Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards application deadline Dec. 8
December 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Two-Year Awards for Junior Faculty Women Investigators
Deadline – Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 5pm
DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARDS
Applications are now being accepted for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards from the Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) and the Office for Women’s Careers. Each award includes funding of $50,000 per year in direct costs, plus 15% for indirect costs. Funds may be used to support a technician, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student and supplies. Funds cannot be used for support of the investigator’s salary, except with specific approval of ECOR. Eligibility and other award information are provided below.
Although women scientists are recruited to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) programs, their advancement to senior faculty positions is still far less frequent than that of their male counterparts. In 1993, The Women in Academic Medicine Committee, originally chaired by Mrs. Jane D. Claflin, Honorary Trustee, was established to facilitate the academic careers of women in science at MGH. Recognizing that a significant obstacle to career advancement is the difficulty of maintaining research productivity during the child-rearing years, this Committee, with the sponsorship of the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), established the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. It is intended that this funding will increase opportunities for women to advance to senior positions in academic medicine.
AWARD EXPENDITURE AND START DATE
Awards are effective July 1, 2021 and will be for two years. The awards are $50,000 in direct costs, plus 15% indirect costs per year. Funds may be used for support of a technician, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student and supplies. Funds cannot be used for support of the investigator’s salary, food, parking, or travel expenses. Equipment, capital and non-capital, may not be purchased with the award funds. Exceptions require prior written approval from ECOR.
All applicants will be notified of the results of the review process by e-mail.