The Health Research Alliance, a collaborative member organization of nonprofit research funders, is committed to maximizing the impact of biomedical research to improve human health.
8/3/2021 2:00-3:00pm ET
Several HRA members (as well as other funders) are now assigning DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to grants. In this webinar you will learn why they have put in the effort to do this, and the benefits this brings to their workflows. Also, Crossref representatives will talk about next steps, workflows…
8/11/2021 (2nd Wednesday of every other month - 2:00-3:00pm ET (opposite Main call))
Book reading: Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia Please join us or a discussion on the personal narratives and empirical studies presented in this book, which names the obstacles and systematic biases that women faculty, especially those from diverse backgrounds, encounter in their higher education careers….
9/8/2021 (2nd Wednesday of every other month - 2:00-3:00pm ET (opposite subgroup calls)).
Please join the DEI working group where all three subgroups will present and update on progress. The goals of the DEI Working Group are to provide learning opportunities, develop resources, and identify tools to amplify member’s individual efforts to measurably advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their grant programs and…
9/23/2021 12:00-1:00pm ET
2021 Essay Challenge The Health Research Alliance (HRA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) partnered to launch the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future Essay Challenge. The biomedical research enterprise experienced a year of reckoning in 2020. Global cooperation to create a COVID-19 vaccine at an unprecedented pace shows…
Week of October 18, 2021
Please hold the afternoons (ET) the week of October 18th for HRA’s Fall Members Meeting which we are calling the week of learning! More details will be posted here as they become available.
Thanks in large part to members’ generously sharing strategies and experiences, HRA helped organizations tackle unforeseen challenges. We identified, curated, and provided resources that helped everyone (HRA included!) rise to the moment.
I am pleased to share with you the most up-to-date strategic plan document. Thank you to HRA’s Strategic Planning Committee for their significant efforts in bringing us to this point. We are looking to you, HRA Members, to review and share your comments about the plan before the final adoption by our Board. We encourage HRA…LEARN MORE
The May meeting of the DEI working group agenda: Book Reading Selection (10 min) Two versions available for “Presumed Incompetent” book reading for the June call (see next page). II. Holistic Review Introduction (10 min) Concept introduction Discussion and questions. What do you want to learn from an AAMC Holistic…LEARN MORE
The Flinn Foundation launched the bioscience Entrepreneurship Program in 2014 to foster entrepreneurship and help bioscience founders/CEOs develop their early-stage companies into successful and sustainable businesses bringing new therapies, medical devices, and medical technologies to the market . 8 years on, with over 40 investments in companies such as GT…LEARN MORE
As we all have experienced, 2020 was the year of hosting virtual events. Have you spent hours researching the how-to’s of managing virtual meetings? This session will discuss the nuts and bolts of organizing and facilitating online events and will showcase studies of best practices in hosting your event. Dr….LEARN MORE
This session will focus on informing HRA members about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science and what funders can do to promote and incentivize open science practices. Some concepts that are addressed by the toolkit include: · Open access of…LEARN MORE
The session will focus on racial disparities and opportunities to foster and support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness within the research workforce, specifically at the postdoc and early career faculty level. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds may lack the social structures and networks to sustain career development in research, so the role…LEARN MORE
Resources for Researchers
The Misophonia Research Fund supports cutting edge research to find a cure and treatments for this debilitating condition. Our RFP is available now; letter of intent due December 11th (for payment by the end of next year)-please forward — https://misophoniaresearchfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-Misophonia-Research-Fund-RFP.pdfOctober 27, 2020
Dear HRA Members, I am excited to let you know that The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2021 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years is awarded annually to…October 5, 2020
BrightFocus Foundation FY21 Alzheimer’s Disease and Glaucoma Research Request for Proposals Due November 10
Dear HRA Members, BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research and National Glaucoma Research is currently accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021. BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers. Alzheimer’s Disease Research: BrightFocus is open to funding research topics related to understanding and/or intervening with biological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease…September 30, 2020
THE GERBER FOUNDATION The Gerber Foundation is a private foundation founded in 1952 whose mission is to fund research focused on nutrition and health issues of children under the age of 3 years, including environmental hazards. Grants supported are up to $350,000 over a 3 year period. Novice grants for…September 30, 2020
Greetings, I wanted to call your attention to the below message from ASH announcing a new award to support early career investigators as they grapple with the impact of the global response to the pandemic. It is moving at a rapid pace with a very near term deadline so it…August 4, 2020
Dear Colleague: The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for pre-clinical, translational, and early clinical research with the potential to produce unusually high impact, near-term advancements in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment. The 2020 – 2021 award cycle, is anticipated to…August 3, 2020
Position posted to HRA website on 05/17/2021 Good Morning, The V Foundation for Cancer Research is also hiring a new HR Director. For more information, go to this link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/567800/The-V-Foundation/Director-of-Human-Resources Best Wishes, Carole
Position posted to HRA website on 05/17/2021 Hi all, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is hiring a for a new position, Director of Grants and Scientific Affairs. Please share with anyone who may be interested! Thanks, Sarah
Position posted to HRA website on 05/17/2021 Good Morning, The V Foundation is hiring for two positions: · Vice President of Business Partnerships and Sponsorships · Gift Processor More info about each can be found here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/315527e3-ae62-4f4c-9648-0df4b88836b3/The-V-Foundation Best wishes, Carole
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HRA members’ generous support above and beyond dues enables HRA to provide additional value to members and increase our impact. Thank you!
For having sponsored our intern working with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group.
For having sponsored the Cultural Competency Training workshops by BMe
For having sponsored the Collaboration Workshop.
For having sponsored the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future Essay Challenge
For having sponsored the Cultural Competency Training workshops by BMe
For sponsoring the 2022 Members Meetings