Sponsored Research & Economic Development (SRED)

Dr. Sally Dickerson appointed Associate Provost for Sponsored Research

It is a pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Sally Dickerson as Associate Provost for Sponsored Research at Pace University, starting September 1, 2015.  She will succeed Dr. Victor Goldsmith who effectively served in this position since 2003. His leadership has established a firm foundation for the advancement of research at Pace.

The Associate Provost for Sponsored Research serves in the important capacities of promotion of faculty scholarship and managing programmatic initiatives with respect to external funding. 

Dr. Dickerson is currently serving as the Director of the Social Psychology program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has also been involved in other programs and initiatives while at NSF, including activities to foster interdisciplinary research, support graduate education, and broaden participation and increase diversity in STEM.

Dr. Dickerson earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and her Masters and Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 2004, she has been on the faculty in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines the pathways through which stressful experiences can influence health outcomes. She has been honored with several awards for her research, including the Sage Young Scholars Award for early career achievement in social/personality psychology and the Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Health Psychology Award from Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She has also received a university-wide award for undergraduate mentoring at UC, Irvine.

Dr. Dickerson’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and experiences make her the ideal person to lead the Office for Sponsored Research. We look forward to great things from Dr. Dickerson as she guides research and scholarship at Pace to a higher level.  Please join me in welcoming her to the Pace Community! 


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. Sally Dickerson
Associate Provost for Sponsored Research and Economic Development


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.