College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
CSI Campus

Office Of Sponsored Programs
 and Research

 What's Happening

We welcome you to the website for the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research. Our office is here to assist and support you as you endeavor to obtain funding for your research and programs. In that regard, please feel welcome to call my office to discuss any issues or challenges you are facing and I will work to resolve these issues with you.

We would like to welcome our new faculty to the College of Staten Island: In the Department of Business, Professors Dan Zhang and Heidi Bertels; in the Department of English, Professors Harry Thorne, Gloria Gianoulis and Amber Buck; in the Department of Psychology, Professors Lana Karasik, Jennifer Wagner and Kristen Gillespie-Lynch; in the Department of History, Professor Oded Rabinovitch; in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Professor Felipe Martinez Pinzon; in the Department of Performing and Creative Arts, Professor Chris Verene; in the Department of Physical Therapy, Professor Wei Zhang; in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Professors Vandana Chaudhry, Don Selby, Ozlem Goner and Jean Halley; in the Department of Education, Professor Fumio Someki; in the Department of Chemistry, Professor Sharon Loverde; in the Library, Professors Elizabeth Hicks and Naomi Gold; in the Department of Nursing, Professor Barbara Griffiths. Please contact OSPR to make an appointment so that we can sit down with you and discuss all of your research areas and funding priorities, and to assist you with all pre and post grant award activities.

Here at OSPR we welcome our new Office Administrator, Robin Cavagnaro. Robin has been at the College of Staten Island for the past 22 years, coming most recently from the CSI office of College Testing. We are excited to have Robin joining the OSPR team.

Charging Administration and Clerical Salaries to Federal Grants and Contracts
Please be sure to familiarize yourselves with the limitations on asking for administrative and clerical salaries in federal grants. For a detailed look at the policy, please see the attached Reference document from the RF.

Collaborative Funding Mechanisms
Did you know that NORDP compiled and maintains the most comprehensive listing of funding opportunities to support collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and team-based research anywhere?!?! A recently updated list can be found on NORDPs web site here:

Community of Science Database (COS) 
Despite it’s name, this comprehensive searchable database serves fund-seeking faculty from both the Sciences and the Humanities. Please log on to the Community of Science Database (COS) and set up a user account and begin searching. We are happy to assist you with this, and in setting up a funding search that will provide you with regular updates on what is available for your projects.

Responsible Conduct of Researchers
This has never been a more critical issue both locally and nationally, as NSF, NIH and others following suit have required complete transparency and accountability in externally-funded programs. CUNY and CSI have many tools available for you to help insure that research is conducted with integrity and professionalism. The first stopping point should be the training modules located through the CUNY Research Compliance website for your particular area of expertise. Please note that not only PI’s must complete these training modules, but also students, Undergraduate, Graduate and Post Docs who are involved in research through a faculty member. Please stay tuned for early fall training and outreach in this regard.

Post-Doctoral Development
CUNY has set up a Postdoctoral Development website for capacity-building of post-docs.