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Previously, we posted the event Workshop on New Guidelines for Federally Funded Research, which was held on Oct, 26, 2022. Now the video recording of this event is available at
Con Edison Social and Behavioral Research Award
Extended Deadline Sunday, November 20, 2022, 11:59PM
The CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives is requesting proposals from social and behavioral research projects in support of Con Edison’s goal of increasing public awareness of gas safety and of the importance of reporting natural gas odors. Eligible projects are those that aim to better understand factors that may or may not prompt community members to contact Con Edison or call 911 when they detect a gas leak or gas odor.
Research areas may include but are not limited to:
- Exploring the question that has troubled the utility industry for decades: what does and does not prompt the public to notify a utility or 911 of a detected gas leak?
- Determining the efficacy of odor alarms vs. nuisance alarms
- Measuring the effectiveness of Con Edison’s current education campaign: Smell Gas, Act Fast
- Assessing the effectiveness of public health messaging:
- Enabling utility companies to learn from other public health messaging
- Demonstrating how public awareness programs have guided and influenced human behavior
Faculty researchers in the areas of public health, human and social behavior, and public affairs or any other relevant fields are encouraged to apply. We especially invite applicants from the following: Hunter College Urban Planning Department, the Silberman School of Social Work, the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch, the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, and other departments of urban studies.
We anticipate awarding 5-8 projects with funding levels of $25,000-$35,000 in 2022. Please see the <a href="http://<!– wp:paragraph –> <p>https://www.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/media-assets/Con-Edison-Social-and-Behavioral-Research-Award_Guidelines-2.pdf</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p></p> RFP website. Applications must be submitted via the online application portal. Awardees will be notified by December 19, 2022.
Please direct any inquiries to:
Deputy Director, K-16 Initiatives
The NSF just awarded Union College a conference grant focused on Supporting Undergraduate Institutions in Technology and Entrepreneurship Development (SUITED). One of the goals is to introduce our researchers to all of the expanded opportunities that now exist within the new NSF TIP (Technology, Innovation and Partnerships) Directorate.
Please go to https://www.union.edu/suited and register by December 12, 2022. Part 1 is free and open to all, but space is limited. Teams for the in person part 2 and part 3 sessions will be selected from the part 1 participants.
Moving Research from Lab to Marketplace
What: A gathering at which science and engineering faculty and administrators from primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) engage with representatives from funding agencies and entrepreneurs, with the aim of identifying and surmounting barriers to broader participation in Deep Tech Development, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship at PUIs.
Why: Technology Innovation and Partnership (TIP) activities can support your core academic research, education, and broader societal missions. Learn, from those who have done it, how to overcome institutional challenges to participating in and obtaining support for TIP activities. Share your successes, receive feedback on plans, and build a like-minded community of interest around supporting TIP at undergraduate institutions. Provide feedback to NSF to help shape their policies and programs to better address the particular needs of and barriers faced by PUI’s in participating in and obtaining support for TIP activities.
Who: Individuals or teams of science and engineering faculty, academic deans, grants and tech transfer office administrators, and other research leaders at PUIs who are interested in any or all of the above.
When: Part 1, January 12 and 13 (via Zoom, 12 to 5 PM Eastern US). Parts 2 & 3 mid- to late 2023.
Where: Part 1, Online, hosted by Union College. Part 2 in person at Union College, and Part 3 in person at Union College
How: Go to https://www.union.edu/suited and register by December 12. Part 1 is free and open to all, but space is limited. Teams for part 2 and part 3 will be selected from part 1 participants.
For more information, check the website or contact John Blaho, Director, CUNY Industrial-Academic Research at John.Blaho@cuny.edu.
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.