2018 BRI Health & Technology Innovation Fund Schlager Family Digital Innovation Track - Letter of Intent (Track B ONLY)
Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00 PM

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will host its 8th Shark Tank in October 2018 to fund innovative and high-risk/high-impact projects in the basic, clinical, digital and translational realms through its Health & Technology Innovation Awards. Sponsored by the Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and the BWH Health and Technology Subcommittee, these awards aim to advance projects that have the potential to make an impact in one or more of the following domains – biomedical research, healthcare delivery, the generation of new companies/products/services, cost savings, care quality and provider burnout. Since 2012, more than $1 million has been distributed to BWH investigators through these awards.

In 2018, the Fund is additionally offering the Schlager Family Award for Early Stage Digital Health Innovation (Track B) with a generous contribution from the Schlager Family and support from the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub. The goal of the Schlager Family Award is to help Brigham be a world leader in the digital transformation of healthcare.

Track B:

Supported by the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub and sponsored by the Schlager Family, this special track of the BWH Health and Technology Innovation Awards is focused on advancing digital innovation toward commercialization.

Submissions for the Schlager Family Award for Early Stage Digital Health Innovation should be novel digital innovative ideas that aim to improve healthcare delivery or advance biomedical research with the potential for commercialization, cost savings, improving quality of care and/or reducing provider burnout. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with one non-renewable up to $25,000 grant available this year. Additionally, each awardee will be assigned a member of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub's strategy team to advise and help accelerate their project towards commercialization. Read below to apply or for more information.

Letters of Intent Requirements:

  • Due Thursday, June 21st, 2018 10:59pm
  • Must be submitted one line as a single PDF
  • Applicant’s Name, Department and Division, BWH and HMS professional appointments, office or laboratory address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Title of research project to be supported.
  • Applicants must indicate names of collaborators and the institutions they are affiliated to.
  • PDF of letter of intent is an abstract of a maximum of 300 words describing the project and clearly specifying the problem, the idea to solve the problem, the milestone that needs to be achieved to advance the project toward commercialization, and the short-term and/or long-term impact the solution could have (ie it will reduce cost, improve quality, increase access, improve patient and doctor experiences etc) of the project.
  • Applicants must indicate whether any invention disclosures or patents have been filed in connection with the project submitted. 

Eligibility: All members of the BWH research community including BWH professional staff (ex. Nurses and other clinicians) and faculty members with instructor rank and above are invited to apply.

Awards:Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with up to $25,000 of funding available this cohort

For additional details about Track B as well as to find out about this year's special digital innovation track supported by the Schlager Family, please visit: https://www.bwhihub.org/funding-opportunities/

Please note that this Letter of Intent form is ONLY for Track B applicants

Applications accepted from 05/25/2018 9AM to 06/27/2018 11PM.