Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Lehman College is committed to cultivating an atmosphere of research and creative exploration that facilitates and supports Lehman faculty, staff, and students in the pursuit of extramural funding that lends itself to enhancing excellence in teaching, research, and learning that continues to promote community service and engagement in the Bronx and beyond.

2014-2015 Theme: "Cultivating a Culture of Grantsmanship at Lehman"


News & Announcements

Research Awareness Month is coming soon...stay tuned!

Welcome back! Spring 2015 will prove to be an eventful semester for both faculty and students alike. There is a wealth of summer research experiences for Lehman undergraduate students and a plethora of funding opportunities for faculty. 

Please join me in welcoming the new Assistant Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Mr. Stuart Politi.

The Research and Sponsored Programs Grantmanship Summer Institute will be available for Summer 2015! Details to follow.


Faculty and Student Prestigious Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants


There are a host of prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to both faculty and students to recognize and support research and scholarship. For more information, click here.




ORSP Electronic Notification Forms

The Notice of Intent to Submit e-form will allow the ORSP team to fast track your proposal and submit with days, not minutes, to spare! Click here.

The Funding Search Request e-form will allow the ORSP team to identify appropriate funding sources that align with your research interests to take the leg work out of finding funding! Click here.

The ORSP Grant Writing Workshop presented by Dean William Latimer. Click to watch the video below.


Upcoming Funding Opportunities (FACULTY ONLY)

Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program (CIRG)

The Collaborative Incentive Research Grants Program (CIRG) funds faculty research projects in their preliminary stages. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on participation from two or more CUNY campuses. The primary goal is to seed research that will become the basis of new external grant proposals. The program is administered by a Faculty Evaluation Committee, comprised of senior faculty from the colleges, and chaired by the Associate University Dean for Research. The program is open to research projects in all disciplines. Investigators who wish to focus on a problem within a single discipline must be from separate CUNY colleges, while those researchers developing a cross-disciplinary project may be on the same campus if they are from different academic departments. Each proposal should be structured to reflect the engagement of all investigators. Please note that projects with potential for University-wide impact will be given special consideration and sustainable and replicable projects are particularly encouraged. Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $30,000. The Fund may be used to support release time.

For more information, click here

Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5pm


CUNY Advance Start-Up, Greenhouse, and Scale Up Grants

CUNY Advance supports campus-based innovations and projects that have transformative potential across the University. The campuses oversee the initiative through a subcommittee of the Council of Presidents, with guidance from leading thinkers on instructional technology at the University.  In 2015-16 we seek to support new projects of varied scope, focus, and function through a competitive process open to CUNY faculty and staff. Winning proposals will have a well-defined agenda for addressing a specific need within CUNY and supporting student success. Projects might include course creation or adaptation for hybrid, web-enhanced, or online delivery; new approaches to student services such as advisement; piloting and supporting new pedagogical methods; and more.

Funding for awards may include release time (or equivalent, such as summer salary or non-teaching adjunct hours); consultation with an instructional technology fellow (ITF), specialized assessment and institutional researchers, technical and coding experts; and project management.

For more information -

Deadline: March 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Fulbright Specialist Program 2014-2015 is now open - Rolling Deadline

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers grants to promote linkages between U.S. scholars and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. U.S. faculty engage in short-term collaborative two-to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries. Rolling deadline.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities at FulBright Scholar Program website.

Google Faculty Research Awards

Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Faculty members can apply for Research Awards by submitting a proposal to one of our two 2015 funding rounds. Our 2015 deadlines are April 15 and October 15. Recipients are selected through a comprehensive internal review process and notified of their awards within 4 months of the initial submission. Faculty members can apply for up to 150,000 USD in eligible expenses, but actual award amounts are frequently less than the full amount requested. Most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year.

For more information, Click here

Deadline: April 15, 2015


National Endowment for the Humanities  - Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.

For more information - Click here

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Department of Homeland Security

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Deadline: Thursday, December 17, 2015

* See our digital newsletter for more opportunities!