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Grants and Sponsored Research


The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR) represents the Pre-award administration office at St. John’s University. We provide service and support related to research activities across all schools and units at the University and work closely with the Office of Business Affairs regarding post-award items such as the financial management of sponsored projects.

Updated Research Misconduct Policy February 2020 New Cost Share Requests on Sponsored Program Policy

Sponsored programs include research, instruction and training, public service, evaluative testing, and other scholarly and creative activities conducted under the direction of University faculty and staff and funded by organizations external to the University in accordance with award regulations.

The Office also consults with the Office of General Counsel, Biosafety, and the IRB on items relating to the conduct of a sponsored project. We also coordinate with the Office of Institutional Advancement regarding proposals to foundations and corporate sponsors and we provide support for the University's commercial activities.

Developing Research

We work with colleagues across the University to identify funding opportunities and where appropriate we bring together interdisciplinary research groups with common interests. We also provide guidance and training in applying for grants. In fiscal year 2016, $13,008,431 in research grant funding was secured. 

Research Grants

We provide advice on how to interpret sponsor guidelines, develop budgets, and to ensure compliance with University and sponsor requirements. Our office is responsible for coordination of the submission of sponsored project proposals on behalf of the University.

Policy and Regulation

OGSR reports to the Office of the Provost and we work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, such as institutional policy and procedures for the protection of human subjects, conflict of interest and misconduct in science, and supporting the University’s obligations under its Assurance covering the use of animals in research, along with other requirements imposed by federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

Training and Service

We provide researchers with services specific to the pre-award process including Federal update sessions, training on funding sources and the proposal submission process.

#1 Elements for Grants Success

Monday, October 14, 2019
1:50 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
St. Augustine Hall (Library Room B3)

Learn the basics of successful proposal writing and identifying a diverse array of sponsors.  The Elements for Grants Success workshop will inform you of the “do’s and don’ts” of proposal writing and submission preparation. Enhance your understanding of sponsor review criteria, provide constructive proposal building techniques and much more.

#2 Student Research Opportunities Fostering Student Success

Monday, October 28, 2019
1:50 – 3:15 PM
St. Augustine Hall (Library Room B3)

To engage more students in research and projects (high impact practice) and opportunities to increase experiential learning.

To reserve a seat for either or both of these workshops, please contact Adrianna Berlingerio x6276 or [email protected]   

Post-Award Finance

Together with the Office of Business Affairs we provide post-award financial administration and assistance.

Office Location and Hours

Newman Hall, Room 108

Tel: 718-990-6276

Fax: 718-990-6020

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the summer months. 

Additional Information

St. John’s University has a commitment to world leading research. We welcome your engagement with us as a student, postdoctoral researcher or a research collaborator. We also welcome businesses to research with us as our expertise will be of benefit to you. 

Study and perform research with us as a PhD student

Our aim is to create the researchers of tomorrow. At St. John’s University, you will find a very supportive researcher environment at every level. We offer a wide range of research degrees including part time and full time and distance learning. There are also a number of postgraduate funding opportunities, including graduate assistantships and doctoral fellowship programs. For further information, please go to the Admissions and Aid page or contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the department in which you wish to pursue your postgraduate degree.

Perform research with us as a post-doctoral researcher

We recognize that a successful post-doctoral research period represents a vital stepping-stone in order to be competitive in both the academic and industry-driven job market. Although St. John’s University does have post-doctoral research opportunities funded by faculty-awarded research grants, we will also assist you in obtaining financial support through a variety of different fellowship opportunities.

The benefits of collaborating with us

Research programs very often benefit from collaborations between academic, commercial and public sector institutions. We welcome such collaborations and our Office of Grants and Sponsored Research can help facilitate inter-institution research collaborations. 

Jared Littman, M.P.A.

Christopher Egan, M.S.
Senior Associate Director

Karen Giovanniello, M.B.A.
Grants Analyst

Marie Nitopi, Ed.D.
IRB Coordinator and Women in Science Coordinator

Joan E. DeBello, Ed.D.
Faculty Women In Science Coordinator

Adrianna Berlingerio, B.S.
Administrative Assistant