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Funding Opportunities

2022-2023 The President's Fund for Faculty Advancement

The President's Fund for Faculty Advancement seeks to provide faculty with the resources they need to publish or obtain external funding for their research or creative work. New application and deadlines will be announced soon.


Presidential Travel Award Program

The Presidential Travel Grant Award Program supports faculty participation in conferences and other research-related travel. Presidential Travel Award Application 2022-23.

Hunter Travel Award

This program is open to all Hunter employees recognized in the PSC-CUNY contract. Click here for the 2022-23 Hunter Travel Award Application.


Presidential Student Engagement Initiatives

Information on various presidential initiatives that encourage and support student engagement with faculty. Deadline: Rolling


PSC-CUNY Research Award Program

The PSC-CUNY Research Award Program was established as a major vehicle for the University's encouragement and support for faculty research and to leverage external funding. It seeks to enhance the University's role as a research institution, further the professional growth and development of its faculty and provide support for both the established and the younger scholar. More information about the program may be obtained on the Research Foundation website. Deadline: Usually early December.


The Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty

This program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty (African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Native Americans and Native Alaskans) and other junior faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities, in core fields in the arts and sciences. Career Enhancement Fellowships aim to enhance the scholarly research and intellectual growth of the fellows, thereby enhancing their chances for success as tenured university scholars. For program guidelines and application, click here for Brochure and Application. Deadline was: October 21, 2022


Scholar Incentive Awards

The purpose of Scholar Incentive Awards is to facilitate bona fide and documented scholarly research. Scholar Incentive Awards of not less than one semester nor more than one year are available to full-time personnel in the following titles: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, University Professor, and Distinguished Professor. The amount of the award may be up to 25% of the candidate's annual salary. Candidates must have completed not less than one full year of continuous paid full-time service with CUNY before becoming eligible for a Scholar Incentive Award. A Scholar Incentive Award may not be held concurrently with a Fellowship Leave. Applications may be downloaded from the Human Resources Forms website (look under Applications). For additional guidelines and deadlines, please refer to the 2023 - 2024 Fellowship Leave and Scholar Incentive Award Procedures Memo - TBA.


CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publications Program (FFPP)

The Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP) assists full-time untenured CUNY Assistant Professors in the design and execution of writing projects essential to progress toward tenure. These projects may include scholarly articles for juried journals and books for academic presses. The program proivdes 3 credit hours of course release time for the spring semester, a discipline-based writing group and the guidance of a senior faculty member. This year's program is limited to faculty from the following disciplines: Ethnic and Gender Studies, English, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Deadlines, Applications and Guidelines may be accessed from the CUNY website


CUNY Diversity Projects Development Fund

The CUNY Diversity Projects Development Fund supports scholarly research projects and other educational activities for or about populations that are traditionally under-represented within higher education. The purpose of the Fund is to assist in the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities which promote diversity, multiculturalism, affirmative action, and non-discrimination on the basis of the following categories: race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, veteran or marital status. Proposals and additional information may be accessed from the CUNY website.


CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program

The Interdisciplinary Research Grant 2020/2021 program seeks to support and encourage faculty researchers who will tackle challenges or problems that affect the needs of urban populations and the urban environment. We encourage applications that address specific challenges in ways that can be approached by combining expertise across disciplines (such as the health/social sciences, natural sciences and humanities). The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for projects that will become eligible and competitive for external funding. Application Documents may be accessed from the CUNY website.


Research Administration: Funding Opportunities

Faculty and staff are invited to advise the staff of the Office of Research Administration of their interests so that they may direct announcements that come through the office to appropriate persons.


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