Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The ORSP Team

Saeedah Hickman - Director

Photo Please direct your questions regarding policies and procedures to Saeedah's attention at (ext. 8357)





Valerie Luria - Grants Finance Officer

ValeriePlease direct your questions regarding Proposal Budget Preparation, Summer Salary, and Finding Funding to Valerie's attention at (ext. 8093






Donnaree Smith - Grant and Contracts Administrator

DonnaPlease direct your questions regarding Cayuse Support, Finding Funding, Release Time, and Proposal Data Requests to Donna's attention at (ext. 7456)





Carolina Geronimo - Administrative Assistant

CarolinaPlease direct your questions regarding Scheduling, Workshop Reservations, the Research Foundation, and E-Verification to Carolina at (ext. 8107)






The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is Lehman College's pre-award hub. We assist with all aspects of proposal development from conception to post-award administration. ORSP also serves Lehman College as the official liaison to the Research Foundation of CUNY. Our goal is to alleviate the administrative burden associated with proposal preparation and support Lehman faculty in finding funding for their research. Specifically, we provide the following services:

  • Budget Preparation
  • CV Conversions to Biosketches
  • NIH/NSF Templates and Outlines
  • Compliance Review
  • Submission
  • Cayuse Support
  • Finding Funding
  • Liaise with Program Officers
  • Facilitate collaborations between internal and external faculty
  • Data collection and metrics



Events Calendar

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Faculty Research Publications
Podcast and Webinars
Undergraduate Research Initiatives

Contact Info



Shuster Hall, Room 303

8:30am to 5:30pm