SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellow Program accepting proposals

The deadline for proposals for SyracuseCoE 2017-2018 Faculty Fellow Program is this Thursday, May 11, 2017. Seed funding of up to $10,000 for a single investigator and up to $25,000 for a multi-investigator team is available.

SyracuseCoE invites applications for its 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows Program to strengthen faculty scholarship in SyracuseCoE research areas, support SyracuseCoE engagements with industry partners, and provide research leadership to SyracuseCoE.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) will support seed funding for research in three core technical areas:

  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Water resources

Proposals are intended to support new research efforts and directions that advance SyracuseCoE’s research areas, rather than incremental steps forward on existing research programs. All proposals must address how the use of the Faculty Fellow seed funding will lead to a significant “next step” in the research, lead to or leverage follow-on funding opportunities, and contribute to establishing SyracuseCoE and its partner institutions as thought leaders in the targeted area.

Eligibility: The 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows Program RFP is open to faculty at SyracuseCoE Academic Partners: Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, and UMU. Individuals who hold appointments as tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track full-time faculty are eligible to apply. SyracuseCoE strongly encourages proposals to include the participation of multiple faculty members, including teams from multiple departments, colleges, and/or institutions.

Budget: Up to $10,000 for a single investigator; up to $25,000 for a multi-investigator team. SyracuseCoE intends to award up to $100,000 in this round. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2018.

Application Process: Applications must be completed and submitted electronically at; visit the application web site to view the full RFP and application instructions. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017. It is anticipated that announcement of awards will be made in early June 2017.

Note:  The SyracuseCoE is also now accepting applications for an Innovations Intern.  The Innovation Programs team supports SyracuseCoE Partner researchers and companies with a variety of programs and projects related to core focus areas. The intern will assist the team with the development of a weekly Funding Guide update for SyracuseCoE Partners and Researchers highlighting new funding opportunities available at the federal and state levels, as well as from non-profit organizations. In addition, the intern will support several staff members and faculty with the development of tasks related to ongoing programs and projects, including events, workshops, sponsored research projects, and development of project proposals.

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