Sponsored Research & Economic Development (SRED)

Pace University invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Provost for Sponsored Research to move the University to new levels of achievement and recognition in research and grantsmanship.

The Associate Provost for Sponsored Research holds a pivotal role in the promotion of faculty scholarship and programmatic initiatives, particularly with respect to external funding. Pace is in a period of growth, and we are seeking a leader in showcasing current research, seeking funding opportunities, facilitating the submission of grant applications, and moving Pace forward as a competitive institution with respect to research and scholarship. The Associate Provost for Sponsored Research reports to the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate, with standing in a discipline, have a successful track record of funded projects and/or scholarship, and be knowledgeable about grant-making opportunities and critical markers of a successful project.


Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Our Mission

The Office of Sponsored Research & Economic Development provides a variety of assistance to all faculty and staff, departments, schools, centers and institutes seeking outside funding. 


On any given day, there are approximately 50,000 funding sources for research and other university activities such as scholarships, laboratory upgrades, and teaching. The Office of Sponsored Research & Economic Development is available to help you find funding for your research byrefining your searches to those areas of direct interest with the use of the four computerized “search engines” that we subscribe to. We work directly with you in our offices (preferable), or by phone, using key word searches that you choose. The process should take approximately up to an hour.

The dedicated grant funding Search Engines that we use are:

I.     SPIN - Sponsored Programs Information Network; and the Enhanced Foundation Center Directory Online, with over 40,000 grant possibilities for both Government and Foundation funding.

II.    Grantwatch.com- 45 Different Categories of RFP’s (Request for Proposals) to choose from.  There are Local, Foundation and Federal Grants specifically geared for those in New York State. On any given day there are over 250 new Grants on the main page.

III.   Grants.gov– Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

IV.   Foundationcenter.org- 28 Different Categories of RFPs (Request for Proposals) to choose from, over 100,000 U.S. Foundations and corporate donors (90% of which have Websites), 250+ new RFP’s (Request for Proposals) to choose from on a daily basis, a database of over 2.4 million recently awarded grants and a keyword-searchable database.

We also provide a variety of other kinds of assistance to all faculty and staff, departments, schools, centers and institutes seeking outside funding. For faculty and staff members, this includes meeting with us either individually or in groups to identify grant opportunities.


Information on federal grants and grant workshops and other grant sources may also be found at:

Other Grant Sources

Also included in the SRED website:

We also encourage you to contact us directly.

Dr. Victor Goldsmith
Associate Provost for Sponsored Research and Economic Development
vgoldsmith@pace.edu  212-346-1277

Edward M. Leight III
Director of Sponsored Research Administration
eleight@pace.edu 212-346-1741

Eric Torres
Director, Grant Outreach / Analysis
etorres@pace.edu 212-346-1027

Fax for Sponsored Research and Economic Development: 212-346-1116 or 914-989-8013

Grant seeking assistance may also be found within the Corporate and Foundation Relations, and within your departments, schools, centers and institutes.

Pace’s revised guidelines make the proposal submission process clear and user-friendly. The guidelines provide direction as to when to seek the assistance and guidance of Philanthropy, and when to seek the assistance and guidance of the Office of Sponsored Research and Economic Development.

Additional information included on this Web site:

The University reserves the right not to approve proposal submissions and not to accept any funding that has failed to follow proper Pace University proposal submission procedures, and for other reasons.