November 2 (12 Noon – 1PM) – Seminar for CUNY Graduate Students Seeking Grants
Overview of Webinar: This webinar will provide CUNY graduate students with information on funding opportunities that are available for them from Federal agencies and philanthropic nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to databases with information on funding opportunities where they can search for announcements in their specific area of research. The webinar will also address key questions that need to be answered in developing a competitive proposal. Strategies will be discussed on how and what should be included in a proposal to make it an effective and persuasive write-up for submission to external funding organizations. Tips and advice will be provided on how to maximize a student’s chance for receiving an award and avoiding a declination. Most funding organizations use a merit review process which plays an important role in deciding how awards are made. This process will be defined and discussed during the webinar presentation so that students are familiar with how their proposals will be evaluated after they are submitted to the external sponsor.
Targeted Audience: CUNY Graduate Students
Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Josh Brumberg, Dean for the Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
Registration URL https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2021971522179526672 Webinar ID 901-676-283
November 9 (12 Noon – 1PM) – NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program (MCA)
Overview of Webinar: Through MCA, the NSF is seeking to fund mid-career scientists who wish to substantively advance their research program and career trajectory. A primary objective of this program is to ensure that scientists and engineers remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research at a critical career stage replete with constraints on time that can impinge on research productivity, retention, and career advancement. Thus, by (re)-investing in mid-career researchers, NSF hopes to enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic rank. The MCA provides protected time and resources to overcome existing constraints and enable advancements in creativity and productivity. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. MCA also seeks to fosters innovation by supporting synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships to catalyze convergence across different disciplines. Scientists at the mid-career stage, post tenure, are freer than their more junior colleagues to pursue bold and innovative research ideas, but at the same time are often more constrained due to increased service and teaching responsibilities that can hamper scientific productivity. Support from this program is expected to help lift these constraints and reduce workload inequities.
Targeted Audience: CUNY Science and Engineering faculty
Presenter: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS
Registration URL https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/566374257606125070 Webinar ID 956-064-139
October 27, 2022
Research Enhancement Grant Application
Queens College invites proposals from professorial faculty for Research Enhancement Grants for 2023. Proposals may be up to $10,000 ($20,000 for collaborative grants) and are intended to support projects that will be completed by December 31, 2023. Recipients will be expected to present the results of their research to the College community (forum TBD). More details, including eligibility, application requirements, deadlines, and submission instructions can be found at the Queens College Research Enhancement Grant RFP, available at
|The Fulbright HSI Workshop (November 7, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET) is designed to help HSI faculty and staff learn how to make the most of the resources and training that Fulbright provides, whether you are already involved with Fulbright or are looking to get started. This virtual, interactive workshop will be a moderated discussion with Q&A from the participants. Please register at REGISTRATION|
Join us as our panel of campus experts — faculty and administrators from this year’s Fulbright HSI Institutional Leaders – share best practices and tips on how to do more with Fulbright, including advising students, assisting faculty, and hosting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence, Fulbright Foreign Students, Fulbright Visiting Scholars, and Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund visiting lecturers. They will also share suggestions on how to create or advocate for policies that are Fulbright-friendly and foster a Fulbright culture on your campus.
Prior to the workshop, all registrants will receive a video on “Fulbright Fundamentals” with an overview of the Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs to review at your convenience, so the workshop can focus on the discussion and Q&A with Fulbright Program Advisers, Fulbright Scholar Liaisons, and senior-level administrators. You can read more about Fulbright Program eligibility and awards here.
David Mendez, Chief of Staff
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Dr. Ricardo Castro-Salazar
Curriculum Development and Training, Teaching and Learning Center
Pima Community College District
Director of Student Engagement, Undergraduate Education
University of California, Riverside
Director of Global Strategy and Faculty Success
Florida International University About the Fulbright HSI Leaders
The 43 Fulbright HSI Leaders, announced on October 10 during the international plenary session at the annual conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), include four Associate Institutions, five Baccalaureate and Special Focus Institutions, 10 Masters Institutions, and 24 Doctoral Institutions.
This initiative is part of the U.S. State Department’s long-standing commitment to build diversity and inclusion within the Fulbright Program and within all the Bureau’s international exchange programs. ECA has established this designation to acknowledge the strong partnerships between the Fulbright Program and HSIs, and to encourage the entire network of HSIs to increase their Fulbright engagement. Having strong HSI participation in Fulbright is critical to fully representing the diversity of the United States through the Program.
The NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program is convening two listening sessions focused on the strengths, challenges and needs of low-income students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in STEM areas and how they can be better supported. Stakeholders from higher education, industry, government, non-profits and other sectors are invited to share their insights on topics including academic and co-curricular supports, food and housing insecurity, family responsibilities, and any other issues related to the realities of this critical student population.
Friday November 4 2022, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
November 7 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: These sessions are open to any members of the public who engage with low-income students in STEM, including: faculty; higher education administrators; college and university financial aid, student services, and admissions staff; students; NSF staff and other government personnel; members of the nonprofit community; industry representatives; and researchers.
WHERE: The listening session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
RSVP: Pre-registration is required for this event. Please pre-register here for the 11/4 session and here for the 11/7 session. A Zoom meeting link and password will be sent to you after your registration is confirmed.
GUIDING QUESTIONS: As part of the listening session, NSF is seeking to foster discussion of the following points:
1. What strategies are institutions using to support low-income students? What strategies are the students themselves employing? What is working? What isn’t?
2. What factors are critical to building an effective academic and co-curricular support structure for low-income STEM students? What gaps do you see that need to be addressed?
3. What are your experiences with peer or faculty mentoring for low-income students? Are there any particularly effective or promising formats or practices? What are areas of challenge?
4. The NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program funds projects that provide financial, academic, and co-curricular supports for low-income students in STEM. What is your awareness of, and/or experience with, the program (e.g. requirements, accessibility, outcomes, or other factors?)
AGENDA: After introductory remarks, there will be an open forum for participants followed by a breakout session.
LOGISTICS: The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute will be facilitating the meeting on NSF’s behalf. The meeting will be recorded. Participation in this session implies consent for NSF to capture your name, voice, and likeness, and anything you say may be recorded and transcribed for NSF use. Moderators will manage participation and remove disruptive participants if necessary. For questions about session logistics, contact Dr. Brian Zuckerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) at IDA.
For other questions regarding the listening session, please contact Michael Ferrara (email@example.com) at NSF.
October 26 (12 Noon – 1PM) – Russell Sage Foundation and William T. Grant Foundation
Overview of Webinar: This webinar will provide researchers with information on funding opportunities in two philanthropic nonprofit organizations. The Russell Sage Foundation was established for the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States. It dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences to better understand societal problems and develop informed responses. The Russell Sage Foundation supports visiting scholars in residence, funds researchers in academic institutions, and supports programs intended to develop a new generation of social scientists. The William T. Grant Foundation focuses its support on projects that use research evidence that contribute to our understanding and improvement of society. Currently, the Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of: (1) the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and (2) how policymakers and practitioners acquire, interpret, and use research evidence.
Targeted Audience: CUNY Education and Social Science faculty
Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Núria Rodríguez-Planas, Professor of Economics, Queens College
Join us on October 26, 2022 at 12 Noon – 1pm
Registration URL https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5801327238180149518 Webinar ID 499-341-499
In connection with the RFCUNY Wednesday Brown Bag Research Webinar – Academic Year 2022/2023
CUNY Academic Works: A Tool for Sharing Your Research With the General Public
Public access to current scientific research is becoming more critical every day. Learn how to use CUNY Academic Works to further distribute your work and help the general public understand your research better.
Join us on November 4, 2022, at 2 p.m. for a session with Megan Wacha, CUNY University Scholarly Communications Librarian, and Jill Cirasella, the GC’s Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication. They will discuss different ways of making your work open access and demonstrate CUNY Academic Works, CUNY’s public access repository for connecting the world to CUNY-authored research.
Attendees to this session will:
- Gain a fuller understanding of the growing role of open access in the scientific literature, especially as it relates to federally funded research
- Learn what CUNY Academic Works is and how it can increase the reach of their research
- Learn what can be shared via CUNY Academic Works, and how to do so.
There will be opportunity for Q&A.
You can sign-up here for this month’s Communicating Your Science event.
Update on Nov. 7, 2022. The video and slides for this event are now available at
The Queens College Libraries is celebrating Open Access Week with a workshop on the new guidelines for federally funded research. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2:00-3:00 PM, and will be online. Please register to receive the URL information.
In August 2022, the White House released new guidelines for sharing federally funded research. These guidelines aim to ensure public access to research, and if your research is federally funded, they will probably affect your work!
The new memo goes much further than previous open access requirements by federal agencies. These new guidelines, which will be implemented by 2025, will require that:
- Federally funded research is made available without embargo
- Research results be made available in repositories as identified by the agencies
- Publications be made available in machine-readable forms according to NISO standards to improve accessibility
- Research data be made available along with the publication (except in cases where this isn’t appropriate)
These guidelines will apply to many more agencies than the previous policies did – so a lot more research is going to be made publicly available when these are enacted.
Ultimately, these guidelines mean your work will be available in new ways and to new audiences.
This workshop will cover what we know about these requirements so far, how they might affect your research and publication processes, and where and how readers might encounter your work. We hope you’ll join us for the workshop!
- Title: Understanding New Guidelines for Federally Funded Research
- Presenters: Nancy Foasberg and Sonali Sugrim
- Date and Time: October 26, 2:00-3:00 PM
- Register: https://qc-cuny.libcal.com/calendar/events/OAWeek2022
- Website: https://library.qc.cuny.edu/blog/upcoming-event-understanding-new-guidelines-for-federally-funded-research/
The NSF-wide solicitation on Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) has been revised for FY 2023 and has the submission deadline of December 16, 2022.
Please see NSF 22-632 for details.
This competition may be of interest to mathematics and statistics researchers who are developing software tools and infrastructure, especially if they are working in teams and the tools address the demonstrated needs of a community of researchers.
An informational webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM Eastern time. This webinar will provide an overview of this program and the recent changes made in the solicitation. More details about how to register for the webinar are available here:
This year’s Nobel Prize announcements will take place October 3–10, with one prize announced each day this week and next Monday. Announcements are made in Stockholm and Oslo, and will be streamed live on the official digital channels of the Nobel Prize.
So far, we have the prize for medicine (Svante Pääbo), physics (Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger), and chemistry (Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharples). Keep your eyes open on the remaining prizes, in literature, peace, and economy.