Research Staff Excellence Awards

Deadline: February 17, 2023 11:59 pm

Amount: $1,000

IDC Rate: 20%



The RSEA recognizes the excellence of BWH research staff with a commitment to pursuing a further career in scientific research.

These awards were established in 2019 as the Research Staff Travel Awards in order to fund travel to a conference for research staff who often have fewer opportunities for such awards. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards transitioned to the Research Staff Excellence Awards as a $1,000 bonus due to travel restrictions, and continue as bonuses today.

As of 2023, the RSEA application now includes the option to choose one of two tracks: one for scientific accomplishments, which might be most relevant for Research Assistants, Research Technicians, and others doing direct work in scientific discovery; and one for administrative / support services, to recognize the contributions of Project Managers and other staff who are vital to our research enterprise at the department, division, or lab group level. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to for clarification on this new track distinction as we work to encompass all facets of our wide-ranging research community.


Apply online at this link and either upload a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or have it sent to

Applications will be reviewed by ORC & Brigham Research staff and all applicants notified when a selection has been made. Recipients will be honored at the Brigham Research Appreciation Celebration in July.


Review Criteria

Demonstrated scientific excellence and/or demonstrated contributions to the functioning of the lab/group/division/department

Evidence of scientific career plans (e.g. applied to, accepted to, or intends to pursue further scientific education)


RSEA recipients will be recognized at the BWH Research Appreciation Celebration in the summer.

Submission Requirements

  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement (250-500 words) including:
    • Name, department and e-mail address
    • Your passion for research
    • Accomplishments as a researcher / in support of research group
    • Educational and career plans
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty mentor

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