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Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Awards Program for Coronary Heart Disease Research

Program Focus and Overview:

The Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Awards Program for Coronary Heart Disease Research supports research in the area of the prevention of coronary heart disease or circulatory failure, and improving care for these patients. The Program focuses on basic and translational scientific research. Clinical studies are currently ineligible.

In accordance with Mr. Geneen’s directives the Program supports smaller, mid-sized institutions “rather than major universities or medical complexes which have a demonstrated capacity to raise funds from the public generally.”


Each invited institution may submit a single application from a full-time faculty member. United States citizenship is not required. Junior faculty and those with less than $500,000 in direct costs funding at the time of application, are encouraged to apply.

Invited Institutions to Nominate One Applicant:
  • Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School
  • Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

As Co-Trustee, U.S. Trust has retained The Medical Foundation division to manage the administrative aspects of the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Awards Program for Coronary Heart Disease Research. The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that advances public health and medical research. Established in 1957 as a not-for-profit organization to support medical research, The Medical Foundation division creates and administers high quality grant programs for private individuals, trusts and foundations.  In 2015, these programs awarded nearly 23 million dollars to support scientists throughout the United States and internationally.

Use the links below to access the online application.

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Last updated on Friday, June 17 at 4:13 pm
Submission Deadline:
Monday, August 15, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. EDT

Funding Period:
December 1, 2016 – November 30, 2018
Jeanne Brown Jeanne Brown
Program Officer
617.279.2240, ext. 709

Jeanne Brown Ms. Brown’s experience is in project management, operations management and client relations in both healthcare and academic settings. She applies her knowledge and best practices in the management of several programs including one international grantmaking program. Ms. Brown specializes in building processes for the delivery of efficient and complete grantmaking services for our clients. She brings core skills such as planning, budget management and problem solving to the team.