|Externally Funded Research
CUNY faculty members are dedicated teachers and scholars. Through research,
they invent new technologies that strengthen the economy, investigate basic
science problems that can lead to lifesaving cures for disease, address
urgent social problems, enhance the nation's cultural life, and develop
programs to improve education. Their work is recognized by more than 1600
grants from external sources.
- In 1995, CUNY received $212.3 million in grants from private and government
- The U.S. Department of Education was the largest granting organization
to CUNY with more than $31 million. The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services awarded more than $21 million to the University's colleges. Grants
from the National Science Foundation totalled $16 million.
||Today's Frontiers, Tomorrow's Technology
The City University of New York is actively pursuing the most promising
areas of scientific researchfields like photonics, gene expression, energy,
semiconductors, polymers, lasers, artificial intelligence, neuroanatomy,
and medical imaging.
Among the University's supporters and partners in this research are
the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, EXXON,
Mediscience Technology, Northrop Grumman, Excel-Quantronix, Rockwell, Kodak,
Redox, the National Institutes of Health, NYNEX, and the American Heart
- The University was awarded a three-year $15 million research equipment
grant from the State's Higher Education Applied Techology (HEAT) Program
in 1992. With these funds as a base, CUNY has developed centers in biomedicine
and biotechnology, the environment, and ultrafast photonics, within a university-wide
Applied Science Coordinating Institute (ASCI).
- In addition to other grants, ASCI scientists have generated about $9
million a year in government and industrial grants for work using HEAT
- CUNY was named a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)
in Ultrafast Photonic Materials and Applications in 1993. The University
was selected for the prestigious designation after a review by a National
Academy of Sciences research panel.
- CUNY scientists participating in CAT hold more than 60 patents.
- The University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), located at City
College, the lead institution in a consortium of 12 major universities
throughout the region, has received $14.5 million in grants from the U.S.
Department of Transportation since 1987 to advance U.S. expertise and technology
in transportation. The City College Center research has included studying
the impacts of parking and pricing on urban traffic, and the development
of statewide transportation plans.