The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library (HSL) and Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are pleased to introduce you to a new tool PIVOT, which allows instantaneous access to the funding opportunities that are right for you. To keep pace with growing and evolving research fields, Pivot’s expert editors continuously update an authoritative list of keywords that are carefully matched to each Pivot funding opportunity. Enter search terms above or browse by keyword to explore the latest funding opportunities and research trends.

Internal Seed Funding

Columbia Univeristy has multiple internal seed funding programs provide monies to initiate the exploration of such research projects, thus enabling them subsequently to secure external funding.

Children's Health Innovation Nucleation Fund

The Department of Pediatrics invites child health faculty to submit their project ideas for the Innovation Nucleation Fund (INF). The INF supports up to five awards each year. Applications addressing clinical/translational research or basic/translational research will be supported with up to $50,000. Applications addressing advocacy, educational, or clinical programs will be supported with up to $10,000. Three major criteria will guide all funding decisions: need, merit, and mission advancement. Faculty of all levels and career stages are eligible to apply and all ideas are welcome.

Effort Reporting

Effort reporting is the federally-mandated process by which the salary charged to a sponsored project is documented as being reasonable in relation to the effort expended on that project.


MyGrants collates and displays financial and award information for the purpose of managing research grants and clinical trails, and enabling financial projections throughout the award lifecycle. MyGrants combines data from ARC, the Grants Management System (InfoEd), and P@C systems. Data is loaded nightly, so data is current as of the previous day.

Core and Shared Facilities at CUIMC

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) has many state-of-the-art core and shared research facilities available to its researchers. Clinical research faculty, basic scientists, and students all benefit from the shared access to and shared cost of our core facilities. These resources offer the highest-quality scientific technology to the community. Many of these facilities also offer education and training, as needed. In addition, many departments, centers, and institutes have research facilities to aid investigators with their studies.


The Research Compliance and Administration System (RASCAL) is a web-based suite of IT modules that was developed to simplify the university's research compliance and administration processes. It was designed internally to help investigators and administrators manage ongoing research projects and related compliance activities at the University. RASCAL is used by many of the university's primary research administration offices.

Research Compliance Training

The Office of Research Compliance and Training, along with other university offices, sponsors a host of courses, both online and in person, covering a range of research compliance topics.

Services and Programs at the Irving Institute

The Irving Institute provides over 70 services and programs to Columbia University researchers and study teams, our community partners in upper Manhattan, and collaborators from other academic institutions, industry, and local and regional government. These offerings span all stages of the translational science spectrum from basic research to public health, and cover six broad categories including research support services, core facilities, data management and REDCap consultation, funding opportunities, community engagement, seminars and workshops, and education, training and mentoring. 

Shared Facilites at Columbia University

Columbia University's physical facilities, instruments, and online platforms reflect the quality and quantity of collaborations that prove so integral to our research enterprise. We strongly encourage all Columbia researchers to take advantage of the extensive spectrum of shared resources listed on this page.

Clinical Research Handbook

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The Clinical Research Handbook is a companion resource to the Sponsored Projects Handbook. It is geared to the clinical research coordinator and again follows the key phases of conducting clinical research at Columbia, from training to audits. It also includes a chapter on FDA-regulated research.

Research Radiation Safety Handbook

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This Handbook has been created to give practical guidance to faculty and staff at Columbia University conducting research using sources of ionizing radiation so that the use of such sources is carried out in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and University policies and procedures.

Sponsored Projects Handbook

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The Sponsored Projects Handbook has been created to give practical guidance to faculty and administrative staff of Columbia University in the management of sponsored projects funded by both governmental and private organizations. This handbook acquaints new investigators and administrators with the research policies and procedures of the University and serve as a reference guide for all investigators and administrators.

Animal Research Handbook

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The Animal Research Handbook is a companion resource to the Sponsored Projects Handbook. It is designed to be a reference guide for faculty and staff who are involved in research using animals.

Medical Research with Animals

Columbia University is committed to the use of animals in biomedical research only when all other options have been determined to be inadequate or inappropriate. We understand the responsibility associated with animal-based research and aim to provide the highest level of ethical and humane care. This website provides information about research conducted with animals at the university.