Research, Discovery & Innovation

Office for Research Careers

Our mission is to support the professional needs of the research community at the Brigham. We strive to support research trainees and faculty across the academic continuum by providing resources to support and promote career and professional development, enhance the training experience, and foster effective mentoring.

We often collaborate with the Brigham Research Institute, Postdoctoral Association, and Center for Diversity and Inclusion to offer myriad opportunities to the diverse research community.

From the Office for Research Careers

ORC Awards

Postdoc Scholars Award for Excellence in Mentoring

2022 nominations are open through 11PM, Monday, July 18, 2022. This award recognizes postdoctoral fellows’ efforts in mentoring fellow postdocs, students or interns on research projects and/or career development. Fellows

Faculty Career Development Awards

The purpose of this award is to provide transitional funding to enhance productivity and growth during the early critical years of an academic career when junior faculty must teach, do research, compete for grants, publish, and practice at the same time they may be assuming increased family or other responsibilities. The award provides $30,000 plus 15% overhead to support activities that contribute to the individual’s academic career development.

Research Staff Excellence Awards

Two awards of $1,000 are available. Research Assistants/Technicians and Clinical Research Coordinators at the Brigham are eligible to apply.


The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and Office for Research Careers (ORC) are pleased to support the microgrants/personal expense defrayment grants pilot program.

Latest Brigham Research Institute News

1st Annual BWH Postdoc Survey

Closes Monday, October 17, 2022 The BWH PLC Advocacy Committee is proud to launch our first annual Postdoc Survey to collect information on the needs and challenges faced by the BWH postdoc community. The survey is anonymous and all questions are optional. Enter a drawing after filling out the survey for a chance to win one of three prizes! The questions are designed to collect data on diverse areas, including finance, work environment, training quality, and visa sponsorship. The answers will help us work with the hospital leadership to address the most urgent, unmet needs to create a better experience

Dr. Higgins Backstage with Dr. Batchelor and Dr. Venkatesh

Discovering Brigham with Dr. Robert Higgins

In a new video series, Discovering Brigham, Brigham and Women’s Hospital President Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, and leaders from across the Brigham research community engage in conversations about research projects and discoveries that are leading to more equitable, cutting-edge care for all patients.

2022 Graduate Student Appreciation Celebration Recap

In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, this month we asked: What is one of your favorite memories from your time at the Brigham so far? If you would like to add your voice to the conversation, please submit a comment at the bottom of the page.

Soft Launch of the Research, Discovery & Innovation Website

Thank you for visiting our new website! This has been in the works for a while and we are excited to launch the first phase of the website. The website consolidates multiple research websites housing resources, funding opportunities, events, educational materials and other relevant research content into a single, streamlined website that will offer easier search, more accessible content as well as feature more members of our research community, more research projects and just all around more research on the website, highlighting the outstanding contributions of the Brigham community. Phase I: Soft Launch While this is a launch, a website

Brigham IGNITE Launches

Brigham Ignite program is designed to help kindle and advance discoveries with clinical and commercial potential.

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