Thinking of submitting a grant proposal?

CIDR will coordinate with the Office of Sponsored Programs at your home campus on the creation and submission of your proposal.

Pre-Award assistance provided by CIDR typically includes:

  • Developing and formatting budgets
  • Coordinating proper clearances, paperwork, and approvals with your home Campus’s Office of Sponsored programs
  • Alerting PI to special requirements and issues
  • Assisting in the coordination of any subcontract materials
  • Assuring final proposal is compliant with funder & CUNY-RF requirements

Before submitting a proposal, you must receive approval from the Office of Sponsored Programs at your home campus. This process normally takes 5 business days. We will work with you to obtain any additional clearances and fulfill other requirements before submitting. The clearance process is critical. Should you fail to get clearance, your proposal may need to be withdrawn.

Managing your award

Post-Award assistance provided by CIDR typically includes:

  • Hiring staff
  • Invoicing and billing
  • Reimbursements
  • Rectifying grant expenditures on your project P-Card (if applicable)
  • Budget management and re-budgeting
  • Providing space, when available, to you and your research staff
  • Computing assistance

Keep in mind the following:

  • Spending cannot begin until the grant contract is finalized and signed by the sponsor and RF-CUNY. This can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the complexity of the terms and conditions of the contract and workload at the RF.
  • Spending cannot commence until all IRB approvals have been obtained.

Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of some of our favorite resources to look for funding opportunities:

Contact Us:

Interested in submitting a proposal though CIDR? Your first step is to contact the CIDR Director of Operations and Research at with the following information:

  • Funder and due date
  • RFP or link to funder’s site
  • Project title and brief description
  • Names of any additional Co-PIs or subcontracts

Once the above information is received you can expect a response, typically within 2 business days, to help you with your proposal.

Building Capacity: A Faculty Development Program to Increase Students’ Quantitative Reasoning Skills

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Period: 10/1/2018-9/30/2023 (estimated)

Project Team: Ester Wilder – Principal Investigator; Dahlia Remler – Co-Principal Investigator; Eduardo Vianna, Co-Principal Investigator


Immigration Status and Higher Education: Evidence from a Large Urban University

Funder: William T. Grant Foundation

Project Period: 9/1/2017-8/31/2020

Project Team: Amy Hsin – Lead Principal Investigator; Holly Reed – Co-Principal Investigator;

Sofya Aptekar (University of Massachusetts Boston), Thomas DiPrete (Columbia University) – Principal Investigators.


Ecological and sociodemographic determinants and impacts of urbanization and restoration on intertwined urban-wetland-estuarine systems

Funder: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Project Period: 7/20/2017-7/19/2020

Project Team: Maria Tzortziou (CCNY) – Lead Principal Investigator; Kyle McDonald (CCNY), Raleigh Hood (University of Maryland), Wen Long (University of Maryland), Deborah Balk, Bryan Jones, Joaquim Goes (Columbia University), Helga Do Rosario Gomes (Columbia University), Dorothy Peteet (Columbia University), Elizabeth Corbett (CCNY)


IBSS: Multi-Scale Processes Affecting Spatial Population Distributions

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Period: 9/1/2014-2/28/2020

Project Team: Deborah Balk – Lead Principal Investigator; Lori Mae Hunter (University of Colorado at Boulder), Mark Montgomery (Population Council), Brian O’Neill (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) – Principal Investigators






Please contact Michael Marino regarding any planned submissions or if you require any assistance with funding searches or sponsor guidelines.