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The Office of Sponsored Programs is located in
Russell Hall, Ground Floor, Room 15.
Last update: October 3, 2019
Please contact your OSP Administrator with regards to the new Fringe and Indirect Costs (IDC) rates and the NEW Budget Template.
On July 18, 2019, Dr. Tom Brock, current Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and former Director of the National Center for Education Research (NCER) at the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) gave a talk about the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) review process, recent changes, and current priorities. Video of the event (a bit over an hour-long) and the accompanying slides are posted below.
Some major points of the talk:
  • Letters of intent are welcome even after the posted deadline date; they help the program staff line up reviewers.
  • Given enough time, IES program officers will review and comment on draft proposals prior to the submission deadline. Reaching out to your program officer ahead of submission is always a good idea. Their job is to elicit as many potentially fundable proposals as possible, so they're a valuable resource during the proposal development stage.
  • While IES's programs are still highly competitive, success rates are approaching 20% which are comparable to rates at the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and many National Institutes of Health (NIH) programs.
  • IES proposals receive are scored on the quality of the proposal ONLY. Unlike other programs at US ED or certain programs at other federal agencies, factors such as type of institution, junior vs. senior primary investigator (PI), geographical distribution, etc. play no role in funding decisions. Multiple proposals from TC are therefore not competing with one another specifically.
IES 2020 Announcement:
IES has released Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the 2020 Research Grant Competitions, which can be found at the link below. The deadline for most programs is August 29, with center grant applications due on September 26. Full applications for all programs will be available on July 11 on
This year's RFAs have been significantly revamped, including a few new competitions. A brief note on the programs and this year's priorities can be found in this note from the Director of IES, Mark Schneider.
OSP Staffing Assignments by Department/Center: Please note changes made effective November 6, 2017.
The OSP Staff are:
Paul Kran, Director, 212.678.4106
Natasha Guadalupe, Assistant Director of Client Services, 212.678.8199. In addition to her duties as Assistant Director, Natasha will provide SPA services for:
Accelerated Schools, CCRC, CPRE, CCF, Financial Aid, Huber, ILT, ITS, IUME, Klingenstein, Library, NCREST, Office of School & Community Partnership, Office of International Affairs, Provost's Office, Reading and Writing Project, Resilience Center
Eileen Hawley-Nigro, Senior Sponsored Project Administrator, 212.678.8148
A&H, Cahn Fellows, C&T, CPET, CTSC, EPSA, Hechinger, HD, MST, ORL
Kirsten Talgo, Senior Sponsored Project Administrator, 212.678.4187
BBS, CCP, HBS, ICCCR, Office of Teacher Ed/Peace Corp Fellows