Ways to Give
For Faculty and Staff
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team is your resource for finding and applying for funding opportunities. We act as a liaison between you and potential funders, and work closely with you throughout the application process, from beginning to end.
Please contact us directly at 212.404.3495 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how we can help secure funding for your research project.
Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty & Staff
- We have an idea for a project. Can you meet with us to discuss this?
- Who on the Corporate and Foundation Relations team covers my area? How can I contact them?
- What is a “centrally coordinated” foundation? How do I go about contacting this type of foundation?
- What is the difference between federal and foundation grant proposals?
- If I’m interested in submitting a grant proposal to a private funder or corporation, do I need to first reach out to the Development Office?
- Which financial documents will I need for my grant proposal?
- How can the Corporate and Foundation Relations team assist us in the proposal process?
- What is an RFP?
- How can I find out about RFPs?
- What do I do with a check that I’ve received from a foundation?
- How can I get a corporate sponsor for an event?
- Where can I find the policy on distinguishing between gifts and sponsored awards?
We have an idea for a project. Can you meet with us to discuss this?
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your ideas for a concept or proposal with you. In advance of scheduling a meeting, we ask that you review the concept paper/proposal planning guide in preparation for our discussion. You can contact the staff for your area (listed below), or contact us at 212.404.3495 or email@example.com for assistance.
Who on the Corporate and Foundation Relations team covers my area? How can I contact them?
Cancer Institute, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Science, Basic Science, and Research - contact Terry Pearl, 212.404.3896, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiac and Vascular Institute; the Department of Medicine, including the Divisions of Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Medical Humanities, Nephrology, and Translational Medicine; the Department of Emergency Medicine; Surgery; Anesthesiology; Ophthalmology; and the Department of Population Health - contact Lily Cabrera, 212.404.3681, email@example.com
Cancer, Medical Education, Adult Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Radiology, OB/GYN, Dermatology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuroscience, Nursing, Social Work, the Mind Body program, scholarships, student activities, patient centered care, and the free clinic - contact Elsa Dessberg, 212.404.3647, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Steven D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Center for Musculoskeletal Care, Child Life, Child Psychiatry, and the Departments of Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, and Urology - contact Maxwell Winer, 212.404.3473, email@example.com
You can find also contact us at 212.404.3495 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What is a “centrally coordinated” foundation? How do I go about contacting this type of foundation?
A centrally coordinated foundation is one that manages its relations through NYU Langone. The Corporate and Foundation Relations team coordinates letters of inquiry and applications on the foundation’s behalf. The following is a list of centrally coordinated foundations – please get in touch with us first before contacting them:
- Atlantic Philanthropies
- W.M. Keck Foundation
- Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
- Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
- The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation
- New York State Health Foundation
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation
- William Randolph Hearst Foundation/The Hearst Foundations
- Commonwealth Fund
- The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund
- Making Headway Foundation
- The Leon Levy Foundation
- G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Foundation
- The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
- Peter G. Peterson Foundation
- The New York Community Trust
- Ira Sohn Conference Foundation
- Avon Foundation
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater NYC
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure (National)
- Robin Hood Foundation
- The Robertson Foundation
- The Kresge Foundation
- Blavatnik Family Foundation
- The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc.
- Breast Cancer Alliance
- The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- The Irma T. Hirschl Trust
- Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer
- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
- Starlight Children's Foundation NY*NJ*CT
- The Starr Foundation
- Feldstein Medical Foundation
- Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
- The Mary Kay Foundation
Additionally, many non-federally funded awards for faculty in the early stages of their careers limit the number of applicants that any institution can nominate. To ensure that the NYU School of Medicine nominates candidates with the best chances of success, the Office of Science and Research has an internal application process for all Limited Submission Awards. Please visit the OSR website for more information about limited submission awards and the limited submission award calendar.
What is the difference between federal and foundation grant proposals?
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Team handles non-federal, non-government, philanthropic grants. This includes working with:
- Private Foundations
- Public Foundations or Charities
- Affiliated Giving Programs
- Community Foundations
- Corporate Giving Programs
- Corporate Foundations
- Donor-Advised Funds
- Federated Giving Programs
- Religious Organizations
For assistance with government submissions, please contact SPA.
If I’m interested in submitting a grant proposal to a private funder or corporation, do I need to first reach out to the Development Office?
Yes. The Office of Development applies for NYU-wide institutional clearance for PIs to approach private funders and corporations. Please contact us to manage your clearance process, and for additional assistance with your grant proposal.
Which financial documents will I need for my grant proposal?
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Team keeps the following information on file for the institution:
- Form 990s
- Audited Financial Statements
- Tax Determination Letters
- Operating Budgets
- Board of Trustees Lists
We keep separate documents for NYU Hospitals Center and NYU School of Medicine, and can guide you in determining which documents are needed for your proposal(s). You will need a budget for your proposed project.
How can the Corporate and Foundation Relations team assist us in the proposal process?
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team is available to help you craft your proposal, from conception to submission. For proposals that are funded, we will also help you complete narrative reports to the donor, and work with finance to secure financial reports.
What is an RFP?
An organization issues a Request for Proposal, or RFP, in order to solicit research/grant proposals for funding opportunities. The RFP typically includes the requirements for submitting the proposal, as well as details on the funding opportunity’s specific topic and purpose.
How can I find out about RFPs?
There are a number of online directories where you can find information about RFPs, including the following:
What do I do with a check that I’ve received from a foundation?
Please alert us to checks received from private philanthropic funders so that we can route them appropriately and ensure that the donor receives IRS receipts and institutional acknowledgement.
How can I get a corporate sponsor for an event?
Please contact us directly within our areas of coverage to discuss event sponsorships from companies. Our areas of coverage are listed within the team bio section.
Where can I find the policy on distinguishing between gifts and sponsored awards?
Policy on Distinguishing Between Gifts and Sponsored Awards (including checklist), FAQs
We are grateful for the support of corporate and foundation partners, which supports world-class patient care, pioneering research, and medical education. Below find some recent corporate and foundation awards to NYULMC.
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation pledged $900,000 for the Division of Geriatrics for a special career development award program, over six years, for junior faculty members and fellows.
The Dana Foundation awarded $200,000 to Sharon Gardner, MD for brain tumor immunology research.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation recently renewed their support of a Pediatric Oncology fellowship at the NYU School of Medicine and additionally provided funds for vital signs monitors that will be integral to our treatment of young cancer patients with a $101,295 pledge.
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has awarded a $60,000 NARSAD Young Investigator award to Natalia De Marco Garcia, PhD.
Funding Opportunities and RFPs
Below is a sample of open RFPs with upcoming deadlines. Please contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations team if you are interested in submitting an application. We can also provide you with a specific list of funding opportunities for your area – for assistance please contact us at 212.404.3495 or email@example.com.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Third Alton Ochsner Research Scholarship
Average Grant Size: $160,000
Two year scholarship for research, training, and experience for surgeons committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery. Applicants must be within three years of cardiothoracic residency completion and in their first two years of an academic position. Funding can be used for support of salary, research supplies, travel and other academic expenses of the scholar.
Categories: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Audience: Young Investigators
Broad Medical Research Program
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Grants
Average Grant Size: varies
One- and two-year grants for basic or clinical IBD research projects to investigators from around the world who work in a nonprofit academic organization. Leading investigators in each research area will review proposals and provide suggestions for improvement. Proposals will be selected for funding based on their scientific strength, innovation, and relevance to IBD diagnosis, therapy, or prevention, with a preference for proposals with strong potential of clinical benefit to IBD patients in the foreseeable future.
Categories: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Research, Prevention
Audience: Basic and Clinical Investigators
American Heart Association
National Innovative Research Grant
Average Grant Size: $150,000
Grants for highly innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.
Proposals need not include preliminary data, however, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. This award is not intended for postdoctoral fellows or others in research training positions.
Categories: Cardiovascular Function and Disease, Stroke, Research
Audience: Applicant must hold an MD, PhD, DO or equivalent doctoral degree.
ABMRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research:
Alcohol Research Projects
Average Grant Size: $50,000-$100,000
Award for basic or clinical research, including epidemiology. Examples of research topics include factors influencing underage drinking, mechanisms of alcohol-related organ injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and effects of alcohol on general health. Areas of particular interest include studies on how particular patterns of consumption (quantity of alcohol consumed, types of alcoholic beverages consumed, frequency of consumption, and context) are related to health and behavioral outcomes; and interdisciplinary, bioinformatics, and other approaches to genetic and environmental factors that influence the patterns of consumption of alcoholic beverages and related consequences. The foundation does not support research on treatment of the complications of advanced alcoholism. However, research involving treatment paradigms intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of alcohol-related problems will be considered.
Categories: Alcohol, Epidemiology, Organ Injury, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Audience: Young Investigators