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.
News & Announcements
The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Bronxnet have teamed up to bring you live coverage of research-related news and events!
www.bronxnet.org or Channels 67 or 33!
New ORSP Digital Newsletter - Research Matters
Research Matters, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs newsletter, has gone digital! Read More
Missed a workshop??
All ORSP workshops are now recorded for your convenience. Check the Podcasts and Webinar link for more information!
State of the Union
State of the Union: Higher Education and Research & Development View Video
Women currently hold only 24 percent of the U.S. jobs in the STEM fields. Lehman's Women in Science program aims to increase the number of women in those positions by establishing a positive science experience and building a peer network for young women interested in pursuing STEM disciplines in college. Over the summer, promising female high school seniors from the Bronx earn college credit through a biological sciences course, work one-on-one with Lehman faculty in our research labs, visit local businesses, and attend seminars given by professional scientists.
ENLACE - Engaging Latino Communities for Education
ENLACE is a multi-year cohort program that provides high achieving Latino students with advanced academic enrichment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), critical writing and other college preparatory disciplines. Cohorts of 40 students complete three distinct, two-year components of ENLACE – Junior ENLACE, ENLACE Preparatory Academy; and the ENLACE Latino Collegiate Society– that prepare them, through the acquisition of skills, experiences and exposure to new fields and information, for educational attainment, personal success, and leadership in their communities and high-technology industries where Latinos are habitually underrepresented.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2014-2015 is now open
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. This year, there are over 500 awards available in all fields of academic study. Moreover, All Discipline awards offered in all regions of the world welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects.
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, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact us at email@example.com .
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Short Term Projects
The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program opportunity.
Under the Fulbright-HaysGroup Projects Abroad (GPA) Program, the funds will support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars,curriculum development, or group research/study. Applicants may apply for a maximum grant performance period up to eighteen months in duration for short-term projects; proposed start and end dates should be September 1, 2013-March 31, 2015. Educator groups may travel abroad anytime during this eighteen month period. The minimum time abroad is four weeks total.
Deadline: June 13, 2013
CUNY Service Corps is accepting applications
The newly-created CUNY Service Corps will give students like you the chance to play a role in improving New York City’s future — while gaining real-work experience and getting paid. As a Service Corps student, you will become a member of a prestigious University community practicing service and building skills. You will have the opportunity to participate in interesting projects, which could potentially include the following:
- Providing public health education to youth and community groups
- Conducting needs assessments in communities across the city
- Working with local building owners to implement plans for improving energy efficiency
- Helping plan the restoration and maintenance of wetlands
- Conducting neighborhood housing inventories and environmental assessments
- Tutoring middle and high school students to help them prepare for college
- Mentoring adult students learning English or preparing to take a High School Equivalency exam
- Assisting Hurricane Sandy storm victims to file insurance claims
- Helping entrepreneurs to develop business and marketing plans
Deadline: June 1, 2013
NIH Releases New SCORE Program Announcements
On January 4, 2013, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed its longstanding Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Programs. SCORE is a developmental program that seeks to increase the research competitiveness of minority investigators through three investigator-initiated components: the Research Advancement Award, the Pilot Project Award; and the Research Continuance Award.
- PAR-13-069 SCORE Advancement Award (SC1)
- PAR-13-070 SCORE Pilot Project Award (SC2)
- PAR-13-071 SCORE Research Continuance Award (SC3)
The 2013 deadlines are March 4, May 25, and September 25.
NSF Introduces New Program: EHR Core Research
The EHR Core Research (ECR) program establishes a mechanism in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources to provide funding in foundational research areas that are broad, essential, and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following core areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.
NSF seeks researchers who can identify and conduct research on the improvement of STEM learning in general, or to address specific challenges of great importance in STEM education. Two types of proposals are invited: Core Research Proposals (maximum five years, $1.5 million) that propose to study a foundational research question/issue designed to inform the transformation of STEM learning and education and Capacity Building Proposals (maximum three years, $300,000) intended to support groundwork necessary for advancing research within the four core areas: (1) STEM learning; (2) STEM Learning Environments; (3) STEM Workforce Development; and (4) Broadening Participation in STEM.
Approximately $20 million will be available for 28 awards over a five-year period, pending availability of funds.
Proposals are due on July 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014. After February 2014, proposals will be due annually on the first Tuesday in February.For further information, please call the NSF ECR Program Office at 703-292-2333 or email: ECR@nsf.gov