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Office of Research Funding Fridays - View Past Webinar Series

  • Limited Submissions Resources and Web page - 5/5/22
  • RFCUNY Web Report and Post-Award Management Primer -  4/28/22
  • Funding Opportunities for Artists and Performers - 3/4/22
  • Fulbright Scholar Program - 1/28/22
  • Wikipedia & Your: An Introduction to scholarship on the Internet's largest reference resource - 12/10/21
  • Celebrate Open Access Week! An Introduction to Open Access & Open Access Publishing - 10/29/21
  • PIT in NYC: A Conversation with NYU about "A Better Tech" the Public Interest Technology Convention and Career Fair -  10/1/21
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Strategic Positioning Workshops: General NSF Overview - 8/27/21
  • The National Science of Health (NIH) Grant Writing Workshops: Part III - 7/21/21
  • The National Science of Health (NIH) Grant Writing Workshops: Part II - 7/14/21
  • The National Science of Health (NIH) Grant Writing Workshops: Part 1 - 7/7/21

NSF HSI National STEM Resouce HUB

With the new year, HSI faculty and staff will have the opportunity to prepare and submit more grant applications for the NSF HSI and other programs.  

To support your efforts, the NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub is offering half-day Grantsmanship Mini-Workshops for HSI faculty and staff during spring 2022.  Participation in these virtual workshops is free and limited to 24 attendees to enable small group discussion and networking. Workshops convene between 8 am and 1 pm Pacific Time. 

Apply Now!

Workshop Information: 

NOTE: NSF has issued a new HSI Program Solicitation (22-545) 

NIH Undergraduate Research Training Initiative

for Student Enhancement (U-RISE)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Overview of Webinar: The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). Training grants offset the cost of stipends, tuition, fees, and training-related expenses, including health insurance, for the appointed trainees in accordance with the approved NIH support levels. Training grants are usually awarded for five years and are renewable.

Targeted Audience: Biomedical faculty in CUNY colleges

Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS & Louise Hainline, Special Associate to the Provost for Grants and Contracts and Professor of Psychology, Brooklyn College

Webinar ID 736-178-867

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NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub Spring 2022
JumpStart Grant Writing 2-Day Virtual Workshop

Because of the current pandemic, the 2022 HSI STEM Resource Hub Jumpstart workshops have been moved to a virtual platform.  The workshop provides basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding.  The workshop prepares attendees to submit applications to the NSF HSI STEM.

The content will focus on preparing grants for the new NSF HSI Initiative that seeks to increase grant support for STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (due date August 31, 2022, Last Wednesday in August, Annually Thereafter)

During the event, participants will have a rare opportunity to seek advice from successful grant applicants to direct questions to experienced and knowledgeable grant awardees, and to closely analyze a sample proposal to learn which pitfalls to avoid.

Cohort: March 19th and 26th

HSI HUB Semillas Mentored Grantsmanship Program

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GrantForward Workshop

Thursday, March 24, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Description: Learn how to search grants using keywords, sponsors, and advanced features and track and manage grants. This workshop also discusses finding awarded projects and pre-solicitations. The presenter will briefly address the differences between two funding databases: Pivot and GrantForward. (The will be no recording of the session. Presentation materials will be provided to the attendees in a PDF file.)

Targeted Audience: Faculty and Administration

Presenter: Christine (Mi-Seon) Kim, Associate Professor and Science Librarian at QCC

Register Now! After registration, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link invite. A passcode is required to log in.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation & Andrew T. Mellon Foundation Grants

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Overview of Webinar: The focus of the webinar is to provide researchers with information on two major philanthropic nonprofit organizations. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economics. The Foundation makes grants in seven broad disciplinary areas, known within the foundation as major program areas: Science; Economics; STEM Higher Education; Digital Information Technology; Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics; Working Longer; and Energy & Environment. The Andrew T, Mellon Foundation is one of the largest supporters of the arts and humanities in the US. To this end, its core programs support exemplary and inspiring institutions of higher education and culture. The Foundation makes grants in four core program areas: Higher Learning; Arts and Culture; Public Knowledge; and Humanities in Place.

Targeted Audience: CUNY faculty in science, technology, economics, energy & environment, arts, and humanities

Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS & Stephanie Gilman, CUNY Freedom Prep

Webinar ID 736-170-395

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Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Overview of Webinar: The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators.

Targeted Audience: STEM faculty in CUNY colleges

Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS & Lawrence Pratt, Associate Professor Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Medgar Evers College

Webinar ID: 728-856-099

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NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)

The National Science Foundation invites you to watch a narrated webinar on the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) new solicitation (NSF 22-527), and to participate in office hours with NSF program officers.

This year S-STEM has a deadline of February 22, 2022.  The list of S-STEM-eligible disciplines, required documentation, and limits on the number of submissions per institution have changed and it is highly recommended that all potential proposers read the solicitation thoroughly, watch the presentation, and participate in the office hour question and answer sessions.

For more information on the NSF S-STEM Program Office Hours and Registration, please visit the National Science Foundation (NSF) website. Thank you.


Newly Released:

Preliminary Agenda for Virtual Dialogues 2022

Whether you are currently seeking funding, plan to in the future, or help in any capacity with grant-writing, you should be attending CUR Dialogues 2022 virtually! Kicking-off February 14, to Friday, February 18, 2022, hear from many federal agencies and grant-funding offices on updates. Then, get the chance to chat with them live during our question and answer sections.

Want to see how the week's schedule will be laid out?

Check out the preliminary agenda, here.

Want more out of your experience? As a guided tier participant, your experience will provide more check-ins with grant experts: Bill Campbell, Campbell Grants and Research, and Paula F. Dehn, Kentucky Wesleyan College (retired), and additional course materials to take back to your team for a more personalized approach to the overall virtual event.


Choose your journey - guided or standard - and register today!

NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Overview of Webinar: The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical research training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. The Bridges to Baccalaureate Research Training Program requires strong partnerships between community colleges (or two-year colleges) and four-year baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. One partner must be an institution that offers the associate degree as the highest science degree. The other institution must be a college or university granting baccalaureate degrees in disciplines relevant to the biomedical sciences.

Targeted Audience: Biomedical faculty in CUNY colleges

Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS & Joshua Brumberg, CUNY Graduate Center

Webinar ID: 727-443-96

National Endowment for the Arts Research Awards
Guidelines now available

Guidelines are now available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis:
  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost-share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost-share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded.
Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment websiteThe upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
We will conduct a live webinar on February 9, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) featuring an overview presentation followed by a Q&A session. Register for the webinar; an archive will be added to the Applicant Resources page.
Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at

NSF Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Program

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Overview of Webinar: With an emphasis on two-year Institutions of Higher Education, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institution school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities.

Targeted Audience: All science and engineering faculty (especially in community colleges)

Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS & Sunil Bhaskaran, Professor and Director of the Geospatial Center of the Crest Institute, Bronx Community College

Webinar ID 727-327-587

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2022 ASRC NSF CAREER Bootcamp

 Grant Proposals and Your Research

The NSF CAREER Bootcamp Program is designed to help NSF CAREER eligible tenure track faculty across CUNY develop competitive proposals for NSF’s Early Career Development Program

Visit Advance Science Research Center (ASRC) website for information and details.

PIVOT Training for Faculty

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Overview of Session: Pivot is an online tool that helps end-users connect with global and local research opportunities. Learn how researchers can leverage the site to discover new funding opportunities. This webinar is suitable for those seeking a Pivot refresher and/or new faculty interested in learning about Pivot. Access and functionality in several main areas of Pivot will be reviewed.

Presenter: PIVOT Support- Robert Laurie

Register Now! 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CUNY Office of Research

CUNY Women In STEM: Building Our Network

Thursday, December 9, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a professional development and networking event open to all CUNY graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in furthering their STEM academic research careers!

Ten CUNY faculty members and administrative leaders will talk about gender equity and inclusion in STEM, with an emphasis on academia, and give advice and tips on how to thrive and succeed. The audience will also have the opportunity to meet colleagues from across CUNY's campuses during breakout sessions. 


NSF - Policy Office Research

National Science Foundation (NSF) Virtual Grants Conference - Fall 2021

If you did not attend the live conference, all recorded sessions will be available on-demand and posted on our website and our YouTube page.

Please feel free to check for the most up-to-date conference information and to view the conference agenda. You can view session recordings of the Spring 2021 Virtual Grants Conference on our website or on our YouTube page.

If you have any logistical questions about this virtual conference, please contact us at:


The National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Virtual Grants Conference - Spring 2021

  • Introduction and NSF Overview
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Merit Review Process
  • Award Management
  • Proposal Award Policy


Tips and Tricks: Step by Step NSF ATE
Proposal Forms Preparation

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 p.m

This webinar focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals. Forms can make up 2/3 of the final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal. For more information and registration, visit their website Mentor-Connect


Walking the NSF Budgeting Walk:

NSF ATE Proposal Budget

and Budget Justification

March 17, 2021

For more information and other resources, please go to Mentor Connect Resource Libary.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.