Bisconti Fund for AI-Focused Research

January 9, 2024

CCB is excited to sponsor its third of five annual awards from the Bisconti Fund for AI-associated Research in Healthcare!

At a Glance

$50,000* Funding opportunity to advance innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for biomedical research and healthcare in collaboration with the Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB).

  • Open to investigators across all departments at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals
  • Awardee will receive:
    • Project Management and Technical Consultation from our Expert Team
    • An Opportunity to Collaborate with any of CCBs Working Groups (not required)

 

APPLY: Pre-proposals are due by 5:00pm on Monday, April 15th, 2024, using this online form.

 

Additional details can be found in our Request for Application document. Send any questions to ccbhelp@hms.harvard.edu.  

Timeline

Pre-proposals due via Form: April 15, 2024

Select Investigators Invited to Submit Full Applications: May 5, 2024

Full Application Due:  June 3rd, 2024

Application Review Completed:  June 24, 2024 

Funding Decision Announced:  June 28, 2024

Anticipated Funding Start Date:  September 1, 2024

Additional Eligibility Details

  • Any faculty member with an HMS appointment as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor is eligible to serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) for this opportunity.
  • HMS investigators with appointments such as lecturer, instructor, or research scientist/associate are eligible to apply as PI if approved by their department chair.

 

*Total awarded funds awarded will be after a 15% gift tax to HMS and up to 15% indirect costs required by affiliated institutions

Awardee:

Dr. Ming-Ru-Wu, Assistant Professor of Cancer Immunology and Virology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

Project Title:

Drugging the undruggable – machine-learning-based cancer immunotherapy design

Funding Period:

August 1st, 2022 –> July 31st, 2023

Awardee:

Dr. Martin Hemberg, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Project Title:

Computational Pipeline for Identification of Cell-Cell Interactions from High Resolution Spatial Transcriptomics Data

Funding Period:

August 1st, 2023 –> July 31st, 2024

 

Pre-proposals due via Form: April 15, 2024

Select Investigators Invited to Submit Full Applications: May 5, 2024

Full Application Due:  June 3, 2024

Funding Decision Announced:  June 28, 2024

Anticipated Funding Start Date:  September 1, 2024

Application details will be announced January 2025.

Application details will be announced January 2026.