CoSA is part of the Dean's Research Council and is charged with identifying new strategies for improving our ability to compete for the numerous highly prestigious awards and grants that MSSM faculty are invited to apply for each year.
CoSA works closely with faculty with the appropriate scientific expertise to critically evaluate research applications to identify the most suitable candidates to compete successfully for awards. CoSA identifies and reviews special awards as well as awards for which new investigators, newly recruited faculty, and senior faculty are eligible.
CoSA assists in the preparation of applications and letters of support required from the Dean. In addition, CoSA provides any administrative support required for processing and mailing the application to the sponsor.