Emergency Reagent Replacement Mini-grant RFA

Emergency Reagent Replacement Mini-grant RFA

The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and the Office for Research Careers (ORC) are pleased to announce the Emergency Reagent Replacement Mini-grant program to defray the costs of replacing reagents or other supplies lost due to the COVID-19 interruptions to on-site research.


These awards are intended for immediate usage by investigators purchasing replacement supplies to restart or continue their research, or as reimbursement for those who have already done so. Funds can be requested up to a limit of $5,000 and will be awarded weekly on a rolling basis based on need and demonstrated loss after review by BRI and ORC staff.

Applications will be open until August 1, 2020 or until funds are expended, whichever comes first. All purchases MUST be charged by August 31, 2020 with no exceptions.

Unfortunately, these funds cannot be used for animal charges.


·       Post-docs, residents, clinical fellows, and junior faculty (Assistant Professor or below). Applicants must be full-time BWH employees.

·       Researchers who are women and/or underrepresented in science and medicine (URM) will be given preference and are particularly encouraged to apply.


·       Demonstrated loss of reagents or supplies during COVID-19.

·       Immediate plans to purchase specific reagents or supplies for use in on-site research, or receipts from an existing purchase for that purpose. We reserve the right to rescind awards if the supplies cannot be purchased by August 31st for any reason.



Applications should be submitted electronically. All questions regarding the Mini-grants should be submitted to BWHORC@partners.org.


Deadline: August 1st, 11PM

Note: The portal has been re-opened temporarily to allow for late submissions. We will do our best to accommodate any late requests until Friday, August 7, at 11PM. This will depend on funding and ability to purchase quickly. Please contact us as soon as possible at BWHORC@partners.org to let us know if you intend a late submission.

Applications accepted from 07/01/2020 9AM to 08/07/2020 11PM.