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Research Foundation Information

Doing Business with the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation (RF) is the fiscal agent for all sponsored (grant or contract funded) projects awarded to CUNY. It is a separate organization from Queens College and is located at 230 West 41st Street, New York, NY. 

The RF is responsible for ensuring that each grant awarded is spent according to awarding agency's guidelines, providing financial reports to the grantor, and authorizing any and all contracts or subcontracts related to a grant. When you receive a grant, the funds are "deposited" at the RF and an account is established for the Project Director to access.  In addition, all hiring of grant-related personnel, purchasing, and travel payments  are all processed by the Research Foundation.  

In order to access the Research Foundation electronic systems, you will need a User ID and Password.  If you have not been assigned a Research Foundation (not CUNY) user ID, please contact the Reports Administrator in the Research Foundation's Office of Grants and Contracts at 212-417-8404. For new users, once you've been assigned a user ID, type in your user ID in the corresponding box in the homepage, leave the password blank and then click on log-on. You will be prompted to assign your own password (max of 5 alphanumeric characters) in the next screen which you will need to remember for future use. If you have any questions or if you are having problems, please call 212-417-8404.

Most of the links below will take you to the Research Foundation website where you can get more information.  (These pages are password-protected for the most part).  We have also provided you with some quick links to more frequently requested post-award forms and questions.

If you don't find the answer here or on the pages listed above, please contact our offices for more information.



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Research Foundation of The City University of New York
230 West 41st St., 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10036 
Phone: 212-417-8300

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