Members of Harrington Discovery Institute's review panel and Scientific Advisory Board are required to complete mutual Confidentiality & Disclosure Agreements with the Harrington Discovery Institute.
Non-public applicant information is always kept confidential (and limited in distribution to the reviewers and Harrington Discovery Institute administrative team). For those selected as Harrington Scholars, and with the applicant’s approval, the abstract summary may be used by Harrington Discovery Institute for publicity and marketing purposes (on the Harrington Discovery Institute website, news releases, etc.). A Harrington Scholar’s name, institutional affiliation and award name/year may be used at Harrington Discovery Institute’s sole discretion.
Applicants acknowledge that University Hospitals Health System may conduct research that is related to, or competitive with, proposals submitted by applicants, but University Hospitals Health System commits not to use information submitted by applications in connection with research.
The review panel consists of academic science subject matter experts and industry science professionals with experience in the applicant’s area of research.
Projects will be assessed based on:
Applicants who fail to fill out their applications by the deadline and/or in accordance with the detailed instructions are subject to disqualification at the outset of the review period or any time during the review period.
Pending how far an applicant makes it in the review process, Harrington Discovery Institute may be able to provide reviewers' comments or feedback to help applicants strengthen the proposal for future submission.
Part of Harrington Discovery Institute’s mission is to build a broad connected community of physician-scientist-innovators. Harrington Discovery Institute will hold an annual symposium that awardees are required to attend during their term.
The Harrington Scientific Symposium, held in May in Cleveland, Ohio, brings together drug development experts, national disease foundation leadership, and international leaders in medicine and Harrington Scholars. Awardees are expected to present their project and findings-to-date at least once during their term. A stipend for travel and lodging will be provided by Harrington Discovery Institute, subject to the terms of the Award Agreement.
General: The award may only be used for direct costs, not for institution overhead or indirect costs.
Salary: The award may be used for salary of the PI (up to 10% of total award amount), and additional personnel (collaborators, post-docs, etc.) in a proportionate amount to the time spent on the project. The award may not be used to pay students.
Travel: The award may not be used for travel costs, professional fees or publication fees.
Harrington Discovery Institute does not claim any rights whatsoever to patents, copyrights or trademarks to intellectual property (IP) created as a result of work sponsored by a Harrington grant.
Yearly renewal of the award is dependent on timely submission of a written progress report, as well as attendance at Harrington Discovery Institute’s Scientific Symposium.
A significant change in the project scope or work should be discussed with Harrington Discovery Institute’s Vice President of Therapeutics Development.
Awards may be transferred to another institution that agrees to assume the Policies, Terms & Conditions of the agreement. Permission to transfer the award to another institution must be obtained from Harrington Discovery Institute’s Vice President of Therapeutics Development.
Awards are managed by Harrington Discovery Institute. Harrington Discovery Institute staff will assure compliance with program policies and will be responsible for all administrative matters.
The Principal Investigator and his/her/their institution are solely responsible for execution of the project, including compliance with all relevant Federal and State laws and guidelines.
Harrington Discovery Institute reserves the right to refine and amend policies as required.
Any questions should be directed here.