SUNY PRODiG Fellowship Consortia

The SUNY PRODiG Fellowship Consortium represents a collaborative effort of the thirteen comprehensive colleges in the SUNY system. The program consists of a three-pronged approach to increase faculty diversity on our campuses.

Eligible candidates for this two-year program include:

  • late-stage ABDs or post-docs who are underrepresented minority faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields.

Benefits

The focus of the collaborative is to introduce early-career diverse faculty to opportunities at a comprehensive college, and will provide outstanding mentorship and support to increase future success and retention as faculty. The program will provide intentional support toward degree completion, teaching experience in the individual’s field of expertise, and faculty development at one of the SUNY comprehensive colleges.

PRODiG Fellows will receive a two-year non-renewable contract, travel allowances, summer research stipends, moving expenses, and reduced teaching load. Annual compensation is competitive. Fellows will be paired with a campus senior faculty member to help facilitate integration and support, and will be a part of a larger cohort of PRODiG Fellows across the SUNY system who will meet (both face-to-face and virtually) throughout the two-year fellowship. The fellowship is open to a wide range of fields.

Applying to PRODiG

If you would like to be considered for the PRODiG Fellowship, please fill in the application (a SUNY Brockport hosted page). The following documents will need to be uploaded in PDF or Word format: 

  • a current CV and
  • a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the fellowship, your areas of interest and expertise, and how you meet the criteria of the program.

As part of the application, you will need to indicate the SUNY Comprehensive College campuses (see links below) where you would like to work. A letter of reference describing your aptitude and readiness to be a SUNY Fellow will also need to be sent separately (to the email address provided in the application).

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Choosing a SUNY Comprehensive

We Encourage You to Consider Oswego

Oswego is one of 13 university colleges in the SUNY system. More than 8,000 students are enrolled, and more than 87,000 alumni live in New York and around the nation and world. Oswego offers more than 110 undergraduate majors and minors and graduate programs.

History

The State University of New York at Oswego was founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. In 1913, the institution — then known as the Oswego Normal School — moved from the city of Oswego to the current lakeside location following the construction and opening of what is now known as Sheldon Hall.

In 1942, state legislation elevated the institution from a normal school to the degree-granting Oswego State Teachers College. In 1948, Oswego became one of the State University of New York’s charter members. To meet the expanded need for specialized instruction, the institution broadened its academic perspective to become a full-fledged arts and sciences institution in the SUNY system and featuring a range of liberal and professional studies by 1962. 

Academics

At SUNY Oswego, career readiness, strong liberal arts core, and hands-on experience have always been at the core of our curriculum. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical experience tailored to meet what the market demands, we expose students to the life-changing challenge of working and learning in the community and around the globe. We pride ourselves with providing students with highly engaging learning experiences that includes strong faculty-student interactions and mentorship. Many of our students conduct undergraduate research, participate in internships and co-ops, work within the community, and take advantage of a vibrant study abroad program.

Quick Facts:

  • 60 undergraduate majors
  • 70+ minors
  • 40+ Master’s programs
  • 17:1 student:faculty
  • Average class size 24 students
  • 500+ faculty
  • Programs modalities include in-person, online and hybrid
Our Faculty

SUNY Oswego's unique education ecosystem is driven by devoted, passionate, diverse and talented faculty and staff who work collaboratively, resourcefully, and creatively to enhance our dynamic course offerings, programs, and research as well as the applied learning experiences we provide. Outside of the classroom, they volunteer and contribute in the community and around the globe.

 

Among the more than 300 full-time faculty at Oswego are Fulbright scholars, noted researchers, gifted artists and writers, and winners of many different awards. Our faculty have distinguished themselves through their innovative methods, research prowess and ability to connect with students. Many of these teachers have earned such recognition as the SUNY-wide rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor, Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching, President's Awards for Scholarly and Creative Activity and Research and President's Awards for Advisement Excellence.

Oswego's professors have also won national and international awards for their books, research and scholarship.

Research

Faculty actively engage in scholarly and creative activities with colleagues and students, and several faculty have received SUNY Chancellor’s recognition for outstanding research contributions. Students benefit from daily contact with these scholars, who often share their research interests with them.

The diversity of our funding sources is a reflection of the quality of our work. In addition to a robust internal grant program, SUNY Oswego receives awards from national, state and local institutions including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Security Agency, New York State and Oswego County. We also receive funding from private donors including the Shineman Foundation and the John Ben Snow Foundation.

Leadership

President Deborah F. Stanley, president of the college since 1995, oversees a commitment to academic excellence and a proactive program of campus renewal designed to make SUNY Oswego increasingly competitive throughout the 21st century. Academic leadership is provided by Provost Scott Furlong along with four college/school deans (Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Media and the Arts, and Education), a graduate dean, and a dean of extended learning.

The Campus

Oswego is a strongly residential campus, where students find a supportive, community-oriented environment where students may join 200+ students clubs and organizations, catch one many musical or theatre performances and art exhibitions throughout the year, or volunteer through our community service programs.

Our student body:

  • ~7,000 Undergraduate Students 
  • ~1,000 Graduate Students
  • 49:51 Male: Female Ratio 
  • 40+ Countries Represented 
  • 30% of Students Are from a Culturally Diverse Background

Oswego is home to 24 NCAA Division III teams, and offers an array of club and intramural sports. Students may also join our fitness centers or participate in recreational activities.

Our Region

Located in Central New York, Oswego is close to Syracuse, Rochester, and New York City.

SUNY Oswego’s 700-acre campus is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, just west of the picturesque port city. It is about a two-mile walk from campus to the heart of the city where you can grab a bite in a neighborhood restaurant, café or pub, explore arts and culture, hike or bike, catch a movie or take in a sunset over the lake. History, festivals, fishing, winter sports, and the abundance of natural beauty attract visitors and make this beautiful region lively in all seasons

SUNY Comprehensives

The SUNY Comprehensives are teaching-centered institutions and include:

Contact

Questions? Please contact sm_PRODiGprogram@brockport.edu or learn more about the PRODiG Fellowship on the SUNY website.