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Anthony Carpi
Associate Provost and Dean of Research

Dan Stageman
Director of Research Operations

Mashika Patterson 
Administrative Assistant 

Laura Lutgen 
Research Operations Assistant

Sandra Rutherford
Assistant to the Dean of Research

Office for the Advancement of Research
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
BMW, Suite 601
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019



Funded Faculty Incentive Program

Noting the heavy teaching load and high cost of release at John Jay College, the Office for the Advancement of Research (OAR) has established the Funded Faculty Incentive Program. This program will provide additional release hours to faculty who have release time funded through an external grant at the full release rate plus fringe benefits as an incentive to their productivity. Any faculty member receiving a course release funded as a full percentage of their salary, may request an additional course from this fund – up to two courses as a one-to-one incentive for two externally-funded courses. This program is retroactive and is not presented as a matching program, rather as a productivity incentive program. Release provided through this program must be used in the same year as the externally funded release.  Up to two courses per academic year may be awarded per faculty member.  To utilize this fund, faculty must submit a request in writing to OAR at

In your request, please include the following information:

·         Sponsor Name

·         Project Title

·         PI Name (If different from release applicant)

·         RFCUNY Account # or Project Sub Year (PRSY)

·         Start and End Dates of Current Budget Period

·         Semester and/or Academic Year to use originally budgeted Release

·         Semester and/or Academic Year to use Incentive Release

·         Copy of Budget and/or Justification indicating full release

Incentive Release cannot be guaranteed at the time of submission of a proposal to an external sponsor. 


Post Award Instructions

Once the OAR confirms that the incentivized course(s) has been approved, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.  They will assist you in preparing a Staff Effort Notice to properly document and charge out your course releases.  Note that the Staff Effort Notice must be completed before the period in which the courses will be charged/used, and must reflect both the budgeted and incentivized courses on the same form.  The funded faculty incentive cannot be applied to courses that have already been charged to an award.