by BRI & ORC staff on a rolling basis with input from the BRI Executive Committee (EC) as needed.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Macy Faculty Scholars

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s new Faculty Scholars Program is designed “to nurture careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing to better prepare future graduates for changing health care practice.”  This new program is targeted at “mid-career” (>5-year service on the faculty) medical and nursing faculty; five scholars will be selected by the Macy Foundation and will receive salary support of $100,000 per year over two years.  Each medical school may nominate one candidate each year.  Please visit their website for the announcement, brochure, and application instructions.

Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Grants and Awards

CIMIT grants and awards support early stage, collaborative research projects for improving patient care, with emphasis on devices, procedures, diagnosis, and the delivery of healthcare.  Please visit their website for more information.

Harvard Catalyst Pilot Funding

To foster cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Harvard Catalyst offers seed funds in the form of Pilot Grants.  Pilot funds to support clinical and/or translational research that has the potential to impact human health.  Please visit their website for more information.

AAMC Grants and Awards

At their annual meeting, the AAMC presents its major awards honoring individuals and programs making significant contributions to our community in the fields of medical education, research, and community service.  Please visit their website for information on the various awards.