Office of Sponsored Programs | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Office of Sponsored Programs

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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) plays a critical role in supporting the research activities of the faculty. We help identify potential funding sources and match funding opportunities with the research interests and expertise of our faculty. 

OSP 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.  We also accept and manage subawards that our faculty receive from other institutions. OSP is responsible for any modifications to the grant or subaward 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.

From Scientific Breakthroughs to the Marketplace

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 in coordination with the university’s Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL) encourages and supports faculty who seek protection of their IP. When the university 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 OIL  in its IP commercialization activities.

In order to nurture commercialization efforts through startup companies, the School of Engineering has established the Future Labs. Since 2009, more than 100 companies have “graduated” from our incubator program with a combined market valuation of more than $2 billion, meaning they grew so big or raised so much money they had to find space on their own. We helped them raise over $500 million of venture capital funds and more than $400 million on project funding, and these companies created over 7,000 jobs.

Finding Funding

We regularly send an email newsletter to all faculty with links to funding opportunities that fit in with our faculty’s research interests. Please let us know if you are interested in preparing a response to one of these solicitations. View the Current Opportunity Newsletter.

If there is a project for which you would like to seek funding, consider the following resources.

Federal Agency Resources

Listserv Links

Contact Us

Doris Schultz
Director of Research Administration

Esther Taveras
Senior Grants Manger, Pre-Award