HMS Junior Faculty Grant

An essential part of the Foundation’s mission is support of promising young scientists at Harvard Medical School, women and men early in their career, recently out of medical school or post-doctoral training who often lack the extensive list of publications that is often necessary to attract research funding in today’s highly competitive climate.

Recent recipients of these two-year grants from the HMS Junior Faculty Armenise Harvard Grants Program include scientists investigating:

  • Mechanisms underlying the development of mammalian brain circuitry.
  • Patterns of neuronal activity translated into specific gene expression states.
  • Molecular machines with cryo-EM to uncover the structures and mechanisms of membrane-associated lipid flippases.
  • Factors within cells that allow viruses to replicate.
  • Genes controlled by circadian rhythms in animals and humans and their relationship to physiology and behavior.
  • The generation and differentiation of nervous-system cells during embryonic development in mammals.

2018 Junior Faculty Grantees with Armenise portrait

There is no open call for applications for this grant. Each fall, each HMS Basic Science department head is encouraged to nominate eligible applicants among their junior faculty.

The Foundation makes 3-6 grants available each year, for a total investment of up to USD 600,000 per year. Since the beginning of this grant, the Foundation has invested over USD 7.3 M and supported the research of 50 outstanding scientists.