Faculty Grants and Recognition Opportunities

Division of Academic Affairs

President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement - All students at the State University of New York at Oswego are invited to nominate faculty and staff members for the President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement. Persons nominated for this award should be "wise and trusted counselors" who aid students in the formation and development of their academic and life goals.  Contact the office of the Associate Provost at 315-312-2232 to receive nomination instructions.

Faculty Grants for Scholarly and Creative Activities
In addition to external grants and other types of support for scholarly and creative activity and for curriculum innovation, campus-based resources are available for course development and revision, new program development, professional travel and training, conference participation, project collaboration, and more. A significant proportion of this funding is distributed in competitive review processes conducted by faculty peers (see program guidelines by clicking on links below).

Early Start Grants - $5,000. Applications are due the second week in May. Grants are available for new tenure-track faculty to seed research agenda prior to their first semester on faculty. Checklist and Guidelines (PDF)

Faculty-student Challenge Grants - $4,500. Applications are due the third Monday in February. Grants are for student-faculty collaboration projects to be completed during the summer following the award of the grant and/or during the following academic year.  Application guidelines and routing sheet (PDF). The online form has been discontinued.

Curriculum Innovation Grants - $3,600. Applications are due first Monday in March. All full-time faculty returning for the following academic year are eligible. Grants are for projects to develop new curriculum in line with institutional strategic goals. Guidelines (PDF) | *Apply online .

Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants - $3,000. Applications are accepted twice annually, the fourth Monday in October and the third Monday in February. Grants are for faculty research projects; collaboration with students is not required. Application guidelines and routing sheet (rtf).  The online form has been discontinued.

SUNY Faculty Research Travel Grant Program - up to $1000.  This grant aims to improve the competitiveness of research proposals from SUNY faculty by facilitating interaction with perspective federal sponsors.  Guidelines and application process (PDF).

Rice Creek Field Station Small Grants - $500 to $3,000. Applications are due in March (dates vary; see Rice Creek Field Station website). Grants fund SUNY Oswego faculty and students projects as well as non-affiliated individuals doing research at the field station. Guidelines and application form are available at the Rice Creek Field Station website when posted.

Penfield Library Faculty Teaching and Research Collections Grant - Ten grants @ $400 each will be awarded to faculty in the spring of the academic year for selection of materials to be purchased by Penfield Library for its collection.  Guidelines and application are available from Penfield Library administration.

Faculty mini-grants - $250. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Grants are intended to fund start-up scholarly and creative activity projects. *Apply online.  

State University of New York

Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) grants. Available to faculty for scholarly conference support; faculty and staff from other SUNY institutions must be invited to participate.   - See: http://system.suny.edu/provost/cid/

Provost Faculty Research Fellowships
The Research Fellowship Program promotes and fosters the research endeavors and grant activity of SUNY Oswego faculty.  Four fellowships are awarded annually to proven scholars or highly qualified rising junior scholars with promising research agendas and those who have potential to increase funds from extramural agencies.

Active tenure track or faculty on continuing appointment may apply for fellowships.  Eligibility requirements, nomination and selection criteria, conditions of awards, and application deadlines can be found here

Within the Division of Academic Affairs the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) works with faculty to develop funding sources for scholarly, creative and curricular projects. Over the years ORSP has been instrumental in helping faculty attract financial resources from major foundations and other funders including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). 

Faculty Recognition
For links to information and guidelines for nominating colleagues for a number of campus-based and SUNY awards including Distinguished Teaching Professor and Distinguished Service Professor, please see Opportunities for Faculty Recognition For additional assistance, contact the Office of the Provost.