After identifying a potential funding source (see Search for Funding Opportunities) and writing a proposal, ALL applications (grants or contracts) should be routed through the Grants and Contracts office at least 7 business days prior to the funding agency's submission deadline. The Grants and Contracts office is responsible for the review and approval of research-related agreements that bring extramural funding into the Weill Cornell Medical College (WMC) accounts.
The Grants and Contracts staff will electronically submit eSNAP and other on-line applications up to 5:00 PM on the due date of the application. There is no assurance that applications received less than seven (7) working days prior to their due date will be submitted.
Please refer to the Institutional Information document usually requested by funding agencies (i.e. name of Signing Official contact information, Federal Wide Assurance numbers etc.). Generally, only WMC faculty members are eligible to apply for extramural funding through the WMC Grants and Contracts office.
Senior Specialists in the Grants and Contracts office will review and approve applications and supporting documentation to ensure that the submission complies with funding agency guidelines and institutional policies of WMC. To find Grant Specialist assigned to your department, please consult the staff listing or call 212-821-0959. Discussion between the applicants and the Grants and Contracts office should be initiated early in the process of grant or contract preparation and will be ongoing.
Please be aware that some extramural programs - such as NIH applications with more than $500k of direct cost per year or institutional training grants - require special prior approvals from the funding agency and/or WMC. For more information on this issue contact the Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist assigned to your department.
Per NIH regulations, specific clauses have to be added to grant/contract applications addressing plans for sharing research data (if direct costs of $500k and more are requested for any year) and sharing model organisms (if development of such organisms is anticipated, regardless of the amount of direct costs). For more information and examples of application inserts, please visit Required Federal Citations section of NIH Information and Forms portion of this web site.
At least 7 business days prior to the external agency's deadline (electronic or hard copy), all paperwork should be submitted in an inter-office envelope to the Grants and Contracts office.
Please place all mail in an interoffice envelope and address the package to the name/office and appropriate box number listed below. Deliver the documents to the basement mail room located in room B-013. All RASP mail will be picked up daily from the mail room at approximately 10AM and delivered to 407 E 61st Street, and all mail from RASP/61st street will be delivered to the mail room at approximately 1PM, where it will be sorted. The mail room is open from 7:45AM to 4PM. After-hour drops should be placed in the slot labeled "interoffice mail" in the door to the mail room. Urgent documents will have to be walked down to 61st Street.
Grants & Contracts - Box 89
Office of Clinical Trials Administration (ICR) - Box 305
Applications Requiring Institutional Review Board, Committee on Human Rights in Research (IRB) Review
It has been NIH grants policy that applications submitted to NIH, which include research involving human participants, are required to have IRB approval before grant award is made. For more information, please consult the Revised Policy for IRB Review of Human Subjects Protocols in NIH Grant Applications.
Applications Requiring Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Review
Federal regulations require that all NIH grants involving vertebrate animals be reviewed by IACUC. For more information, please consult the IACUC Review of NIH Applications Involving the Use of Animals (Intranet Only).