Research Matching Grant Program
On February 11, 2008, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center officially launched a matching grant program designed to fund research at public and private universities and colleges and affiliated research institutions such as academic medical centers and independent research entities in Massachusetts. The program aims to foster and grow the scientific research enterprise of the Commonwealth.
The competitive research program is focused on attracting top scientific talent, spurring new research opportunities, and increasing industry-sponsored research in the Commonwealth. In particular, this first-of-its-kind state investment to fund research opportunities in the life sciences seeks to encourage new work on stem cells, genomics, RNA interference, proteomics, image analysis, and bioinformatics.
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Program Press Release
Cooperative Research Matching Grants facilitate collaboration between Massachusetts industry leaders and research institutions in order to promote scientific discoveries and inventions that lead to beneficial medical applications.
In 2008, the MLSC awarded $3.76 million over a three-year period. In 2010, the MLSC awarded $1 million over two years.
A third round of this program was launched in November 2012 and awards are anticipated to be announced in June 2013.
To learn more about this program, please click here.
New Faculty Start Up Grants target investments to attract and retain nationally prominent faculty to Massachusetts' colleges and universities. The funds will support salaries, research materials, and the expansion of lab space and research equipment.
In July 2008, the MLSC awarded a total of $3.75 million to six recipient institutions.
New Investigator Grants seek to spur innovative new research and advance the careers of new investigators working on cutting-edge life science research at Massachusetts higher education institutions.
In July 2008, the MLSC awarded its first round of New Investigator Grants, which totaled $3.1 million over three years. In June 2009, the MLSC awarded an additional ten grants, totaling nearly $2 million over a two-year period.