Research and Sponsored Programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) helps students, faculty, and staff at The Graduate Center identify, acquire, and manage outside funding for their research projects.
RSP's mission is to expand the external funding base of The Graduate Center’s research, teaching, and public service missions.
We seek to promote a culture of academic research and assist faculty, staff, and students in obtaining external funding in order to develop and maintain faculty and student research. Our office is the central administrative unit for overseeing Graduate Center applications for — and awards of — governmental and foundation funding.
Through in-person, individualized advising sessions, we assist researchers of all levels with identifying suitable funding opportunities and preparing competitive applications. If you receive an award, we guide you through the process of setting up, managing, and closing out your project.
Our services include:
- Identifying appropriate funding opportunities
- Project development guidance (including budget)
- Proposal review and editing
- Oversight of official institutional review, authorization, and submission of proposals
- Liaising with the Research Foundation in connection with post-award administration
- Coordination with relevant Graduate Center departments to ensure compliance with GC and sponsor requirements and regulations
We also provide a variety of tools, training resources, and important information about policies and procedures.
Let us help you get funded
If you are thinking about applying for funding, please reach out to us directly to set up a meeting! The best way to map out your project is by discussing it face-to-face with our team.Schedule a personal consultation
Researchers at the Graduate Center successfully apply for and receive millions of dollars in research funding every year.
Received by The Graduate Center in research funding annually
Applicants who successfully secure funding for their projects through RSP every year
Researchers who receive NIH/NSF funding every year
Flowchart - Outline Description
Title: Lifecycle of a Grant
- Generate an idea
- Locate funding opportunity
- Develop proposal
- Finalize proposal
- Submit proposal
- Notification of award
- Negotiate/accept award
- Manage project
- Close out award
Begin again for your next research project!