Grants & Sponsored Programs



The Grants & Sponsored Programs Team at LaGuardia Community College guides and supports faculty and staff in securing and managing external funding to promote the strategic goals and priorities of the College and its individual programs.

We serve Principal Investigators (PIs) and Project Directors in all divisions of the college. Grants & Sponsored Programs is the office of record for all proposal submissions and grants and contracts administered through the Research Foundation of CUNY (RFCUNY).

Proposal and Grant Management Support

Our team at LaGuardia offers pre-award and post award resources and support to faculty and staff.  A Grants Team specialist will guide you throughout the entire process, including proposal preparation, application submission, grant management, and award closeout.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing sponsor guidelines and proposal narratives.
  • Preparing and reviewing budgets.
  • Submitting applications via sponsor portals.
  • Coordinating RFCUNY legal review, award acceptance and account setup.
  • Coordinating with grant sponsors & RFCUNY on post-award grant activities.
  • Assisting with personnel hiring/appointment and OTPS procurement.
  • Providing guidance on budgetary matters.
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and sponsor requirements.

Resources for Grantseekers

    A searchable database of recent federal grant funding opportunities. Browse by keyword, category, or agency.
  • GrantForward
    An online search engine that provides information to faculty and researchers on upcoming external grant funding opportunities.
    Provides information on a wide range of funding opportunities as well as potential collaborators.

LAGCC Faculty and Staff can find more resources on the Grants SharePoint.

Grants Management Support

Faculty and staff who receive awards will work with a grants and sponsored programs specialist who will provide grant management support, such as:

  • Coordinating with RFCUNY on account setup
  • Reviewing and signing requests for Forward Funding
  • Helping liaise with the sponsor and RFCUNY on post-award grant activities
  • Advising on personnel hiring/appointment and OTPS transactions
  • Providing guidance on budgetary matters to ensure compliance

The following are helpful links for PIs on various topics related to grant management:

RFCUNY Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support

RFCUNY offers CUNY faculty and staff assistance in identifying and obtaining extramural funding to support their research, education, training, curriculum development and other related activities. One-on-one proposal consultations, grant-writing workshops and related webinars are available through RFCUNY’s Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS).

Department Contacts

Laura Bartovics
Senior Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
(718) 482-5059
Carrie Fox
Grants Development Director
(718) 482-5252
Tannie Tung
Associate Director, Grants Administration
(718) 482-5072
Jessica Zeichner-Saca
Associate Director, Grants Administration
(718) 482-5457
Devon Cahill
ACE Grants Manager & Writer
(718) 482-5465
Randi Nieves
Grants & Contracts Specialist
(718) 482-5071
Savitree (Sandra) Ramnaryan
Grants Assistant
(718) 482-5070
Antonio Paul
CUNY Office Assistant
(718) 482-7072
Karen Belin
College Assistant
(718) 482-5070

Sponsored Research Guidance


Provides Principal Investigators/Project Directors with an overview of several compliance areas inherent to the management of grants and contracts at CUNY.

Research Foundation

Provides an overview of all RFCUNY departments, their services, and staff contact information.