Weill Cornell Medical College offers several ways to search for funding opportunities (see below).
If a faculty member has an interest in pursuing a non-federal funding opportunity that did not originate from a defined announcement (RFA, RFP, FOA), we ask that Research Development be notified to avoid potential conflicts with preexisting institutional relationships.
Completed applications are due in the Grants and Contracts office at least 7 business days prior to the agency deadline date. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the existing requirements of Weill Cornell Medical College and the funding agency. Please consult the How to Apply for Extramural Funding section of this website for more information.
Finding Federal Grant Opportunities - All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov. For details on applying through Grants.gov at WCMC please see Grants.gov Information.
For questions or support please contact Bess Jensen in Research & Sponsored Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCMC Grant Database (intranet only)
The WCMC Grant Database is primarily populated with non-traditional funding opportunities from foundations, public charities and other non-federal entities. These non-traditional funding mechanisms frequently go untapped and are an excellent way to support pilot projects, bridge funding for future R01 submissions or innovative science that may be difficult for NIH to fund. These funding agencies often encourage an outside-of-the-box approach and welcome submissions from investigators without previous experience in a particular field and/or early-stage investigators (broadly defined). An effort has also been made to include opportunities that support multi-investigator and/or interdisciplinary science from all funding sources.
The interface includes a variety of search and sort features. Details about an award can be easily accessed by clicking the “Detail” link, OR you may visit the funding agency website by clicking on the “Website” link. Search results can be easily exported to a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel or to your Calendar program of choice.
This database is meant as a guide to identify non-traditional funding mechanisms. Because of the rapid turnover of grant programs, please confirm all submission dates for upcoming cycles on agency websites.
For questions or support please contact Brian D. Lamon, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
CTSC Calendar: Funding Opportunities
All biomedical research funding opportunities announced to WCMC faculty are posted to the Clinical and Translational Science Calendar of Events. Many of these awards are announced by the funding organization one or more times each year and have been previously applied to by WCMC investigators.
This calendar may be used in two ways:
- Browse the calendar month by month to view upcoming or previous funding opportunity deadlines.
- Search all award announcements over the past year by keyword(s). Click on the "Search" link in the upper right hand corner of the calendar to utilize this feature. Searching a Date Range of the "Past 2 years" will allow the investigator to anticipate upcoming, but not-yet-announced funding opportunities.
When the Grants and Contracts office receives funding announcements directly from funding agencies, the WCMC community is informed through the WCMC Broadcast Listserv. Opportunities that are available to the College by invitation only, or have limited submission requirements, are also broadcasted. Please see below for information on the limited submission application process.
Research Awards Committee - Limited Submissions Programs
Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) receives invitations from federal and non-federal agencies to apply for various limited submission programs. Please click here to learn more.
Searchable and Subscription Databases
These free or subscription-based resources may be used to identify potential funding opportunities:
Links may not automatically input WCMC subscription information. If this occurs, please go to the electronic library resources page to access these services.
- Community of Science (COS) - Search the COS Funding Opportunities database, find researchers across the country, or add yourself to the expertise database and alert service.
- Egrants.net - Searchable Internet database of grants, contracts, and fellowships e-mail notification service that informs users of new grants and contracts in their specialized areas of interest.
- Foundation Center - Database for searching potential sponsor opportunities.
- PND - Philanthropy News Digest - A free service of the Foundation Center - Search current RFPs and sign up for personalized funding opportunity notifications.
- Weill Cornell Library Resources
Please note: For COS and IRIS access you must log into their websites through the WCMC internal network. These databases cannot be accessed through your personal Internet Service Provider. For more information about ITS Remote Access that can enable you to connect to the internal network from a location other than WCMC, please visit the Weill Cornell Information Technologies & Services (ITS) web site.
Grant Resource Publications
The Annual Register of Grant Support is a hard cover directory of funding sources. This publication can help in identifying researching funding opportunities, and is available in Room A-128.
Funding Agency Websites
Additional funding agency websites are listed below for your reference:
|Federal Funding Agencies|
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)|
|Office of Naval Research (ONR)|
|Centers for Disease Control (CDC)|
|Department of Defense (DOD)|
|Non-Federal Funding Agencies|
|American Cancer Society|
|American Heart Association|
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
|Robert Wood Johnson Foundation|
For assistance with any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact the Grants and Contracts Office or Brian Lamon in Research Development.