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.

2015-2016 Theme: "Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations through Grantsmanship"


News & Announcements

Research Awareness Month is coming soon...stay tuned!

Welcome back! Fall 2015 will prove to be an eventful semester for both faculty and students alike. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is now on Blackboad and Linked In!

The new Expertise Database will allow you to find a colleague with the expertise you need for your project, while the Sample Proposal Databases will provide examples of successfully-funded proposals to assist you in developing your own!

Lehman has a new Facilities & Administrative (Indirect Cost) Rate Agreement.


Effective December 26, 2014, The Office of Management and Budget “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule” was released II, Part 200, et al.).  Per the OMB webpage this guidance “will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.”

The National Science Foundation practice on human subjects research has changed. Read more



Faculty and Student Prestigious Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants


There are a host of prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to both faculty and students to recognize and support research and scholarship. For more information, click here.




ORSP Electronic Notification Forms

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




Upcoming Funding Opportunities (FACULTY ONLY)

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program

The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP), sponsored by the Office of Recruitment and Diversity, is a University-wide intaitive developmed to assist full-time, untenured faculty in the design and execution of scholarly writing projects. Faculty selected for participation in the progam will begin an intensive orientation this December. During the Spring sememster, participants will attend group session and one-on-one meetings with an assigned mentor for continued support of their writing projects.

For more information, click here.

PSC-CUNY Award Program Round 47


The Grants Proposal System is open and accepting applications for Cycle 47 of the PSC-CUNY Research Awards Program.  Please be mindful of the following: 

  • The application submission deadline is Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 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 47:” in the title and be fully routed through Cayuse by Friday, December 11, 2015.  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, 2016 – June 30th, 2017.


The Grants Proposal System User Manual can be found here: Grants Proposal System User Manual. Prospective applicants interested in viewing sample applications should be directed here: Sample Applications.


If you should have any questions, please contact the ORSP team member assigned to your school:


School of Education –Stuart Politi (  ext. 8960)

School of Natural and Social Sciences – Donnaree Smith ( ext. 7456)

Leonard Lief Library – Carolina Geronimo ( ext. 8107)

School of HS2N – Valerie Luria ( ext. 8093)

School of Arts & Humanities – Valerie Luria ( ext. 8093) & Carolina Geronimo ( ext. 8107)

*Claim your account in the COS PIVOT database today to get funding opportunities emailed to you.