Accessing the Opportunities Fund

The Opportunities Fund will provide funding for domestic research and internships, study abroad, study away, and internships and research abroad taking place in summer 2022 and fall 2022, with regard to the following conditions:

  • Students will receive a one-time award. The award will not be increased, even if a student faces unanticipated expenses due to COVID or other circumstances while participating in the funded activity.
  • Students who do not complete the program, for any reason, will be required to return the full amount of the Opportunities Fund.
  • For study abroad/away, students who do not transfer academic credit to their home institution will be required to return the Opportunities Fund and will be responsible for tuition costs.
  • For independent (non-CUNY) activities, students must complete and submit the Notification of Intent/Petition to Travel to their home campus: Travel during the pandemic (domestic and international)
  • CUNY Travel Policy: COVID-19 vaccination is required for travel abroad and to non-contiguous states, and no religious or medical exemptions will be accepted.
  • Students must have an approved vaccination status in CUNYfirst to apply to the Opportunities Fund. As the Macaulay Location Vaccine Authority, Veronica Maldonado ( can answer questions about this requirement.