Other CUNY Funding Programs

Other CUNY Funding Programs


The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering Program aims to cultivate the excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY.  The deadline for the submission of JFRASE competition forms is Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5PM.

The purpose of the Incentive Research Grants Program is to support and encourage faculty researchers who will tackle global challenges or problems that affect the needs of urban populations. We encourage applications that address specific challenges in ways that can be approached by combining expertise across disciplines (such as the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities). The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for projects that will become eligible and competitive for external funding. The program replaces the long-running Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program.

                            The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has limited funds that can be made available to                             assist with travel to funding agencies, especially federal agencies, to discuss specific RFPs or                                     RFAs, or when faculty members are invited to such funding agencies to discuss their individual                              proposals.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has awarded six grants to fund innovative ideas for incorporating authentic research projects into the undergraduate curriculum.

The CUNY ASRC Joint Seed Program is a new funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to leverage research relationships at the CUNY ASRC. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach within one of the five initiatives of the ASRC: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences.    Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015 (new deadline not yet announced).

The CUNY-ASRC Cooperative Postdoc Research Grant was established for CUNY faculty who are not based at the ASRC full-time to support a postdoctoral scientist who will collaborate on a research project with a member of the ASRC faculty.  Submission Deadline: TBA

  • CUNY Office of Research Summer Advanced Grantwriting Award (SAGA)

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 apply. The deadline is March 15. More information is available here.

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

  • Advanced Research Collaborative Distinguished Fellowship Program (CUNY)

Deadline: April 18, 2016

Description: The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites applicants for Distinguished Fellowships for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Applicants should have outstanding records of published research and scholarship. In addition to academic distinction, preference will be given to scholars whose interests strengthen the research priorities of ARC in the following areas: Inequality, Immigration, or Multilingualism. Distinguished Fellows are provided with an office, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.

Amount: A Distinguished CUNY Fellow will receive three course releases per semester for a maximum of two semesters.

Please note that Distinguished CUNY Fellowships carry NO TEACHING DUTIES.

Additional CUNY Funding Opportunities:

  • CUNY—Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF)

    Deadline: October 30, 2015

    Description: The DPDF was established 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)

Deadline: October 23, 2015

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:

  • Stewart Travel Awards

The Stewart Travel Awards provide grants of up to $500 to full-time assistant professors who first took up the position of CUNY assistant professor after July 2012. The award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

  • Feliks Gross Endowment Award

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.