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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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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program Due March 14, 2018

Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science Due June 11th,2018

Two new Nature Research Awards: the Inspiring Science Award and the Innovating Science Award.

  • The Inspiring Science Award celebrates an outstanding early career researcher who self-identifies as female
  • The Innovating Science Award will honor an individual or organization who has driven initiatives to encourage girls or young women to engage with STEM subjects

The Inspiring Science Award welcomes nominations of exceptional scientists who self-identify as female and who are within 10 years of completing their PhD. We encourage nominations from around the globe and from all subject areas. Candidates should be nominatedby laboratory heads, department heads or someone else from their institute. This award is based on academic achievement, but our independent judging process and panel will ensure that those working in adverse circumstances or in regions where there is limited access to the scientific literature will not be unfairly disadvantaged. 

The Innovating Science Award is open to everyone (individuals and groups) who works on projects or initiatives that encourage girls or young women to become more aware of, or engaged in, any STEM subject in any region around the world. 

Key Dates 

Call for nominations (Inspiring Science Award) or applications (Innovating Science Award) opens: 9 April 2018

Call closes: 11 June 2018

Longlist published: 24 July 2018

Shortlist published: 4 September 2018

Winner announced: October/November 2018

Award Prizes 

All longlisted candidates (10 for each award) will be profiled on the Nature Research Awards website and will have access to a closed mentoring network. All shortlisted candidates (5 for each award) will have a short media-friendly video prepared for them. The two winners (1 for each award) will each receive a grant of $10,000 to spend towards their research or initiative, up to $5,200 APC or event funding, an invitation to the award ceremony and to give a talk at The Estée Lauder Companies, and a profile on the careers feature of Nature and Please take a look at the guidelines for more information. For more information, please visit:

LANS: Faculty Grant Writing Coaching Groups - July 26-27, 2018

The grant writing coaching groups will connect you with faculty across the Leadership Alliance network. It will include a kickoff of intensive grant writing groups led by assigned faculty coaches with whom you will continue to meet after the conference through virtual meetings.

The faculty grant writing coaching groups are a collaborative effort of the Leadership Alliance with Dr. Rick McGee and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Network. The Leadership Alliance will cover your travel and hotel expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A US citizen or permanent resident
  • A faculty member from a Leadership Alliance institution
  • Currently preparing or planning an NIH research grant application
  • Able to bring a draft of your Specific Aims to the meeting

Preference will be given to faculty from minority-serving institutions. Individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedicine, encompassing all relevant social, behavioral and health sciences, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are encouraged from any individuals with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the full participation of underrepresented groups in biomedicine. 

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Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar - September 13-16, 2018

The three-day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models.


Junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, DO/PhD and PhD) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine

Upcoming Seminar

September 13-16, 2018

The Camby Hotel

Phoenix, Arizona

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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.

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