Program Guidelines

Please read carefully for eligibility and online submission process instruction.

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CUNY ASRC Seed Program  |  2017  |  Submission Period Has Ended

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center Seed Program is a funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to leverage research relationships at the CUNY ASRC. The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach within one of the five initiatives of the ASRC: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. These grants will fund research between tenured and tenure-track faculty at CUNY colleges and permanent faculty at the ASRC. Grants are up to a maximum of $10,000 for a six-month period (April 2017 – March 2018).

Grant funds may be used to hire research associates or assistants, or for items other than personnel services (OTPS) including research supplies, time on shared equipment at the ASRC or ASRC core facility user fees. The primary goal is to seed research that will become the basis of new external grant proposals.

Complete proposals must be submitted via the online proposal submission form. It is strongly encouraged that you discuss your proposal, prior to submission, with as ASRC Investigator to ensure feasibility.

All inquiries can be directed to Adam Greenberg, Grants Director at the CUNY ASRC at

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:

Adam Greenberg
CUNY ASRC Grants Director