The Pilot Projects Grant Program is an important component of the Women’s Brain Initiative. Each year, the Pilot Projects Grant Program will fund three one-year grants. To date, two Request for Proposals have issued. The next Request for Proposals will be issued in October 2019, and repeated again in 2020. The Program is targeted to junior investigators at the Brigham, including postdoctoral research fellows, clinical fellows, instructors and Assistant Professors (within 3 years of appointment), with a letter of support from their mentors. Clinical, translational and basic research proposals are encouraged from all medical specialties related to women’s brain health across the Brigham.
In February 2019, the Women’s Brain Initiative announced the following three awardees:
BWH Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health
Pilot Project: Sex differences in the effect of sleep interruption on metabolic and behavioral biomarkers of weight gain.
BWH Department of Radiology
Pilot Project: Uncovering the long-term effect of Repetitive Brain Trauma associated with intimate partner violence.
Congratulations to all the awardees!
In January 2018, the Women’s Brain Initiative and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology announced the following five awardees:
BWH Department of Neurology / BWH Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Pilot Project: Pharmacogenetics influences on lamotrigine clearance in women during different
Two of the pilot projects above, led by Drs. Choi-Fong Cho and Murugaiyan Gopal, were designated specifically as Connors Center Women’s Brain Initiative Pilot Grants, reflecting that funding for these two projects is provided by the Connors Center.