Find Funding

Obtaining funding is critical to conducting state-of-the-art research. We provide a variety of resources to help you get detailed information about funding opportunities within and outside of the Mount Sinai research community.

GCO Funding Opportunities

The Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) hosts this web resource which consolidates information on prospective sponsors, request for proposals, contracts, and other funding information.

SPIN Search Engine

InfoEd’s SPIN search engine allows you to navigate the wide range of funding opportunities available through federal, city, and state agencies; foreign governments; industry; foundations; and nonprofit institutions.

CoSA - Committee on Special Awards

The Committee on Special Awards sends out announcements of special funding opportunities throughout the year.  Sign up for the Research Resources Listserv to find out more about special awards opportunities.

Internal Pilot Awards

Our Departments and Institutes periodically announce internal funding opportunities. Make sure that you are signed up for the Research Resources Listserv. Enter your email under "Research Listserv" on the Research Portal's Getting Started page and select "Funding Opportunities" in the Grant Submission & Management section.

Diversity Supplements

If you are an investigator with a current National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, NIH Diversity Supplements can help you achieve a diverse laboratory workforce, as you identify qualified candidates to fill crucial roles.

MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has become a partner institution of the MSRDC.  This partnership offers significant advantages to Mount Sinai researchers and the consortium members through collaborative work which include funding opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to 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 unique funding mechanism connect collaborative partners with Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI), such as Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), etc., to work on government projects.

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 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 … and more.

Submit your capabilities to get started and for additional information or assistance email Anthony Smalls.


Researchers can conduct direct appeals through crowdfunding internet sites by presenting an idea and how much funding you will need to accomplish the project. We offer resources to assist Mount Sinai faculty and staff interested in tapping this funding method.

Private Independent Foundations and Corporations

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, we work with you to develop philanthropic support from these donors. We assist you 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
  • Compiling required narrative and financial reports
  • Arranging for site visits and meetings with corporate and foundation donors

National Institute of Health Deadlines

Unless otherwise specified in a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the NIH has three standard due dates cycles per year for competitive applications.

  • R01 (new): Feb 5, Jun 5, Oct 5                      
  • R01 (renewals/resubmissions/revisions):  Mar 5, Jul 5, Nov 5
  • R03/R21/R33/R34 (new): Feb 16, Jun 16, Oct 16          
  • R03/R21/R33/R34 (renewals/resubmissions/revisions): Mar 16, Jul 16, Nov 16
  • K series (new):  Feb 12, Jun 12, Oct 12
  • K series (renewals/resubmissions/revisions): Mar 12, Jul 12, Nov 12

Learn about NIH’s standard due dates for competing applications and NIH Submission Policies including deadlines that fall on holiday and weekends and FOAs with special receipt dates.