Training and Education

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to supporting all investigators and laboratory staff. Access tools to help you understand both the research administration processes, and the training you will need to comply with state and federal requirements. Visit Mount Sinai's Research Training Website and learn more about institutional and extramural training sessions for you and your team.

InfoEd (Proposal Development) Class
Persons preparing the application in InfoEd are required to take this class.

Grants and Contracts Office

Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai believes that all faculty can reach their full potential and experience professional fulfillment, well-being, and success with high-quality enriched mentorship, leadership development training, and career advancement support. We provide many workshops, skills training, discussion groups, networking, and informational resources to help faculty advance their career. Email us at to stay up-to-date on our career development workshops!

National Institutes of Health

The NIH has a wide array of videos, webinars, podcasts, and other instructional material for you to learn about the grant submission process and policies and how to successfully compete for funding.

  • Grants Application Basics - Two NIH videos about what the NIH looks for, eligibility, and the submission process.
  • ASSIST for researchers submitting competitive multi-project applications, view the ASSIST training material.
  • Biosketch (Webinar - approximately 30 minutes) Create a Biosketch with SciENcv
  • Clinical Trials - Understanding the Definition of Clinical Trial and What that Means to You (Podcast - approx 12 minutes)
  • Electronic Research Administration (eRA) This NIH site has helpful information for the PI on eRA Commons' features and functions and understanding different screen statuses as well as for NIH reviewers navigating the Internet Assisted Review (IAR) module.
  • Electronic Research Administration (eRA) (Training Materials and Hand Outs from Workshops)
  • Grants and Funding (Podcasts)
  • Learn about a variety of topics on the NIH and the grants submission process, preparing a successful application, advice for new and early-career scientists, and managing your award.
  • Grants and Funding (Recent Webinars)
  • Grants and Funding (Videos and Webinars) See featured videos and peruse this large selection of NIH videos and webinars. Link to other NIH Channels like Genome TV and NCBI.
  • Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Overview (Video - approx 15 minutes) 
  • Indirect Costs 101 (Videos - approx. 20 minutes)
  • Peer Review Process - Overall (Videos- approx. 45 minutes total viewing time) NIH's Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has produced a series of videos to give you an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.
  • Peer Review Process - Grant Mechanism (Webinars)
  • Rigor and Transparency (Video - approx. 30 minutes total viewing time)
  • xTRACT ( 3 Videos: approx. 15 minutes total viewing time)

Research Administration Professional Organizations

Research Administration Workshops and Seminars