Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPAR)


The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPAR) is to assist faculty and administration in obtaining external funding for the advancement of scholarship and research, institutional development, and student services. Toward this end, we:

Identifying Funding Sources

The difficult we do at once.
The impossible takes a bit longer.

Seabees motto

Finding the right funding source can be both an art and a science. We can help you find government (federal, state, and local) and private funding sources. Information on major funding sources and programs can be found here and in emails we send out. Please contact us to let us know about your interest area and to make sure you are on our mailing list.

Through our list of funding sources, you can register to receive targeted funding information via email from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, GrantsNet, the Foundation Center, and others.

In addition, SPIN's searchable database can be accessed on campus at any time and can be customized to perform weekly searches based on your keywords and other criteria. It can be searched by keyword, funding type, sponsor, and a host of other criteria. Call 516.686.7737 for information about using SPIN, or consult the following PDF documents:

Preparing Grant Proposals

Putting together a competitive grant proposal can be a daunting task. To make it easier, we can help with:

  • obtaining guidelines and application materials
  • interpreting sponsor guidelines and regulations
  • responding to requests for applications (RFAs)
  • talking to program officers/sponsors about the project
  • drafting budgets and budget narratives
  • editing proposal narratives
  • institutional information/sample narratives
  • navigating NYIT internal approval processes

The key to accessing these services is to contact us as soon as you have an idea for a proposal. Call 516.686.7737 or email


Forms Required for All Proposals

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Grant Proposal Teams

OSPAR works with the Office of Academic Affairs and the deans to identify areas in which NYIT has strengths and to help faculty network with each other. We also coordinate proposals for major institutional projects that involve multiple departments.

Post-award Grant Management

What do you do when you receive an award? Celebrate! Then contact us so we can help you spend the money. We coordinate with the Office of Financial Affairs to ensure that grant funds can be accessed readily and spent in accordance with the sponsor's guidelines. Contracts, sub-awards, and award acceptance forms should be submitted to OSPAR for review and signature.