Internal Awards: Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian

The following list includes award opportunities at the College and Hospital for Faculty, Trainees and Staff:

NewYork-Presbyterian Department of Nursing

  • Physician of the Year

    • Nominated by nursing units.

Faculty Clinical & Health Services Research Grant

  • A two-year grant to support faculty-led research on health equity and disparities.
  • Jointly funded by NYP Dalio Center for Health Justice, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons.
  • The clinical and health services research grants support research that provides solutions and takes action (Generation 3 & 4 research).
  • All grants should:
    • Clearly and directly address health equity and disparities.
    • Help inform a clear path toward sustained reduction in disparities.
    • Closely align with the mission and vision of the Dalio Center for Health Justice.
    • Preference will be given to grant applications that are enterprise-wide, with Co-Investigators from both schools (Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia Vagelos).
  • The Dalio Center, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Weill Cornell Medicine will fund $750,000 in Faculty Clinical & Health Services Research Grants. The maximum award will be $100,000 per grant and each award will cover two years. The award funds will be disbursed in two payments: 50% on grant contract execution and 50% at the start of year two, following the mid-project progress report.
  • To apply: Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Dalio Center in order to be considered for the grant.  The Dalio Center will review all LOIs and invite a subset of applicants to submit a full, long-form application for consideration.
  • For guidelines, timeline and application details, contact the Dalio Center.

Weill Cornell Medicine Grants, Awards and Lectureships

  • Awards at Graduation

    • Senior List chosen by medical students
    • Seigel Family Faculty Award
    • Seigel Family Outstanding Medical Research
  • Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP)

    • The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) is a monthly series of workshops designed for new faculty in year two, three or four of their faculty appointment. LAMP workshops introduce participants to the fundamentals of career planning, self-management, and leadership skills, including sessions with senior mentors who provide invaluable guidance. Skills acquired through this program provide early career faculty with tools to accomplish their primary career goals and lead to success as an academician. LAMP curriculum topics include promotion and tenure, presentation of work, conflict management, negotiation skills and much more. 
    • LAMP Brochure

Weill Cornell Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program

  • The program, supported by the Michael Wolk Heart Foundation, provides funds tsupport leadership training opportunities for Fellows. It also provides mentoring from the Fellowship Committee and others, small group meetings with nationally known leaders, and opportunities for discussion with current and past Fellows.
  • Fellows will become knowledgeable about health care policy, health care delivery and processes that can be used to improve care. They will develop abilities that make it possible for them to take active roles at the medical center in improving use of clinical information systems, optimizing patient access and patient safety, responding to new models of paying physicians and hospitals, and improving the quality of care for our patients.
  • We are calling applications for the eleventh year of the Healthcare Leadership Fellows program to identify Weill Cornell’s “leaders of tomorrow” and foster their development.  Sixty-eight Weill Cornell faculty members have been selected as Fellows during the first ten years of the program; many have assumed leadership roles within departments and on committees of Weill Cornell and NYP. 
  • Apply / Information: The Medical College and the Physician Organization invite faculty members to apply for the eleventh year of the program by March 1st, 2022 by submitting applications to Reekarl Pierre (  

Faculty Advancement & Research Mentorship Program (FARM) for Junior Faculty

  • In partnership with Harvard’s GRASP, this program is designed to mentor junior faculty without an R01 or equivalent through grant submission process. FARM’s NIH funding success rate is 65% for junior investigators compared with 19% national average.
  • FARM is offered under the auspices of Dean Augustine M. K. Choi, Senior Associate Dean for Research Hugh C. Hemmings and CTSC Director, Julianne Imperato-McGinley.
  • There are 20 available spots.
  • In order to apply, please email us your NIH biosketch, intended grant mechanism, grant title, and targeted NIH submission cycle to
  • Learn more:

Research Assistance for Primary Parents (RAPP) Initiative

  • The Research Assistance for Primary Parents (RAPP) Initiative provides technical support to exceptional faculty members, both male and female, who are primary caregivers for an infant or child. Its goal is to help recipients advance their research projects while also negotiating childcare responsibilities. 
  • The RAPP Initiative will provide non-renewable grants of $50,000 for one year to faculty researchers working in labs and departments that do not have the resources to offer technical research assistance of this kind. Applicants may be engaged in basic, translational, or clinical research projects.
  • Funding must be used to cover salaries for technical personnel such as lab technicians, research assistants, and programmers.
  • Applications will be evaluated through the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Women, and the top proposals will be awarded each funding cycle, up to a maximum of four per year. Awards will be made based on the applicant’s past record of achievement and future promise.
  • For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply, please see the guidelines. Please contact Dr. Katherine Hajjar, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, at with any questions.
  • Download RAPP Brochure

Pioneers in Diversity Awards

  • Ida Sophia Scudder MD Award
    • The Ida Sophia Scudder, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Service recognizes an MD, PhD, MD-PhD, or PA student who has made significant contributions in the field of community service and providing care to the underserved.
  • Bruce Laine Ballard MD Award
    • The Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentorship is presented to a faculty member who demonstrates a commitment to improving student life and to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment where students are able to thrive and succeed
  • Administrative Staff Award
    • The Administrative Staff Award recognizes staff members who embody the spirit of cultural diversity and service. This award honors staff members who have gone beyond the call of duty to make sure the environment is inclusive, engaging and welcoming, and whose efforts may often go unnoticed
  • Louis Wade Sullivan MD Award
    • The Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy honors a resident or postdoctoral fellow who has been an outspoken champion for health promotion and a public health advocate, especially for medically underserved populations.

Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards

  • Previously named the Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards, they are now generously endowed by Ritu and Board Fellow Ajay Banga, and support excellence in research to improve the health of women and underrepresented minorities and/or to reduce health disparities in healthcare systems and in clinical settings, either locally or globally. Research into improving the diversity and gender balance of the biomedical workforce will also be supported, as lack of a representative workforce can be linked to health disparities and we must move the needle and better confront inequality.  The Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards are designed to further Weill Cornell Medicine’s goal of becoming a national leader in advancing diversity, inclusion, and gender equity within academic medicine. 
  • We seek proposals for basic, translational, clinical, informatics, or outcomes research that addresses health disparity areas including, but not limited to: race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, access to healthcare, differing standards of healthcare, insurance status, age, geography, sexual orientation, and cultural beliefs. Projects that enhance the diversity pipeline either through research or the inclusion of diverse personnel are encouraged.
  • The Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards will provide funding for one year and will be available at two levels:
  • Faculty (4 awards) - $50,000 each
  • Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates (2 awards) - $50,000 each
  • Favor will be given to applicants where departmental commitment to retention/promotion is given. Pairing with more senior faculty members to provide mentorship/guidance will be permitted; however, the grant must be to the junior member and a clear indication of how the project will enhance the development of an independent career for the more junior member will be required. A salary cap will be imposed on all project budgets; the funds allocated to the PI’s salary and fringe benefits may not exceed 25 percent of the total budget.
  • Applications will be evaluated by a scientific review committee through the Office of the Research Dean.  Award recipients may be invited to present their research projects the year following their completion during Weill Cornell Medicine’s Diversity Week.
  • For deadlines, eligibility criteria and more information on how to apply, please contact Elizabeth Omondi ( in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with any questions.

Health Equity Scholars in Health Equity – Education Track RFA 2021-2022

  • Sponsored by the Diversity Center of Excellence (DCoE, Cornell Center for Health Equity)
  • The Education track is focused on training teaching faculty to develop, implement, and evaluate curricula on health equity and cultural competence across preclinical, clinical, and graduate medical education at Weill Cornell Medicine/NYP and its network hospitals. Candidates attend a half-day kick off workshop and a monthly two-hour group didactic meeting/ workshop. In addition, Scholars work on a mentored capstone project, focused on the development, redesign, or evaluation of curricula in health equity, and/or culturally responsive care.
  • Please consider nominating a candidate, sharing this announcement with faculty in your program, or self-nominating. 
  • For more information about the application, contact Daisy Torres-Baez ( 

Quality Improvement Academy – Weill Cornell Medicine (QIA-WCM)

  • In 2016, the QIA was the first program established at NYP/WCM to provide a pathway for junior faculty who are not traditional researchers to obtain mentorship and achieve academic scholarship while improving the quality and safety of hospital and ambulatory patient care. Due to interest from other departments as well as NYP Nursing, we have expanded to include physician and nurse participants from the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Surgery.
    • Prioritizes the quality and safety goals of WCM and NYP while increasing the productivity and visibility of the institution’s commitment to high value, high quality care as a high reliability organization.
    • Eligibility:
      Candidates eligible for participation must: 
      • Hold a faculty appointment (currently) at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor;
      • Clinically active in the inpatient and/or outpatient settings at Weill Cornell Medicine or Lower Manhattan Hospital. (Applicants from other campuses are welcome to apply if able to attend the six-half day workshops in person at the uptown campus.);
      • Propose a project in the areas of quality and/or process improvement or patient safety relevant to their division and/or department and in alignment with the goals of NYP and/or WCM PO;
      • Identify a project sponsor within their department’s leadership (Division Chief and/or Department Chair).
      • Projects will be reviewed for feasibility for completion within 12 months, likelihood of sustainability, potential impact on patient care, potential for publication and alignment with departmental/institutional goal. 
    • How to Apply
      • For full details on the application process and the application form: 
      • All applications must include attestation of support from division or department leadership for participation in the program.  
      • Applications will be reviewed for eligibility on a rolling basis.  If criteria are met, applicants will be contacted to arrange a project consultation with QIA leadership.  You will have an opportunity to expand on and revise your application at that time for re-submission.  Notifications of final program decisions will be made by April 2022. 
      • Please contact us at with questions about the program or the application process. 

Annual Weill Cornell Medicine Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Poster Session

  • Annual event highlighting work in QI and Patient Safety.
  • Cosponsored by Quality Improvement Academy, Physician Organization – Division of Quality and Patient Safety, and NYP Department of Nursing.
  • Contact:

Laurie H. Glimcher MD Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty

  • The Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty was established by Dr. Glimcher, Former Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in medicine by acknowledging superb women mentors.

JumpStart Research Career Development Program

  • Supports investigators during the critical period of career development spanning from the completion of research training to the early years on faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine.
  • Provides one year of initial funding, with the opportunity of up to $300,000 over three years. Maximum annual award: $100,000.
  • The program aims to assist investigators as they apply for a National Institutes of Health K award, an early-career grant that lays the foundation to conduct independent research.
  • Interested Pediatrics candidates should contact their Department Chair, Division Chiefs, and Center and Institute Directors to seek nomination for the JumpStart Program.
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must hold a MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree and seek additional research training under the supervision of a sponsor or sponsors with the intent of embarking on an independent research career.
    • Applicants must be based full-time at Weill Cornell Medicine.
    • Applicants must be Assistant Professors, Instructors, senior clinical fellows, or late-stage postdoctoral trainees. Late-stage postdoctoral applicants and clinical fellows must have a high potential to obtain a faculty position at WCM, which must be clearly articulated in the letter of support.
    • Applicants must devote a minimum of 75% of their full-time appointment/effort to research. The letter of support must attest to the protected research time.
    • Applicants must have completed at least one year of research training in their current laboratory working on the research project proposed for the JumpStart Program prior to the start of this award.
  • For additional eligibility guidelines and information and how to apply:

Kellen Junior Faculty Fellowship

  • The Kellen Junior Faculty Fellowship provides $50,000 in research support to exceptional female junior faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine.  Five awards are given annually. The grant was established in 2015 with a $1.25 million gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. The goal is to provide female junior faculty with funding so that they can establish a scientific track record and succeed in independent research. This award strengthens the pipeline of outstanding female junior faculty who can ultimately be promoted to a higher academic rank at WCM.

The Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty

  • This is an annual award that recognizes outstanding faculty (men and women) at Weill Cornell Medicine who demonstrate commitment to advancing the academic careers of women in the areas of clinical care, research, or education. The recipient of this award will be announced during the medical college’s annual Diversity Week and will receive a $5,000 prize as well as a plaque in honor of his or her contributions to promoting the academic careers of women.

The President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW)

  • The PCCW is a group of highly accomplished alumnae who work to enhance the involvement of female faculty as leaders within Cornell University and supports the completion of research leading to promotion and tenure. Since its inception in 1992, grants from this organization have awarded more than $462,000 to 151 women and programs at Cornell, including several at WCM.

Cyma Rubin Women in Science Lectureship

  • The Cyma Rubin Women in Science Lectureship was created in 2015 to highlight the accomplishments of distinguished women in the field, and to encourage, inspire and educate women scientists. Lecturers also meet with female students in an intimate setting to discuss their careers and provide mentorship.

Mitchell Alan Ross Prize

  • The Mitchell Alan Ross Prize was established to encourage young investigators to pursue research in the areas of epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia.   A prize of $5,000, to be used at the recipient’s discretion, will be awarded to a graduating Fellow, Resident, or Post-doctoral trainee who has completed an outstanding research project in the area of epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia. Priority will be given to individuals who plan to pursue research in epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia as a career.  The prize will be announced in June and awarded prior to July 1 on an annual basis.
  • Eligibility: Graduating fellows, residents, and postdoctoral fellows at Weill Cornell Medicine.
  • Project must involve epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia (basic, translational, and clinical research projects are acceptable) 
  • How to apply:
    • Recommendation letter from the Department Chair (1-2 pages) 
    • Statement from the nominee describing the nominee’s research background, current research efforts, and future goals 
    • Updated CV
  • Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2022 
  • For additional information: 

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