Internal Funding Programs

Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering

The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering Program aims to cultivate the excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY.


Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program

The Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program, formerly the Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program, supports faculty whose research focuses on global challenges that affect the needs of urban populations.


Community College Research Grant Program

The purpose of this Program is to support the research efforts of faculty, especially junior faculty, at the Community Colleges, and to encourage collaborations with faculty within and across the CUNY campuses.


CUNY ASRC Cooperative Postdoc Research Grant

The CUNY-ASRC Cooperative Postdoc Research Grant was established for CUNY faculty who are not based at the ASRC full-time to support a postdoctoral scientist who will collaborate on a research project with a member of the ASRC faculty.


CUNY ASRC Seed Program

The CUNY ASRC Seed Program is a new funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to leverage research relationships at the CUNY ASRC. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach within one of the five initiatives of the ASRC: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences.


Research in the Classrom

The Research in the Classroom grant program expands the scope of the research endeavor at CUNY by broadening participation of undergraduate students. Its goal is to take faculty research directly to students in the classroom by creating a research-integrated curriculum.


Travel Funds Program

The Office of Academic Affairs has limited funds that can be made available to assist with travel for specific occasions.


Bridge Fund Program

CUNY faculty who run externally funded research programs and who run into a funding crisis due to a competitive renewal of their grant not being funded may apply for bridge funds under specific circumstances.


The programs listed above are all run through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Additional internal funding opportunities for CUNY faculty may be found on the website of the CUNY Research Foundation (PSC-CUNY grant program) and campus-specific programs may be listed on individual CUNY College websites.


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The City University of New York
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
205 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017