Other CUNY Funding Programs

Other CUNY Funding Programs




The Interdisciplinary Research Grant 2019/2020 program seeks to support and encourage faculty researchers who will tackle challenges or problems that affect the needs of urban populations and the urban environment. We encourage applications that address specific challenges in ways that can be approached by combining expertise across disciplines (such as the health/social sciences, natural sciences and humanities).

The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for projects that will become eligible and competitive for external funding.

Over the last three years,  21 grants were awarded to 52 CUNY faculty. In the last cycle of this competition we funded 6 proposals. Details can be found at: https://bit.ly/2qMlXGJ

We anticipate that there will be approximately five to eight one-year awards of $40,000 made in 2019.

The CUNY Office of Research is offering grants for innovative ideas to incorporate authentic research projects into the undergraduate curriculum. Successful projects can be implemented into new or existing courses but must incorporate a researchable aim.  For the purposes of this competition, authentic research is defined as a plan for seeking answers to a research question for which the outcome is unknown. The research question should be based on the expertise of the PI, and should involve the development of new avenues of inquiry.

We encourage applications from across all disciplines including the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

Proposals should include a discussion of the research question and how it will be operationalized in a course-based context. Awardees will be expected to implement their new course design in the Fall or winter spring semesters of the 2019/2020 academic year. Proposals should also include a section on how student learning outcomes will be assessed.

More information on research in the classroom ideas can be found in a recent report from the National Academies Press, which can be downloaded without cost here: https://bit.ly/2xstlvG

Grants of up to $7,500 (in Research Foundation funds) will be awarded.   The funds can be used for course release (upon college approval), summer salary and/or research supplies.

Deadline: October 6, 2019, 12:00 a.m.

The CUNY ASRC Joint Seed Program is a funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to leverage research relationships at the ASRC. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach that spans multiple ASRC Initiatives: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences.  These grants will fund research between tenured and tenure track faculty at CUNY colleges and faculty at the ASRC.

The CUNY Office of Research invites applications from Associate Professors who are preparing grant proposals to fund their research. The Summer Advanced Grantwriting Award (SAGA) will provide $5,000 of summer salary in 2017 for faculty working on a proposal for a federal agency grant of at least $100,000. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to applyMore information is available here.

 Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center Funding Opportunities:

  • Advanced Research Collaborative Distinguished Fellowship Program (CUNY)


    October 31, 2018

    Description: The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites tenured and tenure-track scholars both within and outside of CUNY to apply for our Distinguished Fellowships for the 2019 - 2020 academic year who are conducting research in any one of the following areas: Inequality, Immigration, Multilingualism & Translation, Global Cities, Critical University Studies (click here for more information about this research area). All applicants should have outstanding records of published research and scholarship.

Distinguished CUNY Fellows: for tenured and tenure-track faculty at one of the campuses of the City University of New York. A Distinguished CUNY Fellow will receive three course releases per semester for a maximum of two semesters.


Additional CUNY Funding Opportunities:

  • CUNY—Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF)

    Description: The Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF) was established by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management to support educational projects, scholarly research, creative activities and other programmatic initiatives that promote multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion, affirmative action and nondiscrimination for the benefit of the University community. Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $5,000.

  • Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP)

    Description: The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP), sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity, aims at advancing CUNY's institutional goal of a diverse professoriate. The University-wide initiative assists full-time untenured faculty in the design and execution of writing projects essential to progress toward tenure. Discipline-based writing groups of peers from across the University, facilitated by senior faculty members, provide fellows with feedback on their work, which may include scholarly articles for juried journals, books for academic presses, or, in some instances, creative writing.

CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences Funding Opportunities:

  • The Feliks Gross Endowment Award is presented each year to assistant professors in recognition of outstanding research, or potential for such, in the humanities or sciences, including social and life sciences. Any faculty member who is an assistant professor at any unit of CUNY and whose field of expertise covers an area of the humanities or sciences is eligible to be considered for one of these awards. 
  • The CUNY Academy Stewart Travel Awards program invites applications from Assistant Professors at CUNY to apply for travel support to national and international conferences. Professor Stewart, a groundbreaking linguist who was on the faculty of the Graduate Center for more than 25 years, passed away in 2002, the year the Stewart Awards were initiated. The William Stewart Travel Awards provide grants of up to $500 to full-time assistant professors. The award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

  • The CUNY Academy Stefan Baumrin Travel Awards for Associate Professors was established in 2016, and provides grants of up to $500 to full-time CUNY Associate Professors. Award amounts range from $100 to $500 depending on distance traveled. This award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference that takes place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

  • The CUNY Academy Adjunct Faculty Travel Awards for 2019-2020 provide grants for up to $500 for academic conferences (travel, conference registration and/or lodging). This award is for part-time faculty at any of the CUNY colleges. This award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference. Conference travel must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

    Deadline: March 15, 2020