Office of Research Events

The Office of Research is excited to host multiple research-centered events that highlight the innovative research being done by Fordham faculty.

These events:

  • Provide basis for discussion of scholarly topics
  • Afford opportunities for networking, engagement and interaction
  • Allow students to identify potential faculty research mentors
  • Provide a platform for faculty to showcase their research.

Please look below for information regarding Office of Research (OR) and Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) events.

Fordham Urban Consortium Earth Day Colloquium

Earth Day Research Colloquium

3 - 4:30 p.m., April 19, 2017
Location: Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus
McGinley Center Commons 237

Building Sustainable Cities and Living Sustainable Lifestyles

Chair: Dr. Jim Lewis, Chair of the University Research Council and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Fordham University

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Stephen Freedman, Provost, Fordham University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Abstract of the Keynote Speech: Despite the current dysfunction in our nation’s capital, America is working to build sustainable cities and people across the country are adopting more sustainable lifestyles. We see this happening here in New York City and in cities all over America. Renewable energy, the sharing economy and technological advances are making it possible for people to live well while reducing their impact on the environment. The environmental movement began as a way to preserve nature, evolving into a movement to promote public health, then, more recently, sustainability, and is now increasingly integrated into how people live their day-to-day lives in the developed world. Earth Day reminds us of the importance of the planet, but the evolution from preservation to sustainability leads us to protect the planet not simply for its own sake, but for the well-being of humanity.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Steven Cohen is the Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and a Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also Director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, and the Director of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management.

He is a 1970 graduate of James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. Cohen received his B.A. in Political Science from Franklin College of Indiana (1974), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York in Buffalo (1977; 1979). In 1976-77, Cohen was a Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Environmental Policy; in 1978-79, he was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Public and Environmental Policy and Implementation.

Dr. Cohen is a former policy analyst and consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Board of the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, the Executive Committee and Committee on Accreditation and Peer Review of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Homes for the Homeless, Board of Directors of the Willdan Group, Inc., and Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Dr. Cohen also sits on the judging committee for the Yidan Prize Foundation.

Dr. Cohen is the co-author of Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy (2015), The Responsible Contact Manager (2008), Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation (2005), Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Managing Public Sector Organizations (1998), Total Quality Management in Government (1993), and the author of Understanding Environmental Policy (2006, 2014), Sustainability Management (2011), and The Effective Public Manager (1988, now co-authored in its fifth edition). He has written numerous articles on public management, sustainability management, and environmental policy. Dr. Cohen also is a weekly contributor to The Huffington Post.

All are welcome!

Please see the Fordham University news article for more information about this event.


Sponsored by the Fordham Urban Consortium, Fordham University Office of Research, Fordham University Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University Earth Institute, and The Bronx Science Consortium

Sponsored Research Day Keynote Speech

Spronsored Research Day

Keynote Speech Session
1:45 - 2:45 p.m., April 5, 2017 (Wednesday)
O'Hare Special Collections in Walsh Library
Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458

Chair: Dr. Jim Lewis, Chair, the University Research Council; Chair, the Department of Biological Sciences

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Walter L. Goldschmidts, Vice President and Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL); former NIH Research Training Officer and Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, and National Institute of Mental Health Program Official for twelve years.

Abstract: Dr. Goldschmidts offers a unique perspective on securing funding for research. He will share insights from his own experiences on both sides of the federal funding curtain. Dr. Goldschmidts has trained with the NIH Intramural Research Program, had a distinguished career in the NIH Extramural program and has led a proactive Office of Sponsored Programs at CSHL with a success rate that far exceeds the national average. He will engage in a discussion on successful strategies to help investigators identify, secure and later manage research funding. Guidance and advice for interacting with funding organization Program and Grants Management representatives will also be provided along with some do’s and don’ts for applications.

Speaker’s Bio: Dr. Walter Goldschmidts is Vice President and Executive Director of Sponsored Programs at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Dr. Goldschmidts and his Department facilitate and support new and continuing sponsored research initiatives to promote the research, education and scholarly mission of CSHL and its investigators. He is an innovative thought leader with demonstrated success in cultivating and executing long-term strategic plans and scientific vision for sponsored research programs, building external partnerships, and increasing both federally and non-federally sponsored research funding.

Prior to joining CSHL, Dr. Goldschmidts served as the Extramural Research Training Officer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he coordinated all Extramural Research Training and Career Development Programs across the funding components of the NIH. He served as an NIH Program Official for twelve years with the National Institute of Mental Health, and has conducted research in the Intramural Research Program of the National Cancer Institute. He was also a Senior Associate with the management and technology consulting firm of Booz Allen and Hamilton.

Dr. Goldschmidts received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Georgetown University. His postdoctoral research experience at the National Cancer Institute encompassed molecular and cellular approaches to develop and evaluate novel therapeutic strategies to treat pediatric and HIV associated lymphomas. Dr. Goldschmidts was an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Microbiology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine for ten years.

Dr. Goldschmidts currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council on Government Relations (COGR) and travels the U.S. teaching Fundamental Grants Management for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).


Read the full Fordham News Story

Sponsored Research Day Program

Sponsored Research Day Keynote Speech

OSP: Grants Education Workshops Spring 2017

Office of Sponsored Programs - Grants Education Workshops Spring 2017

February 15: Successful Strategies for Acquiring External Funding
Room: 307b Keating, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

March 6: IRB Workshop
Room: 307b Keating, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

March 8: Strategies for Winning NIH Grants
Room LL 1106, Lincoln Center, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

March 29: Post-Award Primer: How to Manage Your Award
Room: 307b Keating, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To register, please email Beth Torres, at btorres14@fordham.edu

Workshop Descriptions:
Successful Strategies for Acquiring External Funding: Dr. George Hong, Chief Research Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Secrets of A.I.R (Attractive proposal, Impressive PI credentials, and Right Sponsor). Focusing on the humanities and social sciences, Dr. George Hong will share his experiences and frustrations in writing grant proposals, developing PI credentials, and selecting funding agencies. The presentation will address the measurable outcomes, achievable goals, reasonable budget, and tangible plans of a winning proposal. He will introduce strategies for developing the effective logic model, and monitoring and evaluation model plan (M&E plan) required by external funding agencies.

IRB Workshop: Michele Kuchera, IRB Manager, will provide a basic overview of the IRB, the application process and common confusing topics such as Anonymity vs. Confidentiality, Consent vs. Assent, and Minimal Risk vs. More than Minimal Risk. Please bring questions!

Strategies for Winning NIH Grants: German Cavelier, Grant Advisor and former NIH Program Officer, will give a view of the internal process of an application at the NIH, including: how to understand the NIH, the missions and priorities of the 24 Institutes and Centers that fund grants, how to plan your application; how disciplines other than science and biomedical enter into NIH grants; the importance of contacting your Program Officer very early; how to use the NIH tool RePORTER to help identify where your research fits, and the essentials of the Funding Opportunity Announcements. Finally, how to ensure your idea is original and how to get to know the NIH peer review process and criteria.

Post-Award Primer: How to Manage Your Grant: Celinett Rodriguez, Grants Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs. This presentation is for faculty with new awards or those interested in learning about post-award processes at Fordham. You've received a new grant award, great! As any experienced grant recipient can tell you, receiving the award is only part of the grant lifecycle. In this workshop we will be exploring the basics of managing your grant finances at Fordham. The session is targeted to faculty members with new awards, or those who might just be interested in learning about grants management. . Specific topics will include: how to create queries on Banner to view your account activity, and how to pay for various grant expenses.

OSP: Grants Education Workshops Fall 2016

Office of Sponsored Programs - Grants Education Workshops Fall 2016

  • September 22, Grant Writing Fundamentals
    Room: Keating 307B, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

  • September 29, Find Research Opportunities and Apply
    Room: Keating 307B, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • October 3, Intro to the IRB
    Room: Keating 307B, 2 - 3 p.m.

  • November 2, Understanding Proposal Budgets
    Room: Keating 307B, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • November 16, An Inside Look at Humanities Grants
    Room: Lincoln Center, South Lounge, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

**Space is limited. To register, please email Beth Torres, at btorres14@fordham.edu

Workshop Descriptions

Grant Writing FundamentalsDr. Tiffany Yip and Dr. Barry Rosenfeld, both from the Psychology Department, will provide an overview of the proposal development process, common grant terminology, and basic tips for faculty members.

Find Research Opportunities and ApplyKris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, will provide a hands-on training on how to find external funding opportunities using electronic database sites. An overview of the internal submission process at Fordham will also be discussed.

Intro to the IRBMichele Kuchera, Manager, IRB, will provide a basic overview of the principles of conducting ethical human subjects research, types of review, and the application process in the Mentor system. Helpful tips on applying to the IRB and avoiding common pitfalls will also be discussed.

Understanding Proposal BudgetsCelinett Rodriguez, Grants Officer, will provide an overview of proposal budget services provided to faculty members planning to submit grant applications. This workshop will discuss the budgeting process, common budgeting terminology, rates used at Fordham University, and helpful budgeting tips.

An Inside Look at Humanities GrantsDr. Heather Dubrow, English Department, will discuss the inner workings of humanities grant panels, present a sample funded proposal, and answer questions. Dr. Dubrow has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Radcliffe Fellowships, among others, and has participated in the selection of applicants at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Radcliffe Institute, and the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities.

OR: Education Session

Find out what's new in research support at Fordham!

Learn about federal compliance, external grant opportunities, and internal funding opportunities. These sessions will also include training for those who have received internal funding and want to get reimbursed.

Sessions will provide an overview about research at Fordham and deliver important information about the internal and external award process. Staff from Office of Research (OR), the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will be present to answer questions. Mr. Alan Cafferkey, the director of Faculty Technology Services, will speak about Qualtrics software and IT support for research.

If you have an active FRG award, you cannot have access to the funds until you have attended a training session on FRG budgets.

  • Rose Hill Training Session: Tuesday, April 5, 2 - 4 p.m., WL 041 Viewing Room (Walsh Library)

Trends in Publishing: Journals

In collaboration with Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Office of Research, Fordham University Press invites you to:

Trends in Scholarly Publishing: Journals

The journal article serves as one of the cornerstones of most, if not all, academic careers. This seminar is designed to help both faculty and graduate students navigate the world of scholarly journals publishing by gaining a greater understanding of how to best pursue publication of your work within the complex matrix of association and society journals, university press periodicals, open-access and online-only publications, and commercial publishers of scholarly journals.Monday, March 14, 2016
6 - 8 p.m.
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge

Panelists will include both publishing professionals and editors of scholarly journals who will offer their expertise and help demystify the process of getting your research and writing published.

Topics Covered

  • How to identify and approach the appropriate journals in your field
  • When and how to submit your work for consideration
  • What to expect from the submissions and peer review process
  • The difference between open and closed-access publishing platforms
  • Perils and pitfalls of the non-peer reviewed journal
  • Assigning and retaining rights to your own work
  • The business and economics of scholarly journals

Each panelist will offer a brief presentation, to be followed by a question-and-answer period.
Refreshments will be served to all attendees.

Panelists

  • Paisley Currah, Founding Co-Editor, Transgender Studies Quarterly; Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College
  • Albert Greco, Professor of Marketing, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
  • Trish Thomas, Executive Editor, U.S. Humanities Journals, Oxford University Press
  • Jason Wyman, Editor, Union Seminary Quarterly Review; PhD Candidate, Union Theological Seminary

Moderators

  • Fredric Nachbaur, Director, Fordham University Press
  • Richard Morrison, Editorial Director, Fordham University Press

OSP: An Inside Look With Humanities Grants Panels

Fordham University’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Dr. Heather Dubrow present:

An Inside Look at Humanities Grants Panels

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., South Lounge, Lowenstein Building

This discussion, led by Dr. Heather Dubrow of the English Department, will be held on Wednesday, February 24, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., in the South Lounge of Lowenstein, on the Lincoln Center campus. Humanities faculty members are invited to attend.

Dr. Dubrow has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Radcliffe Fellowships, among others, and has participated in the selection of applicants at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Radcliffe Institute, and the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities.

On February 24, Dr. Dubrow will discuss the inner workings of humanities grant panels, present a sample funded proposal, and answer questions. We hope that you’ll join her for a spirited discussion!

If you haven’t done so yet, please RSVP to Beth Torres, Humanities Grants Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs, at btorres14@fordham.edu.

Trends in Publishing: Books

In collaboration with Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Office of Research, Fordham University Press invites you to:

Trends in Scholarly Publishing: Books

Monday, February 8, 2016
6 - 8 p.m.
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge

This seminar is designed to elicit and try to address the questions facing academic authors as they go about placing their first scholarly books. Editors from leading university presses as well as an expert in academic book publishing will give an initial presentation offering a general overview of scholarly publishing, then focus on suggestions about how to choose a publisher and, above all, how to put together a proposal packet and its all-important cover letter. In addition, as the definition of the monograph changes in relation to open access platforms, the panelists will also address what this uncharted model means for established and emerging scholars.

Topics Covered

  • Publishers to target
  • Proposal guidelines
  • Getting noticed
  • Dissertation to book
  • Multiple submissions
  • Peer review process
  • Book models
  • Sales and marketing expectations
  • Digital repositories
  • Open Access and Open Educational Resources and what that means for your book

Panelists

Deborah Gershenowitz, Senior Editor, U.S. and Latin American History, Cambridge University Press
Albert Greco, Professor of Marketing, Fordham's Gabelli School of Business
Eric Schwartz, Editorial Director, Columbia University Press

Moderators

Fredric Nachbaur, Director, Fordham University Press
Richard Morrison, Editorial Director, Fordham University Press

Humanizing Medicine: The Future of Palliative Care

Humanizing Medicine: The Achievements and Future of Palliative Care

Dr. Philip Pizzo at Fordham’s Humanizing Medicine conference in October 2015 (photo by Dana Maxson)

Keynote: Philip Pizzo, MDKeating 1st Auditorium, RH Campus
October 20, 2015; 4 - 5:30 p.m., Keating 3rd Auditorium

Moderator: Falguni Sen, Ph.D.

Panelists:
Mary Beth Morrisey, PhD, MPH, JD
Janna Heyman, PhD
Barry Rosenfeld, PhD
Kathryn Kueny, PhD

Read the full Fordham News story.

Diversity and Disability Scholarship

Diversity and Disability: A Celebration of Disability Scholarship at Fordham

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lincoln Center, Fordham Law School, Room 7-119

11 a.m. Fordham Faculty Panel-Introduction by Jonathan Crystal, Ph.D.

  • Rebecca Sanchez, PhD English Department: "Shattering Communicative Norms: New Directions for Disability Studies in the Humanities."
  • Christine Fountain, PhD Sociology Department: “Understanding Autism as a Social Phenomenon."
  • Dean Matthew Diller, JD Fordham Law School: “Disability Policy in the Workplace.

12 p.m. Reception

  • Launch of book series by Sophie Mitra, PhD Economics Department: Palgrave Studies on Disability and International Development.
  • Signing by Rebecca Sanchez, PhD English Department, of her new book: Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature
  • Research Posters by Fordham students

1 p.m. Keynote Presentation-Introduction by Damian Lyons, PhD

  • Elizabeth Emens, PhD, JD Columbia Law School: “Disability Law Futures: Moving Beyond Compliance."

Read the full Fordham News story.

Bronx Science Consortium

3rd Annual Bronx Science Consortium Poster Symposium

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, Bronx Zoo

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Speaker
Congo Classroom

3 - 5 p.m.
Poster Session
Dancing Crane Café Pavilion

This symposium welcomed attendees and poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate-level researchers, especially working with any Bronx Science Consortium partner institutions (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fordham University, Montefiore Hospital, The New York Botanical Garden, Wildlife Conservation Society/ Bronx Zoo) in science fields such as Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Archived Events

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