Grant Writing Workshop (March 6-7) – Call for Participants

The Grants Development Office (GDO) is sponsoring a 1½ day interactive workshop entitled “Why Grants? Benefits, Broader Impacts, and Strategies” to be held during the spring break (March 6-7). Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore grant writing from individual, unit, and institutional perspectives; discuss overcoming challenges to grant writing; generate ideas for possible proposals that align with their professional interests and unit missions; and learn about a range of current grant funding mechanisms and programs that might be a good fit for proposal submission. Participants will also hear about grant writing best practices including planning for a grant proposal, building strong grant writing teams, and best practices for drafting compelling proposals. Additional details about the workshop topics, schedule and facilitator, as well as a brief online application, is available on the GDO website.

Faculty participants will receive a $250 stipend. Participation is limited to 25. The application deadline is February 13. This workshop is suitable for faculty from across the disciplines, and we are aiming for good representation from across the five schools.

Questions? Contact GDO staff: Kathy Meeker, Chris Barberio, or John Schaumloffel (Faculty Associate for Grants Development).

2017 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

Two SUNY institutions have been selected to host concurrent SURC events. SURC East 2017 will be hosted at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood Campus on Friday, April 21, 2017; and SURC West 2017 will be hosted by The State University of New York at Fredonia on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Presentations are welcome from across all fields represented by SUNY Oneonta’s five schools. Information on how to participate is available here. Students interested in presenting at SURC 2017 must submit abstracts on-line by February 17, 2017, and will be notified of the results on or before March 2017.

SUNY Oneonta’s Committee on Research and Grants Development Office will sponsor attendance for a number of participants (TBD). More information to follow. Link here for additional information on SURC, including logistics and schedules. Contact Kathy Meeker with questions or for additional information.



2017/18 SUNY Grant Programs – Call for Applications

The Grants Development Office (GDO) announces three 2017/18 SUNY grant programs with spring 2017 deadlines. Those interested in submitting a proposal to any of these programs must contact the GDO by the dates designated for each. Please note that the SUNY guidelines, as well as campus policy, states that all external grant proposals must be submitted through appropriate channels (i.e., the GDO).

The Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program is designed to incubate “technologies in service of pedagogy” and to encourage faculty and staff to reach outside of departmental and campus boundaries to share and “scale up” innovations. SUNY Oneonta faculty/staff have received awards each of the five years the program has been offered. There are three tiers of funding ($10k–no match; $20k–25% campus match; $60k–50% campus match). Application deadline is March 5. Interested faculty/staff must contact the GDO by February 10.

The Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) program provides funding of up to $5,000 in support of intercampus scholarly conferences that bring together SUNY faculty and visiting scholars from non-SUNY institutions to examine new trends, address changes and challenges, review promising research findings, etc. SUNY CID focuses on scholarly and creative development rather than administrative, curricular, or instructional matters designed to foster both professional and personal growth of participants and their respective campuses. Application deadline is April 7. Interested faculty/staff must contact the GDO by March 17.

The Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence program awards grants of up to $10,000 to support innovative campus-based projects that “illuminate and strengthen the intersections between diversity and academic excellence.” Application deadline is April 14. Interested faculty/staff must contact the GDO by March 20. (This is particularly critical, as each SUNY campus is limited to no more than two proposal submissions; the GDO will coordinate with the Office of Equity and Inclusion regarding priority projects.)

Contact the GDO, Kathy Meeker (x2632) or Chris Barberio (x2434), if you have questions or are interested in developing a proposal to any of these programs.


NEW!! NYS Payroll Online Icon

Log-in to and check out the new NYS Payroll Online icon for the ability to opt out of paper pay statements, view and print current and prior W-2s, update your tax withholdings and more!  Information sharing sessions will be held to demonstrate the new functionality on the following dates/times:

  • 12/16/16 at 10:00 am in Morris 104
  • 12/21/16 at 2:00 pm in Morris 104
  • 1/20/17 at 10:00 am in Morris 104
  • 1/25/17 at 2:00 pm in Morris 104

Please mark your calendar to attend one of the above sessions or contact Payroll directly to schedule a one-on-one demonstration if necessary.

Tuition Assistance Support for SUNY Employees

Tuition assistance programs are available for SUNY employees based on the employee’s negotiating unit and also through the SUNY Tuition Waiver Program.  For those wanting to take advantage of the tuition assistance offered by your negotiating unit, please contact your union office or the Human Resources staff (x2509) for information on how to apply.  Employees must meet certain requirements to be eligible for this support.  Tuition assistance is also available through the SUNY Employee Tuition Waiver Program.  Employees can receive partial reimbursement for a maximum of six credits per semester for courses taken at a SUNY institution. The applications for this program are available in the Office of Human Resources, Netzer 208, and should be returned to the Human Resources Office after completion.  The deadline for submission of applications for this program for courses being taken during the spring 2017 semester is Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  You may want to look into both programs in order to see which provides the greatest amount of assistance. If you have any questions, please phone Betty Tirado at ext. 2583.