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Intramural Grant Opportunities

Intramural Grant Opportunities
Intramural Grant Opportunities

At MedStar Health we are committed to creating an academic health system that values and supports research.  We realize that this does not happen overnight and that our clinical research activity, impact, and importance will be enhanced by ongoing efforts to build multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional partnerships. Below are several intramural grant funding opportunities that will be available this year.  Each one has been developed to foster collaboration, support new investigators, enhance care to our communities and continue to advance health.

Individual Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be disseminated for each opportunity. If you have any question about these grants or other aspects of research at MedStar, please email [email protected].





Estimated RFP Release Date

New Investigator - Associate Giving Grant Fund

To stimulate support of scientific research for a MedStar Health new investigator that will advance health for patients in the communities we serve. Criteria for selection include: 1) The applicant must be at a faculty/attending level (i.e., no longer in a training program), within 5 years of joining MedStar Health as a faculty/attending (i.e., as a MedStar employee at any MedStar entity or location), and eligible to serve as principal investigator of a future NIH (or similar federal or foundation) grant; 2) The applicant must not have current or previous federally-funded research (excluding career development awards) as a Principal Investigator for any project funded at $100K/year or greater; 3) The proposed research will provide pilot data or demonstrate feasibility crucial to a planned, subsequent extramural research or career development proposal.

$25,000K/1 year

Spring 2020

MedStar Diabetes Research Fund

To support investigators in the field of diabetes research who are interested in developing pilot data that can lead to additional, externally funded studies. This award is intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact on diabetes.

$25,000/1 year

Spring 2020

Greenspring Financial Insurance Limited, Inc (GFIL) Grant Program

To increase patient safety and prevent avoidable patient injury at MedStar through projects that identifies innovative ways to address prevention of losses in the areas of professional and general liability.

$25,000/1 year


CTSA - Pilot Awards for Translational and Clinical Studies

Offered through the CTSA, these grants focus on health disparities, community engaged research, novel translational methods, and interdisciplinary team science. Proposals that involve collaborations with MHRI-CTSA partners at Howard University, Georgetown University, VA Medical Center, and ORNL are generally favored.

Up to $40,000 (includes Institutional cost share)

The 2019 application cycle is closed. The next application cycle will open in early 2020.

Charles and Mary Latham Fund

MHRI coordinates with The Latham Fund to support research in the greater Washington, DC community. The goal is to support novel research projects that advance the health of our Washington, DC patients.

1-3 proposals will be funded; approx $10,000-$15,000/1 year

August/September 2020

Medical Education Research Grants

This grant fund benefits MedStar investigators and the important educational research they are conducting to advance health and create new knowledge.

Pilot Studies- $10,000
Research Studies- $25,000


*These are anticipated funding opportunities and can be subject to change. Please contact [email protected] for the current status of offerings.

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