The Study Recruitment Review Committee (SRRC) is sharing the information below about opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in studies with permission to recruit participants from the Queens College community (ordered by close date).

Participation is entirely voluntary and it is up to you to decide whether you will choose to participate in a study. All questions or concerns about a particular study should be addressed to the Principal Investigator (PI) listed with the study. To learn more about a study, including how to participate, click the posting. To request permission to recruit participants at QC, follow the instructions For Researchers.


Improving Student Outcomes through Faculty Expertise and Technology

PI: Zeco Krcic, Graduate Student, SUNY Empire State

*Participants must be QC faculty with practical experience using the QC Navigate tool for student advisement and support.

This study seeks input from QC faculty on how retention and graduation rates may be enhanced through an electronic support/communication platform (QC Navigate);specifically, this case study solicits faculty experience with QC Navigate to inform research concepts for optimization of this tool for its broader utilization. Researcher explores which broader policy/practice implications may be derived from examining optimization of existing resources in the present context of publicly funded higher education institution/system. Interviews will be single person to person. All personal identifiers will be removed during analysis of interview content. This study will also include secondary de-Identified data on faculty utilization trends of QC navigate .All data will be deleted in May 2025.

To participate, please contact the PI at

Close date: 06/1/2024


Latinx Family Study of Aging

PI: Desiree Byrd, PhD, Queens College

*Student participants must identify as Latin/Hispanic and must have a family member 55 years or older willing to participate in the study.

Hispanic immigrant elders are at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and carry a disproportionately heavier burden of related complications. This study seeks to map the architecture of dementia literacy (i.e., knowledge about the causes, treatments and attitudes towards the disease) and identify culturally-specific disease perceptions that can be utilized for future interventional studies. Through a cross-sectional design purposed to supply pilot data for future hypothesis-driven intervention studies in other immigrant groups, the proposed study will significantly expand the current dementia literacy knowledge base in immigrants. Questions may be submitted to To participate, complete this screening form..

Close date: 06/1/2024


Experiences of Discrimination amongst South Asian Students

PI: Anusha Kumar, Graduate Student at City College

*Student participants must be 18 years old or older, a 1st, 1.5 or 2nd generation immigrant, and identify as part of a South Asian background.

This survey will ask participants to complete a series of questionnaires assessing a variety of feelings and experiences related to being a South Asian immigrant in the United States. The series of questionnaires will take approximately 25-35 minutes in total. If participants are taking psychology courses, they may be able to receive 2 credits through the SONA subject pool system after completing the survey.  To participate, complete this screening form.

Close date: 05/15/2024


Muslim Women’s Expectations for Arranged Marriage

PI: Francesca Girod, Graduate Student at Fielding Graduate University

*Participants must be (a) 18-35 years old, (b) a 1.5 or 2nd generation immigrant (born in the U.S. to immigrant Muslim parents), and (c) have the expectation of entering a traditionally arranged marriage or already married in this way.

This exploratory study seeks to learn about the experiences of young Muslim women in New York City who are 1.5 or 2nd generation immigrants, as they navigate traditionally arranged marriage. Potential participants may contact the PI via phone (718-736-5276) or email to complete a brief demographic form to establish participation eligibility. Once eligibility is determined, an informed Consent form will be shared. To participate, contact the PI at

Close date: 12/1/2024


The Impact of Feminisms as Theory, Method, and Praxis

PI: Carolyn Conway, Graduate Student at U Connecticut

*Student participants must be enrolled in a WGS course taught by a CUNY faculty member who has volunteered for the study. Faculty participants must (a) identify as women, (b) have taught 5+ years, and (c) demonstrate a commitment to feminist pedagogy.

The purpose of this study is to examine feminisms as theoretical lines of thought, methods of analysis, and forms of praxis in the classroom and whether feminist aims have a place in early undergraduate student political development. To participate, contact the PI at

Close date: 06/1/2025


Health, Community, and Motivation

PI: Dr. Jacob Shane, Brooklyn College

*Study participants must be aged 18-65.

The purpose of this research study is to understand university student’s beliefs related to motivation, health, identity, diversity, and well-being. The survey will take no longer than 1 hour to complete. To participate, please take our survey. Questions may be sent to the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Jacob Shane.

Close date: 5/25/2026


Physical Symptoms and Mental Health

PI: Dr. Laura Reigada, Brooklyn College

*Study participants must be CUNY students aged 18+

The purpose of this research study is to understand the experiences of emerging adults who may or may not have physical symptoms, with a focus on both risk and resilience, to better understand the relationship between physical symptoms and mental health outcomes. To participate, please take our survey. Questions may be sent to the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Laura Reigada.

Close date: 5/30/2026


Impact of Police Brutality among Black Young Adults

PI:  Alexis Brown, Graduate student at City College

*Study participants must be CUNY students who (1) self-identify as Black/ African American/Afro-Caribbean/ African/ Afro-Latinx/ of African descent (2) live in NYC (3) are 18+years of age (4) read and understand English.

The purpose of this research study is to to enhance our understanding of the psychological repercussions of police brutality and inform targeted interventions to support the mental well-being of at-risk Black young adults. Study participants will complete a self-report questionnaire assessing race-based police force exposure, racial trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and coping strategies. Study findings will not only contribute to the existing psychological literature but also advocate for policies that prioritize mental health and social justice within Black communities. To participate, please take our survey.

Close date: 11/01/2026


When you volunteer to participate in a research project, you have specific rights:

  1. You have the right to know the purpose of the research project.
  2. You have the right to know whether there are risks related to your participation in the study, e.g. the possibility of nausea, pain, anxiety or stress.
  3. You have the right to ask the Principal Investigator (PI) any questions you might have about the research project.
  4. You have the right to know whether your responses will be anonymous or kept confidential. When responses are kept confidential, the researcher knows the identity of a research subject, but takes steps to protect that identity from being discovered by others. When responses are anonymous, the identity of individual subjects is not known to researchers.

In addition, your promise to participate comes with certain responsibilities:

  • Read the consent form before you sign it and ask the Principal Investigator (PI) any questions you may have. You should understand what will happen to you during the study before you agree to participate and carefully weigh the possible benefits and risks (if any) of being in the study.
  • All participants have a responsibility to take the research study seriously and provide honest, thoughtful answers or comments.
  • If you sign up for an in-person session, you are expected to attend the session for which you volunteered and arrive on time. A research session often requires a certain number of participants. While you may withdraw from a study without penalty, your failure to attend a scheduled session can make the participation of others less meaningful. If you must cancel, please do so in advance so that a replacement can be found.

Learn more about CUNY’s Human Research Protection Program Policies and Procedures