The Provost Faculty Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research activity and funds from extramural agencies by proven scholars or scholars of outstanding promise.

These full academic year fellowships are awarded annually to four faculty members in recognition of distinguished performance, who have a unique potential to make substantial contributions in their field, and increase funds from extramural agencies.

Eligibility Requirements:

Active tenure track or faculty on continuing appointment may apply for fellowships. Part-time faculty or faculty on qualified rank are not eligible. Faculty may not hold more than one fellowship in a three-year period.

Nomination and Selection:

Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered for a Provost Faculty Research Fellowship:

  • A letter from the candidate’s department chair officially nominating the candidate and describing his or her qualifications, initiative, research, and potential for successful extramural funding.

  • The candidate’s curriculum vita.

  • A brief one to two-page statement by the candidate describing immediate research and grant activity plans including expected outcomes.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments, promise for securing extramural funding, the coherence of the proposed project goals, strategies and timetable, and potential to become leaders in the research community at SUNY Oswego.

Nomination Deadline:

All nomination materials, including nomination letter, personal statement and CV, must be submitted by the candidate to their Dean’s office no later than the second Friday of December, unless otherwise specified.

Conditions of Award:

The fellowship is awarded directly to the Fellow in the form of reassigned time from teaching equivalent to 3 credit hours per semester. The fellowship must be used in the academic year following the year in which the fellowship is awarded. The fellowship cannot be deferred.

Extramural Grants:

All applicants to the Fellowship Program are required to apply to appropriate extramural agencies that offer funding in their research fields. Research Fellows are encouraged to work closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for assistance with funding sources, proposal preparation, and timely submission.

Reporting Requirements:

The Fellow is required to submit a brief (1-2 page) progress report at mid-year, followed by a final (1-2 page) summary report.