Public Funding Opportunities
CUNY offers many mechanisms for funding through Internal Funding programs as well as the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program. Both funding sources give CUNY faculty of all disciplines a great opportunity to obtain grants available exclusively for faculty and staff of the University.
PSC-CUNY Research Award
The PSC-CUNY Research Award Program seeks to enhance the University's role as a research institution and facilitate the growth and development for both younger and more established faculty. Funding is given to support activities in the creative arts and and all academically relevant research in areas of natural science, social science, and the humanities, including but not limited to research related to curriculum development, improvement in teaching, adaptation of standard educational techniques to special clientele, and the relationship between technical or occupational training and the liberal arts curriculum. For more information please visit the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program webpage.
Federal Funding Sources
The majority of funding for research projects and training programs are sources from the federal government. All federal grant opportunities are posted on Grants.gov. This repository serves not only as a resource for finding funding but as a portal for submitting grant applications. Registration is not necessary for the downloading of grant applications, nor viewing of grant announcements.. The submission of the grant is handled by our office or the instution that is applying for the grant.
Listed below are additional federal funding agencies.
- National Science Foundation. Funding for most fields of science and engineering
- National Institutes of Health. Comprised of several institutes
- Department of Energy. Funds basic and applied research.
- Defense Department (including the Army, Navy, and Air Force). Funds both basic physical sciences and social sciences and some biomedical programs.
- U.S. Department of Education. USDOE funds basic research in education and training programs and services for schools and children. Generally speaking, most USDOE programs restrict funding to local school districts; we encourage faculty with active school-based partnerships to pursue funding in these areas.
- Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Administration)
- U.S. Department of Justice
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This massive federal department houses such agencies as the Centers for Disease Control, the Administration on Aging, and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the National Institutes of Health.
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
- Army - Physical, life and information sciences.
- Air Force