Discover Brigham 2020: Call for Sessions and Demos

The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) is launching a call for proposals for Discover Brigham topics and issues most relevant to the Brigham community. We are inviting researchers, clinicians and staff to submit ideas focused on research and/or clinical innovation for sessions and/or demos at this annual event. Proposals are due by March 2 at 11 p.m. The BRI will provide all of the logistical support necessary to execute your vision for a session or demo at Discover Brigham on November 12. Click here to apply.

President’s Scholar Awards Request for Nominations

The President’s Scholar Awards support the careers of assistant or associate professors at the Brigham who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen field of research and who have exceptional potential. Up to three investigators will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $100,000 per year for three years. Nominations from department chairs for the 2020 President’s Scholar Awards are due Feb. 17. Department chairs may put forward up to three nominations; self-nominations are not permitted. Learn more about the PSAs here.

Request for Research Proposals for 2020 Connors Center Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR)

The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR). The goal of the program is to advance our understanding of how physiological and psychological stress affect women’s health and disease, and vice versa, by supporting pilot projects, facilitating interactions among WHISPR investigators and other stress researchers, and hosting an annual scientific symposium for the Brigham academic community. Final proposals are due Feb. 17. Please see the official 2020 WHISPR RFP and Cover Sheet for more detailed information.

Information About the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The Brigham is closely monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that began in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in central China. All Brigham staff who have traveled from China and Centers for Disease Control defined Level 3 areas are required to complete the OHS Returning Traveler Activity Survey before they can return to work.For more information about the Brigham’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Request for Applications for the NORCH Pilot and Feasibility Grant

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) has issued a Request for Applications for pilot and feasibility grants related to nutrition, obesity and metabolism, due April 1. The award is $30,000 over one year, with possibility for an additional $30,000 during year 2 via a competitive renewal if good progress is achieved. Please click here for more details.

Apply for the William K. Bowes, Jr. Award in Medical Genetics

The William K. Bowes, Jr. Award in Medical Genetics was established by Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine to recognize and honor an outstanding physician or scientist who is completing or who recently has completed his or her training in medical or laboratory genetics or a combined training program with medical genetics. The goal of the award is to provide critical visibility to the importance of genetics in the future of health care. Nominations are due by March 2. For more information, please click here.