Center for Policy Research

The mission of the Center for Policy Research (CPR) is to advance the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy’s goal of promoting research, teaching, and outreach excellence in the fields of international affairs, political science, public administration, and public policy.

CPR offers extensive support for Rockefeller College faculty and students seeking to obtain funding for their research and outreach efforts. CPR provides assistance to faculty and students in identifying potential funding sources, the preparation and submission of grant proposals, and in post-award management and implementation.  The Center’s experienced staff is able to handle administrative matters and financial dealings with the Division for Research, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, and various government and private sponsors. CPR also administers the Rockefeller College’s Research Incentive Fund, which provides seed and bridge funding to support faculty research. 

CPR also contributes to the educational mission of Rockefeller College. CPR staff contribute to outreach events designed to educate graduate students about sponsored research opportunities.   It also offers support to PhD students in the preparation, submission, and management of dissertation-related research grants. There are also numerous student research opportunities available through CPR’s Project on Violent Conflict and Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft.