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Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research

For the past 24 years, the Smith Family Foundation has been supporting groundbreaking medical research through the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research. Its mission is to launch the careers of newly independent biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs. Applications focus on all fields of basic biomedical science and may also be submitted by investigators in physics, chemistry and engineering. Since 1992, the Program has funded 149 investigators for a total investment of $28.7 million.

Three year awards in the amount of $300,000 ($100,000 per year inclusive of 5% indirect costs) target new faculty who are within two and a half years of their first independent appointment by the start of funding on December 1st. Applicants, nominated by their institutions, must be full-time faculty at nonprofit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts, at Brown University or at Yale University. Further details regarding the institutional selection process and other eligibility requirements may be found in the “Application Guidelines” document.

Last updated on Thursday, August 25 at 4:37 pm
The 2016 application cycle has closed.
Gay Lockwood Gay Lockwood, MSW
Senior Program Officer
617-279-2240 ext. 702

Gay Lockwood Ms. Lockwood manages a variety of grant programs, oversees annual scientific poster sessions, and works with award recipients throughout the funding cycle to monitor their research progress and fiscal obligations. She brings organizational, resource and program management skills from prior positions in both diplomatic and healthcare settings. Ms. Lockwood’s expertise in developing grant contracts, conflict of interest policies and application guidelines is informed by over 20 years of solid relationships with academic research institutions and senior scientists. She also serves on the Grants Administration Working Group of the Health Research Alliance which develops best practices in biomedical research grantmaking.