Funding Opportunities 2023

January 1, 2023

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 listing of our pilot award programs and upcoming key dates. More information is available on each program webpage.

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Pilot Award Programs

Imaging Pilot Award
Provides funding for innovative imaging studies with relevance to medical illness and therapeutic development. The 2022-2023 cycle’s Image-Guided Neuromodulation Pilot Award supports studies aiming to modify the nervous system using emerging technologies and techniques that could spawn innovation and improve clinical care.
Applications open Fall 2023. Anticipated deadline Winter 2023.
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.
Applications open Fall 2023. Anticipated deadline February 2024.     
Irving Multi-PI Planning Grant
Pilot funds intended to support the submission of multi-component biomedical research grants and large multi-PI research grants.
Applications open Winter 2022. Anticipated deadline Winter 2023.
Strategic Priorities Pilot Award
Deploys institutional funds to address emerging strategic priorities. The current focus, Learning Health System, supports proposals that apply a learning health system approach that integrates informatics, research, and clinical practice programs to solve real-world problems at NYP/CUIMC.
Applications open Winter 2023.  
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 Fall 2023/Winter 2024.
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.
Applications open Fall 2024. Anticipated deadline: November 20, 2024.
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 are now being accepted. Deadline: December 12, 2023. 

Career Development Awards

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 in Fall 2023. Anticipated deadline Winter 2024. 
KL2 Mentored Career Development Award
Combines didactic training, mentoring, exposure to multidisciplinary research, and ongoing evaluation to prepare young investigators for careers in patient oriented research (POR). The award serves as a "bridge" by which young junior faculty can achieve research independence.
Applications are currently closed for this award cycle.
TL1 Training Programs
Intended to provide trainees with additional research training to prepare for a research career that can contribute in some meaningful way to understanding risk of disease, improving diagnosis and prevention, and tailoring treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and/or lifestyle. We offer two programs:  the Doctoral Student TL1 Program and the Postdoctoral Fellow TL1 Program.
Applications are currently closed for this award cycle.
Irving Scholars Program
Scholars are selected on the basis of research proposals that reflect independent, well-developed scientific initiative in clinical investigation. These three-year awards provide substantial salary support, allowing the scholars more time for clinical investigation. During the tenure of their awards, successful candidates will hold a named professorship: either a Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of (Department) or a Florence Irving Assistant Professor of (Department).
Applications are currently closed for this award cycle.