CUNY, through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research provides a number of research-related, internal funding programs to its faculty. A number of funding programs are designed specifically to foster intra- and inter-college research collaborations among CUNY’s faculty. In addition, the Vice Chancellor provides travel funds for faculty seeking external funding opportunities to visit with a Program Director at an appropriate agency.
The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering Program aims to cultivate the excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY.
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.
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.
The Office of Academic Affairs has limited funds that can be made available to assist with travel for specific occasions.
CUNY faculty who run externally funded research programs and who run into a funding crisis due to a competitive renewal of their grant not being funded may apply for bridge funds under specific circumstances.
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.
The CUNY-ASRC Cooperative Postdoc Research Grant was established for CUNY faculty who are not based at the ASRC full-time to support a postdoctoral scientist who will collaborate on a research project with a member of the ASRC faculty.
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.