Funding and Training Opportunities

December 10, 2021

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research offers several funding and training opportunities that accept competitive applications typically once per year. Below is a quick listing of the programs and upcoming key dates. More information is available on each program webpage.

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Pilot Award Programs

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) and CaMPR-Integrating Special Populations (CaMPR-ISP) Pilot Award
Focuses on the innovative assembly of new teams to gather preliminary data to address unresolved clinical, translational and public health problems.
Apply by February 7, 2022
Strategic Priorities Pilot Award
Deploys institutional funds to address emerging strategic priorities. This cycle’s Learning Health Systems Pilot Award will support proposals that apply a learning health systems approach that integrates informatics, research, and clinical practice programs to solve real-world problems at NYP/CUIMC.
Apply by February 10, 2022
Community-Based Participatory Research Scholars and Awards Program
A key capacity-building opportunity to stimulate community-engaged research between Columbia University faculty and community/faith-based organizations that serve upper Manhattan and/or The Bronx.
Applications open February 2022. Anticipated deadline March 2022.
Imaging Pilot Award
Provides funding for junior investigators in MRI, optical imaging, PET tomography, single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), and ultrasound.
Applications open February 2022. Anticipated deadline April 2022.
Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Award
A key capacity building opportunity to stimulate the development, testing, and implementation of innovative population health, social/behavioral, or medical/clinical interventions.
Applications open Summer 2022. Anticipated deadline October 2022.
Translational Therapeutics Accelerator Pilot Award
Designed to provide investigators with funding, mentorship, and education to guide the advancement of an innovation from the lab to the clinic.
The application cycle is now closed. Applications will be accepted again in Fall 2022.
Columbia Precision Medicine Joint Pilot Grants Program
Funds research proposals focused on approaches to tailor medical care (prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment) to the individual patient.
Applications open Fall 2022. Anticipated deadline November 2022.
Irving Multi-PI Planning Grant
Pilot funds intended to support the submission of multi-component biomedical research grants and large multi-PI research grants.
Apply by February 7, 2022.


Training and Career Development Programs

Reach for the First R01 Workshop
Available twice a year to all promising junior faculty who are applying for the next funding cycle for an NIH R01 mechanism.
Spring 2022 applications will open in December 2021.
TL1 Training Programs
Prepares trainees for a research career that involves understanding disease risk, improving diagnosis/prevention, or tailoring treatment based on gene variations, environment, or lifestyle.
Applications open February 2022. Anticipated deadline April 2022.
Irving Scholars Program
Open to new applicants once a year and offers unrestricted funding over three years to mid-level assistant professors at CUIMC working in clinical and translational research. Each awardee will be named a Herbert Irving (or Florence Irving) Assistant Professor and will join a prestigious alumni group dating back to 1987 when the program began.
Applications open February 2022. Anticipated deadline May 2022.
KL2 Mentored Career Development Award
Prepares young investigators for careers in patient-oriented research. The award serves as a "bridge" by which young junior faculty can achieve research independence.
Submit an application by December 20, 2021.