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Rappaport MGH Research Scholars are awarded $500,000 grants over a five-year period to advance cutting-edge research in neurodegenerative disease and mental illness. The unrestricted funding allows the nation’s most promising investigators the ability to drive forward the innovative and groundbreaking studies shaping the future of medicine while improving the quality of life for millions.

Rappaport Research Scholars are awarded $500,000 grants over a five-year period to advance cutting-edge research in neurodegenerative disease and mental illness. The unrestricted funding allows the nation’s most promising investigators the ability to drive forward the innovative and groundbreaking studies shaping the future of medicine while improving the quality of life for millions.

"The unrestricted, flexible funding provided by the Rappaport Foundation through the MGH Research Scholars program allows scientists to take new discoveries as far as they can, as fast as they can, toward new possibilities in prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment."

Susan A. Slaugenhaupt | Ph.D., Scientific Director, Mass General Research Institute and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Our Fellows

‘How big can I dream?’

Dr. Jacob Hooker knows that even incremental progress can lead to sizeable results.

Luana Marques, PhD


Organization Massachusetts General Hospital

Program MGH Research Scholars Program

Year 2020 - 2025

Jacob Hooker, PhD


Organization Massachusetts General Hospital

Program MGH Research Scholars Program

Year 2016 - 2021

Brian Bacskai, PhD


Organization Massachusetts General Hospital

Program MGH Research Scholars Program

Year 2012 - 2017

Eng Lo, PhD


Organization Massachusetts General Hospital

Program MGH Research Scholars Program

Year 2012 - 2017

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