Research Support

Research Support in the Office of the Provost provides services and support to students and faculty who are interested in pursuing funding for research. The New School encourages students to apply for competitive and prestigious research grants, fellowships, and programs to help them fulfill their educational and research goals.

If you are a student interested in applying for research grants or fellowships, email with university policy–related questions. Some applications require institutional submission on the student's behalf and appropriate lead time for internal university coordination. In these cases, please check well ahead of time on the requirements of this process.

What We Can Do

Research Support staff in the provost's office offer the following services to students applying for research funding, provided internal deadlines are met:

  • Reviewing application instructions and consulting with dean's offices to address policy - or program - related questions
  • Creating internal review timelines and setting deadlines when applications require institutional submission
  • Checking final applications for required content and compliance with instructions
  • Submitting applications on students' behalf through, NSF FastLane, and similar portals (when required)
  • Consulting with students and directing them to university policies, procedures, and staff for administrative matters following award grants

In addition, the provost's office offers occasional workshops on faculty and graduate student research and funding opportunities. It also coordinates and serves as a liaison with the Development and Finance Office on areas related to grants. Check the Research Support Events Calendar for information on upcoming workshops.

Online Funding Database

Looking for fellowships, scholarships, or external funding for a research project? All New School students have free and unlimited access to COS Pivot, one of the largest databases of public and private grants and awards. You can use COS Pivot both on and off campus to search for funding by discipline, amount, deadline, purpose of grant, and other filters. By creating a free profile you can keep track of your searches and any upcoming funding opportunities you may be eligible for.

To find out more about how to get the most from COS Pivot, read our tips for advanced searching. If you need advice on how to best use COS Pivot, please direct any questions to

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The New School's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is in place to ensure that all research involving human subjects is conducted in an ethical manner. The IRB does not review the quality of research projects, but rather checks to see that measures are being taken to ensure the health and welfare of human participants as well as their informed consent.

New School graduate students conducting research involving human subjects may be required to submit an application to the IRB. For more information about The New School IRB, including the review process, click here.

If you have questions about classroom projects, information can be found in these FAQ.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

New School students are now able to take advantage of CITI's Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research free of charge. The online modules help student researchers meet and comply with federal funding requirements and training. New users must register first and select "The New School" from the drop-down menu. Click here to register and take the course.
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