Applying for Extramural Funding

After identifying a potential funding source (see Search for Funding Opportunities) and writing a proposal, ALL applications (grants or contracts) must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Research Administration (OSRA) at least 7 business days prior to the funding agency's submission deadline. OSRA is responsible for the review and approval of research-related agreements that bring extramural funding into Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM).

OSRA will electronically submit eSNAP and other on-line applications up to 5:00 PM on the due date of the application. There is no assurance that applications received less than seven (7) working days prior to their due date will be submitted.

Please refer to the Institutional Information document frequently requested by funding agencies (i.e. name of Signing Official contact information, Federal Wide Assurance numbers etc.). Generally, only WCM faculty members are eligible to apply for extramural funding through WCM’s, but some exceptions apply

OSRA’s Grants and Contracts Specialists review and approve applications and supporting documentation to ensure that the submission complies with funding agency guidelines and institutional policies of WCM. To find Specialists assigned to your department, please consult the staff listing or call 646-962-8290. Discussion between applicants and OSRA should be initiated early in the process of grant or contract preparation and will be ongoing.

Please be aware that some extramural programs - such as NIH applications with more than $500,000 of direct costs per year or institutional training grants - require special prior approvals from the funding agency and/or WCM. For more information on this topic contact the Grants and Contracts Specialist assigned to your department.

Per NIH regulations, specific clauses have to be added to grant/contract applications addressing plans for sharing research data (if direct costs of $500,000 and more are requested for any year) and sharing model organisms (if development of such organisms is anticipated, regardless of the amount of direct costs). For more information and examples of application inserts, please visit Required Federal Citations section of NIH Information and Forms portion of this web site.

Please review our grants submissions standard operating procedure for additional information.