New Investigator Funding

Due to funding cuts, the IDDRC is currently not funding any new projects this year (2012). 

How To Apply

Please submit the following materials in printed form or via email to

  1. A cover letter describing:
    - How this research relates to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This is critical and the proposal will be considered only if the relationship to intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is clearly described.
    - Your plans to apply for NIH funding. Funding is contingent on the commitment of the applicant to apply for independent NIH Funding. These plans should be clearly outlined and applicant should indicate the anticipated date of submission for the NIH proposal.
    - Other Sources of Support, planned or actual: if the proposal has been submitted to other granting agencies, list the agencies and the disposition of applications, if known. If the proposal has not been submitted to other granting agencies, will this grant be used to provide “seed” money to obtain information upon which to base on a formal application? If so, describe the long-term goals of the research project.
  2. A one-page summary of the project including specific aims, background and significance of the research, and experimental design.
  3. An NIH bio sketch of the principal investigator with a list of publications.
  4. Protocols using human subjects, animals, radioisotopes or biohazardous materials must have appropriate review and approval before funds can be expended.

Determining that the proposed research represents a truly independent effort by an investigator is in a circumstance to evolve to a more independent status will be viewed favorably. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD, Lou Kunkel, Ph.D., Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD, or Theresa Trapilo at 617-355-0566 or via email