Through its fellowships, the Advanced Research Collaborative brings together scholars from within and outside CUNY and CUNY doctoral students to focus on key areas of intellectual and public policy concern – immigration, inequality, multilingualism and the digital humanities. Tenured CUNY faculty may apply for a Distinguished CUNY Fellowship at the ARC, which provides up to three course releases per semester for a maximum of two semesters.
The Book Completion Award, sponsored by the CUNY Office of Research, provides funding to faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences who are developing or completing a book manuscript for publication.
Community College Research Grants support three tracks of community college faculty research: 1) collaborative pedagogical research, 2) mentored research experiences for community college students, 3) summer collaborative research
Established in 2016, the CUNY Academy’s Travel Awards for Associate Professors provide grants of up to $500 to full-time CUNY Associate Professors. The award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017.
The CUNY ASRC Seed Program funds research between faculty at CUNY colleges and permanent ASRC faculty. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach within one of the five initiatives of the ASRC: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences.
The CUNY Faculty Awards Expansion Project provides resources – including a database of available awards – aimed at increasing the number of awards, named fellowships and other signs of professional recognition received by CUNY faculty.
The CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative aims to develop sustained mentorship via research/writing seminars and a series of professionalization workshops to increase the success and professional satisfaction of our diverse professoriate on each MMUF-serving campus, which are Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, and Queens College.
Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium is a professional development program intended to cultivate a diverse group of future leaders. It aims to provide training, support, development and networking opportunities to CUNY faculty and staff who are interested in a career in higher education leadership – with a particular emphasis on those interested in leadership positions within CUNY.
The Diversity Projects Development Fund supports scholarly research projects and other educational activities for or about populations that are traditionally under-represented within higher education.
The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP) assists full-time untenured CUNY Assistant Professors in the design and execution of writing projects essential to progress toward tenure through discipline-based writing groups and guidance of a senior faculty member.
Preparation for Online Teaching Workshops help faculty prepare for online and hybrid course instruction. The workshops are offered online with activities and assignments that can be completed on a flexible schedule (asynchronously) within each scheduled week. Participants should be faculty who are scheduled to teach an online or hybrid course in an upcoming semester.
The Office of Award Pre-Preposal Support at the Research Foundation of CUNY provides access to a number of databases that allow CUNY faculty to search for funding opportunities, including
- Pivot -the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally
- Grants.gov- grant opportunities offered by Federal agencies
- RePORTER – National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants
- Philanthropy News Digest – private funding opportunities