The Grants Proposal System (GPS) is now open for Cycle 50 applications to the PSC-CUNY (Professional Staff Congress of The City University of New York) Grant program. Please have your grant application submitted into the system by Monday, Dec. 10 so that the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research can review it prior to final submission. The final submission deadline is 11:59pm on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

The PSC-CUNY  Research Award was established as a major vehicle for the University’s encouragement and support of 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 research, and provide support for both the established and junior scholar. There are three categories of awards with a maximum award of $12,000 dollars. Seed money is used for research activities and is often a building block for other funding sources.  As such, the program is a key funding source for smaller-scale projects and/or pilot data studies.  Success rates of applications are higher than you will find with other sponsors of all kinds – we strongly encourage you to prepare and submit a proposal to this CUNY-wide program.

Additionally, there will be no exceptions for late submissions under any circumstances. The PSC review committees will not review late requests. If the submission is not in the GPS by 11:59pm on Dec. 15, you will need to wait until Cycle 51 to reapply. We strongly urge you to not wait until the last minute to submit your application. And remember – the CSI internal review date is Dec. 10.