Collaborative Incentive Research Grant




2016: Round 22

UPDATE: Funding notices will be sent early September 


UPDATE: Award notices are expected to be sent early September.  

The Collaborative Incentive Research Grants Program (CIRG) funds faculty research projects in their preliminary stages. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on participation from two or more CUNY campuses. The primary goal is to seed research that will become the basis of new external grant proposals. The program is administered by a Faculty Evaluation Committee, comprised of senior faculty from the colleges, and chaired by the Associate University Dean for Research. 

The program is open to research projects in all disciplines. Investigators who wish to focus on a problem within a single discipline must be from separate CUNY colleges, while those researchers developing a cross-disciplinary project may be on the same campus if they are from different academic departments. Each proposal should be structured to reflect the engagement of all investigators.


Program Guidelines <pdf>

Revised for the 2015 Round 22 CIRG program. Please read carefully for eligibility and the new online submission process.

Required Forms:

1. Signature Page <doc>

2. Full Proposal Template <doc>

3. Project Summary <doc>

4. Suggested Reviewers Form <doc>


Please download and carefully review all program guidelines and complete all proposal forms prior to submitting a proposal. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted by the online process.    

All required documents are available for download as Microsoft Word documents but must be converted to PDF format after completion and before submission. The online submission form will only accept PDF documents.

Please direct program inquiries to:

Kevin Hawes
Programs Coordinator, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research