Funding Opportunities 2024

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 are currently closed for this award cycle.
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 are currently closed for this award cycle.
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 are currently closed for this award cycle.
Strategic Priorities Pilot Award
Deploys institutional funds to address emerging strategic priorities. The current focus, Translational Science, supports proposals that seek to address barriers in translational research and the inefficiencies in the research process that are common across diseases and domains.  
Applications are currently closed for this award cycle.
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 are currently closed for this award cycle.
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 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 currently closed for this award cycle.

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 are currently closed for this award cycle.
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 being accepted on a rolling basis.
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 open. Deadline: April 12, 2024.