The Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) of the Icahn School of Medicine (ISMMS) is the centralized administrative office that oversees the sponsored programs application and award process and provides support to faculty regarding research activities. The GCO documents policy, provides on-going information to faculty regarding sponsorship, policy changes, funding opportunities, and generally assists faculty in all aspects of the pre-award process. The GCO also collects data regarding faculty research performance and reports to senior management regarding institutional performance.
All sponsored project and research proposals, excluding projects in which BRANY serves as the IRB and negotiates the clinical trial agreement on behalf of Mount Sinai, must be submitted to the Grants and Contracts Office. We evaluate each program and proposal for accuracy of administrative information and budget, as well as for compliance with Federal, State, New York City, and ISMMS regulations, such as those pertaining to biosafety, or to the use of human subjects, vertebrate animals, or recombinant DNA.
Effective September 23, 2020, the GCO submission process will change as part of a broader schoolwide initiative to improve research administration workflow efficiency. Please review GCO’s updated submission requirements here.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Sponsored Research
The Grants and Contacts Office (GCO) is closely following the coronavirus and its effects on sponsored projects. This webpage contains information about COVID-19 as it relates to the conduct of research and sponsored projects. Communications will be sent via email on the Research Listserve and this page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Availability of GCO Staff
The GCO is operating under normal business hours. Continue to contact your designated GCO contact person for any questions you have.
Allowability of Costs
The GCO is reviewing questions relating to the allowability of costs on sponsored projects associated with delays or disruptions due to the effects of COVID-19. Send questions to your designated GCO Grants Specialist.
Mount Sinai Policy
- Research Roadmap COVID-19 Guidance
- Sponsored Projects Finance (SPF) Flexibilities Available to Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19
Funding Agency Guidance
The links below provide COVID-19 related guidance and information.
- Council of Governmental Relations (COGR)
COGR maintains a list of federal agency and institutional responses to COVID-19.
- American Heart Assocation (AHA)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Last Updated: March 31, 2020