Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.



Message from the Director

This office is here to support YOU, our Faculty members, Staff and PIs. With a mission to empower and engage faculty in researching, selecting, developing and submitting external funding applications, we invite you to come by or contact me via email and let’s see how we can help!

Contact Information

Lisa S. Ebert
Building 1A, Room 211
Phone : 718.982.2254
Fax : 718.982.2252
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It is the mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to support, encourage, and empower faculty to pursue external funding opportunities and to assist them in both pre-award and post-award activities.

Grants Review Panel: Committed to increasing our support to faculty in order to create a culture of research here at CSI, we have created the Grants Panel Project. This initiative will pair Junior or midlevel faculty who have either not applied for grants as yet or who have been unsuccessful in applying for grants, with a senior level faculty member who has achieved some expertise in the area or with the sponsor from whom the potential PI would apply. Panel members will be selected as closely as possible to match the needs of the applying PI. They will then work together to develop the strongest application possible. Please contact Lisa Ebert, Director, if you are interested in participating in this project.

Important Notes to PI’s

  • The Research Foundation has mandated that all hiring staff, within 30 days of hiring, work out the parameters of vacation time (annual leave) with their employees.  This is to ensure that employees do not accumulate annual leave each year and risk the institution needing to assume a large pay out when employees leave RF payroll.  Please contact me for further information on this important procedure.
  • OSPR is now sending out email notices to each Department Chair of the grant submissions that have been submitted in that department, and the amount and sponsor.
  • All grants involving cost sharing must be properly documented.   Please be sure to complete all paperwork each year as needed for your grants. View CUNY Restrictions on Cost Sharing.

For a good look at how OSPR works with other offices, see this article:
Grant Application Process Leads to Dynamic Intra-College Collaboration