Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Committed to supporting FIT scholarship, research, and teaching excellence through the pursuit and administration of grants

""As the central unit managing college grant applications, the Grants Office provides a diversity of resources. Our priorities reflect the FIT Strategic Plan, with an emphasis on fostering innovation, collaboration, and academic rigor. We work in partnership with faculty and others to maximize the considerable creative and intellectual capital of the FIT community.

As a division of the Office of Academic Affairs, the Grants Office is ready to answer questions relating to all aspects of grants, including funding sources and guidelines, partnership opportunities, FIT and SUNY policies.

Let Us Help You

We provide hands-on support for the following:

  • concept development
  • prospect research
  • outreach to grant-makers
  • securing and managing site visits
  • editing proposals
  • budget preparation
  • spearheading FIT administrative review
  • managing funding agreements
  • post-award reporting and compliance
  • community training sessions on grantsmanship

You may require some or all of these services. We will customize our support according to your individual needs.

Upcoming Deadlines

It's grant application season! 

The New York Foundation for the Arts shares tips on developing strong grant proposals.  

The Grants Office is dedicated to providing quality services to the FIT community. We are open to ideas about how to improve our effectiveness. Please contact us if you have comments or suggestions.

Contact Us

Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

333 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
(212) 217-3620
(212) 217-3621 fax

Lucia DeRespinis, Executive Director

Sabrina Lenzen, Grants Manager

Deborah Stein, Grants Coordinator

Jennifer Jones, Grants Administration