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Grants & Contracts

The Grants and Contracts Office, a unit of the Office of Research and Project Administration at Memorial Sloan Kettering, manages pre-award administration of research grants and contracts for staff and trainees who are funded by federal, state, and private agencies.

Our grants management team is focused on exploring funding opportunities tailored to the needs of the Memorial Sloan Kettering research community. We are available to investigators at all stages of their careers to assist in customized funding searches, provide resources for proposal development, and review proposals.

Staff members work closely with administrators and investigators to ensure that proposals and awards comply with both Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s policies and procedures and with the funding agencies’ instructions, guidelines, and regulations. To find your assigned grants management specialist, see the GMS Assignment Chart.

Our website provides up-to-date information about active funding opportunities and proposal development, including helpful grant-writing tips, forms and instructions, common information needed for grant applications, tools, and other useful links. We also host e-clinics, workshops, and seminars to help you develop grant-writing skills and experience.

Our website also offers a section designed specifically for postdoctoral fellows. This section offers FAQs about fellowships, policies and guidelines for SKI postdoctoral researcher appointments, and funding opportunity announcements for fellows.

Additionally, as funding agencies move from paper to electronic applications, you can find information about the National Institutes of Health’s electronic research administration (eRA) system, including Cayuse 424, the web application used to submit grants electronically, and, which helps researchers find and apply for federal grants. Our office also uses a web-based system called Grants Central, which does internal tracking in real time of MSKCC and SKI proposal submissions.

Please contact us to learn more about extramural funding opportunities and how our office can help make your research proposals successful. You can also review our proposal submission guidelines.

Funding Development Team

The Funding Development Team within the Grants and Contracts unit in the Office of Research and Projects Administration is focused on exploring funding opportunities tailored to the needs of the MSK research community.

The team can assist you in these areas:

  • Provide directed, customized funding searches based on individual/departmental needs
  • Proactively inform investigators of funding opportunities compatible with their research interests
  • Offer resources and guidance to enhance proposal fundability.

For further information, please contact the Funding Development Team at

Funding Opportunities

An email newsletter that lists funding opportunities from various sponsors and agencies, entitled Funding Opportunities Weekly, is sent every Tuesday morning from Eric Cottington, Vice President of Research and Technology Management. If you would like to receive the newsletter, send an email to

In addition, the links below will take you to the main web page for several types of funding opportunities. On these pages you can find out about deadlines, budgets, years of support, eligibility criteria, and whom to contact for more information.


Office of Research and Project Administration
Grants & Contracts
633 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-227-3273
Fax: 212-557-0760