COVID-19 Unit for Research at Elmhurst and Queens (CURE-19) - Collaborative COVID-19 Research (Deadline 02/28/2022)

The COVID-19 Unit for Research at Elmhurst and Queens (CURE-19) released a request for applications for pilot projects focused on collaborative COVID-19 research on December 7, 2021.

Research should focus on:
• Long term effects of COVID-19
• Social and environmental determinants of COVID-19
• Reproductive, maternal, child health related to COVID-19
• Intervention research to respond to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
• Other relevant COVID-19 research ideas will be considered as well.

Four pilot projects will be awarded up to $25,000 each for one year. Faculty members with an affiliation to Mount Sinai, NYC H+H Elmhurst and/or Queens Hospital are encouraged to apply.

The application link ( contains the application guidelines and more information on CURE-19. The links to the application guidelines and CURE-19 information sheet are also below.

CURE-19 RFA 2022

CURE-19 Two Page Brief

Application Deadline:
The application submission deadline is February 28, 2022. We encourage applicants to inform us of their intent to apply.

Please contact Payal Ram ( with any questions.


Mount Sinai Distinguished Scholar Award (Deadline 1/18/2022)

The Mount Sinai Distinguished Scholar Award, offering $50,000 for research support, is designed to boost the productivity of early Mount Sinai Health System career investigators, who are facing substantial caregiving demands particularly in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.

Eligibility: see RFA for more details

  • Assistant or first-year Associate Professor, devoting at least 50% effort to research
  • Has an intra or extramural career development award or research project grant that supports salary and research.
  • Is on a clear trajectory to a successful independent research career.
  • Demonstrates a compelling case for why the funds will help them to maintain productivity while they are facing significant demands of being a caregiver.
  • Members of groups underrepresented in science and medicine are strongly encouraged to apply.

Information Session: December 7th at 1:00 pm
Registration Link

Application Deadline: January 18, 2022 (11: 59 pm)

Notification of awards will be made by February 15, 2022.  Funding will begin on February 22, 2022

Advanced Cardiology Metabolism and Lipids Fellowship - Annual Solicitation (Deadline - April 29, 2022)

Duration: 1 or 2 years
Timeline: July 2022 start date
Block schedule: 65% research, 35% outpatient
Supervision: Robert S. Rosenson, MD

Fellows accepted to the Andres Mata Fellowship in Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the Division of Cardiology are either board eligible or board certified in internal medicine and are accepted into the program after completing residency training in internal medicine. Goals of the program:

I. Medical Knowledge
1. Recognize need for, state proper indications for, discuss potential complications of, and demonstrate appropriate treatment of patients with lipoprotein disorders and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, through reading, attending relevant presentations, and observing and discussing with senior faculty.
2. Requirements for American Board of Clinical Lipidology Examination ( will be supported.

II. Clinical Research
1. Involvement in investigator-initiated clinical trials including recruitment of clinical subjects, data analysis, and abstract and manuscript preparation.
2. Competence and proficiency in recent relevant clinical findings and innovations.
3. Learn methods on biocellular and inflammation and thrombosis, including a potential external training.
4. Support time for related additional training, vascular imaging, genetics, and molecular and cellular biology training as relevant.

III. Patient Care
1. Recognize and provide treatment under close supervision by senior fellows and faculty. Specifically, this includes understanding the management of patients with:
a. Lipoprotein disorders
b. Cardiovascular risk factors including hypertension and diabetes.
c. Genetics
d. Management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases according to national guidelines and professional society expert documents.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Please feel free to inquire or send CVs to:

Mount Sinai's new Laureates Program
I hope that everyone by now has seen the exciting announcement about the BioMedical Laureates Program at Mount Sinai, which will recruit 20 new Black or Latinx faculty in basic or clinical research over the next 5 years.

The goal is to recruit one established faculty member (assistant, associate, or full professor) and one junior Instructor (who will be nurtured to develop an independent research program) in the basic sciences and in the clinical sciences each year for the next 5 years.

This is a spectacular program and we look to all of you to bring outstanding candidates forward. We will be providing further details over the next several weeks, but please get started right away in identifying candidates who would join us starting summer 2021. Candidates will then be reviewed competitively to select our Laureates in what we expect to be a highly selective process. The success of this program will depend on all of you bringing the best candidates forward to us.

Please contact Lynne Richardson for further information on clinical science Laureate positions, and me for basic science positions.

Thank you, Eric Nestler

GCO Funding Opportunities

Monthly and continuous submission funding opportunity packets are available on the GCO Funding Opportunities web page.


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