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Harvard Medical School Foundation Funds: Opportunities for Faculty and Fellows

Information on funding opportunities offered through the HMS Foundation Funds is available online at .

Each year several foundations invite HMS junior faculty members and postdocs to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career. For awards that limit the number of applicants from a school, interested investigators must first apply for the HMS nomination through the HMS Foundation Funds and a committee will select the final candidates to submit applications to the foundations.

Awards include:

  • Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists
  • Burroughs Wellcome Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
  • Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation E.D. Thomas Fellowship*
  • Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award
  • Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
  • Grunebaum Cancer Research Fellowship
  • Hearst Fund Award for Pre- and Perinatal Medicine
  • Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship Program
  • Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences*
  • Searle Scholars Program
  • Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research*
  • W.T. Grant Scholars Program
Researchers interested in applying for any of the awards listed above can apply for the HMS nomination by submitting an application online. Please click here to apply.

Please direct all inquiries to Clare Lamont, HMS Foundation Funds, 617.432.7463.

* For some awards, institutions may receive invitations to submit their own nominations. Applicants at HMS affiliated hospitals should check with their Sponsored Programs/Research Administration representative before submitting an application to the Foundation Funds to ensure that the hospital does not have its own nomination process for an award.


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