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Research Support for Harpur Faculty

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Identifying funding opportunities, planning proposals, writing application materials, and expanding your research agenda

Kevin Boettcher
Research Development Specialist, Harpur College

Grants and awards administered by Harpur College (beyond what is covered below)

Florenz Plassmann
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Research, Harpur College

Preparing budgets, meeting requirements for granting institutions, and submitting your materials via COEUS Grant & Contract Administrators
Office of Sponsored Programs
Compliance with regulations regarding human subjects, animal welfare, conflict of interest, safety precautions, and related research parameters Research Compliance
Post-award administration Office of Sponsored Funds Administration
Publicizing research and grants received  Office of Research Advancement


Harpur Grants & Awards

The following awards are available only to Harpur faculty:

Dean's Teaching Release Award

The Dean's Teaching Release Award is offered to pre-tenure faculty members in Harpur College to help promote their prospects for tenure and promotion at Binghamton University. Awardees are exempted from major teaching obligations but retain full faculty status, salary, and rights, thereby allowing them to concentrate on a significant scholarly or creative project.

No formal application is required. Eligible pre-tenure faculty must work with their department chair to ensure that these course reductions support their scholarly development as well as accommodate their department's curriculum.

Harpur College Subvention Award

The Harpur College Subvention Award supports faculty regarding expenses incurred in the publication of scholarly books and monographs, the recording of musical performances, and the installation of art exhibits.

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Harpur Faculty Research Grant

The goal of this internal grants program is to promote the scholarly, creative, and artistic activities of Harpur faculty. Priority is given to proposals for new projects or for projects that represent a new direction within an existing project. Priority is also given to projects that are likely to lead to external foundation or government funding.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Visiting Speaker Fund

The Visiting Speaker Fund helps Harpur departments and programs bring in outside speakers who will offer scholarly, artistic, or intellectual merit to the University community. Any faculty member may submit a request signed by their department chair or program director.

Deadline: Rolling, starting August 1

Harpur College Dean's Speaker Series Award

This award supports bringing several visiting speakers to campus during the academic year. The purpose of the award is to fund a series of talks on a common theme that will be broadly of interest across the college and university. A strong preference will be given to proposals that involve interdisciplinary themes and cross-departmental collaboration.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

 University-Wide Grants & Awards

The following grants and awards are available to all faculty at Binghamton University.

The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program

[Note: Funding for all grants from NYS-UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee is currently on hold, pending approval of the new UUP contract. Once the contract has been approved, the JLMC expects to resume funding for the Drescher and other awards.]

The Drescher Program enhances employment opportunities for people who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointments, with preference given to minorities, women, employees with disabilities, or an employee with military status. The types of support available include: payment of employee's regular salary by the campus; salary for a replacement; and other related expenses for research or study with a justification.

Read more on the UUP website... 

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants Program

The Division of Research established the Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program to provide funds to facilitate the development of collaborations at Binghamton University. This program is for investigators who seek to enhance their research opportunities through collaboration and may include projects that represent a new research agenda. Proposals from all areas of scholarship are encouraged.

Read more on the Strategic Research Initiatives website...

External Funding Tools

InfoEd SPIN Search Engine

The InfoEd SPIN platform allows users in the Binghamton University community to search for funding program announcements using their own terms (Basic/Advanced Search) or through pre-defined keywords (Keyword Search). Researchers at Binghamton can also register for a profile on the site, which allows them to create email alerts for new funding opportunities based on specific search terms.

To create a profile:

  1. From the landing page, click on "Sign In" in the upper-right corner
  2. Click on "Need to Create a New Profile?"
  3. Enter your information
  4. Click "Save"
  5. You will receive an email notification once the campus SPIN administrator has added you (typically, within 1-2 business days)

Last Updated: 3/8/18