Shore Program - Current Award Opportunities

A number of the awards in the Shore Program utilize a centralized, single-stream application which are listed under current award opportunities below and managed by the Office for Faculty Affairs. Information on additional award opportunities included in the program but managed independently can be found at the end of this page.


  • Harvard Medical School Award (HMS/HSDM-wide) *
  • Eleanor and Miles Shore Family Award (HMS/HSDM-wide) *
  • BIDMC Department of Anesthesia John Hedley-Whyte Research Fellowship
  • BIDMC Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship *
  • BIDMC Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Fellowship
  • BIDMC Department of Medicine Fellowship *
  • BIDMC Department of Pathology Fellowship
  • BIDMC Department of Surgery Fellowship
  • BCH Department of Neurosurgery Fellowship
  • BCH Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Shore Grant Fellowship
  • BWH Department of Medicine Fellowship *
  • BWH Department of Pathology Fellowship
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Fellowship *
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine Fellowship in honor of Aina M. Auskaps, DMD *
  • MGH Department of Anesthesia Fellowship *
  • MGH Department of Dermatology Fellowship
  • MGH Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship *
  • MGH Department of Medicine Fellowship
  • MGH Department of Radiology
  • MGH Department of Surgery Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship

The award opportunities listed below with an asterisk (*) adhere to a 2/3 Academic Promise and 1/3 Personal Need evaluation criteria during the HMS/HSDM committee review.  Please note that your application will be considered incomplete until you submit all required materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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Important Dates

Step 1: ‘Intent to Apply’

  • Application Opens: Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Application Closes: Sunday, November 14, 2021, 11:59 PM
  • Advancement Notifications: December 2021

Step 2: ‘Academic Project’

  • Application Opens: Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 10:00 AM
  • Application Closes: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 5:00 PM
  • Endorsement Deadline: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 5:00 PM
  • Award Notifications: May 2022

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

*Some department exceptions apply. For detailed information regarding application requirements, endorsement and evaluation criteria, and eligibility for a specific department, division, or institutional award, you can view or download the following documents:

Request for Applications (.pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)

Step 1: Submit ‘Intent to Apply’ application

Eligible faculty must submit an “Intent to Apply’ application for consideration to the award opportunities listed above.  In addition to basic demographic information, the application will include a series of questions focused on personal need.  If invited, applicants will be informed via email to begin Step 2 by preparing a detailed ‘academic project’ submission.  Click on the link below to start your application.

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IMPORTANT: This application form cannot be saved prior to submission. Please prepare and save your responses elsewhere prior to completing this application to prevent data loss.

Step 2: Submit ‘Academic Project’ application (invitation only)

Eligible applicants who have been invited via email to submit an ‘Academic Project’ for consideration must include the following project related details (as a single .pdf document) along with an ednorsement by the applicant's project mentor as part of the final submission.  Formal instructions, including a form template will be provided.

‘Academic Project’ requirements include:

  • Project Title
  • Project Description (based on Academic Promise) (max 2-pages)
  • Budget Narrative (max 1-page)
  • Sample Budget Table (max 1-page)
  • Faculty of Medicine Curriculum Vitae (no NIH Biosketch)
  • IRB/IACUC approval or submission confirmation, if currently under review

Each application must include an endorsement from the applicant’s project mentor.  Applicants will be prompted to include their endorsers’ name and email address in order for the online endorsement request to be sent directly from the application system. 

Questions?  Attend an Info Session

Shore Program and Application Information Session
Monday, November 1, 2021
4:30-5:30 PM

Session Description:
This 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A, is a great introduction to the Eleanor and Miles Shore Faculty Development Awards Program at Harvard Medical School. This presentation will highlight various programming and engagement opportunities through efforts that support the career development of junior faculty.  Attendees will learn about the two part application process and more.

We encourage attendees to review our website before arriving to better facilitate engagement and allow more time to ask questions.

Intended Audience:

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There are additional award opportunities recognized under the Shore Program umbrella that are managed independently through an external application and review process.  Important: Submissions to any of the awards listed below are not considered for any of the HMS/HSDM-wide awards offered during a given cycle.  A separate application will need to be submitted based on the requirements posted above.

  • Alice J. Adler Fellowship of the Schepens Eye Research Institute
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Radiology Fellowship
  • Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Shore Grant Fellowship
  • Boston Children’s Hospital OFD/BTREC/CTREC Faculty Career Development Fellowship
  • Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty Development Award
  • Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Neurology Faculty Development Award
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Surgery Junior Fellowship in honor of Robert T. Osteen, M.D.
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Faculty Career Development Award
  • Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards
  • Dorothy Rackemann Fellowship established by the Vincent Memorial Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital for Research in Reproductive Biology
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute Department of Population Medicine's Robert H. Ebert, MD Fellowship
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Pathology Faculty Award
  • McLean Hospital Fellowship