Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations Announces Funding Opportunities

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 to provide assistance with the application process. Please see below for some of their upcoming deadlines, and check out their website for more information: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/portal/resources/corporate-foundation-relations.

Please note – if you are interested in general funding opportunities (not a specific RFP listed here), please fill out the form linked on the site with your inquiry.

Melanoma Research Foundation: https://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging and treatment. The MRF proactively partners with the NCI, Congress, the Department of Defense and other foundations to develop and collaborate on a broad agenda for melanoma research that takes full advantage of all opportunities, while also sharing challenges. Since 1998, the MRF has funded over 130 innovative, high impact, basic, translational and clinical research projects. Further, in 2016, the MRF awarded over $1.2 million dollars in new melanoma research.

  • Young Investigator Research Team Award
  • The MRF, in partnership with the MRF Breakthrough Consortium (MRFBC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), is pleased to announce a new research award for 2017 for young investigator teams designed to advance the field of translational immuno-oncology research.
  • Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2017.

Whitehall Foundation Research Grants: http://www.whitehall.org/grants/
The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation’s policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.

  • Typical grants are for up to $225,000
  • Letter of Inquiry deadline is October 1, 2017.

Broad Medical Research Program @ Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
Research grants are available for innovative proposals that will lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, or therapy of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. BMRP-CCFA especially supports research that can be readily translated to improve the care of human IBD in the near future.

  • Rolling Deadline Opportunity
  • Please email CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org if you are interested in this rolling deadline program, and the Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations will facilitate approaching the foundation.

Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations Announces Funding Opportunities

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 to provide assistance with the application process. Please see below for some of their upcoming deadlines, and contact them at CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org, if you would like to find out more.

Melanoma Research Foundation: https://www.melanoma.org/sites/default/files/2017MRFRequestForProposals.pdf
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging and treatment. The MRF proactively partners with the NCI, Congress, the Department of Defense and other foundations to develop and collaborate on a broad agenda for melanoma research that takes full advantage of all opportunities, while also sharing challenges. Since 1998, the MRF has funded over 130 innovative, high impact, basic, translational and clinical research projects. Further, in 2016, the MRF awarded over $1.2 million dollars in new melanoma research.

  • Established Investigator Awards: up to $100K/year for two years
  • Career Development Awards: up to $50K/year for two years
  • The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017 at 5 pm ET.
  • Please see website for additional details and eligibility information.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: https://www.asrm.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/Resources/Research_Grants/ASRM_Research_Grants.pdf
The primary purpose of the ASRM and SREI Research Grant Programs is to provide funds for new investigators to establish independent research programs. New investigators are those who have completed their training within the past three years and have independent faculty appointments at the commencement of the research. In special cases applications for bridge funding (i.e., between grant funding periods) for projects that are of benefit to other members of the Society, or for funding of new, highly innovative research projects by established investigators will be considered.

  • Grants in amounts of $10K to $50K will be considered on an annual basis; a total of $200K is available for 2017. The SREI Board will fund one grant of up to $40K.
  • Funds are available for project expenses, technical assistance, patient expenses, research supplies and durable laboratory equipment.
  • Up to ten percent (10%) of funds may be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead in circumstances deemed to be rare and extraordinary that are explained to the Research Committee.
  • Research grant funds may be expended over a 2-year time interval.
  • Please see website for eligibility information.

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program: http://www.amfdp.org/for-applicants
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, formerly known as the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurse-scientists.

  • The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program supports basic/biomedical, clinical, dental, nursing, and health services/epidemiology research.  The purpose of the AMFDP award is to facilitate the transition of the newly-trained clinician who wishes to develop into an independent investigator.
  • The Award includes an annual $75K stipend + $30K for research support/year, for four years (up to $420K total).
  • The deadline for submission is March 15, 2017, 3pm EST for the online portion and March 16, 2017 for the postmark of the hard copy.

 

Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations Announces Funding Opportunities

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 to offer assistance with the application process. Please see below for some of their upcoming deadlines, and contact them at CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org, if you would like to find out more.

American Society of Nephrology Funding for New Investigators: https://www.asn-online.org/grants/career/
The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research awards these grants to advance the independent careers of young investigators in biomedical research.

  • Career Development Grants for New Investigators
  • Next deadline cycle will open on October 19 and close on December 14, 2016 at 2 PM
  • Please see website for additional funding opportunities and schedules

American Federation for Aging Research 2017 Grants: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/
Since 1981, AFAR has provided over $160 million to nearly 3,200 talented investigators and students. AFAR offers grants at all different levels of investigation, from student to senior investigator.

  • Deadlines and amounts are varied, please see website for details regarding specific grants

Pancreatic Action Network 2017 Research Funding Opportunities: https://www.pancan.org/research/grants-program/
Five funding mechanisms are now accepting applications from postdoctoral fellows, junior independent researchers and senior investigators. We are also announcing our two new targeted grants (in early detection and precision medicine) that will open in December.

  • Projects are normally funded for a period of four years, in the range of $750,000 over the term of the project.
  • Deadlines: Various, please see website

 

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 to offer assistance with the application process. Please see below for some of their upcoming deadlines, and contact them at CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org, if you would like to find out more.

Melanoma Research Alliance: http://www.curemelanoma.org/research/request-for-proposals/
The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting high-impact translational research from scientists and clinicians around the world. The RFP calls for ideas that have the potential to lead to near-term clinical application in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.

  • Proposals will be accepted for Young Investigator Awards, Established Investigator Awards, Pilot Awards, and Academic-Industry Partnership Awards (for Established Investigators).
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must hold a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) or above at an academic or other non-profit research institution within or outside the United States
  • Proposal deadline: October 21, 2016 at 5 PM ET

Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance 2017 Prize: http://www.psscra.org
The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) will open applications for its 2017 Prize on October 3rd, 2016. At least five New York based scientists will be selected, to enable them to pursue groundbreaking research at a stage when traditional funding is lacking. As part of the program created around the Prize, winners will be introduced to a mentor in the pharmaceutical industry and will present their work to scientific and business audiences.

  • $200K/yr for up to three years
  • Applicants must have between 2 to 8 years of experience running their own laboratories and must have a PhD, MD or MD-PhD (or equivalent).
  • Letter of intent deadline: November 7, 2016

American Society of Nephrology Funding for New Investigators: https://www.asn-online.org/grants/career/
The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research awards these grants to advance the independent careers of young investigators in biomedical research.

  • Career Development Grants for New Investigators
  • Next deadline cycle will open on October 19 and close on December 14, 2016 at 2 PM
  • Please see website for additional funding opportunities and schedules

American Federation for Aging Research 2017 Grants: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/
Since 1981, AFAR has provided over $160 million to nearly 3,200 talented investigators and students. AFAR offers grants at all different levels of investigation, from student to senior investigator.

  • Deadlines and amounts are varied, please see website for details regarding specific grants

Pancreatic Action Network 2017 Research Funding Opportunities: https://www.pancan.org/research/grants-program/
Five funding mechanisms are now accepting applications from postdoctoral fellows, junior independent researchers and senior investigators. We are also announcing our two new targeted grants (in early detection and precision medicine) that will open in December.

  • Projects are normally funded for a period of four years, in the range of $750,000 over the term of the project.
  • Deadlines: Various, please see website

Sidney Kimmel Foundation Kimmel Scholar Awards: http://kimmel.org/kimmel-scholars/application-process/
The Kimmel Scholar Award is a two-year, $200,000 award given to promising young cancer researchers.  Of the 15 annual Awards, ten are typically given in the fields of basic cancer research and five for translational science.  Please review the Application FAQs for additional information regarding eligibility and selection.

  • Deadline TBD, application process has not yet opened online, but will be opening in early-mid September.

 

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 CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org if you would like to find out more.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigators Program:
http://www.beckman-foundation.org/byi-program-guidelines

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:
https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/innovation

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:
http://www.hhwf.org/HTMLSrc/ResearchFellowships.html

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

 

Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations Announces Funding Opportunities

The Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations of the Mount Sinai Development Office offers this curated list of funding opportunities to faculty who may be interested, and it also provides assistance with the application process for these programs. Interested investigators can contact them by emailing CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org to find out more.

The Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award:
https://www.sontagfoundation.org/Display.aspx?id=44

The Sontag Foundation is looking for early career scientists with the potential to create new waves across the brain cancer field. They are looking for increased survival rates and improved recovery for patients.

  • Projects are funded for four years, for a maximum of $600,000.
  • Application deadline: March 16, 2016

Whitehall Foundation Research Grants:
http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation’s policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.

  • Typical grants are for up to $225,000
  • Letter of Inquiry deadlines: April 15 and October 1

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigators Program:
http://www.beckman-foundation.org/byi-program-guidelines

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: Spring 2016
  • Please contact us if interested.

Gerber Foundation:
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/pd-research/research-awards/application-process

The Gerber Foundation’s mission focuses on the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children. Therefore, grant-making interests are focused on nutrition and/or health-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3. The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving newborn or pediatric problems or emerging issues with a predictable time frame to clinical application. Projects should be focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children.

  • Letter of Inquiry deadline: June 1, 2016

Damon Runyon Rachleff Innovation Award:
https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/innovation

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

 

Rolling Deadline Opportunity: Please email CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org if you are interested in this rolling deadline program, and the Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations will facilitate approaching the foundation.

Broad Medical Research Program @ Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Research grants are available for innovative proposals that will lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, or therapy of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. BMRP-CCFA especially supports research that can be readily translated to improve the care of human IBD in the near future.

 

SPOTLIGHT: Corporate and Foundation Relations of the Mount Sinai Development Office

The Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations, part of the Development Office of the Mount Sinai Health System, establishes and stewards institutional relationships with private independent foundations and corporations. Within the framework of the Mount Sinai strategic plan, they work with faculty to develop philanthropic support from these donors.

Their team identifies programs and faculty at Mount Sinai that best fit the philanthropic programs of foundations and corporations, with a focus on Mount Sinai’s strategic priorities. They assist faculty with

  • Editing and composing letters of inquiry and proposals,
  • Assembling necessary supporting materials,
  • Interacting with foundations and corporate prospects,
  • Arranging for appropriate institutional signatures on proposals and gift agreements, and
  • Compiling required narrative and financial reports.
  • They also arrange for site visits and meetings with these donors.

The corporate and foundation relations team partners with the Grants and Contracts Office (GCO), the Committee on Special Awards (CoSA), and Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP). Working with Development does not change requirements to any of these departments; for example, it does not change requirements involving indirect costs, the rate of fringe benefits, or whether a proposal needs to be submitted to GCO or CoSA.

If you are interested in working with them, or have any questions, please contact the team at CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org.