MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has become a partner institution of the MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC). This partnership offers significant advantages to Mount Sinai researchers and the consortium members through collaborative work. It also offers funding opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to Mount Sinai researchers.  MSRDC awards are “other transactions” rather than traditional grants or contracts. These non-competed awards bypass solicitation, allowing for a direct connection between collaborative partners and government program managers. This unusual funding mechanism connect collaborative partners with Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI), such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to work on government projects.

MSRDC Documentation:

Some Advantages – Skip The Line: 

  • Access a community of researchers and partners
  • Leverage unique funding vehicles to secure direct, non-competed awards
  • Work together to produce a Scope of Work (SOW) and a Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Move your idea from concept to award in as few as 90 days, (or fewer)

Some of the federal agencies involved include:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Department of State (DOS)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Education (DoE)
  • Homeland Security
  • Communications-Electronics Research Development Center (CERDEC)
  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Army Material Systems Analysts Activity (AMSAA)
  • Department of Transportation

For additional information or assistance, please email Anthony Smalls.

To get started, submit your capabilities by using the links below:

If you have any questions for MSRDC, please use the contact information below:

Phone:(202) 684-7953
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST