BNORC Small Grants Program
Small grants of up to $3,000 (direct costs only) will be awarded to investigators who are interested in utilizing the BNORC cores for the purpose of gathering critical preliminary data for a future grant application or to complete a funded project. Please contact the respective Core Director to discuss your project before preparing an application.
- Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism (at Boston Medical Center and Tufts University)
- Epidemiology and Genetics (at Harvard School of Public Health)
- Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core (at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
- Transgenic (at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
- iDXA Administrative Core (at Boston Medical Center)
Preference will be given to early career investigators (Assistant Professor and below) who are investigating a novel area in nutrition or obesity research and investigators who are new to the nutrition or obesity field. Applications from trainees must include their mentor’s signature. There is no deadline and applications may be submitted at any time. Awards will be determined on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. We anticipate funding approximately 15 grants per year.
How to Apply
- Download Instruction/Application Form (Word Doc).
- Please contact the respective Core Director to discuss your project before preparing an application.
- Applications from junior investigators must include their mentor’s signature.
- Completed applications should be submitted as a single PDF via the submission form below.
Please contact Donna Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
BNORC Small Grant Recipients
|Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande||An investigation of the role of processed foods in Children’s Health||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Ariella Korn||Validating a novel multi-method survey to assess Stakeholder-driven Community Diffusion of childhood obesity prevention efforts||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Young-Bum Kim||Generarion of a mouse model carrying a homozygous mutation of human ROCK1 gene using the Cas9-CRISPR system||Transgenic|
|Mary-Elizabeth Patti||Dissecting Epigenetic Mechanisms Responsible for Heptic Glucotoxicity||Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics|
|Meghan Garvey||The Associations between Bone Health, Physical Activity, and Body Composition||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Libin Liu||Adipocyte cellular lifespan turnover||Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics|
|Kai Zou||Identification of Novel Transcriptomic Changes in Human Myotubes following Roux-en-Y gastic Bypass Surgery||Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics|
|Cafer Ozdemir||Regulation of Egr1 translation in human adipocytes||Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism|
|Francesca Seta||Role of Bcl11b in Vascular Function||Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics|
|Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD||Does salt drive a human immune profile in a mouse model of obesity?||Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism|
|Ying Bao||Obesity, physical activity and gastric and esophageal cancers||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Guilio Romeo, MD||Profiling of allopurinol-dependent transcriptome in obesity||Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics|
|Mercedes Sotos Prieto, PhD||Feeding America’s Bravest: Mediterranean Diet-Based Interventions to change Firefighters’ Eating Habits and Improve Cardiovascular Risk Profiles||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Andrew Wilson, MD||Elucidation of Thyroid Hormone Signaling Mechanisms in Human Tissue||Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics|
|Deirdre Tobias, ScD||Lifestyle Modifications from Menarche to First Pregnancy and Risk of Breast Cancer||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Paulette Chandler, MPH||Body weight and physical activity at time of cancer diagnosis and all-cause mortality||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Dong Kong, PhD||Use NgAgo Endonuclease System to Generate Gene-targeted Mice||Transgenic|
|Alice Lichenstein, DSc||Tissue Inflammation in the Ossabaw Pig and Human Adipose Tissue||Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism|
|Pavlos Pissios, PhD||Conditional deletion of nicotinamide N-methyltransferase||Transgenic|
|Matthew Layne, PhD||Role of ACLP in Adipocyte Determination and Fibrosis||Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism|
|Kristy Townsend, PhD||Investigation of the neural innervation of adipose depots||Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism|
|Lynn Moore, ScD||Yogurt, Blood pressure and Cardiovascular Risk in Three Prospective Cohorts||Epidemiology and Genetics|
|Sandeep Datta, MD, PhD||Probing the Molecular Mechanisms of Lipid Detection||Transgenic|