Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the breath of funding opportunities available to clinical/translational researchers. 
  • Understand how to locate diverse funding opportunities. 
  • Learn how to initiate and sustain relationships with stakeholders from different funding agencies.

Funding is essential to gain research independence and maintain a research career. However, funding is notoriously challenging to acquire and sustain. To optimize their success, today’s researchers must learn to diversify their funding portfolios to include not only the NIH but additional funding sources such as industry, foundations, philanthropic sources, and other government agencies. In this webinar, a panel of successful researchers will review the breadth of funding opportunities available to researchers, offer best practices on how to locate and apply for funding, and share tips on how to initiate and maintain relationships with funders. Participants will leave this session equipped with practical strategies on how to diversify their funding portfolios.

Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers

This series explores approaches to developing a broad range of competencies integral to establishing and maintaining a successful research career. The series delves into the following competencies: team science, mentorship, project management, communication, leadership, and funding research. For more information and to access other resources and webinars in the series, please visit Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers.

Meet the Moderator

Niroshana Anandasabapathy, MD, PhD.

Niroshana Anandasabapathy, MD, PhD, is associate professor and vice-chair of research in the Department of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and is actively involved in Immuno-oncology at the Meyer Cancer Center. A practicing physician-scientist with a focus in melanoma, her translational and basic science laboratory researches immune barrier homeostasis and the influence on tumor immune surveillance in both mice and humans. The Anandasabapathy Lab seeks to understand how tissue immune homeostasis is conditioned, maintained, and co-opted by tumors, leading to tumor immune escape.  Anandasabapathy received formal training in cancer biology and T cell immunology during her MD and PHD at Stanford University. She also completed a dermatology residency at New York University and studied dendritic cell (DC) biology at Rockefeller University.  Anandasabapathy’s lab (formerly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital) was funded with a combination of NIH grants (K23/R01), private donations, foundations, and industry awards. 

Anandasabapathy is also the course director for Harvard Catalyst’s online course: Funding Your Research: How to Obtain Foundation & Philanthropic Grants.

Meet the Panelists

Shruti Naik, PhD.
Shruti Naik, PhD
Assistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD.
Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Scientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, MD, PhD.
Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, MD, PhD
Endocrinologist, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session date

January 10, 2023 



Webinars in this series are designed for translational researchers and research staff at any career stage. There are no eligibility requirements to participate, and attendees are welcome to participate in as many sessions as are of interest.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


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