New to Columbia

If you are new to Columbia University, the following resources will facilitate your search for research funding and ensure that you are informed of the University's research polices and procedures. In addition to the below list, new faculty are encouraged to review the multiple Grantsmanship Training resources developed by the Office of Research Initiatives.

Announcements for limited submissions and other important funding opportunities are distributed to the research community at Columbia via targeted email distributions.  A contacts database is maintained by the Office of Research Initiatives feed by HR data, which is updated regularly.  This allows announcements to be targeted based upon the disciplinary focus and eligibility terms of the program being announced.  There are several ways to ensure that you receive these announcements.

If you are not receiving announcements please send an email to [email protected].

Pivot connects researchers to financial support by leveraging the most comprehensive global source of sponsored funding opportunities, coupled with scholarly profiles to match researchers with financial partners and collaborators.

Pivot is available to all Columbia University faculty, students and administrators.

Go to Find Funding using Pivot for Quick Start Guides and other training materials to get started.

The Find Funding page provides information about types of funding including research, career development, instrumentation and centers from federal and state agencies and foundations for researchers at all career levels, as well as an overview of resources to help researchers in their search for research support. 

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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 will acquaint new investigators and administrators with the research policies and procedures of the University and serve as a reference guide for all investigators and administrators.

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.

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.

The Research Radiation Safety 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.

The Research Compliance Training Finder is an interactive tool that identifies which research compliance trainings an individual may be required to take.  Using a series of research-related questions, the Finder creates a personalized training chart of required and recommended trainings, complete with links to the trainings and the responsible offices.  The personalized training chart can be printed out for later reference. The Training Finder was developed by RCT in collaboration with the IRB, IACUC, EH&S and CTO.   

Columbia Technology Ventures works closely with Columbia researchers to identify, develop, market, and license scientific inventions and technologies, and help launch new start-up companies based on those inventions. Located at both the Medical Center and Morningside campuses, our team offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Patent Filings & IP Management
  • Technology Marketing & Licensing
  • Material & Data Transfer Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  •  Walk-in office hours for scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs seeking advice and expertise

And more! Visit or email [email protected] to learn more, subscribe to their mailing list, and connect with their office.