Harpur College Faculty Support

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).

    Overview & deadlines

    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.

    Overview & deadlines

    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.

    Overview & deadlines

    Harpur College Dean's Conference and Interdisciplinary Speaker Series Funding

    This award funds supports on-campus and department-hosted regional/national conference and/or a series of talks on a common interdisciplinary theme that has broad interest across the college and university. The award can a portion of costs necessary to host a conference or for bringing several (about three to five) visiting speakers to campus during the academic year. The award is not intended to fund a departmental seminar/talk series—rather, the purpose of the award is to fund events that facilitate our regional/national reputation or that have a common interdisciplinary theme with broad interest across the college and university.

    Overview & deadlines

    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.

    Visiting Speaker Form

  • University-Wide Grants & Awards (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:

    • 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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