Announcing New Research Support Services (uPDATED SPRING 2018)

Grant Review Submission Form (updated Spring 2018) 

Deadline(s): relative to the upcoming NIH Grant Submission Deadline:

Initial Request form (at least 5 weeks prior to the Grant Due Date); 

Science Draft Submission (for those seeking external review): Three (3) to Four (4) weeks prior to submission 

(Final) Editing (outside company that has already been used by several departments will be engaged as needed); 10 to 14 days prior to submission 


We’d like to call your attention to a potential, new NIH Policy that stands to affect all PIs, described in two Open Mike Extramural Nexus postings by Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research: (1) Implementing Limits on Grant Support to Strengthen the Biomedical Research Workforce; and (2) Research Commitment Index: A New Tool for Describing Grant Support; posted on 05/02/2017 and 01/26/2017 respectively.  Please note Table 1 on the RCI post that that shows the RCI point values for a PI per activity code and whether the grant has one or multiple PIs.


Funding Resources

One of the most important steps in building a successful research career is learning to identify potential funding opportunities. To support Mailman School researchers in this effort, a list of resources and key information about funding opportunities are presented below.

Please ckk7 [at] (contact us) with any questions regarding funding resources or if you would like to schedule an appointment to conduct a funding search based on your research interests.

Multi Agency 

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)

Pivot (formerly COS/Community of Sciences)

Federal Agencies

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Department of Defense (DOD) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) BAA16-1

To subscribe to specific Department of Defense/DoD/CDMRP program announcements, please see: 
Subcribing to DoD Program Announcements;
This is a way for you to recieve the announcements as soon as they are relaeased 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Foundations / Associations

American Cancer Society 

American Heart Association

Foundation Center

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Columbia University Funding-Sources

Grant Tools found at MSPH/SPA (Sponsored Projects Administration) Website

EVPR Spring Newsletter 2014 from Columbia University Executive Vice President's Office: 

NIH Public Access Policy Tip Sheet enables researchers to search for federal funding opportunities, access full funding opportunity notifications, download electronic applications, apply for grants electronically, sign up for grant opportunity emails, and much more.

Choose from the broad range of search options offered below:

Funding Opportunity Notification Emails

R2 has created a guidance document to help researchers sign up for funding opportunity notification emails from various sources.

NIH Funding

Contacting Staff at the NIH Institutes and Centers:

Who At NIH Can Answer my Question About….?

NIH Parent Announcements PA-16-160 (R01), PA-16-162 (R03), PA-16-161 (R21)  

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the primary federal funding agency for biomedical (including public health) research.The NIH is comprised of 27 institutes and centers. Learn about the NIH’s institutes, centers, and offices.

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan 2016-2020 (web page); NIH-Wide Strategic Plan 2016-2020 (.pdf) 

Current and Future Funding Opportunities at NIH

NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts
Sign up for the NIH List-Serve Here

MOST RECENT Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Transition Plans for Reporting Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Information in Non-Competing Type 5 Progress Reports

NIH Launching New System and Procedures for Reporting Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Information to the NIH

Search a database of all active funding opportunities (RFAs & PAs). Results can be sorted by the following: announcement number, related announcements, issuing organization, release date, opening date, expiration date, activity code(s), or title. The database of current funding opportunities can also be searched by keyword.

Office of Extramural Research (OER)

Extramural grants account for approximately 83% of NIH's $30 billion budget. For more information on the NIH Office of Extramural Research, including information about NIH grants and funding, application basics, and current funding opportunities, please visit the OER website.

NIH OER: News Flashes

Stay up-to-date with research-related news and announcements from the NIH at their OER News Flashes page.

NIH RePORTER is an electronic system to search NIH research projects using a variety of codes, including public health area of interest, and provide information on publications and patents resulting from NIH-funded research:

NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools)

The NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website offers a repository of reports, data, and analyses of past and present NIH research activities, as well as several tools to perform database searches. Visit the RePORTER website. RePORT also enables users to access the following items:

Information on:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ);
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA);
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); 

To access abstracts using RePORTER:

  1. Enter the desired search criteria (i.e., agency/institute/center, funding mechanism, activity code, etc.).
  2. Click “submit query.”
  3. Click on a project title to retrieve the abstract for a particular project.

Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

Other Government Funding

To access funding and grant information directly from the major government funding agencies please see the list below: offers access to grant information from 26 federal funding agencies. Find brief descriptions of each of these agencies or browse their grant offerings

Funding Opportunities in Key Areas

At the request of Dean Linda Fried, R2 has developed a repository of current funding opportunities in four areas of key interest to the Mailman School: (1) Aging; (2) Chronic/ Non-Communicable Diseases; (3) Mass Incarceration/ Health of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated People/ Criminal Justice; (4) Obesity/ Healthy Weight Management.

Click on the topic name for a list of current funding opportunities, organized by expiration date, with opportunities expiring the soonest listed first. These lists will be updated regularly as opportunities expire and new opportunities become available.

For support applying to any of these opportunities or to request a funding search on another key word, please email ckk7 [at] (Craig Kandell) or call 212-305-3615.