Research Development

The goal of Research Development at Weill Cornell Medical College is to assist faculty members to identify and successfully compete for non-traditional extramural research funding. The following services are provided:

  • Identify and disseminate funding information including award announcements - Request For Applications (RFA), Request For Proposals (RFP), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), etc.
  • Work with faculty to develop and implement strategies that increase investigator competitiveness
  • Provide proposal development support
  • Create and foster relationships with funding institutions
  • Act as a liaison with Office of Sponsored Research Administration, Faculty Development, External Affairs, Faculty Diversity, CTSC and other WCMC departments
  • Enhance the profile of faculty members and their research strengths

WCMC faculty are encouraged to contact Teodora Staeva, Ph.D. for any questions regarding the details of a funding opportunity (eligibility, selection criteria, timeline) or if they would like assistance with the preparation of an award (LOI drafting, proposal development, pre-submission process, contacting funding agencies).


Teodora Staeva, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
Phone: (646) 962-6310

Natalie Gabay, MBA
Awards Coordinator, Office of Research Development
Weill Cornell Medical College
Phone: (212) 746-6720