Explore internal and external funding opportunities
- In order to get your clinical research project off the ground smoothly, you must first find funding for your work.
- It is important to do this early on as you may have to adjust your protocol in order to satisfy the requirements of your funding source.
- Be open to adding or deleting aspect of your study to fit the requirements of funding opportunities.
- Clinical research projects may be sponsored by foundation and non-profit funders, federal grants, industry sponsors, or, if you are a sponsor-investigator, through private funds.
- There are many ways to search for funding, some of which are listed below.
- You may also consider looking at National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) and ClinicalTrials.gov to review what is currently funded and where gaps exists.
▪ Community of Science (COS) - a global resource for funding information across all academic disciplines. Available to HMS faculty at Countway Library. Access requires a HMS faculty PIN.
▪ Harvard Catalyst Funding
▪ Harvard Catalyst Grant Central
▪ Harvard Catalyst Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP)
▪ InfoEd SPIN - An up-to-date listing of funding opportunities from national and international governmental and private funding sources. Log in using your Partner's login. Click on "login" and "find funding."
▪ MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) - To help researchers bridge the gap in funding interruptions or delays, the MGH ECOR has three financial support mechanisms to help sustain research programs threatened by federal (NIH, DOD or NSF) funding constraints: Formulaic Bridge Funding, Deliberative Interim Support Funding and Sequestration Relief Funding.
▪ National Institutes of Health (NIH)
▪ National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Wizard
▪ Introduction to Clinical Research at MGH