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Planning Grant & IRG from CUNY

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the two new internal grant programs, the Planning Grant Program (PG) & the Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IRG).

The Planning Grant Program: This program seeks to catalyze collaborative grant-seeking and encourage a culture of multidisciplinary, convergent, team-based science with the potential to transform the University. This program will support multi-college research teams in preparing and submitting complex, large-scale, center-type proposals to external funding agencies and organizations. 

Funds will support efforts to tackle complex, multi-faced research questions that are better addressed by teams than individuals. Partnerships across departments, colleges, and disciplines are required. Each team is eligible to request up to $20,000 for an award period of up to one year. Up to 5 awards will be made. Please see the Program Guidelines for more information

Planning Grant LOI Deadline: November 15, 2021

Interdisciplinary Research Grant: This grant program will support collaborative research in the following significant areas: Climate science, Data science/artificial intelligence, and Public health.

We invite interdisciplinary proposals that address urgent scientific and societal challenges through convergent research (transdisciplinary research with societal impact). The program will fund projects that join expertise across disciplines and stipulate a clear path to new external funding. A minimum of two investigators are required: one PI and one Co-PI, ideally from another CUNY college, school, and/or center. Multi-PI teams are encouraged. The program will fund up to eight (8) collaborative research projects with budgets not exceeding $40,000. Please see the IRG Program Guidelines.

IRG Application Deadline: December 6, 2021

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the programs, please contact the University Dean for Research, Delaram Kahrobaei (delaram.kahrobaei@cuny.edu).

PIT-UN Technologist Code of Ethics Mini Challenge

The Public Interest Technology University Network is pleased to announce the launch of the Technologist Code of Ethics Mini Challenge. The Challenge aims to support the development of a technologist code of ethics, drafted with care in an inclusive and multi-stakeholder process, by supporting academic institutions to lead round tables on the subject. This opportunity is open to any person on your campus. Please share this announcement widely.

CUNY is hosting the 2022 Fall PIT-UN Convening during October 28-29. See details at

Applications are due Friday, September 23, 2022, at 11:59 pm EDT. More details for this, as well as other internal funding opportunities, can be found at https://www.cuny.edu/research/research-development-programs/faculty-programs/internal-funding/

Grant Announcement Letter from ORSP

The August 2022 issue of the Grant Announcement Letter (GAL) from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is now available at GAL Aug 22.pdf

GrantForward Webinar 

Join the GrantForward Webinar for Researchers on 

Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 am (Central Time).

In this webinar, we will cover the following items:

  • Getting Pre-award Information
  • Finding Grants
  • Receiving Grant Recommendations


Researcher CaseStudy: How Can I Search for Grants Using Advanced Search Filters?

You can also download the PDF of this CaseStudy.

FAQ for NSF Math Bio Program Deadline Removal

Check details at NSF website

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Removal of Deadlines for the Mathematical Biology Program

NASA Opportunities

NASA’s Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition is now open. In the push toward net-zero emissions by 2050, NASA seeks to crowdsource ideas for potential new clean aviation energy sources. Through the 2023 Blue Skies Competition, teams of two to six students will conceptualize and analyze the climate impacts along the source-to-flight lifecycle of one potential, primary clean aviation energy source of the future, and create a five- to seven-page research proposal and two-minute video summary. Finalist teams will receive a $6,000 stipend to participate in the 2023 Blue Skies Forum at a NASA center in June 2023. Winners are eligible for NASA internships in the academic year following the competition. Notice of Intent deadline is October 17, 2022, and Submission Deadline is February 28, 2023. For questions, contact BlueSkies@nianet.org.

RF Grant Development Training

The Research Foundation of the City Universoty of New York (RFCUNY) Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS) is pleased to announce academic year 2022 – 2023 research training webinars for faculty. 

There will be 14, one-hour RFCUNY Wednesday Brown Bag Research Webinars that will be held between 12 Noon and 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 14th and 21st
  • October 19th and 26th
  • November 2nd, 9th, and 30th
  • December 14th
  • January 11th and 25th
  • February 8th
  • March 15th
  • April 12th and 26th

Details related to each opportunity can be found here: Upcoming Workshops, Forums, and Training on Grant Development

Further questions can be directed to APPS@RFCUNY.ORG