Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) helps faculty and administrators submit and manage grants that strengthen the intellectual climate and improve the learning environment at City Tech. The office provides notices of grant opportunities and works with faculty and administrators over the life-cycle of a grant – from concept development through close-out.

Office of Sponsored Programs helps to:

  • Identify Funding Sources
  • Assist with Proposal Development
  • Facilitate Project Set-up
  • Train and Advise on Project Management
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OSP submits grant from the Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of New York City College of Technology.  

All federal, city and state grants that will be administered by the Research Foundation of CUNY (RFCUNY) must be submitted to sponsors via City Tech OSP. Private grants that can be submitted by faculty/staff to the sponsor should be submitted by OSP. Faculty/Staff can only submit a proposal after it is reviewed and approved of City Tech OSP. 

Grant Proposal Timeline

A Notice of Intent to Apply must be submitted online at OSP website at least one month prior to sponsor deadline date. 

OSP must review budget and project description at least one week before sponsor deadline date. Permission of the President or Provost is needed, if the indirect costs deviate from the federally negotiated rate. 

OSP submits proposals no later than two days before the sponsor deadline. OSP will not submit proposals on the sponsor deadline date, without the Provost’s approval. 

Compliance Requirements

Proposed PI and Co-PI’s must submit a copy of their RCR training certificates to City Tech OSP before submission of grant proposals. 

Each investigator (PI and Co-PIs) must complete a CUNY Significant Financial Interest (SFI) Disclosure form and submit to City Tech OSP before grant submission. 

Notice of Intent (NOI)  

The submitted NOI provides OSP with necessary information and time to review sponsor guidelines for eligibility, requirements, policies, procedures, ensure that all proposed PIs and Co-PIs have access to prepare proposals electronically and OSP has access to submit proposal. The NOI is forwarded to the provost, associate provost, dean, chairperson and if needed to AIRE and/or Administration and Finance. The submission of NOI triggers the OSP process to request required documents and meet with faculty/staff about scope of project, timeline, budget and other required documents for proposal.