Student Research/Creative Activity Grant Programs deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for Student Research/Creative Activity Grant programs is Monday, March 19.

Information, guidelines, and application materials for the four different funding tracks listed below are available on the Committee on Research Website.

The “TRADITIONAL” STUDENT GRANT TRACK 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 5:00 p.m.

The “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.

The “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). APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m.

The * 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: Accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact a member of the Committee on Research.

Alumni Association seeking Alumni of Distinction nominations

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2018 Alumni of Distinction Presentation of Honors. The Alumni of Distinction honor illustrates the great value of the academic experience at SUNY Oneonta and increases the pride alumni, students, staff and faculty have for the college. This honor is bestowed upon our most notable alumni at a reception to be held Friday, September 28 in the Ballroom, Hunt Union.

 Nominations must be received no later than April 6, 2018 in order to be considered for the next presentation of honors.


Selected from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, alumni and friends, these individuals must meet the criteria below:

  • Completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at SUNY Oneonta
  • Made professional contributions in their field and/or communities and through their achievements bring distinction to themselves and the college
  • Demonstrated leadership, character and service
  • Made significant impact in their area of expertise
  • Been recognized by their peers and community
  • Demonstrated leadership in philanthropic endeavors
  • Made significant contributions to community through volunteerism or philanthropic giving
  • Been an exemplary role model for others

If you know of a graduate of SUNY Oneonta who meets the criteria above, submit a nomination of no more than 750 words to alumni@oneonta.eduPlease include the nominee’s full name (including maiden name if applicable), class year, address, phone number and email address. Nominations are kept confidential unless that nominator chooses to disclose this information.