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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

ORSP offers many resources for faculty looking for grant opportunities. We have access to the Foundation Center database, we send notices of new opportunities by email and/or interoffice mail, we publish a bulletin on a quarterly basis, and we grant faculty access to an external newsletter, The Grants Advisor, which is published monthly. 

Queens College is supportive of faculty members who want to apply for grants and advance their research efforts. One program that the college uses to do this is described below. CUNY offers other
Internal Funding Programs, which are outlined on a page maintained by the vice chancellor for research. The PSC-CUNY Research Award program also provides research funding to faculty.

Queens College Offers Bridge Funding

Queens College has set up a bridge funding program which will work in conjunction with a similar program being established by the university. The provost's office will offer funding to established researchers who have been funded and expect to be funded again but are experiencing a gap between funding periods. 

A research enhancement committee will review each case based on the following criteria:

  • had external funding that is open for renewal
  • good prospects for new funding
  • had grants with significant overhead

Bridge funding should pay for "what it takes to keep the project going." This might include supplies, salaries for a technician, postdoc, or graduate student. It should not include summer salary or released time for the PI. The funding should be temporary (one to five months) and should be repaid when the PI receives regular funding again (usually through the PI's share of overhead). Requests for bridge funding should be submitted to the department chair and divisional dean and then to the provost. Requests should include all Study Section or reviewer reports and all recent proposals.

ORSP Grants Bulletin The Grants Bulletin has been redesigned. A new bulletin is online. Please call if you experience problems downloading it or if you need a printed copy. For current grant deadline information, we suggest that you utilize for federal grants and The Grant Advisor monthly newsletter for both private and federal opportunities. More to come SOON!

Community of Science - PIVOT  - This service is available free of charge to all CUNY faculty members. Faculty are encouraged to visit COS-Pivot and take advantage of this service.

The Grant Advisor  To access this newsletter, you must be connected to the web through the Queens College server (QC1).


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