Special Programs

Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation

2021 Call-for-Proposals

We are pleased to alert you to the call for proposals for Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) program for collaborative development of novel biotherapeutics.

CTI focuses on accessing cutting-edge science and innovative discoveries aligned with Pfizer’s current core research areas of Oncology, Inflammation & Immunology, Rare Diseases, and Internal Medicine.

Key elements are summarized below and the final submission deadline to Innovation for review is June 21, 2021. Similar to last year, CTI will have only 1 CFP cycle which will be open until late June. Investigators are encouraged to submit whenever they have a proposal ready. Pre-proposals submitted within the timeframe outlined below will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline to submit pre-proposal to Innovation: Monday, June 21, 2021.

Innovation Fellows Program

The Innovation Fellows Program is a new initiative that seeks to increase collaboration between the Mass General Brigham community and industry. It is an opportunity for a personnel exchange between Mass General Brigham core hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital – and participating biopharmaceuticals, venture capital firms, and other commercial entities.

Sanofi iAwards

Call for Brief Proposal Summaries: Deadline May 24, 2021

We are pleased to announce the seventh annual call for pre-proposals for the Sanofi iAwards Program, which aims to fund innovative and translational research ideas that can contribute to our early stage pipeline and ultimately benefit patients

The iAwards program provides $125,000 in research funding for a one-year study, and successful projects have the potential to grow into sponsored research agreements with significantly increased funding and timelines. Over the past 6 years, 24 projects have been funded at BWH and MGH across a diverse range of therapeutic areas.

Innovation Discovery Grants

The Innovation Discovery Grants (IDG) program aims to enhance the commercial outcomes of the Mass General Brigham community and to increase its innovative potential. It is designed to stimulate new inventive concepts, identify areas of commercially significant scientific strength, and accelerate commercialization of Mass General Brigham intellectual assets. The IDG program will fund projects that can demonstrate tangible outcomes towards commercialization licensing opportunities, or a spin-off company, based on a drug, device, diagnostic, healthcare IT, or other product or service that improves patient health or healthcare delivery.

Innovation Digital Education Academy (IDEA)

Innovation Digital Education Academy (IDEA) is an educational series focused on Innovation and Digital Health. The program is open to all Mass General Brigham employees.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Health has proven to be an invaluable asset for our MGB community as most organizations are rolling out new digital and innovative projects. This series will provide resources to support on-going digital health initiatives and continue to engage our MGB community.