Apply for a Research Grant
The Albert Einstein Society provides grants of up to $35,000 to stimulate both clinical and basic research at Einstein Healthcare Network.
What Should New Applicants Know?
Research projects are accepted from any discipline. The principal investigator must be a member of the Einstein faculty, voluntary medical or professional staff, or an allied professional of Einstein Healthcare Network. Fellows and residents are particularly encouraged to apply. An investigator group may not apply for more than three consecutive years of funding in the same program area.
All applicants, who have been funded by the Albert Einstein Society at any time in the previous three years, must submit a pre-application questionnaire.
Your proposal and budget will undergo a rigorous scientific and clinical review by individuals identified by the Research Committee members. The Research Committee members are appointed by the Medical Staff Board President.
Two reviewers, one from within the Network and one from outside, will give the project an overall grade based on the following criteria: idea originality, methodological adequacy, resource availability, team capability, and project impact. The Research Committee then makes the final decision.
Proposals are accepted January 1 (pre-application by October 1) and July 1 (pre-application by April 1) each year.
Please be aware, proposals will need to be submitted to Einstein’s IRB/IACUC committee within 30 days of submission to AES Research Committee. AES funding is contingent upon receiving IRB approval.
What Types of Research Are Funded?
- Seed Money – to produce preliminary data that can justify submitting future grant proposals to other foundations or the government.
- Bridge Funding – to support an ongoing project that was recently extramurally funded and is awaiting a decision for continuation funding.
What If I Get the Grant?
You will submit a three-month project report as well as a status report at the end of one year when the project is completed.
Awarded through a competitive grant process, funds are allocated to Einstein physicians, nurses and staff to explore new ideas in the laboratory, the hospital, and the community. Through their work, we’re discovering better, more intelligent ways to care for our patients.
These are some of the people who help make it happen. Whether they give six figures or a dollar per pay period, these are the real heroes of the Albert Einstein Society.