The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) works with various departments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to provide the highest level of service to the research community. ORPA helps put investigators in contact with the Development Office to obtain funds from private foundations, the Junior Faculty Council to assist junior investigators, and the Library to provide resources for their research.
Development officers and the grants management specialists in Grants and Contracts, a unit of the Office of Research and Project Administration, collaborate to assist investigators in securing support for their research projects. The Development Office works closely with professional foundations to identify and obtain research funds for investigators, junior faculty, and research fellows and serves as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s liaison to many of the foundations that provide seed grants, which aid investigators in developing preliminary data and research results that may lead to future NIH funding.
Junior Faculty Council
Working in conjunction with the Junior Faculty Council, Grants and Contracts provides up-to-date funding opportunity announcements targeted to young or junior investigators and offers grant-writing and proposal development seminars and workshops. Composed of Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians, the Junior Faculty Council advocates on behalf of the junior faculty (instructors, clinical assistant attendings, and assistant attendings) and regarding issues, including research that are, important to new and junior faculty members.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Library offers a variety of resources for researchers. Jointly, Research and Technology Management and the Library subscribe to databases that offer current funding opportunities.
Community of Science (CoS)
Provides access to a comprehensive database of available funding with more than 22,000 records.
Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)
Large multidisciplinary funding database containing over 11,000 funding sources from federal and private agencies.
Global Expertise Network for Industry, University, and Scholars (GENIUS)
Searchable scientific and scholarly expertise profile system that contains curricula vitae from leading universities and research institutions worldwide. Users can enter keywords that identify their areas of research interest and receive e-mail alerts.
Synapse offers users a point of connection to publications authored by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center staff. You can browse, print, export or connect to full articles.