Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Lehman College is committed to cultivating an atmosphere of research and creative exploration that facilitates and supports Lehman faculty, staff, and students in the pursuit of extramural funding that lends itself to enhancing excellence in teaching, research, and learning that continues to promote community service and engagement in the Bronx and beyond.

2014-2015 Theme: "Cultivating a Culture of Grantsmanship at Lehman"


News & Announcements


Research Awareness Month is coming soon...stay tuned!Join me in welcoming our new Research Development Specialist in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Ms. Debbie Del Valle.

Kathleen O'Connor is serving as the interim Human Research Protections Program Administrator at Lehman. Kathleen can be reached at 646-664-8912 or 

Congratulations Ebenezer! The Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) has selected Ebenezer Ewul at Lehman as a UGSP Scholar! The UGSP is a highly competitive program. Over 200 nationwide applications are received annually, and Ebenezer is one of the 16 students chosen as UGSP Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year. UGSP Scholars receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000. Ebenezer will become a paid research trainee at the NIH next summer. After graduation, UGSP Scholars receive one year of employment at the NIH as a research trainee in exchange for each year of scholarship support received.

ORSP Digital Newsletter

ORSP Digital Newsletter - Research Matters: Read More 





Notice of Intent to Submit Electronic Form

This e-form will allow the ORSP team to fast track your proposal and submit with days, not minutes, to spare! Click here.




Research Awareness Month on Open. Click to watch the video below.



Funding Opportunities

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program 2014-2015

The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP) is sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity in order to advance CUNY's Instittuional commitment to diversity.  This University-wide initiative assists full-time untenured CUNY faculty (assistant professors) in the design and execution of writing projects essential to progress toward tenure. These projects may include research-based scholarly articles for juried journals, books for academic presses and creative writing projects.  This program provides three credit hours of course release for the spring semester, a discipline-based writing group, and the guidance of a senior faculty member.

For more information, click here

Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014

Diversity Development Fund 2014-2015

The Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF) was established by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management to support educational projects, scholarly research, creative activities and other programmatic initiatives that promote multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion, affirmative action and nondiscrimination for the benefit of the University community. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and proposals will be selected based on such criteria as relevance to Fund objectives, impact on the University community, and potential for successful continuation past the grant period.  Proposals should be written in plain language without technical jargon. Please note that projects with potential for University-wide impact will be given special consideration and sustainable and replicable projects are particularly encouraged. Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $5,000. The Fund may be used to support release time.

For more information, click here

Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014


Fulbright Specialist Program 2014-2015 is now open - Rolling Deadline

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers grants to promote linkages between U.S. scholars and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. U.S. faculty engage in short-term collaborative two-to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries. Rolling deadline.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities at FulBright Scholar Program website.

CUNY Call for White Papers - National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program

The National Science Foundation is requesting applications for the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.  CUNY will be allowed to submit one proposal.  In order to select the best candidate proposal, CUNY is holding a white paper competition to review short proposals from CUNY faculty.  Details of the white paper competition are attached. 

Below is information about the NSF PIRE program. 



White Paper: Friday, September 26, 2014
Committee Decision: Friday, October 3, 2014 (anticipated)
NSF pre-proposal Deadline: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


PSC-CUNY Award Program Round 46

The Grants Proposal System is open and accepting applications for Cycle 46 of the PSC-CUNY Research Awards Program.  Be mindful of the following changes:

  • The application submission deadline is Monday, December 15th, 2014, 11:59 PM EST. 
  • The award details remain the same and applicants should follow the Pilot Program Guidelines found on our website: PSC-CUNY Research Awards Program

All PSC-CUNY applications must include, “PSC-CUNY Round 46:” in the title and be fully routed through Cayuse by Friday, December 12th, 2014.  Notification of the award results remains April 15th for Traditional A and B Awards and May 15th for Enhanced Awards.  The budget period for Cycle 46 is July 1st, 2015 – June 30th, 2016.

* See our digital newsletter for more opportunities!