Student Research/Creative Activity grant programs call for applications

There are new funding tracks available for Student Research/Creative Activity grants.

The “TRADITIONAL” STUDENT GRANT TRACK, funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the Alumni Association, awards funding of up to $1,500 (+ student and faculty fellowship stipends) for independent research/creative activity (CA) projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m.

In addition to the “Traditional” grant track, the Committee on Research is pleased to announce three new opportunities, funded by an award from the Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) program, intended to strengthen and grow student research and creative activity through “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.

(1)    The *NEW* RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY “SHADOWING” TRACK is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshmen, sophomores, first year transfer students) 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, are accepted on a rolling basis.

(2)    The *NEW* “SUMMER FELLOWSHIP” TRACK assists undergraduate students with costs related to participating in summer research/CA, including: campus-based independent research/CA with faculty mentorship, or assistantships for campus-based faculty projects; off-campus directed field work or other research/CA endeavor with a SUNY Oneonta faculty mentor; formal research/CA experiences at other institutions; participation in external field schools, artist residencies, etc. Applicants may apply for funding up to the maximum allowed for the specific type of summer research experience, as detailed in the program guidelines (funding ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 + faculty stipend). APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m.

(3)    The *NEW* “CLASSROOM-BASED” RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY 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 (Fall 2018 or later). APPLICATIONDEADLINE: Monday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m.

INFORMATION, GUIDELINES, AND APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR FOUR DIFFERENT FUNDING TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH WEBSITE.

Questions? Contact a member of the Committee on Research.