Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
COVID-19 and Research Grant Guidance
Following CUNY Guidance, The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs is physically closed and all staff are currently working remotely. All team members are regularly in touch and available via email. Please be patient as we don’t all have access to our server and we do not have any access to our physical files.
We will continue to support the faculty and research community as best as possible throughout this crisis. For additional federal and CUNY guidance regarding grant programs, please follow the links below:
- Research Foundation – Guidance: https://www.rfcuny.org/RFWebsite/about/announcements/coronavirus-guidance
- CUNY – Guidance: https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/
- CUNY Office of Research – Guidance on Research Continuity: https://www.cuny.edu/research/covid-19-research-continuity/?dm=bypass
- NIH policies and guidance: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm
- NSF- Guidance: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20053/nsf20053.jsp#q9
To support their research in wide range of disciplines, Queens College faculty members were awarded over $20 million in grants and contracts in 2018-2019. Recent grants, for example, have funded Hurricane Sandy-related recovery studies, Alzheimer’s disease, environmental studies, solar energy dynamics, climate dynamics and demographic studies on a variety of topics.
If you are thinking about preparing a new proposal in the near future, please let ORSP know as soon as you can and let our Associate Provost for Research & International Programs, Dr. Yongwu Rong, know by completing his webform “Intent to Submit a Proposal”.
All grant proposals must be cleared through QC’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Our staff members review the proposals, prepare budgets, assist with administrative details–including obtaining institutional approval–and are the final stop before applicants submit proposals to government and private agencies. Please see our Grant Submission Policies and Procedures (revised) for more details. One of the first steps you should take is to complete the Internal Approval Checklist. This form helps us determine what resources you will need to complete your application successfully.
Remember the following deadlines and compliance issues when preparing a proposal:
- Completed proposal draft, budget, and justification: 5 business days prior to the deadline.
- Proposals that include required cost-sharing (voluntary cost-sharing is not allowed) must be completed at least 15 business days prior to the deadline.
- Final submission and approval: 5 business days before the agency deadline.
- Responsible Conduct of Research and Conflict of Interest training must be completed and reports on file with ORSP.
- Significant Financial Interest Disclosure form(s) must be completed for all sponsored programs and for each proposal. There are separate forms for PHS sponsored research and all other sponsored programs. Please see the CUNY Conflict of Interest webpage for more information and current forms.
- An Export Controls Evaluation form must be completed before any proposal submission.
If you miss one of these deadlines, please call a grants officer in ORSP (Marisol Caamano, Regina Caulfield, Maryluz Diaz, Aster Williams) to discuss further options.
ORSP is also QC’s liaison with the Research Foundation of CUNY (located in Manhattan), assisting grant awardees with day-to-day paperwork and administrative tasks.
In addition, we disseminate information on grant opportunities, available support, regulations, policies, and the application process. To keep projects going between grants, we help coordinate bridge funding.
Our website includes other useful material, as well. We continue to add information that we think will be helpful in the grant application and award process. Please check out our new Alerts! page for the latest details about important policy and funding.