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Grants and Fellowship Opportunities

Grant Editing Service for Weill Cornell Members

The Samuel J. Wood Library now offers a free editing service for WCM grant applicants. The editing service is designed to review the language of the grant, cross-check text with figures and tables, ensure that the writing style is consistent, and the text is clear and concise.  Grant categories will be prioritized by the following:
1.     Resubmissions of Scored but not funded grant applications
2.     Junior faculty writing their first R01 grant, including GRASP participants
3.     Junior faculty career award
4.     Limited submission grants (for institutional nominees only)
5.     Sections of large collaborative awards – for example, the introduction for a P01
6.     Grants in other categories will be considered, if possible
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Global Health Research Fellowship

The Weill Cornell Medicine Global Health Research Fellowship is a three-year fellowship designed to train generalist clinician-scientists for academic careers in global health research. This innovative fellowship is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine, and provides a unique opportunity for essential time dedicated to field work and research training. Fellows receive intensive mentorship from international Weill Cornell faculty throughout their training.

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Pre-doctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00) Application Due Date: December 13, 2017

Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to application due date

Application Due Dates: November 13, 2017 and December 13, 2017 by 5:00pm local time of applicant organization


·      Intended for individuals from nationally underrepresented backgrounds

·      Demonstrate an interest in a neuroscience research career in NIH Blueprint mission-relevant areas and/or BRAIN Initiative research areas.

·      Require 1-2 years to complete PhD dissertation research training (F99 phase) before transitioning to mentored postdoctoral research training (K00 phase) 


·      The fellowship (F99) phase covers the last 1-2 years of dissertation research, and the postdoctoral career development (stipend provided to help defray living expenses and $1000 for travel to NIH conference)

·      (K00) phase covers up to 4 years of postdoctoral salary support ($50,000 towards salary + other benefits; $3,000 for research development; $1000 for travel to NIH conference)

·      The two award phases are intended to be continuous in time

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Laurie H Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty Due December 1, 2017 

The Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are proud to announce the 2018 Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty. This annual award recognizes outstanding men and women faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine who demonstrate commitment to advancing the academic careers of women in the areas of clinical care, research, or education. The individual must have a track record of providing strong mentorship, as well as fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for all faculty. Re-nominations of candidates who have not already received the award are welcome. The recipient of this award will be announced during Diversity Week annually each spring and will receive a $5,000 prize as well as a plaque in honor of his or her contributions to promoting the academic careers of women.

Eligibility Criteria

Be full-time faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine; Have an outstanding record of supporting women faculty to become academic leaders in clinical care, research, or education; Demonstrate a record of providing exemplary mentorship support to women mentees lasting at least two years for each mentee, and show a longstanding commitment to mentorship, by participating in formal programs aimed at promoting the careers of women faculty, providing research training or opportunities for collaborations to women faculty, developing policies to foster the academic growth of women, or serving as an advocate or guide to women in a professional environment. Self-nominations are not allowed.  

Guidelines for Submitting a Nomination

The nominator should submit the following materials by the deadline: Letter of support from the faculty member’s Department Chair, Division Chief, or another senior faculty member (2 pages or less), Names, positions and contact details of five former mentees of the nominee who can serve as references. Please note that letters of support will not be accepted as part of the nomination packet. Of the mentees listed as references, three will be contacted independently by the Selection Committee to seek their feedback on the nominee. Submit the above items in the order listed as one PDF document using the naming convention: nominee’s ‘Last name.First initial_2018GlimcherAward.pdf’ (Example: Smith.J_2018GlimcherAward)

Email this file to Natalie Gabay at no later than December 1, 2017, with the subject heading “Nominees for Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.” After the nomination deadline, the Selection Committee will solicit the following materials directly from the nominees: A 1-page vision statement describing the nominee’s philosophy and practical approach to mentoring. A detailed table listing the long-term women faculty mentees of the nominee (a template will be provided) Excerpts of the nominee’s CV that reflect her/his past and present mentoring activities.

*The letter of support should provide: The name(s) of individuals who were mentored by the nominee and their subsequent achievements Examples of the nominee’s excellence in mentorship. These may include descriptions of how the nominee has advanced and supported the career goals of women mentees; served as an advocate in regards to administrative, organizational and procedural concerns; played an active role in the promotion of mentees; assisted in the professional and personal development of mentees’ talents, intervened during moments of academic or personal crisis, developed specific programs for mentoring women, or published on the topic in peer-reviewed journals. For further information, please contact Natalie Gabay ( or 646-962-4220).

Hanna H. Gray Fellowship Due January 10, 2018 

The Hanna H. Gray Fellowship is one available outside the Weill Cornell Medicine Institution.  The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), recognizing the value of individuals from different backgrounds to move science forward, seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. Through the new Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.

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Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) Due February 20, 2018

Eligible applicants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in basic, clinical, and translational biomedical research are encouraged to apply for the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award.  Applicant’s research interests should be grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations. 

 The objectives of the Mentored Career Development Award are to: (1) advance the awardee’s career development trajectory by strengthening research capacity, publishing, and other scholarly activities; (2) improve success and retention in a research career; (3) promote scientific collaborations that lead to acquisition of new skills or research in other fields of scholarly interest; and (4) increase the number of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI. The award will provide salary ($75,000) and research support ($30,000) for 3-5 years under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor, in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences with the expectation that the awardees will launch independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (e.g., R01) funding. 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2017 and February 20, 2018 by 5:00pm local time of applicate organization

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