Grants and Fellowship Opportunities


FY23 Weill Department of Medicine Fund for the Future

Application Deadline January 31, 2022

The Joan and Sanford I Weill Department of Medicine is committed to foster the development of the next generation of physician scientists and translational scientists during their training.

The Department of Medicine Fund for the Future award program provides support for selected Instructors and Faculty interested in pursuing careers as physician-scientists and/or translational scientists. The overall goal of the Fund for the Future is to support talented, hard-working, academically accomplished instructors/faculty to acquire additional preliminary data to write a successful NIH K award or foundation equivalent.

The program provides funding during the crucial period of career development that spans the completion of research training through the early years of the first faculty position at Weill Cornell. The Department of Medicine is inviting requests for FY23 Fund for the Future Program support for new applicants. Applicants can be junior faculty members (Instructor or Assistant Professor) or clinical fellows/post-doctoral fellows who are in their last year of fellowship and have an appointment to join Weill-Cornell faculty as junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent). Those individuals who already have an NIH K or R award (or foundation equivalent) or ineligible.

The program provides one initial year of funding. The total funding maximum is $300,000 over a period of 2-3 years based on academic progress and a competitive K application timeline within 18 months of initiation of Fund for the Future support. Requests will be reviewed by WDOM leadership and the most meritorious proposals will be awarded.

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file using the naming convention:

PI LASTNAME_DIVISION_FFTF.pdf. Email this file to Kristen Brady <> by January 31st, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST.

For complete program guidelines and instructions please refer to thePDF icon attachment here 

We will be having a town hall for questions on Fund for the Future applications/eligibility on Monday, December 20th at 4pm – Zoom Link:


2022 “Pioneers in Diversity” Awards

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2022

Each year, we request your help in identifying “Pioneers in Diversity”. Nominations are requested and Awards are made to members of our community who foster and aid in cultivating a diverse community at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

The 2022  “Pioneers in Diversity” Awards categories are as follows :

  • The Ida Sophia Scudder, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Service awarded to a student.
  • The Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy awarded to a resident or postdoctoral fellow.
  • The Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentorship awarded to a faculty member.
  • The Marie Metoyer, M.D. Award for Excellence in Community Service awarded to a faculty member or alumnus of the Medical College.
  • The Administrative Staff Award for a staff member who embodies the spirit of cultural diversity and service.

Each recipient will receive a $1,000 prize and a plaque in honor of their contributions to diversity. Nominations should include the following:

  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae highlighting his/her contributions
  • Nominee’s description of up to one page of how the nominee fulfills the selection criteria for this award

PDF icon To Apply Click Here



Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)

The Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid Summer Institute, research education and mentoring initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This Summer Institute initiative addresses the difficulties experienced by junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral scientists in establishing independent academic research careers and negotiating through the academic ranks. The primary outcome of this program is to increase the number of scientists and research-oriented faculty who are from backgrounds currently under-represented in the biomedical sciences and those with disabilities, by preparing them to successfully compete for external funding for scientific research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.

An all expenses paid research career-advancing opportunity supported by NHLBI.

Nine Summer Institutes with mentored research training programs address difficulties in establishing independent research programs and in negotiating academic ranks.

Desired outcome is to improve recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled or underrepresented groups in heart, lung, blood, and sleep studies.

Training Includes:

  • Didactic courses

  • Grant writing and grantsmanship courses

  • Special topic conferences and lab skills

  • Mentoring networks

  • Small Research Project (SRP)

For More Information and to Complete Online Pre-Application on Form Click Here 


Grant Editing Service for Weill Cornell Members

Please visit here for more information: 

Program Summary:

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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