OAR Annual Research Awards

OAR Annual Research Awards

OAR Research Awards

The Office for the Advancement of Research (OAR) is dedicated to working with faculty in the pursuit of their research and scholarly goals, and is available to assist faculty in grant-seeking and publication activities.  Faculty members are encouraged to consult with OAR on any aspect of these processes. OAR recognizes faculty achievement through the following award programs, including:

  • The Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award: Up to five tenure-track or tenured faculty who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship in the previous three calendar years (2017, 2018, and 2019) will be awarded up to two courses of reassigned time during the 2020 – 2021 academic year (pg 2).
  • The Donal EJ MacNamara Junior Faculty Award: An award of $2,000 is given to an instructor or assistant professor who has made a significant scholarly contribution in the preceding two years to the fields of criminal justice or criminology (broadly defined) (pg 5).


Please note: The Faculty Mid-Career Research Support Program is no longer administered as a recognition award. It is now administered as part of the Provost’s Workload Mitigation Program.

Award information for the 2020-2021 Annual Research Awards will be available in Spring 2020. Awardees in the 2019-20 cohort can be found here

In addition to the above awards, OAR promotes faculty success through several ongoing funding programs.  Applications to these programs are accepted from full-time faculty on a rolling basis (with the exception of the Senior Scholar Release Program and Faculty Mid-Career Research Support Program, for which applications are accepted between 4 January and 15 March).  Applications are reviewed during the first full week of each calendar month, with decisions returned to applicants by the second Thursday of each calendar month. Funding is offered through the diverse selection of ten distinct award programs listed at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/oar-funding-opportunities