MedStar Funding Opportunities for MedStar Investigators





At MedStar Health, we are committed to creating an academic healthcare system that fosters and supports research. To support this effort, we are pleased to announce two (2) intramural grant funding opportunities that are now open.

These research funding announcements have been developed to increase collaboration, support new investigators, and enhance the quality of care to our communities. Please refer to the attached requests for proposals (RFPs) for specific submission instructions. Questions about the application process should be directed to [email protected].

2019 Early Stage Investigator – Associate Giving Grant

This grant opportunity is made possible by our annual associate giving campaign. Every dollar given by MedStar associates who select “Research” is directed to this fund and used to support early stage investigators. This funding opportunity prioritizes early stage investigators at MedStar Health to help launch impactful research careers in any discipline or specialty that will advance health and create new knowledge.

We all know the first years as an investigator are important and this grant will provide support to initiate research and conduct pilot studies that can lead to building a robust research activity that will be competitive for external funding. The successful candidate will demonstrate how this seed funding will lead to external grant funding. The proposed budget must not exceed $25,000 in direct costs. There are no indirect costs associated with this grant opportunity. The proposed budget can be used for any study-related expenses necessary to complete the proposed investigation (e.g., salary, supplies, equipment, etc.).

The RFP is available here. The application should be sent to [email protected] as a single PDF file by 11:59 pm on May 13, 2019.

2019 MedStar Diabetes Research Grant

This grant is an opportunity for Investigators interested in diabetes research and is made possible by a generous donation to advance the health of patients living with diabetes through research at MedStar Health. This donation will allow us to support investigators in the field of diabetes research who are interested in developing pilot data that can lead to additional, externally funded studies. These awards are intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact on diabetes. The successful candidate will demonstrate how this seed funding will lead to external grant funding.

The proposed budget must not exceed $25,000 in direct costs. There are no indirect costs associated with this grant opportunity. The proposed budget can be used for any study-related expenses necessary to complete the proposed investigation (e.g., salary, supplies, equipment, etc.).

The RFP is available here.  The application should be sent to [email protected] as a single PDF file by 11:59 pm on May 13, 2019.