The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) plays a critical role in supporting the research activities of the faculty. We help identify potential funding sources and matches funding opportunities with the research interests and expertise of our faculty.
The office is the key entity that assists and guides faculty in preparing and submitting research grant and contract proposals to federal, state, and municipal funding agencies as well as to industry and other organizations that provide support for research. We have oversight with regard to all governmental and institution compliances. Once an award is received, we also issue any associated subcontracts and consulting agreements, as well as setting up the account internally. The OSR is responsible for any modifications to the grant after award.
Research Centers and Institutes
The School of Engineering has a rich history of world-renowned Research Centers and Institutes. Research centers and institutes benefit the institution and the participating faculty and students in many ways. They are defining factors in the research profile of the institution and its faculty. They contribute to the recognition of the School of Engineering's research performance by the outside world. Internally, they enhance interdisciplinary conversations among faculty, they provide research opportunities for and support of Ph.D. students, they sponsor high-profile seminars and conferences, they attract top postdocs, research associates, and visiting faculty, and they house state-of-the-art shared research instrumentation and equipment.
In addition to these university-wide centers and institutes, the School of Engineering faculty conduct research in departmental Research Labs.
At NYU Tandon, our researchers are involved in the creation of new and cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs that address basic as well as applied science. Many advances constitute protectable intellectual property (IP) that may have the potential to be transformed into new technologies, new products and devices, and new processes. The School of Engineering encourages and supports faculty who seek protection of their IP. When the School of Engineering decides to assume the rights to a faculty- or student-conceived invention, it will cover all costs associated with protecting the IP and will enter into a generous revenue-sharing agreement with the inventors.
The ultimate commercialization of university-owned IP can take many forms and includes, but is not limited to licensing agreements, joint development agreements, and the creation of start-up companies. The School of Engineering works closely with NYU’s Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL) in its IP commercialization activities.
In order to nurture commercialization efforts through startup companies, the School of Engineering has established business incubators. Since 2009, over 35 companies have “graduated” from our incubator program, meaning they grew so big or raised so much money they had to find space on their own. We helped them raise over $45 million of venture capital funds, and these companies created over 1,255 jobs.