Harvard Catalyst Translational Innovator Program Pilot Funding: The Five Senses: Input & Response
Deadline: November 10, 2021 by 5 PM
Award Amount: Up to $50,000
Eligibility: Any faculty member who holds a Harvard University appointment as assistant professor, associate professor, or professor, irrespective of degree or institutional affiliation, is eligible to serve as the PI. Investigators who hold appointments such as lecturer, instructor, or research scientist/associate are eligible to apply with approval and support of their department chair.
To foster cross-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration, Harvard Catalyst makes available seed funding in the form of pilot grants and prizes. This funding opportunity will sponsor investigations on any aspect of human sensory systems or systems enabling sensory perception in human health or disease. Although traditional sensory systems (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch) gather, organize, and integrate external stimuli, proposals for internal sensory systems (vestibular, spatial orientation, pain, and others) would also be welcome. Proposals can address but are not limited to sense functionality, injury, disease states, treatment, mitigation, social and societal impacts, or public policy. Proposals describing the formation of interdisciplinary teams to address multi-sensory integration projects would also be welcome. This RFA is intended to offer applicants opportunities to conduct important translational research across a wide range of topics. Proposals addressing healthcare disparities and/or health equity or focus on or actively recruit underserved, understudied, or special populations, and impacts across the lifespan are encouraged.
A mini-symposium to learn more about this opportunity will be held October 19, 2021 11:30AM-1:00PM via Zoom. Register here by October 18 to attend.