Announcement: CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program
December 4, 2020
Excerpted from an announcement by José Luis Cruz, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost:
|I wanted to notify you about a new opportunity for your faculty, the CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program call for proposals. This program leverages $600,000 from existing sources geared toward research. Researcher proposals can address one of two themes: COVID-19 or Climate Change. The RFP brief [see below] was recently disseminated on Tuesday, December 1st. Proposals are due January 15, 2021.
Thanks to Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Tamera Schneider, and her team for their efforts in ensuring that our research dollars are used to incentivize interdisciplinarity and build capacity in areas that are important to our City and State and have the potential for global impact.
José Luis Cruz, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost
The City University of New York
|Interdisciplinary Research Grant
Deadline: January 15, 2021, 12:00 pm EST
The diversity throughout CUNY’s 25-college system makes it well placed to meet the most pressing problems facing our society. Our University has faculty experts in crucial research areas, strong ties to city and state agencies, and is integrated into every NYC neighborhood. These strengths give CUNY a foundation for working together on COVID-19, climate change, health disparities, AI and social justice, and other urgent scientific and societal challenges.
In 2021 the CUNY Office of Research will make an investment in collaborative research in two significant research areas: COVID-19 and climate change. We invite proposals that will deliver COVID-19 or climate change solutions that help pave the road to recovery for our region and beyond.
Our best course of action for addressing these urgent scientific and societal challenges is to work across disciplines in a convergent manner. Innovative solutions spring from teams of faculty who have different research backgrounds. This program will provide seed-funding for projects that combine expertise across disciplines, and which are geared toward providing a pathway to NEW external funding. This pathway should be clearly laid out in submitted proposals. There should be, at minimum, two investigators: the lead PI and at least one Co-PI from different disciplines and ideally from different CUNY colleges, schools, and centers.
It is anticipated that this program will fund up to eight (8) COVID-19 research projects and eight (8) climate change research projects with budgets not exceeding $40,000 each. $300,000 in Research Foundation funds and $300,000 in tax-levy funds have been designated to this grant program. Award announcements will be made at the end of January 2021.
Further information and submission materials are available https://www.cuny.edu/research/faculty-resources/internal-funding/interdisciplinary-research-grant-program/