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!

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs newsletter, Research Matters, is here! Read about our initiatives and get involved.

Lehman's new reasearch landing page and research magazine, Discovery @ Lehman, showcases faculty and student research. Coming soon!

Effective January 25, 2016, NSF has changed the biosketch format. See updated Grants Proposal Guide for this and other significant changes here.

Be sure to check the academic calendar for our Spring workshop series!

Lehman welcomes the new Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Club (URSC)

For students, by students! The URSC's mission is to develop and promote strategies that increase the visibility and number of opportunities in research and scholarship for all undergraduate students at Lehman College. The club will serve as a conduit between students and faculty to facilitate their access to one another regarding areas of mutual interest in research and scholarship.  Join today and get involved!

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.

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 placem, complete with step-by-step instructions, flowcharts, and forms!


Upcoming Internal Funding Opportunities (FACULTY ONLY)

George N. Shuster Award Program 2016 - 2017

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 4, 2016 at 5:00pm EST


For questions or assistance, feel free to contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at or visit our website at

CUNY Interdisciplianry Research Grant Program 2016 - 2017

The University is introducing a new Interdisciplinary Research Grant program that seeks to support and encourage faculty researchers who will tackle global challenges or problems that affect the needs of urban populations. We encourage applications that address specific challenges in ways that can be approached by combining expertise across disciplines (such as the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities). The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for projects that will become eligible and competitive for external funding. The program replaces the long-running Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program.

We anticipate that there will be approximately 8-10 one-year awards of $40,000 made in 2016.

Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00pm EST

For more information, see program guidelines.

CUNY Research in the Classroom: Idea Grant Program 2016 - 2017

To stimulate creative ways to integrate research into the curriculum, CUNY will hold a one day-workshop at John Jay College on Friday March 11, 2016 from 9:00am -3:30pm.  The workshop will feature platform presentations and breakout sessions to analyze how CUNY’s colleges have integrated research into their curriculums across disciplines. Workshop discussions will review methods for assessing the impact of this endeavor on student success.  In addition, the Research in the Classroom grant program will be announced.

For more information and to register for the workshop, click here

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