The Merkin Institute Fellows program at the Broad Institute, funded by Dr. Richard Merkin, supports promising, innovative scientists at the Broad who are developing new technologies or methods with the potential to drastically transform and accelerate progress in the research community. The Merkin Fellowship recognizes not only an awardee’s current research but also its potential, with the support of the Fellowship, to evolve in exciting new directions.
Merkin Institute Fellows receive significant funding to support the pursuit of their research. Fellows may use the funds as they determine, be it for salaries, lab costs, research expenses, or something else related to the advancement of their projects. An expectation, but not an obligation, is that funds from the Fellowship will nurture research to a point where it can subsequently attract funding from federal grants or other philanthropic sources.