Faculty Teaching & Research Support

Faculty Research Support

Learn about funding opportunities and support for research, writing, and other scholarly activities.

  • Harpur Grants & Awards (available only to Harpur faculty)

    Harpur College Faculty Mutual Mentoring Initiative

    The purpose of Harpur College's mutual mentoring initiative is to support the formation of mutual mentoring teams. Such teams might form within departments, as interdisciplinary groups (accommodating common research interests and approaches), or as affinity groups (accommodating common challenges).

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    Harpur College 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.

    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. Please click below for more information and to access the request for teaching release award application.

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    Harpur College Faculty Research and Subvention Fund Program

    Harpur College Faculty Research and Subvention Fund Program supports Harpur faculty-led research projects, creative endeavors, and scholarly activities. Proposals will be reviewed on the basis of their potential to establish new projects and to contribute to faculty career advancement.

    This program also includes support for "subvention" proposals.

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    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.

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    Harpur College Dean’s Conference Funding

    This award is intended to support on-campus and department-hosted regional/national conferences. The award can provide a portion of the costs necessary to host a conference or workshop.

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    Harpur College “Finish Line” Grant Program

    The goal of this grant program is to support faculty at the associate professor rank who require resources to assist them in completing “finish line” projects that would directly contribute to their promotion to full professor.

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  • University-Wide Grants & Awards (available to all faculty at Binghamton University)

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

    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.

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    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.

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    Presidential Diversity Research Grant

    Presidential Diversity Research Grants provide support to assistant professors who are members of historically underrepresented minority groups to succeed in their research and scholarship. Grant funds are designed to support research efforts toward tenure and promotion requirements. Grants of $5,000 to $8,000 will be awarded annually to successful applicants.

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  • 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:

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

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  • Support for Faculty Parents and Caregivers

    Support for Faculty Parents and Caregivers

    Harpur College aims to provide support for faculty parents and caregivers, who face special challenges in pursuing their teaching and intellectual work.
    To assure that they can balance their professional responsibilities with the demands placed on them by changes in their family life, the campus offers a program that allows tenure-track faculty to request an adjustment of work responsibilities during the semester of a birth or adoption or during the semester following a birth or adoption (Parental Leave General Guidelines). The decision regarding the semester in which the adjustment will take place will be made in discussion between the faculty member and the dean, in consultation with the department chair, and will take into account the needs of the faculty member, the department, and the college. During this period, the faculty member may have their professional obligation allocated exclusively to research and service.
    Upon the faculty member’s request, the tenure clock will be stopped for up to one year following the birth or adoption of a child or foster placement. This form should be submitted to the dean’s office, which will forward it to HR for processing. 
    Binghamton University also participates in the New York State Paid Family Leave Program, which provides eligible employees with paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or to assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.
    Harpur College reserves a limited number of places in the Campus Pre-School  for its faculty and staff. Newly appointed faculty members are provided first access to these slots, as they become available.
    Questions about these leave policies may be directed to Associate Dean Pam Smart or Assistant Director of Human Resources, Vicki Metritikas. To express interest in the spots that Harpur has reserved at the Campus Pre-School, contact Pam Smart.

  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

    National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

    Binghamton University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, which provides resources for faculty members to succeed in higher education. Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join the NCFDD. Register using your Binghamton email address: https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Harpur College Faculty Development Endowment

Faculty Teaching Support

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Academic Affairs Support

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Awards for Harpur College Faculty

Learn about awards recognizing Harpur College faculty.