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October 6, 2017
To: All CUNY Senior, Community College, Graduate and Professional School Faculty
From: Daniel McCloskey, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, CUNY Office of Research
Subject: Research Relief Efforts for Scholars Displaced by Hurricane Maria
We have initiated a formal relief effort for scholars and their students in Puerto Rico who have been displaced from their work environments as a result of Hurricane Maria.
Following the recommendations made by Professor Jorge E. González Cruz of City College and the faculty-led CUNY Coalition for the Recovery of Puerto Rico, we are creating an inventory of available space and expertise across the University.
Please take note of available federal funding opportunities and requirements, gathered by RF CUNY Director John Tsapogas, if you are interested in providing research support to help the rebuilding effort in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
If you oversee space or physical resources that a displaced scholar could utilize (such as an office, laboratory, studio, or facility), please consider sharing your space
through the end of the Fall, 2017 semester and entering your information here by Monday, October 16, 2017: http://ybephbsyus.formstack.com/forms/hrpr_resources
If you have an area of scholarly expertise that may help in the rebuilding of the scholarly spaces in Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands, please enter your information here by Monday, October 16, 2017: http://ybephbsyus.formstack.com/forms/hrpr_2017
If you have or are seeking federal funding in collaboration with colleagues in Puerto Rico or the U. S. Virgin Islands, NSF and NIH have extended the due dates for all proposals submitted from academic institutions in Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands and are allowing delays in reporting requirements.
CUNY faculty who have an existing federally funded partnership with an investigator in Puerto Rico or the U. S. Virgin Islands should consider contacting NSF or NIH and requesting available supplemental funding. Proposals (mostly awards under $200,000) are reviewed and funded fairly quickly under NSF’s EAGER, RAPID, and supplement mechanisms as spelled out in the Dear Colleague Letter 17-135 here:
These agencies are also interested in supporting the research aspects of the hurricanes from the scientific, environmental, and disaster relief perspectives, regardless of where in the U. S. the proposals emanate from.
Here are statements issued by NSF regarding the recent hurricane disasters:
Similar Statements from NIH:
Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional efforts we can share to help our colleagues continue their scholarship during this time.
Thank you for your willingness to open up your minds and spaces to help a community in need.