Spring 2019 Grants Bulletin

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR) represents the preaward administration office and nonfinancial postaward administration 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 postaward items such as the financial management of sponsored projects. 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.

Grants Bulletin


Seed Grants are due to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research by April 15. Applications should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Jared Littman, Director, at [email protected] (with a cc to Adrianna Berlingerio, Secretary, at [email protected]). 

The purpose of the University’s Seed Grant/Venture Capital Fund Program is to provide support for the development of projects and programs that have the potential to attract substantial external grant support to the University. The program provides financial support for projects and programs which further any one or more of the University’s basic missions—education, research, and/or public service. Recipients of support from this internal grant competition will be required to submit an external grant application within nine (9) months following the period for which support is received. All full-time faculty and administrators are eligible to apply for Seed Grant/Venture Capital Fund support. Faculty who receive University Summer Stipends Grant Awards remain eligible to receive support from the Seed Grant/Venture Capital Fund Program. This fund encourages submissions of projects and programs that support the University’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Individual awards will generally not exceed $5,000 per 12-month award period to be awarded to any one recipient or project during the year. Salary support will not be provided for faculty or administrators. Salary support at an hourly wage may be requested for student employees (maximum 40 percent of the total award, including fringe benefits); however, graduate fellowships and assistantships will not be provided from this fund.

Grant support may be used for supplies, small equipment purchases, consultant costs, travel directly relating to proposal development (e.g., to establish a collaboration or to meet with funding agency representatives) or other appropriate nonpersonnel costs.

Save the Date: 30th Annual Grants Reception

The 30th Annual Grants Reception will be held on April 15, from 1:50 to 3:15 p.m., in the D’Angelo Center, rooms 416A and B

This year, we will recognize the efforts of Vivek Gupta, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Nicole Rice, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English; and Luis G.  Manzo, Ph.D., Executive Director, Wellness and Assessment. 

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to the attention of Adrianna Berlingerio, Secretary, at [email protected] no later than Monday, April 1


Monday, April 8


Interdisciplinary Research Roundtable: Pass the Mic (Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion)
D'Angelo Center, Room 416A
12:15–1:40 p.m.

Please RSVP here.  

Thursday, April 11


Student and Faculty Poster Session
Taffner Field House and various other locations
Noon–3 p.m.

Thursday, April 25

Student/Faculty Oral Presentations
D'Angelo Center Ballroom and Rooms 401 and 412
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Monday, April 29


Interdisciplinary Research Roundtable: Establishing a Submission Agenda: What Funding Opportunities are Right for You?
D’Angelo Center, Room 416C
12:15–1:40 p.m.

CTL Fellow Presentations
D'Angelo Center, Room 416C
1:50–3:15 p.m.

Graduate Research Advancement in Science Scholarship Program 

Sponsored by the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, the St. John’s University Graduate Research Advancement in Science Scholarship Program (GRASSP) is designed to foster an institutional culture of sponsored research in science that compliments the needs of our academic community. To this end, the University has made available a limited number of funds for graduate students to actively engage in research/laboratory experience with a designated faculty member and to learn the basic tasks associated with sponsored research administration and compliance. 

Individual awards in the amount of $3,000 will be granted to any one student recipient. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday: May 15, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Student Research Opportunity Center

Located inside the main entrance of the D’Angelo Center, the Student Research Opportunity Center (SROC) features two, 50-inch, touch-screen monitors that continuously scroll listings of research opportunities available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty members submit information about available opportunities for students, several of whom have already started to utilize this resource. The SROC currently also offers external internships within New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Meanwhile, the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research continues to reach out to students, faculty, and external institutions about the SROC and the opportunities it has to offer. 

We invite and encourage faculty to take advantage of the SROC by filling out the Research Project Request Form. The SROC benefits students as well as faculty by promoting the culture of research on campus. Students are contacted as positions are posted to alert them of new research opportunities available via the SROC.

Cayuse SP/IRB

In order to improve efficiency and to expand upon institutional use of the Cayuse platform, Cayuse SP replaces the current Project Authorization and Budget Summary (PABS) form with an electronic means of capturing that data and routing/approving proposals through the internal review process. Some of the benefits that Cayuse SP/IRB provides are

Transparent electronic approvals: Paper transmittal sheets are replaced by a simple online process for reviewing and approving proposals for submission.

Electronic proposal routing replaces antiquated “snail mail” internal review system. 

Integrated record keeping: Principal Investigators and OGSR staff have full access to proposals, award notices, and progress reports regardless of submission method or sponsor.

A repository for all proposal/award documents. 

As the system of record for the University’s research portfolio, Cayuse SP simplifies sponsored project lifecycle management from proposal creation to award closeout. 

OGSR will commence with a rollout of Cayuse SP and IRB this month.

Time and Effort Policy

The full institutional Time and Effort policy can be referenced here.  

To certify that effort expended on a project is at least commensurate with the salary charged against the sponsored program, the University employs an after-the-fact effort reporting system for faculty, administrators, and staff who have a portion of their salary or time charged to a sponsored program. Individual effort reports are required for each cycle, as defined below, for all employees who have a portion of their salary or time charged to a federal sponsored program as mandated. The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research shall ensure full compliance with the University’s time and effort reporting requirements and along with the Office of Business Affairs, maintain full documentation, which will be available for inspection by the University’s auditors.

2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deadlines



NIH R01Research Grants- New

February 5
June 5
October 5

NIH R01Research Grants - Renewal, Resubmission, Revision    

March 5
July 5
November 5

NIH R03, R21, R34, Other Research Grants – New

February 16
June 16
October 16

NIH R03, R21, R34, Other Research Grants - Renewal, Resubmission, Revision    

March 16
July 16
November 16

NIH R15Grants -New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision

February 25, June 25, October 25