Development Grants

With the generous support of Dean George Daley, the HMS Initiative in Epigenetics & Gene Dynamics is pleased to support Development grants to stimulate collaborative research at HMS in the fields of epigenetics, chromatin structure or gene regulation. We welcome proposals focusing on basic scientific questions as well as those with clinical or therapeutic applications. 

Development grants of $150,000/year are awarded for a two year period. Each application should involve collaborations between investigators in different HMS departments and/or institutions. Three grants will be awarded in 2019, with an increased number in subsequent years if additional fundraising is successful from HMS departments and affiliated hospitals.

Applications for the 2020 round of Development Grants were due on November 27, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. 

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Congratulations to the awardees of the 2019 Development Grants

Dynamic transitions in cell type-specific transcriptional programming
Mitzi Kuroda, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Scott Armstrong, Boston Children's Hospital
Histone H3.3 mutations in pediatric glioma alter chromatin accessibility and DNA repair
Brendan Price, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Daphne Haas-Kogan, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital
In vivo epigenetic reprogramming for restoring age-related visual impairment
David Sinclair, Department of Genetics at HMS
Zhigang He, Boston Children's Hospital