• Visit the new and improved OGS website for all your grant related needs. Direct all your pre-award inquiries to the Einstein-OGS team at [email protected].

  • OGS is organizing an in-person Cayuse training session for the DAs on a monthly basis in the library training room. This small group hands-on training session is by invitation only. Please send your email request to [email protected] if you would like to participate.

  • For awarded continuations of incoming subcontracts, foundations, associations, and industry projects, it is no longer required to create an SP proposal record. The RF Award set up template will be revised to ask for the Cayuse project number (A23-XXXX). The RF Award Set-up team will proceed with their review and inputting the award in Cayuse SP & Banner. This does NOT include NIH RPPRs and non-NIH continuations where submission to the sponsor is needed after OGS review.

  • For JIT, FIS, NCE, Carryover and any help with ASSIST, contact Bethany Oates. Melanie Bourghol coordinates proposal review in Cayuse SP and 424.
  • Select Dr. Indranil Basu as SO, BO or AOR as you find on the drop-down menu of the grant application portals. For DOD proposals, select Dr. Basu's name on both #5 and #19 in Cayuse SF424RR.

  • ALL proposals (both federal and non-federal, including limited submissions and private foundations) must be reviewed and approved by OGS first in Cayuse before final submission to the funding agencies.

  • We strongly advise submitting the applications to funding agencies at least 24 - 48 hours before the sponsor deadline.

  • Select Indranil Basu as Grants Officer (Signing Official, Authorized Institution Official Representative), Suzanne Locke as Fiscal Officer and Janis Paradiso as Technology Transfer Officer on the Proposal Central Portal.

  • DMS Plan review requests can be made to Dr. Indranil Basu at least 3 days before the grant deadline. Make sure to address all 6 elements without any URLs or hyperlinks. The NIH and DOD DMS plan templates are available on request.

Important links, forms and documents

Please find here the RPPR routing process in eRA Commons.

Please use the revised PI Certification form if the PIs choose not to certify the proposal directly in Cayuse SP.

Institutional Giving - Montefiore Einstein

Institutional Giving is part of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

The list of Non-Governmental Funding Opportunities from the Office of Development’s Institutional Giving Team can be found here.

Working on your RPPR? Learn how to report publications using My Bibliography - NCBI Insights - December 5, 2023 | 1 - 2:30pm EST

This NCBI workshop introduces tips and tricks for use of NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities. Registration End Date: 11-20-2023.

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NIH Updates

Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices - 2023

Please click the dates below to find out the NIH funding opportunities October 20, October 27, November 03, November 10 and November 17.

SBIR and STTR Funding Opportunities | Seed

SBIR and STTR grant funding opportunities offer small business entrepreneurs a chance to obtain non-dilutive funding for early-stage research and development. Applications are accepted three times a year. NIH advertises the availability of grant support through notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs), previously referred to as funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Standard Application Due Dates: September 5, January 5, and April 5. Due dates that fall on weekends or Federal holidays move to the next business day.

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Funding Opportunities: Department of Defense - Chronic Pain Management Research Program, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Defense Medical Research and Development Program, Kidney Cancer Research Program and Vision Research Program

All pre-applications must be submitted electronically to the Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) https://ebrap.org.

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NOT-OD-23-161: NIH Application Instruction Updates Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Costs

Effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after October 5, 2023, NIH will require applicants to specify estimated "DMS cost" details within the “Budget Justification” attachment of the R&R Budget Form or “Additional Narrative Justification” attachment of the PHS398 Modular Budget Form, pursuant to the instructions.

While the single cost line item is no longer required, "DMS costs" must be requested in the appropriate cost category, e.g. personnel, equipment, supplies, and other expenses, following the instructions for the R&R Budget Form or PHS 398 Modular Budget Form, as applicable. The link to the NIH announcement dated July 31, 2023 can be found here.

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NOT-OD-23-185: Prior Approval Requests for Revisions to an Approved Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan Must be Submitted Using the Prior Approval Module

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Prior approval requests for revisions to an approved data management and sharing (DMS) plan must be submitted timely to the funding NIH Institute, Center, or Office (ICO). This functionality for NIH grants is effective from October 12, 2023, and will be used exclusively for submitting requests for updating the DMS Plan. Emails and other communications are not acceptable.

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Update on Improving NRSA Fellowship Review: Analysis of Comments from the Request for Information

NIH has received feedback from the community in response to their request for information on the proposed changes to the peer review of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship applications. The blog summarizes the feedback on restructuring the review criteria and modifying some sections of the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form that are specific to NRSAs.

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NIH revises grant review process to improve focus on scientific merit, reduce reputational bias

Changes contribute to NIH's decade long effort to address potential bias in grantmaking.

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Beginning October 23, 2023, NSF will require all Biosketch and Current and Pending documents to be created in SciENcv. Please refer to NSF’s FAQs on how to sign-in to SciENcv and prepare key personnel documents. Find some reference materials (links below) regarding the SciENcv information, helpful in populating NSF or NIH biosketches and/or NSF current and pending support as well: -

Click the video and slide deck links.

Non-Federal Funding Opportunities

Hevolution Foundation Advancing Geroscience Efforts

Deadline: November 24, 2023 via Proposal Central

Amount: Up to $5M for 8-10 grants

The purpose is to fund projects in Aging Biology and Geroscience that were deemed meritorious in peer review by the NIH but were not funded in FY2023. This is limited to grant proposals assigned to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and reviewed in FY2023. The final funding decision will be based primarily on the alignment between the proposed research and the mission and goals of Hevolution Foundation. Hevolution’s mission is “extending healthy lifespan for the benefit of all humanity”. The goals are to increase the number of safe and effective treatments entering the market; compress the timeline of drug development, using the latest tools and technologies; and increase accessibility to therapeutics that extend healthy lifespan. Projects investigating age-related diseases or functional disorders are supported only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to disease outcomes or how addressing the basic biology of aging might improve prognosis or treatment.

Eligibility: The project must: use one of the following: R01, R21, R03, K99; have been submitted to the NIH with a proposed start date in FY2023(10/1/22-9/30/23); have a primary assignment to the NIA; have a score with 10 percentile or 10 points of the NIA general funding line; be focused on aging biology or geroscience.

Link: Advancing Geroscience

Contact: Audrey McInerney ([email protected]) for additional information or assistance.

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Alkermes Pathways Research Awards Program

The application period for the Alkermes Pathways Research Awards® programis now open. 

Pathways Research Awards are open tojunior investigators and will support research projects focused on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

The annual Pathways program provides individualgrants up to $100,000 per project. For more information and full eligibility criteria, please click here.

Applications close on November 30, 2023 (by 11:59 PM Eastern Time). 

For more information on Pathways, please submit a query using the Pathway's Research Award Inquiry Form

Project Colleague Funding Request Form

Submit interest to participate in the American Heart Association’s Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program. The program has successfully launched more than 100 undergraduate STEMM majors, and we now seek to expand the program to more institutions.

Award Details

  • $6,000 stipend per scholar for each 8–10-week summer experience (full-time effort of the scholar during the two-month research experience).
  • AHA will cover UP TO $7,000 in housing and meal costs for each student who is not local and therefore, needs room and board.  This cost coverage must be requested and documented in writing in advance (for an amount not to exceed $7,000) for AHA approval prior to the student accepting the summer experience.

Deadline for information submission: Thursday, November 30, 2023. Please reply with questions to [email protected].

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CRI Technology Impact Award – LOIs due November 15.


Provides seed funding to address the gap between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. Academic faculty (assistant professor or higher rank) are invited to apply. Tech Impact Awards provide up to $200,000 over two years.


CRI Clinical Innovator – Protocol concepts due December 1.


Supports novel clinical studies that address areas of high unmet need in cancer and seek mechanistic insights into clinical response with the goal of predictive biomarker discovery. Up to $1M per trial.

CRI Clinic & Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) - LOIs due December 1.


CLIP provides catalytic support for the translation of basic laboratory discoveries into novel therapies that can be tested in patients. CRI is pleased to announce an increase in the award amount for new CLIP grants. Awards now provide up to $300,000 over two years.

CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR Program – Applications due January 15.

Long-term funding for mid-career scientists pursuing high-risk, high-reward research at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cancer immunotherapy. CRI STARs are expected to be the future leaders in the field. STARs receive $1.25M over five years.

Click here to find all the CRI funding opportunities.

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) - KidneyCure (the ASN Foundation) funds clinical and basic research and provides grant support to members at various points in their careers. Submit your innovative ideas and research plans to the following programs funded by KidneyCure to advance a world without kidney disease. Women and those who are underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply.

PhD Students: The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program aims to attract PhD students to nephrology as a research area in the early stages of their career.

Fellows: The Ben J. Lipps Fellowship Program helps fund fellows to conduct original, meritorious research projects, conducted under the guidance of a sponsor.

Educators: The William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program supports a clinician educator to conduct projects to advance all facets of nephrology education and teaching.

Investigators: The Transition to Independence Grants Program provides funding for young faculty to foster evolution to an independent research career and a successful, competitive application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant or equivalent.


The Transition to Independence Grant and William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program eligibility requirements and funding stipulations have been updated. Applicants can now:

  • Be within 10 years of initial faculty appointment at the time of the award activation.
  • Have extramural (NIH, KidneyCure, or other) mentored career development grant funding (e.g., NIH K08). However, total grant funding, including the KidneyCure Transition to Independence Grant, cannot exceed $250,000 in annual direct costs, if there is scientific overlap of the specific aims of the proposal with current funding.


Please note that the submission deadline is Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EST. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Jennifer Kang ([email protected]).


Apply to the Specialized Center of Research Program

SCOR is a $5 million grant program intended to bring together established investigators from one or several institutions to develop a focused research program, foster new interactions and cooperation, and enhance interdisciplinary research among the participants to address major challenges in understanding and treating blood cancer. The overall goal of this mechanism is to enhance the development of innovative strategies for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of hematological malignancies. Strategies that move discoveries from the bench to the clinic are of high importance as are integrated translational projects.

For more information and full eligibility criteria, please click here.

Letters of Intent are due on December 7, 2023, at 3 PM EST. All applications are to be submitted online through the LLS Research Portal (lls.fluxx.io).

For additional questions regarding LLS research grant programs, eligibility, and application processes, please contact [email protected].

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation cancer research grants

Amount: Flexible/1 year. Usually between $100k-$200k

Deadline: December 15

The foundation funds innovative approaches to identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. Projects are for a one-year period to allow the establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early-stage funding may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. Grant amount requested must be reasonable and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained.

Eligibility: Post-docs who are on the tenure track and have a tenured mentor are eligible. Priority is given to researchers who are new to the field of cancer research, or to established research investigators examining new approaches to cancer.

Link: How to Apply

Contact: Audrey McInerney ([email protected]) for additional information and/or assistance.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Crazy 8 Initiative

LOI Deadline: January 4, 2024

Amount:$3-5 million/4 years

In 2024, the Crazy 8 Initiative will focus on Childhood Cancer Predisposition and Prevention. The focus will be on multiple aspects of a single cancer predisposition syndrome, or on a broader area (e.g., surveillance) across several different syndromes. Five major areas of focus have been identified for this RFA: New gene discovery, Genotype-phenotype correlations, Surveillance optimization, Predisposition models, and Cancer prevention. The focus must be on pediatric/adolescent cancer predisposition and should be a consortium of 2 or more institutions with different areas of research collaborating to integrate their expertise. It is strongly encouraged to have a patient advocate on the team.

Eligibility: PIs, Co-PIs, and Co-Is must have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent and be appointed as faculty (or equivalent). Investigators must have track record of publication and funding that demonstrates the project can be accomplished by them. Applicants need not be United States citizens. PIs, Co-PIs, and Co-Is may not be a PI, Co-PI, or Co-I on a currently funded Crazy 8 Project Team.

Link: Crazy 8

Contact: Audrey McInerney ([email protected]) for additional information or assistance.

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NYSCF – Druckenmiller Early Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

NYSCF invites applications from postdoctoral fellows at institutions within New York, New

Jersey, and Connecticut for awards to support translational stem cell research. Designed to attract promising candidates who are generally within the first four years of postdoctoral experience and looking for up to three years of postdoctoral support.The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $62,400 plus $2,500 for computer and travel expenses. Learn more and find out how to apply at: nyscf.org/fellowshipaward

All applications must be submitted through the online portal before 5:00 PM EST on January 10, 2024 to be put forward for review. Please refer to the RFA and our website for additional details.

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NYSCF – Druckenmiller Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

The NYSCF Druckenmiller Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to encourage candidates at later stages of their postdoctoral training before transitioning to an independent faculty position, and will be awarded for 1 year. (Candidates in earlier stages are invited to consider the Early Postdoctoral Fellowship.) The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $62,400 plus $2,500 for computer and travel expenses. Learn more and find out how to apply at: nyscf.org/fellowshipaward

All applications must be submitted through the online portal before 5:00 PM EST on January 10, 2024 to be put forward for review. Please refer to the RFA and our website for additional details.

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Please note the new OGS email address: OGS@einsteinmed.edu