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).

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    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.

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    Harpur College Subvention Award

    The Harpur College Subvention Award supports Harpur faculty by providing funding for projects involving research, scholarly and creative activities. This award will help to cover expenses associated with activities such as (but not limited to) archival research, publication, writing, art exhibits, and installations. Successful proposals do not necessarily require plans for seeking external funding, though we encourage this when possible.

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

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    Harpur Faculty Research Grant

    The goal of this internal grants program is to provide seed funding for Harpur faculty-led projects that have potential to lead to external funding. Proposals will be reviewed with respect to their potential to lead to external foundation or government funding.  Priority is given to proposals for new projects or for projects that represent a new direction within an existing project.

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

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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 costs necessary to host a conference or workshop. The award is not intended to fund a departmental seminar/talk series—rather, the purpose of this award is to fund events that facilitate our regional/national reputation that comes hosting a conference or workshop.

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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