Facilities and Resources Bank
The VP&S Office for Research has created a Facilities and Resources Bank based on the projects we have worked on. These short documents contain descriptions of the university, affiliated institutions, departments, and other core resources. These may be used as a template to complete the "Facilities and Other Resources" or other relevant sections on grant applications. The list is by no means complete, so if you cannot find a description that you are looking for, please email email@example.com.
Although these templates are provided to assist you in grant writing, please remember that they should be tailored to fit the needs of each grant submission. Each file contains a "last updated" date in the footer. It is ultimately the responsibility of the PI to ensure that descriptions included in grant applications are accurate, and that all necessary permissions for inclusion of a resource in the grant submission have been obtained.
How to access files
- To access files from the bank, click on the file of interest below. You will then need to log in with your @cumc.columbia.edu email address and password. (Do NOT use @adcu.columbia.edu or any other logins).
- After logging into Office 365, the file should open in a new browser window. You cannot edit the file within the browser, but you can copy/paste desired text into your own document. Alternatively, you can click on the "Edit in..." link (shown below) to load the whole file into Office on your computer.
- If you are a Columbia affiliate but do not have an @cumc.columbia.edu address, or have other issues accessing these files, please email us for assistance.
- Columbia University
- Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative
- Columbia Technology Ventures (link to the CTV website; UNI login required)
- Human Research Protection Office and IRB
- Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM)
Please see the ICM website for additional information for researchers (UNI login required)
- Office of Disability Services
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
- Office of Work/Life
- Ombuds Office
- Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
- Biomedical Informatics
- Genetics and Development
- Medical Humanities and Ethics
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
- Systems Biology
For help with this tool, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pathology and Cell Biology
More coming soon. In the meantime, email email@example.com
- Columbia Center for Human Development (CCHD)
- Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI)
- Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC)
- Institute of Genomic Medicine (IGM)
- Irving Institute (home of Columbia's Clinical and Translational Science Award)
- Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
- Biomarkers (HICCC/NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan)
- Biomedical Informatics (HICCC)
- Cancer Biostatistics (HICCC)
- Confocal and Specialized Microscopy (HICCC)
- Database Shared Resource (HICCC)
- Flow Cytometry (HICCC/CCTI)
- Genetically Modified Mouse Models (HICCC)
- Genomics and High-Throughput Screening (HICCC/Columbia Genome Center)
- Molecular Cytogenetics (HICCC)
- Molecular Pathology (HICCC)
- Oncology Precision Therapeutics and Imaging (HICCC)
- Proteomics and Macromolecular Crystallography (HICCC)
Descriptions of offices throughout the University that support training and/or career development activities:
- CUIMC Office of Academic Affairs has several professional and career development programmatic activities for junior faculty.
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has career development activities for postdocs.
- VP&S Office of Graduate Affairs
- Center for Career Education
- Center for Teaching and Learning
Other resources that are training-related:
- Individual Development Plan (IDP): A fundamental program covers topics such as career management, career exploration, career path selection, networking, goal setting and developing an individual development plan.
- Resources for postdocs
- Resources for Biomedical PhD Graduate Students
- Biomedical PhD Graduate Student Groups
- Grant/Scientific writing:
- NIH K Award Program for On-time Proposal Preparation (K-POPP): The VP&S Office for Research runs a program for postdocs and assistant professors submitting career development awards. K-POPP is designed to provide practical resources (i.e. checklists, timelines, helpdesk etc.) to ensure applicants are staying on target to meet the submission deadline. K-POPP also provides direction and strategy for assembling the application and guides the applicant in collaborating with their mentors to develop proposal content.
- Grant editing service for ESI VP&S faculty: The VP&S Office for Research has grant editors to assist ESI assistant professors submit clear and grammatically correct grant applications.
- Irving Institute's Reach for the First R01 Workshop: The Reach for the R01 Workshop assists talented CUIMC junior faculty assemble their first R01 application. It is held in the Spring and Fall terms and guides 6-8 junior faculty, who are recommended by their chairs, through bimonthly, closely-monitored meetings to ensure structure and timeliness in completing the tasks required to successfully submit a first R01 application. Over 40% of trainees have received R01 funding.
- Columbia Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities Course: This semester-long course providing an overview of grant mechanisms and review processes for a variety of sponsors including NIH.
- Columbia 2-day NIH Grant Writing Bootcamp: Offered through the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH), this is a two-day intensive boot camp that combines lessons, discussions, and hands-on exercises to help you powerfully frame your grant proposal so that it generates enthusiasm in your reviewers and- to get you funded.
- K Award Development Seminar (website only accessible via NYSPI computers and some Columbia computers): This monthly seminar series is run by professors in Psychiatry and assists research fellows and junior faculty with preparing their proposal for a K Award. It also exposes participants to the application process. Each monthly seminar has a faculty presenter or panel and focuses on a component of the K Award application.
- Nature Masterclass to improve scientific writing (offered through the CUIMC Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library)
- NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program: Become an ECR to learn how to become more competitive with grant applications.
- RCR at Columbia:
- CUIMC seminars: List of semianars and events at CUIMC that may enrich your scientific knowledge base.
- NIH Regional Meeting: Meeting on NIH program funding and grants administration and an opportunitity to meet your SRO.
- National and international scientific conferences in your discipline
- Academic Job Search:
- Columbia Academic Application Bootcamp: A program from Columbia's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs that is designed to support postdocs preparing to enter the academic job market by offering guidance on developing the application materials.
- Lab Leadership (Please note that not all of these resources are Columbia endorsed activities but are listed here to serve as resources for creating your training plan):
- Workshops and Courses (Please note that these are not Columbia endorsed activities but are meant to serve as resources for creating your training plan):
- Columbia University-wide Facts and Stats: The Office of the Provost and the Office of Planning and Institutional Research keeps timely and accurate data pertaining to admissions, enrollment, degrees and certificates, tuition, financial aid, faculty, staff, and other institutional areas of interest
- Interactive faculty diversity figure for Columbia University