Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPaR)

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About Us

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPaR) supports and advises the entire CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy community in securing external support for sponsored projects and collaborations.

The office helps identify appropriate funding opportunities, develop project ideas, organize, edit and prepare grant applications. If time allows, we can arrange for internal review and feedback on applications prior to submission.

In 2014, leadership of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research was taken over by Dr. Michele Kiely, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Epidemiology. She is ably assisted by Ms. Amanda Allen and Ms. Erika Reuter.

We hope to develop a library of sample grants and grant components.

Targeted Funding Searches

All CUNY SPH entities have access to Pivot.

We strongly encourage researchers to use Pivot to create their own profiles. (Make sure to “claim” your profile.) Pivot cos will help you discover the right funding opportunities for you. As you use it, your Pivot cos profile becomes more finely tuned and allows you to receive automatic updates whenever there are new matching opportunities.

Please contact us if you need help accessing Pivot or using its services.

One-on-One Grant Planning and Preparation Services

Investigators are invited to contact the SPaR office to schedule a one-on-one meeting for assistance with any aspect of their grant preparation, including help with finding funding or developing a timetable for proposal preparation and submission.

Contact

For more information about the SPaR office and the services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us using our team email address, SpaR@sph.cuny.edu, or:

Michele Kiely, Associate Dean for Research
(646) 364-9775
michele.kiely@sph.cuny.edu

Amanda Allen, Research Programs Manager
(646) 364-9865
Amanda.Allen@sph.cuny.edu

Erika Reuter, Research Programs Manager
(646) 364-9866
Erika.Reuter@sph.cuny.edu

Kim McFarlane, RF HR Liaison and Dr. Kiely’s Administrative Aide
(646) 364-9767
kim.mcfarlane@sph.cuny.edu

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