One of the most important steps in building a successful research career is learning to identify potential funding opportunities. To support CUNY SPH researchers in this effort, a list of resources and key information about funding opportunities are presented below.
Pivot: Pivot provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration.
Please visit https://pivot.proquest.com/ and click on Create Account. You’ll be able to create an account using your CUNY email address and creating your own password.
GrantForward: GrantForward enables registered users to customize, save and share searches and funding opportunities/alerts. Users may access information from anywhere when logged in to their accounts.
You can benefit from the institutional subscription and create an account to use all the features of GrantForward at no extra cost. Please visit https://www.grantforward.com/index and click on Sign Up to create your account.
The Research Foundation has several recorded workshops including a refresher workshop on GrantsForward. These various webinars are available here.
Funding opportunities for Graduate Students ONLY
Below is a list of funding resources for graduate students studying at CUNY SPH. Funders may change dates, requirements and priorities. If you would like to apply for one of these opportunities and have any questions, please review the funding opportunity announcement carefully and contact either the person listed in the announcement or the SPaR Office.
Internal funding opportunities
Dean’s Dissertation Award: Each year the Dean of CUNY SPH makes funding available for dissertation research. Eligibility is limited to doctoral students who are actively enrolled and in good academic standing. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation proposal and have received IRB approval for the proposal or have been deemed exempt by the HRPP. Funding is dependent on availability and in the past ranged from $200 to $9,500, although there is no cap. Our Grants Assistant Kassandra Perez (email@example.com) will review your budget and formatting of the application, prior to submission.
External Funding Opportunities
A graduate student can be a PI on a grant application only if the sponsor authorizes it. It is important to consult the PI eligibility criteria on the funding opportunity announcement before initiating the above request. Through NIH funding, pre-doctoral students can enhance their training via several grants including the following:
- R36: these grants support dissertation research costs of students in accredited research doctoral programs in the US.
- F31: These grants provide pre-doctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree.
- F31 Parent-Diversity: The purpose of this program is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of pre-doctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce.
The differences between F31 (to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research) and F31 Parent is that F31 is for underrepresented graduate students in the field (supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce).
Training Components of F31 Proposals are available here: Training Components of F31 Proposals.docx
Award Pre-proposal Support
The Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS) at the Research Foundation has established a peer review system to solicit and incorporate constructive feedback from colleagues in the University, across the nation, and worldwide. APPS advances the success rate of proposals submitted by CUNY faculty for external funding. To strengthen proposal excellence at CUNY, we have established a peer review system to solicit and incorporate constructive feedback from colleagues in the University, across the nation, and worldwide. This opportunity is open to bench science, social science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, humanities, and arts proposals.
If you would like to register, please click on this link: APPS