Research Foundation of CUNY

The Research Foundation (RF) is a not-for-profit educational corporation that manages the private and government sponsored programs at The City University of New York (CUNY). Since 1963, the RF has provided CUNY (and more recently our new non-CUNY clients) with the administrative infrastructure that supports sponsored program activities.

The Systems Biology Center of New York

SBCNY is an NIH-supported consortium of researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, Stony Brook University, Columbia University, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the National Centre for Biological Sciences (India), and CUNY. The goals of the Systems Biology Center New York are to develop and disseminate approaches that provide a mechanistic understanding of how molecular interactions within regulatory networks in cells lead to the physiological function of tissues and organs, and how therapeutic agents affect cellular regulatory networks to alter pathophysiological states.

The New York City Science & Engineering Fair at CUNY College Now

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), sponsored by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, is the city’s largest high school research competition. Each year, several hundred high school students from throughout the five boroughs of New York City present their research projects to expert judges and compete for a variety of prizes. The NYCSEF is an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair-affiliated regional fair.

New York Structural Biology Center

The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) is a state-of-the-art research center being developed cooperatively by ten outstanding research centers. The Center houses the largest and most advanced cluster of high-field research magnets (NMRs) in the United States in its first phase. An additional phase includes a state-of-the-art cryo Electron Microscopes and sample preparation resources, and will expand with additional microscopes.

Research conducted at the Center will significantly increase our understanding of the role that proteins play in disease pathways and enhance the ability of scientists to carry out advanced biomedical research in a number of areas including the new fields of structural genomics, and proteomics. The NYSBC is bringing together a nexus of scientific talent to generate the sort of collaborative creative community that spawns new technologies and sparks new discoveries.

The Solar Energy Consortium

The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC) is an industry-led not-for-profit realizing the promise of solar energy by mobilizing the resources of New York State. A center of photovoltaic innovation, TSEC brings together diverse constituencies to overcome the technical and economic obstacles to the widespread use of solar energy.

The World Science Festival

The World Science Festival is an annual celebration of science that brings together great minds in science, business, government, and the arts to New York City. Declared “a new cultural institution” by The New York Times and “unspeakably cool” by Time Out New York, the inaugural World Science Festival in 2008 attracted over 120,000 people to the Festival’s 44 events at 22 venues located throughout New York City. More than 130 participants, speakers, and performers, including 11 Nobel Laureates, guided a large, diverse audience—students to adults, novices to professionals, the merely curious to science enthusiasts—to experience science as never before, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating.