Faculty/Professional Staff Research and Creative Activity Grant Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. 2017/18 funding is available through the Faculty/Professional Staff Research and Creative Activity Grant Program for eligible projects conducted by faculty in all disciplines. Applicants may request up to $3,500 to be used to cover costs associated with the proposed research or creative activity, such as necessary travel, supplies, student assistants, etc., for the funding period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19. This program is supported by campus indirect cost recovery funds (via the Research Foundation for SUNY) and an award from the campus Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) funding process.

Please feel welcome to contact the GDO – Chris Barberio (x2434) or Kathy Meeker (x2632) – if you have questions regarding the Research and Creative Activity Grant Program.



The College at Oneonta Foundation (CF) Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity were established in 2011 to recognize and honor outstanding SUNY Oneonta students who conduct high-quality independent research and creative activity projects with faculty sponsorship. The CF will award prizes in the amount of $300 to five individual students who present work at the 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity (SRCA) Day on April 12. Faculty sponsors of prize winners will also each receive a $100 prize. All nominations from across the disciplines will be considered through a review process; 10-12 nominated students will be selected as finalists, and will present their projects to a panel of judges on SRCA Day.

Nominations must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 29. Please note (below) the eligibility requirements for the awards.

Student Eligibility

  • Students working solely on projects conducted as part of a class or coursework are NOT eligible; independent study or internship projects ARE eligible.
  • Only students recommended by a faculty sponsor via submission of the online form will be considered.
  • The individual student nominee’s contribution to the project(s) must be clearly articulated in the faculty nomination.
  • Student finalists must be present at SRCA Day (April 12) and be available to a review team to be eligible for consideration (specific times will be arranged in advance).

Each of the five student prize winners will be expected to deliver a brief oral presentation at the April 26 (noon) Faculty Convivium; and all prize winners will be honored at the Academic Achievement Awards reception on May 3 (3:00 pm).

Please consider nominating your student(s) for these awards if they meet the eligibility criteria and you feel that their work is exceptional.

Contact Kathy Meeker (x2632) with questions or concerns.

Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity

Reminder: Application deadline is Monday, March 20 at 5:00 pm. This program, funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association, provides funding for independent research and creative activity projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship.

Guidelines and application materials for the spring 2017 round of the Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity are available on the Research Committee website.

Contact a member of the Committee on Research if you have questions.


Seminar Series in Biology Friday, March 17

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:

“Taking Care of Business with Bullies in the Hood: Breeding interactions between and within two syntopic species of ranid frogs, Rana clamitans and R. catesbeiana,”  by Susan Herrick, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Dr. Herrick is a herpetologist and behavioral ecologist. Her research is focused on behavioral interactions between species, particularly in light of reproductive strategies. Dr. Herrick also teaches foundational biology courses to majors and is actively involved in exploring and improvising new teaching methods for large-enrollment courses as well as writing-intensive courses.  In this presentation, she will discuss portions of her dissertation research on breeding ecology and behavior of ranid frogs in New England.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday March 17th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.

Charlene Christie joins Journal of Social Psychology editorial board

Charlene Christie (Psychology) has been named to the editorial board for the Journal of Social Psychology. Co-founded by John Dewey in 1929, JSP has an impressive history publishing peer-reviewed original empirical research in all areas of basic and applied social psychology. Most articles report laboratory or field research in core areas of social and organizational psychology including the self and social identity, person perception and social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, consumer behavior, decision making, groups and teams, stereotypes and discrimination, interpersonal attraction and relationships, prosocial behavior, aggression, organizational behavior, leadership, and cultural psychology.

SRCA Day Participation Deadline is Wednesday, March 22!

The 2017 Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day showcase will be held in the Hunt Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April 12. The deadline to indicate participation and submit abstracts for presentation is Wednesday, March 22. Please submit project information via the online form available here. Projects will not be included for display at SRCA Day unless the requested information is submitted via the online form by the deadline.

The 2017 SRCA Day Keynote Speaker is Dr. John “Jack” Bonamo (SUNY Oneonta class of 1972), Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer of Robert Wood Johnson-Barnabas Health System, and faculty member for the Beijing University International MBA Program. The Keynote Address entitled “Oh, The Places You Can Go” and Luncheon, which will be held at noon on April 12 in The Waterfront, Hunt Union, is free, but you must register (no later than April 5) to attend.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the SRCA Day event on April 12; and, encourage your students to participate and/or attend. Contact the Grants Development Office – Kathy Meeker x2632 or Chris Barberio x2434 – if you have questions regarding SRCA Day. And, please check the SRCA Day website regularly for updates.


Dr. Eddy Alvarez Jr. delivers talk at Colloquium

Dr. Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr. from Africana and Latino Studies delivered a talk on February 27 as part of a Colloquium titled Disrupting Genre, Gender, and Generation: Conversations with Maestra Cherríe Moraga at Syracuse University. Professor Alvarez joined other scholars from  Cornell, Syracuse, Colgate, and Hobart and William Smith, for this panel in honor of Cherríe Moraga, the 2017 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor.  The event was organized by Women’s & Gender Studies Department and Latino and Latin American Studies at Syracuse, and was part of a larger series of events to honor Maestra Moraga.