Opportunities and Funding

Internal Research Opportunities for Faculty

Columbia University Medical Center has many state-of-the-art research facilities housed and administered by its Departments, Centers, Institutes, and Affiliated Institutions, offering the highest quality research resources to faculty and students. Many of these facilities also offer education and training. Information regarding the use of any research facility may be obtained through each facility's website.

Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

The focus of the Irving Institute is to transform the way clinical and translational research is conducted, enabling medical investigators to develop new treatments faster, and to deliver those treatments to patients more efficiently and more effectively. Irving Institute faculty include some of CUMC’s most accomplished, senior researchers who provide leadership and serve as mentors for junior faculty, fellows, and trainees.

The resources provided by the Irving Institute offer support in biomedical informatics, study design and biostatistics, bioethics, regulatory issues, core laboratory facilities, community engagement, plus a fully-staffed Clinical Research Resource for campus investigators.

Pilot & Collaborative Translational & Clinical Studies Resource (PCSR)

The Irving Institute also provides several funding opportunities for clinical and translational investigators.

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC)

The HICCC supports and manages 15 Shared Resources (SRs) which provide services that are essential to basic and translational cancer research.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance (CIRAR)

CIRAR prepares biomedical researchers and others in interdisciplinary research with a focus on the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance. CIRAR offers several training grants and other research opportunities.

Diabetes Research Center

Core services are provided on a fee-for-service basis. In addition, the DRC provides for financial support through the pilot/feasibility program. The DRC is committed to supporting all members through program enrichment activities and scientific interactions to foster a collegial approach to diabetes research.


External Research Opportunities for Faculty

Opportunities for faculty to participate in research are available throughout the United States and internationally. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers guides to some of these resources, in addition to being a source of research funding. NIH has more than 75 buildings in a campus-like environment over 300 acres. Some research is performed on campus in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, although more than 80% of research activities are conducted by scientists working in every state and around the world.

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

NIDCR is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on oral, dental and craniofacial health and disease. NIDCR is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.