Student Research/Creative Activity Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications. The Committee on Research is pleased to announce new funding opportunities intended to strengthen and grow student research and creative activity by supporting “tiered” opportunities for faculty to expose students to such activity early in their college careers, and to encourage students to engage in more advanced participation as they progress toward graduation. The two new tracks, funded through an award from the Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) program, are in addition to the “Traditional” Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity track. More information, guidelines, and application materials for the three funding tracks are available here.

“TRADITIONAL” STUDENT GRANT TRACK. This program, funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the Alumni Association, awards funding of up to $1,500 (+ fellowships for the student grant recipient and their faculty mentor) for independent research and creative activity projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

*NEW* RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY “SHADOWING” TRACK. This pilot program is intended to broaden student engagement in research/creative activity, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshmen/sophomores, but transfer students may also be eligible) would join a faculty member’s endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses (+ stipends for the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student). APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online applications, to be submitted by full- or part-time faculty only, will be accepted on a rolling basis.

*NEW* “CLASSROOM-BASED” RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY TRACK. This funding track is intended to support course-related activities that expose students to the breadth, depth, and application of scholarly/creative activity. Faculty can apply for funding of up to $1,000 for activities that would enhance the research/CA element of a course. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Awarded funds for applications submitted during the fall 2017 semester are for activities commencing in spring 2018 (funding is available January 1, 2018). No retroactive funding is allowed. Questions? Contact a member of the Committee on Research.