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Sponsored Research and Programs Funding Opportunities


In-House Mini Grants 

In-House Mini-Grants are periodically available to faculty and staff at the College to provide "seed" money to initiate a new, or continue a current, externally sponsored project.

The In-House Program Development Grants are available to support activities that seek to enhance the College's visibility through special programmatic activities. The size of both grant programs is generally modest. In House Mini Grants and Program Development Grants MUST be linked to either a new or continuing project submitted to an external sponsor. The projects may focus on research, education, and/or public-service activities.

Quarterly deadlines, as follows:

  • Second Wednesday in September, November, February, April and June of each year.

Presidential Research Award - March 26, 2018

This award program supports full time faculty who wish to design projects and programs to develop and conduct research-based activities that will enhance their growth as scholars and enhance SUNY Plattsburgh's research environment. Support includes interdisciplinary/collaborative research programs. Requests may not exceed $5,000.

Yearly deadline: third Thursday in March each year.

Note: Unless noted otherwise, please submit applications to SUNY Plattsburgh’s Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, 260 Beaumont.


Funding Searches

The first step is meet with the Office of Sponsored Research to inform us about the project(s) you’d like to pursue. Those face to face meetings help us to keep an individual's specific project in mind, and often lead to collaborations with other faculty members. After hearing the specific nature of one's project, we can assist with funding searches. You may also conduct your own search using SPIN.

SPIN (also known as InfoEd)

One of SPIN’s bonus features is called SMARTS/GENIUS.

This program emails the user whenever funding opportunities arise that involve the user's interests based upon keywords supplied by the user.

If you are interested in the SMARTS/GENIUS program, please contact Marianne Wemette at [email protected] or by phone at 518-564-2155. You can also follow the instructions on their website, but we’d much rather meet you in person!

New York State and United University Professions

Professional Development Individual Award Program (PDIAP)

2016 Applications Due September 30, 2016

The State of New York/United University Professions Professional Development & Quality of Worklife Committee’s Individual Development Awards Program is intended to assist eligible full-time and part-time employees in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (08) in the development of their full professional potential in preparing for advancement. Up to a maximum of $1,000 per proposal may be awarded (average award is $200—$350).

To view the questions BEFORE going to SurveyMonkey and filling out the application: Download the Sample 2016 PDIAP Application (PDF file size 90KB). Note: this document requires Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.

To go directly to SurveyMonkey to complete application: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PG9V7KQ

NYS/UUP Campus Grants & Campus Grants on Technology

In the past, the State of New York and United University Professions mutually agree upon the following objectives for campus grants:

  • Encourage cooperative problem solving;
  • Strengthen professional development;
  • Enhance the quality of working life and the creative use and understanding of technology;
  • Foster safer working conditions, while expanding affirmative action programs;
  • Provide professional enrichment opportunities;
  • Increase communication.

Additional Joint Labor Management Programs

  • Grants for Employees with Disabilities
  • Special Project Funds
  • Wright Memorial Safety & Health Training Program
  • Enrollment Enhancement Program
  • Employment Counseling & Placement Program
  • Retraining Fellowship Program

For more information on Joint Labor Management programs, call 518-564-2155.

Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program

This program is intended to enhance employment opportunities for minority group members, women, employees with a disability, or Vietnam-era veterans in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (08) by assisting them to prepare for permanent or continuing appointment within SUNY. In the past, these leaves were for one full semester and covered both salary replacement and project-related expenses.

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