Undergraduate research is a cornerstone for experiential learning in the sciences. This ‘high-impact’ practice leads to improved student, faculty and institutional outcomes and the CUNY Office of Research is dedicated to promoting its practice.
Most student research takes place in the form of a faculty-mentored experiences where students learn experimental techniques and skills for data analysis. While many students engage in research for credit, many are also paid a stipend. Such stipends can come from faculty research grants (often from NSF or NIH) but many also come from institutional grant mechanisms dedicated to funding students to engage in research experiences.
The goal of the CUNY Workshop, Grants that Fund Undergraduate Research, is to inform faculty about the different mechanisms that fund undergraduate research from national agencies. The workshop sessions will be led by successful PIs of these grants so that faculty can get a real sense of how to write a successful application from their college.
The Workshop will take place on Thursday, March 1 at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, located on the South Campus of CCNY at 85 St. Nicholas Terrace. Please register for the workshop below. The grant mechanisms to be covered are as follows:
Bridges to Baccalaureate
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The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program provides support to institutions to help students make transitions at a critical stage in their development as scientists. The program is aimed at helping students make the transition from 2-year junior or community colleges to full 4-year baccalaureate programs. Read More
Maximizing Access to Research Careers
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Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) U-STAR awards provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. Institutions with significant enrollments Read More
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
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This program assists predominantly minority institutions in effecting long-range improvement in science and engineering education programs and increasing the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into science and engineering careers. Read More
Research Experience for Undergraduates
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The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Read More
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
RISE (R25) is a developmental program that seeks to increase the number of students underrepresented in the biomedical sciences that complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields. The program provides grants to institutions with a commitment and history of developing students from populations underrepresented in biomedical sciences as defined by the National Science Foundation. Read More