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FUNDING FAQ

Here are some of our frequently asked questions

From applying to funding and support for your project, here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the P50 COMMUNITY Center efforts to increase awareness and decrease health disparities.

How do I get funding?

If you are a community or faith-based organization interested in leading programs to address community health and wellbeing you may be eligible for funding through our Community Engagement Core BUILD grants. Please visit the funding page for more information

If you are an MD, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, or have an equivalent degree completed within the past 10 years, and you are interested in planning and leading a pilot project focused on reducing health disparities in chronic conditions, you may be eligible for pilot project funding through the Investigator Development Core Program. Please visit the funding page for more information.

Investigator Development Core FAQ

Question 1

If I am affiliated with a Department of Medicine, should my letter of support come from the Division Chief or from the Department of Medicine Chair? 

Answer 

If you are affiliated with a Department of Medicine, the letter of support should come you’re your Department of Medicine Chair 

 

Question 2

I have met all graduation requirements but will not have officially graduated with an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree by the submission deadline. Am I eligible to apply?

Answer 

Candidates must hold a MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree at the time of submitting the application for Phase I.

 

Question 3

Can two or more candidates work together on the same pilot project?

 

Answer

Yes. For applications with more than one PI (Principal Investigator), all must be early-stage investigators. An early-stage investigator is a new investigator who has completed their terminal research degree or medical residency, whichever date is later within the past 10 years, and has not yet competed successfully for a substantial, independent NIH research grant. 

 

Question 4

For the specific aims portion of the application, which citation style is required for references? 

Answer 

References (to research articles, publication, etc) are optional to support the 1-page aims page. Please use whichever citation style you prefer.

 

Question 5

I am an employee of NYC Health + Hospitals, but I am not part of Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY). Am I eligible to apply?  

Answer  

An employee of NYC Health + Hospitals should be paired up with a PAGNY clinician. For assistance with identifying and partnering with a PAGNY clinician, contact Marisol Castellano, IDC Project Manager, mc4542@cumc.columbia.edu 

 

Question 6

Are post-doctoral fellows eligible to apply for the IDC pilot program? 

Answer 

Post-docs can apply if they meet the criteria for early-stage investigators which is defined according to NIH guidelines as a new investigator who has completed their terminal research degree or medical residency—whichever date is later—within the past 10 years and has not yet competed successfully for a substantial, independent NIH research grant.  

CONNECTOME BUILD Grant FAQ (coming soon)

Please check this page for updated BUILD grant questions and answers

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