research program opportunities at MGH


The Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital has funding from the NIH/NINDS to support research activities of residents. This is one of a very few select group of programs who have received this funding award – an R25 research training award. This award is designed to help residents develop the skills to begin a career in basic, translational or clinical research. Residents generally apply during the summer of their 2nd neurology residency year and begin mentored research after completion of the second year. Residents may chose to devote 6 months of elective time to research, completing the residency in the standard time frame, or they may chose to devote an entire year to research, completing the residency one year later. A second year of funding is provided and is designed to fund a year of research fellowship after completion of the neurology residency. This fellowship funding provides a bridge so that a resident can successfully transition from residency to a K-award or similar funding. The goal of the grant is to provide resources and mentorship to residents in their quest for independence as a researcher in neurology and the neurosciences.