Grants and Fellowship Opportunities


Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards
Applications due: December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm
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Program Summary:

Dean Augustine M.K. Choi and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are pleased to announce the fourth round of funding for the Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards. 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 into improving 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 encouraged.

The Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards will provide funding for one year and will be available at two levels:
•         Faculty (4 awards) - $50,000 each

•         Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates (2 awards) - $50,000 each 

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites nominations for the 2021 "Pioneers in Diversity" Awards
Deadline for applications:
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Program Summary:

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

The criteria for the awards are as follows:

The Ida Sophia Scudder, M.D. Award will be presented to an MD, PhD, MD\PhD, or PA student who has made significant contributions in the field of community service and providing care to the underserved.

The Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D. Award will be presented to a resident or a postdoctoral fellow who has been an outspoken champion for health promotion and a public health advocate, especially for medically underserved populations.

The Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award will be presented to a faculty member who demonstrates commitment to improving student life and to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment where students are able to thrive and succeed.

The Marie Metoyer, M.D. Award will be presented to a current faculty member or alumnus of the Medical College who exemplifies Dr. Metoyer’s highest values of healing and community engagement, and has gone above and beyond to serve underprivileged communities in an unorthodox manner.

The Administrative Staff award will be presented to a staff member who embodies the spirit of cultural diversity and service.

Global Health Research Fellowship
Deadline for applications: Not currently accepting applications

Program Summary:

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.

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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