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The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology provides funding for investigators who are advancing sex-specific and sex-differentiating knowledge about novel therapeutic interventions, conducting systems-based investigations, and building interdisciplinary collaborations for disease-based research in conditions that are exclusive, predominate or differential in women.

Connors funding encourages new and innovative research that helps us train new leaders in women’s health and have the potential to transform medicine and patient care.

For more information about Connors Center Funding Opportunities, please contact ConnorsCenter@bwh.harvard.edu

Traditional IGNITE

Our 2022 Traditional IGNITE application cycle is now open. Please note the important deadlines below:

  • Cover Sheet & Letter of Intent Due: November 8, 2021
  • Full Proposals Due: January 15, 2022

Application Materials:

    1. Request for Proposals (RFP)
    2. Cover Sheet & Letter of Intent Template
    3. IGNITE Budget Template Only required if invited to submit a Full Proposal

For more information about the IGNITE program, please visit our IGNITE webpage.

This award is funded by Jennifer Toolin McAuliffe, our BWH Women’s Health Advisory Board, and other generous donors to the BWH Connors Center.

Specialized Cardiac & Vascular IGNITE

Our 2022 Specialized Cardiac & Vascular IGNITE application cycle is now open. Please note the important deadlines below:

  • Cover Sheet & Letter of Intent Due: November 8, 2021
  • Full Proposals Due: January 15, 2022

Application Materials:

    1. Request for Proposals (RFP)
    2. Cover Sheet & Letter of Intent Template
    3. IGNITE Budget Template Only required if invited to submit a Full Proposal

For more information about the IGNITE Program, please visit our IGNITE webpage.

This award is funded by the Scott Schoen and Nancy Adams Research Fund in Women’s Vascular Disease.

Connors BWH-MGB Collaborative IGNITE

Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital are expected to collaborate with an investigator from another MGB institution on a joint project. The BWH Principal Investigator (PI) will receive up to $100,000 ($50,000 maximum to the BWH PI and $50,000 maximum to the co-PI at the partnering other MGB institution). The Connors BWH-MGB Collaborative IGNITE Award PI and co-PI will be integrated into the overall Connors Center IGNITE Awards program. Please note the important deadlines below:

  • Cover Sheet & Letter of Intent Due: November 8, 2021
  • Full Proposals Due: January 15, 2022

Application Materials:

    1. Request for Proposals (RFP)
    2. Cover Sheet & Letter of Intent Template
    3. IGNITE Budget Template – Only required if invited to submit a Full Proposal

For more information about the IGNITE Program, please visit our IGNITE webpage.

This award is funded by our BWH Women’s Health Advisory Board, other generous donors to the BWH Connors Center, and by Mass General Brigham.

WHISPR

Our WHISPR Application Cycle is currently closed.

For more information about the award, visit our WHISPR webpage.

First Look Awards

Our First Look Award Application Cycle is currently closed. 

ROSA Center

The Brigham/Harvard ROSA Center is one of eleven Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences nationwide.

Our ROSA Center Awards Application Cycle is currently closed.

Please visit our SCORE webpage for more information.

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