BWH and Broad Institute Fellowship Opportunity: Sperling Family Fellowship in Precision Healthcare

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Broad Institute) and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) invites applications for the 2022 cycle of the Sperling Family Fellowship. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for innovative projects with the goal of leveraging the strengths of two world-renowned institutions – the superb clinical care, expert bioinformatics, and rich data sources of BWH, and the basic science, computational, and genomics sophistication of the Broad Institute – to advance a translational research project with the potential to transform how we care for patients.

Fellows work under the auspices of both BWH and the Broad Institute on a translational research project that will help answer urgent clinical questions, eventually bringing findings to bear on care for individual patients and populations and advancing the field of precision medicine. It is anticipated that the fellows will pursue the fundamental scientific aspects of his/her project at the Broad Institute while utilizing resources at BWH for clinical facets of the work. The fellow will have a mentor at both sites to be specified in the application.

Eligibility Criteria
The Sperling Family Fellowship is targeted to junior investigators: postdoctoral research fellows, clinical fellows, Instructors or Assistant Professors within 2 years of their appointment (as of the application deadline). Applicants must have their primary appointment at BWH but intend to have meaningful scientific collaboration with colleagues at the Broad. Applications are encouraged from researchers who have not previously been involved in -omics projects between BWH and Broad Institute.

Eligible applicants may apply for one year of funding with the ability to apply for a second year. Applicants are expected to develop a proposal that addresses a clinically relevant problem that is best addressed with the data, methods and technologies at the Broad Institute. The successful recipient will be afforded appropriate space and support at the Broad Institute and BWH during the fellowship.

2022 Application Timeline
Application due date: April 29, 2022
Review outcome notification: May 27, 2022
Award start date: July 1, 2022 

Please click here to review the full request for proposals and application instructions.

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