Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at York College supports faculty and staff in developing research initiatives and obtaining external funding.

ORSP Introduction video; welcome to The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at York College and RF CUNY. What we do: Cultivating research initiatives to secure grants; Assisting with finding funding opportunities; Preparing applications, arranging budgets, liaising with grant agencies, and navigating the submission process; Assisting with all post-award processes. Thank you for visiting our website at Have any questions? Reach out to us! At 718-262-2061.

About Us

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) offers specialized guidance and support for all research and sponsored program activities at York College to align stakeholders' research initiatives with the college's mission and values. We are eager to assist faculty and staff in applying for grants by managing applications and providing support for issues surrounding sponsored research activities. At the ORSP we assist with the following:

  • From identifying funding resources tailored to your needs to managing awarded grants and funding opportunities
  • Support in pre-award processes including assurance of polished applications and handling budgeting preparation
  • Communicating and coordinating with grant funding organizations
  • Ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements, including assistance in navigating complex forms and instructions, to promote submitting error-free proposals

Collaborating with faculty and staff during post-award processes, including:

  • Hiring staff
  • Making post-award purchases and payments
  • Completing required reports accurately and on time
  • Working closely with the Research Foundation at CUNY to ensure your account is in order.

We are with you every step of the way, providing the expertise and support needed to successfully obtain and manage funding for your research initiatives!

If you miss a deadline, forget to fill out a form, or otherwise require assistance, The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is here to help. Please contact us to discuss help and resource options. The ORSP main office line can be reached at (718) 262-2061.

  • Note: The ORSP is YC’s liaison with the Research Foundation of CUNY (RF CUNY) when it comes to coordinating sponsored research projects, distributing grant opportunities, preserving regulations and policies, organizing budgeting, and providing other administrative support to faculty and staff interested in extramural funding.