Grants Process

The SPaR Office is here to help CUNY SPH researchers navigate the grant writing and submission process, and help researchers navigate the compliance requirements once a grant has been awarded.

CUNY Research Foundation Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS)

The SPaR Office encourages faculty to utilize the Research Foundation’s APPS services which include:

  • Assisting the faculty and students with identifying funding sources
  • Sharing knowledge of agency mission, culture, and funding opportunities
  • Offering consultation about all aspects of proposal preparation
  • Facilitating easy access to information on funding opportunities and other resources through access to a comprehensive and continually updated APPS website
  • Connecting the faculty to build/create disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations University-wide, nationally, and internationally
  • Offering and encouraging attendance at sponsored program development-related and proposal writing workshops, seminars, on-line forums, and meetings
  • Supporting faculty to meet program officers and to serve on proposal review panels at the grant funding institutions
  • Scheduling and coordinating visits of workshops and outreach activities by representatives of funding agencies
  • Acting as liaison between principal investigators/project directors and the funding agency program officers/grant administrators on questions or issues that arise prior to funding
  • Creation of an internal proposal peer review process
  • Development of a shared grant proposal database (e.g. Kuali Research)
  • Offering follow-up consultation when a proposal is denied funding by helping to strengthen the proposal and assisting the investigators in determining whether there is merit in a resubmission
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