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!

Happy New Year from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs! 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)

Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum Institute
Council for Undergraduate Research
Next Offering: March 27-29, 2015 — Trinity Washington University, Washington, D.C.

During this CUR Institute, teams of 3-5 members will explore multiple ways to think about scaling the benefits of undergraduate research to a larger percentage of students by integrating research into the curriculum.

The goals of this Institute are to:

  • Develop curricular materials that can be used in the classroom to engage all students in research
  • Evaluate different models of UR integration at different points in the undergraduate curriculum
  • Share examples of successful UR integration
  • Discuss the impact of disciplinary structures and issues as they impact the integration of UR in the curriculum
  • Explore a variety of methods to assess the success of UR integration
  • Understand institutional opportunities and challenges to creating UR experiences for a greater percentage of students

Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015

George N. Shuster Award Program 2015-2016

The George N. Shuster Fellowship Fund makes available modest grants to support scholarly work in progress, particularly work nearing completion, by full-time members of the Faculty.  These grants may not be used for research connected with the completion of advanced degrees.  The work should be scholarly and evidence of progress should be available.  Although all faculty are invited to apply, preference will be given to faculty members without any other sources of support.

Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

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 $5,000. The Fund may be used to support release time.

For more information, click here

Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5pm

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.

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

Summer Research Experiences/Internships (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)


* See our digital newsletter for more opportunities!