Current Grants and Fellowship Opportunities



FY23 Weill Cornell Medicine Mastercard Pilot Grant 

Deadline: November 18, 2022 

The objective of the Weill Cornell Medicine Mastercard Diversity Mentorship Pilot Grant Program is to provide support for early career underrepresented minority in medicine (URiM) faculty interested in pursuing a career as physician-scientists or translational scientists. The program provides $50,000 to fund a promising research project during the early years of the first faculty position at WCM.

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Burroughs Wellcome Weill Cornell Physician Scientist Program

Application deadline: November 22, 2022

This program seeks to train MD-only trainees and physicians of all clinical disciplines for full time careers in laboratory investigation. To achieve this goal, it will help trainees develop explicitly structured career development programs that are customized to their specific clinical discipline and scientific interests using the collective resources of the Tri-Institutional Community. This training strategy is built around three core concepts- start early, stay focused, and stay connected- that aim to overcome key barriers identified by the NIH Physician-Scientist Working Group. Applications from all clinical disciplines are welcome and particularly encouraged from female and under-represented minority trainees.

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Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards

Deadline: December 16, 2022

Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of the Research Dean are pleased to announce the sixth round of funding for the Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards.
Previously named the Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards, they are now generously endowed by Ritu and Board Fellow Ajay Banga, ensuring their place at our institution for decades to come.
The awards will support excellence in research to improve the health of women and underrepresented minorities and/or to reduce health disparities in healthcare systems and in clinical settings, either locally or globally. Research to improve the diversity and gender balance of the biomedical workforce will also be supported, as lack of a representative workforce can be linked to health disparities and we must move the needle and better confront inequality.
The awards are designed to further Weill Cornell Medicine’s goal of becoming a national leader in advancing diversity, inclusion, and gender equity within academic medicine. We seek proposals for basic, translational, clinical, informatics, or outcomes research that addresses health disparity areas including, but not limited to: race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, access to healthcare, differing standards of healthcare, insurance status, age, geography, sexual orientation, and cultural beliefs. Projects that enhance the diversity pipeline either through research or the inclusion of diverse personnel are also encouraged.

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NMF Diversity in Clinical Trials Research Program (NMF Dctr)

Application Deadline: December 19, 2022

NMF Diversity in Clinical Trials Research Program (NMF Dctr) will begin clinical investigator certification training on January 14, 2023.

NMF Dctr seeks to increase patient diversity in clinical trials by training clinicians underrepresented in medicine to become Principal Investigators (PIs) in clinical research. 

For more informatuon and to apply click here  

NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Populations Due dates on or after February 5, 2022 and subsequent receipt date through July 6, 2025 

NHLBI seeks R01 applications for innovative technology solutions to diagnose, treat and prevent heart, lung, blood & sleep disorders in underserved populations, such as racial & ethnic minorities, immigrants or those with few health care resources.

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NIAID Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Expiration Date September 08, 2025

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage applications for research projects within the NIAID mission. This FOA seeks to support either (a) a New Investigator (NI), an individual who has not previously competed successfully for substantial, independent funding from NIH, or (b) are an 'At-Risk' investigator, an individual who had prior support as a PD/PI on a substantial independent research award and unless successful in securing a substantial research grant award in the current fiscal year, will have no substantial research grant funding in the following fiscal year, from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences.

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Notice of NHLBI Participation in PAR-22-105 "Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)"

Notice of NHLBI Participation in PAR-22-105 "Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)"
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies that will identify, develop, and/or test strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, tools, treatments, guidelines, and policies. Studies that promote equitable dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions among underrepresented communities are encouraged. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of practices that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged. Applications that focus on re-implementation of evidence-based health services (e.g. cancer screening) that may have dropped off amidst the ongoing COVID pandemic are encouraged.  

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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

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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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