Current Open Programs

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Community College Research Grant Program

The purpose of this Program is to support the research efforts of faculty, especially junior faculty, at the Community Colleges, and to encourage collaborations with faculty within and across the CUNY campuses.

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CUNY Academy Travel Awards for Associate Professors

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, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

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CUNY ASRC Seed Program

The CUNY ASRC Seed Program is a new funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to leverage research relationships at the CUNY ASRC. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach within one of the five initiatives of the ASRC: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences.

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CUNY Office of Research Book Completion Award

This fellowship welcomes applications for book projects that are in the development and prospectus stage, as well as those that have been accepted for publication and are in the completion and finalization stage.

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Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program

The Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program, formerly the Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program, supports faculty whose research focuses on global challenges that affect the needs of urban populations.

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Joint CUNY-RFCUNY Faculty Travel for Research Program

The FY2017 Faculty Travel for Research Program which is aimed to promote research and scholarly creativity across the university. The program will support out-of-town travel to develop new research collaboration and funding opportunities.

Current Closed Programs

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Arts Research & Teaching Technology Equipment Grant Program

The landscape of education in the arts and humanities has undergone a marked change in recent decades, particularly with the advent of new communications technologies and digital media. The CUNY Office of Research seeks to embrace this change and has created this grant program to support arts faculty with technological needs.

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iHUB Residence Fellowship

Research can often lead to discoveries or inventions, which can potentially improve or create a new process, device, method, composition of materials, or other useful entities. One way to commercialize an invention is for the inventor to create a startup company, and continue to develop the invention into a product that can be sold to interested customers.

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Research in the Classroom

The Research in the Classroom grant program expands the scope of the research endeavor at CUNY by broadening participation of undergraduate students. Its goal is to take faculty research directly to students in the classroom by creating a research-integrated curriculum.

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Summer Advanced Grant Writing Award

The Summer Advanced Grantwriting Award (SAGA) will provide $5,000 of summer salary in 2017 for faculty working on a proposal for a federal agency grant of at least $100,000. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

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The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Program

The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Program aims to advance the research, scholarship and creative work of CUNY’s outstanding community college faculty. Since its inception in 2014-15, the program has supported a broad range of faculty projects in the humanities, social and natural sciences and creative and performing arts.