CUNY Internal Funding

CUNY Office of Research Grant Opportunities

The Planning Grant Program: This program seeks to catalyze collaborative grant-seeking and encourage a culture of multidisciplinary, convergent, team-based science with the potential to transform the University. This program will support multi-college research teams in preparing and submitting complex, large-scale, center-type proposals to external funding agencies and organizations. Funds will support efforts to tackle complex, multi-faced research questions that are better addressed by teams than individuals. Partnerships across departments, colleges, and disciplines are required. Each team is eligible to request up to $20,000 for an award period of up to one year. Up to 5 awards will be made. Letter of Intent due – November 15, 2021

Interdisciplinary Research Grant: This grant program will support collaborative research in the following significant areas: Climate science, Data science/artificial intelligence, and Public health. We invite interdisciplinary proposals that address urgent scientific and societal challenges through convergent research (transdisciplinary research with societal impact). The program will fund projects that join expertise across disciplines and stipulate a clear path to new external funding. A minimum of two investigators are required: one PI and one Co-PI, ideally from another CUNY college, school, and/or center. Multi-PI teams are encouraged. The program will fund up to eight (8) collaborative research projects with budgets not exceeding $40,000. Application Deadline – December 6, 2021

CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering program (JFRASE)

The program aims to cultivate excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive early career science and engineering faculty at CUNY. It is expected that this early career opportunity will advance the research program of the faculty recipients through boosting their research productivity and accelerating their ability to attract significant external funding. All untenured tenure-track junior faculty who have a promising and innovative research program in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, mathematics, or engineering are eligible and encouraged to apply. Each CUNY Junior Faculty Fellow will receive a one-year $50,000 award. It is anticipated that four awards will be given in 2022. Submit your proposal before Friday, January 21, 2022 with completed  CUNY JFRASE 2022 Forms.