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Faculty Research Fellowships

The Faculty Research Fellowship Grant program is designed to encourage faculty to develop a program of research in their areas of interest. The program supports faculty efforts to achieve external funding for their research program by providing a $10,000 research grant to conduct pilot studies that serve as preliminary data for subsequent efforts.

Grants are awarded for a one-year period (July 1 - June 30). A sub-committee of the Provost's Research and Scholarship Committee serves as a peer review panel for all applications. The Committee will make recommendations to the Office of the Provost, who is responsible for awarding and monitoring the fellowships.

Awards were first granted for the 2004-2005 academic year, one to support research in topics relating to geriatric research and one to support research in a non-specified area.

View the criteria and application information.

Fellowships Awarded

Work function assessment: A pathway to minimizing work disability: 2018-2019
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Rawan AlHeresh, PhDPrincipal Investigator. View Abstract.

Speaking Along: The Effects of Speech Entrainment in People with Aphasia: 2018-2019
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP, Principal Investigator. View Abstract.

Piloting an Adaptive Agent Based Model to evaluate Frailty in the pre-elderly and elderly populations: 2017-2018
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Andrew B. Phillips, PhD, RN,  Principal Investigator. View abstract.

Regulation of IL-1β Production by Mcl-1: 2015-2016
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: John Wong, PhD, Principal Investigator. View abstract.

Infusing Robot-Assisted Therapy with Motor Learning Principles: An Active Learning Program for Stroke (ALPS): 2015-2016
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Susan E. Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L, Principal Investigator. View abstract.

A neurophysiological examination of individual differences in the efficiency of feedback processing: 2014-2015
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Yael Arbel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Principal Investigator.

Investigating the impact of summer experiences on reading for students with language-based learning disabilities: 2014-2015
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Joanna Christodoulou, EdD, Principal Investigator.

The Influence of Nursing Home Structure and Process on Long-term Feeding Tubes for Dysphagia: 2013-2014
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC, Principal Investigator.

Pilot HIV Prevention Study for Adolescent Young Women: 2013-2014
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Ellen Long-Middleton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Principal Investigator.

Feasibility of Implementing a Portable Sit to Stand Measure Among Participants with Hip Fracture Who Have Mild Cognitive Impairments: 2012-2013
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Janet Kneiss, PhD, PT, MS, Principal Investigator.

Depressive Symptoms, Stress and Quality of Life in Older Adults with HIV/AIDS: Impact of Race, Gender and Length of Diagnosis, 2011-2012
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award; Jeanne Cartier, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, Principal Investigator.

The Acquisition of Critical Thinking Skills in Physical Therapy Students: A Preliminary Study 2011-2012
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Tracy Brudvig, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, and DJ Mattson, DPT, EdD, SCS, Principal Investigators. View Abstract.

Investigation of Rhythmic Processing in Aphasia, 2010-2011
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP, Principal Investigator. View Abstract.

Person, Place, and Prevention in Primary Care: A Multilevel Analysis of Variation in Behavioral Health Preventive Service Deliver, 2010-2011
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Alex Hoyt, PhD, MSN, FNP. Principal InvestigatorView Abstract.

The Lived Experience of Pregnancy with Chronic Illness, 2010-2011
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Linda Tyer-Viola, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator. View Abstract.

Antecedents to Uncertainty in Family Members of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia, 2009-2010
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC, Principal Investigator.

Effects of a Motorized Standing Program on Bone Mineral Density, Posture, Functional Abilities and Health Related Quality of Life in Boys with Muscular Dystrophy, 2009-2010
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Elise Townsend, DPT, PhD, Principal Investigator.

Feasibility of Family Participation in a Delirium Prevention Program for the Older Hospitalized Adult, 2008-2009
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Deborah Rosenbloom-Brunton, PhD, ACNP-BC, Principal Investigator.

The Updated Ethics and Human Rights in Nursing Practice Survey, 2008-2009
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: John Twomey, PhD, PNP, Principal Investigator.

Women’s Emotional Health Before and After Childbirth, 2007-2008
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Janice Goodman, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Principal Investigator.

A Comprehensive Fall Risk Reduction Program to Diminish Rate of Falls and Improve Functional Mobility in Patients, 2006-2007
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Patricia Sullivan, DPT, PhD; Principal Investigator.

A MEG Investigation of Lexical Access in Aphasia, 2006-2007
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP; Principal Investigator.

Factors Influencing Urban Community-Dwelling Elders Emergency Department Utilization, 2005-2006
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Deb D'Avolio, PhD, MSN, ACNP-BC; Principal Investigator.

Health Status and Needs of Battered Immigrant Women, 2005-2006
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Ursula Kelley, PhD, MSN, ANP-BC, Principal Investigator.

Portable Acoustic Gait Enhancement for Parkinson’s, 2004-2005
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Geriatric Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Chris A. McGibbon, PhD, Principal Investigator.

Risk Factors Associated with Adolescent Homelessness, 2004-2005
$10,000 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Faculty Research Fellowship Award: Joanne O'Sullivan, PhD, FNP, Principal Investigator.