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 scholarship 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.

2016-2017 Theme: "Fostering Undergraduate Research and Scholarship through Grantsmanship"


News & Announcements

Research Awareness Month is coming soon...stay tuned!

Lehman's new reasearch landing page and research magazine, Discovery @ Lehman, showcases faculty and student research. Click here

Discovery, Innovation, and Imagination: Lehman Student Scholarship Showcase is Friday, April 21, 2017!  For Call for Abstracts, click here

The CUNY Office of Research presents to you its Research Compliance Guide! For more information, click here


A Celebration of Faculty Acheivement: Research, Scholarship, & Creative Works is Thursday, May 4, 2017. To submit scholarship by March 31, 2017, 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.

Submitting a proposal? Look no further. The Proposal Submission Package is here! All you need to get your proposal ready and out the door in one place, complete with step-by-step instructions, flowcharts, and forms! Click HERE.


Upcoming Faculty Fellowship and Award Opportunities (FACULTY ONLY)

The Interdisciplinary Research Grant 2017/2018 program

This program seeks to support and encourage faculty researchers who will tackle challenges or problems that affect the needs of urban populations and the urban environment. We encourage applications that address specific challenges in ways that can be approached by combining expertise across disciplines (such as the health/social sciences, natural sciences and humanities).

The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for projects that will become eligible and competitive for external funding.

We anticipate that there will be approximately 5 – 8 one-year awards of $40,000 made in 2017.

Submission Deadline: March 3, 2017 at 5PM


Summer Advanced Grantwriting Award (SAGA)

The CUNY Office of Research invites applications from Associate Professors who are preparing grant proposals to fund their research. The Summer Advanced Grantwriting Award (SAGA) will provide $5,000 of summer salary in 2017 for faculty working on a proposal for a federal agency grant of at least $100,000. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Download the Guidelines

National Science Foundation  - Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

All CAREER award eligible faculty members will receive an invite for a CUNY-wide CAREER Workshop.  The event will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 10am - 12:00pm at the Research Foundation. 

George N. Shuster Award  Program 2017-2018


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.


For more information, see program guidelines.


Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00pm EST



*Claim your account in the COS PIVOT database today to get funding opportunities emailed to you!