Funding Opportunities from the Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations of the Mount Sinai Development Office provides this curated list of funding opportunities to find faculty who may be interested and provide assistance with the application process. Please see below for some of their upcoming deadlines, and contact them at if you would like to find out more.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigators Program:

The BYI program funds promising young scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization. Projects proposed should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences.

  • Projects are normally funded for a period of four years, in the range of $750,000 over the term of the project.
  • Letter of Inquiry deadline: Late spring 2016
  • Please contact us if interested.

Damon Runyon Rachleff Innovation Award:

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.

  • The initial award will be for two years, at $150,000/yr, with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding, for a potential total of $600,000.
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2016

Helen Hay Whitney Research Fellowships:

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

  • Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, and are seeking beginning postdoc training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply. Candidates should have no more than one year of postdoc research experience at the time of the deadline for submission; received a PhD (or equiv) no more than two years before the deadline; or received an MD no more than three years before the deadline.
  • The current stipend/expense allowance is: $51K in year 1, $52K in year 2, and $53K in year 3, with a research allowance each year of $1500.
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2016