Funding Opportunities

Search for prospective sponsors, request for proposals, contracts, and other funding information using the GCO funding opportunities packet, deadline calendar, online databases, and links to funders. Also, access the SPIN portal on InfoEd to have funding opportunities sent directly to your e-mail address. Please review the SPIN Getting Started Instructions to do so or simply click on the "Find a Funding Opportunity" link to begin your search.

Research Roadmap Funding Opportunities

Please visit the Funding and Training Opportunities page on the Research Roadmap and find internal and external funding opportunites.

Funding Opportunities: Continuous Submission Edition

Funding Opportunities: Monthly Edition

Funding Opportunities: Recent Announcements

These Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) were recently sent to the GCO. Please note that some of the announcements are time-sensitive with application or letter of intent deadlines that may be due in as little as two weeks.

Funding Opportunities: Coronavirus

COVID-19 funding opportunities that were circulated by the GCO can be found on the ORS COVID-19 funding opportunities page.

Committee on Special Awards

Many foundations limit the amount of grant applications that can be submitted from any single institution. In these cases, applications are reviewed by the Committee on Special Awards (CoSA). The primary reviewers present the proposal to the committee for discussion. Each member votes afterward by secret ballot and ranks the proposal. Based on their ranking, the committee recommends the applications to the Dean for approval. To see a listing of special grant, scholarship and fellowship opportunities, please visit the Upcoming Awards section of the CoSA website.


A contract is a mechanism for procurement of a product or service with specific obligations for both Mount Sinai and the extramural funding agency and recipient. Typically, there are greater performance expectations associated with contracts, including project milestones and detailed deliverables (e.g., reports). The arrangement is usually designed to benefit the extramural funding agency by achieving an expected outcome or product. We have compiled links to the following contract resources:

Commerce Business Daily (CBD) lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property and other procurement information. Each notice only appears in the CBD once.

FedBizOpps (FBO) lists over 23,000 immediate Federal procurement request for proposals (RFPs).


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.

National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities

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.