Spring 2022 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 Colleges 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

Summer Support of Research: Call for Proposals

The Summer Support of Research program is designed to foster an institutional culture of faculty research productivity. To this end, the University has made available a limited number of Summer Support of Research funds for full-time faculty. It is the expectation that this program leads to scholarly productivity as well as an increase in our external funding. 

Summer Support of Research applications are due on Thursday, April 21. Applications should be submitted by midnight to Jared E. Littman, M.P.A. ’22Ph.D., Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, at [email protected].

33rd Annual Grants Reception 

The 33rd Annual Grants Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the D’Angelo Center Ballroom. This year, we recognize and honor the accomplishments of

Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

Erica Y. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ketan D. Patel, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

We will also present Student Research Conference Awards. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to the attention of Adrianna Berlingerio, Secretary, at [email protected] no later than April 4

Student Research Conference

April is Research Month at St. John’s University. The research activities of St. John’s students and faculty are increasingly diverse and impressive. Opportunities in research are continually being made available through the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, as well as the Student Research Opportunity Center; grant engagement continues to rise; publications are flourishing; and students are presenting papers at national and international conferences. We expect that through Research Month activities, the St. John’s community becomes increasingly aware, supportive, and proud of the great research performed by students and faculty.

This year’s event is an intensive, two-day conference on April 4–5. On Monday, April 4, student poster sessions will be held in Taffner Field House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature research posters from across all scholarly disciplines. On Tuesday, April 5, undergraduate and graduate student research presentations will take place in the D’Angelo Center Ballroom.

Please note that participant capacity is limited. Posters and presentations are included in the program on a first-come, first-served basis. To conclude the two-day event, the 33rd Annual Grants Reception and award ceremony will take place from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the D’Angelo Center Ballroom (rooms 416 A, B, and C).

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) 

The University has an active subscription to the SPIN portal, which is available to the University community. SPIN contains information on more than 8,000 current funding opportunities (i.e., grants, fellowships and other support programs). Published by InfoEd, Inc., the database is updated almost daily. 

You will find a helpful keyword thesaurus divided into 12 major categories or topics. Included among the broad topics are separate sections on Arts/Humanities; Behavioral/Social Sciences; Computer Science; Education; Law; Management/Commerce; Mathematics; and Science and Technology. After clicking on a broad topic, you have the option of narrowing your search by selecting one or more descriptive keywords. You may sign up for email notification of opportunities relevant to your discipline.

The majority of the grant opportunities included in these databases are intended to support the activities of independent professionals and others with terminal degrees, usually a doctorate, in their discipline. Therefore, when conducting a search for funding opportunities for students, one may wish to narrow their search to funding opportunities specifically intended to support students.

These databases are not designed to provide information relating to traditional forms of financial aid, scholarships, or loans for students, nor is this a form of employment service for students. The type of information for students contained in these databases includes the most competitive of academic programs, including dissertation fellowships, summer research internships for undergraduates, and a limited number of travel opportunities. 

NIH Forms G

FORMS-G, the new iteration of grant application forms and application guide instructions, are now expected to be required for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) application packages. The OGSR will work with faculty to ensure all applicable applications are in compliance.