Office of

Research and Sponsored Programs

What We Do...

Assist faculty, students, and others in pursuit of special efforts.

Their efforts help enrich the University's educational, research, and service endeavors.

Our primary responsibility is to...

Assist in securing financial support.

This support is usually in the form of peer-reviewed grants or contracts.



Our office provides a wide range of support services, such as assistance in:

• Identifying appropriate funding sources by using tools such as PIVOT

• Developing responsive grant proposals at FRED seminars and workshops 

• Ensuring the SOUND MANAGEMENT of post-award activities on research and grants

• Arranging the protection of intellectual properties through TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

• Compliance with University and governmental regulations and conditions (See Policies, below)

• Locating OTHER RESOURCES outside the Hofstra community



Research, whether supported by a grant or not, can be subject to many different laws and policies. Some are government-imposed, while others are University-based policies. For your convenience, we have assembled information and recommended procedures on several of these topics, combining information from the University's Faculty Policy Series and appropriate external sources.

Academic Institutes and Centers Specializing in Research

The Center for STEM Research supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in school districts, community colleges, and universities in New York state and nationally. Get more information.

The Digital Research Center (DRC) assists Hofstra faculty in all fields (and collaborators elsewhere) to design and complete projects that provide digital solutions to problems in research, and DRC's forum sponsors conferences, speakers, workshops, and our annual DRExchange to promote digital communities, scholarship, and critical thinking in the classroom and online. Get more information.

The mission of the Hofstra University Bioethics Center, a collaboration of Hofstra’s law and medical schools, is to strengthen the humanistic delivery of health care and legal advocacy. In order to do so, two great moral imperatives that often clash in America – individual rights and communal solidarity – must be reconciled and nurtured. Get more information.

The mission of the Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Analysis at Hofstra University is to use the scientific analysis of language to advance the cause of justice in the application of the law, and to promote the study of forensic linguistics. Get more information.

Hofstra University’s interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center will train students to detect and defend against cybercrime and create partnerships between industry, government, and education to analyze threats, strengthen network security, and mitigate the economic impact of cybercrime. Get more information.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research serves as a capstone to a student’s work and development in an undergraduate major and can lead to graduate study or directly to entrance into professional life.

Undergraduate Research Day

Each student is given the opportunity to present the Hofstra community with the findings of their individual or team research. The culmination of an advanced undergraduate’s work in that discipline reflects the mastery of both methods and foundational knowledge, and a transition to graduate school or professional life. Get more information.