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City of Science Series: The Secrets of Animal Communication, Understanding Urban Habitats, and Where Do Drugs Come From?

February 10, 2017 | Events

The Secrets of Animal Communication February 14, 2017,  6:30 P.M. On Valentine’s Day, learn how animals — from birds to dogs to dolphins — communicate to woo a mate, bond with humans, and more. Animal behavior experts present new research on the complex and surprising ways animals communicate with each other — and with us. […]

You’re Invited to the Women In Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 9TH

February 8, 2017 | Events

Get your laptops charged and typing fingers ready—there’s about to be a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Yes, you read that correct. The Women in Science initiatives at Hunter, Rockefeller University, The American Museum of Natural History, and other NYC science institutions are coming together to boost the representation of women in STEM on Wikipedia by making sure […]

A CUNY PhD Student and A CUNY Prof. Named 2017 Global Religion Research Initiative Award Recipients!

February 8, 2017 | Announcements, Awards

PhD Student of Anthropology at The Graduate Center Jessie Fredlund and Professor and Interim Chair of Sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center Amy Adamczyk are both 2017 Global Religion Research Initiative award recipients! The initiative, which launched in 2016 in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University […]

Deadline for Letter of Intent for Spring 2017 21CC Applied Research Seed Grant Program Approaching

February 7, 2017 | Announcements

The deadline for letters of intent for the 21st Century Cities Initiative’s (21CC) Spring 2017 Applied Research Seed Grant Program is Friday, February 10th at 5pm. The letter of intent is a brief letter of 1 to 2 pages that states the intended research question, provides a brief description of the project and area of […]

RFCUNY/CUNY Launch Faculty Travel for Research Program

February 6, 2017 | Announcements

The Research Foundation, CUNY and the CUNY Office of Research are pleased to announce the FY2017 Faculty Travel for Research Program, which aims to promote research and scholarly creativity across the CUNY university system. The program, administered by RFCUNY with guidance and support from CUNY Office of Research, will support out-of-town travel to develop new […]

Visuals Play A More Powerful Role in Research Communication and Funding Than You Think

February 1, 2017 | Events

Brooklyn College Office of the Provost Presents a Special Lecture titled “More Than Pretty Pictures: The Powerful Role Your Visuals Play in Communication and Funding” by Science photographer Felice Frankel. Frankel, a research scientist at MIT and a Brooklyn College ’66 alumna, will discuss the importance of accompanying research with images. The lecture will take […]

Learn About Arts and Humanities at The City University of New York

January 31, 2017 | News

Students at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and the Research Foundation of The City University of New York collaborated to produce a short film, “Arts and Humanities at The City University of New York,” to highlight the university’s various initiatives to enhance Arts and Humanities studies. The film features an array of professors […]

The Annual 2017 NYC Food Policy Center at HUNTER College and “Big Game” Eating Extravaganza with Exercise Equivalents

January 31, 2017 | News

Super Bowl “Big Game” Calorie Costs in Exercise from NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and New York, NY (January 31, 2017) The “Big Game” has become much more than a football game: Except for Thanksgiving, it’s the biggest day for food consumption in the United States. So, to choose the most splurge-worthy […]

You Now Have Access to GrantForward, A New Searchable Grant Funding Database!

January 31, 2017 | Announcements

RFCUNY has subscribed to a one-year free trial to GrantForward, an online search engine that provides information to faculty and researchers on upcoming external grant funding opportunities. Every CUNY user can sign up by entering their institution email address ( or Go to and select Sign Up (at the top-right corner of the […]

The 2017 Faculty Development Retreat

January 31, 2017 | Events

Over 60 faculty members from nine campuses (Hostos, Bronx Community College, The City College of New York, Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College, Molloy College, New York City College of Tech, Queens College, and Nassau Community College) gathered for the third annual Faculty Development Retreat at Queens Community College last week. It was an all-day event […]