Committee on Research

A major objective of the Committee on Research is to encourage faculty and student research and creative activity on campus and to enhance that aspect of the educational mission of the College.

The Committee is charged with:

  1. Facilitating the Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity, including reviewing applications and making awards.
  2. Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity (SRCA) Day.
  3. Reviewing policies and new initiatives and providing feedback to key stakeholders.

    Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity

    *NEW* CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (May 2020) for the SUMMER FELLOWSHIP TRACK (2020) and the COURSE-BASED TRACK (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 activities)


    "Summer Fellowship" Track 

    The “Summer Fellowship” Track supports undergraduate student participation in summer research/CA programs including: campus-based independent research/CA with faculty mentorship; assistantships for campus-based faculty projects; and permitted, approved off-campus research/CA activities mentored by a SUNY Oneonta faculty member. A minimum of 40 hours of mentored effort is required to be eligible for a Summer Fellowship. Funding may be requested for: student compensation (see guidelines), materials/supplies (up to $500), and a $300 faculty award. Student awardees may be eligible for on-campus housing (at no cost to the student), should the project time frame align with housing availability. Applications, to be submitted by the faculty mentor, will be reviewed on a rolling basis; however, submission by June 30 is encouraged. Link here to apply.

    "Course-based" Research/Creative Activity Track

    The “Course-based” Track supports activities that expose students to the breadth, depth, and application of scholarly/creative work. Faculty can apply for funding of up to $1,000 for a variety of activities that would enhance the research/CA element of a course (both classroom-based and/or remotely taught). Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until August 15, 2020. Link here to apply.


    NOTE: "Traditional" Track and "Shadowing" Track applications are not being accepted at this time. The next application round will be in fall 2020. The links below are for informational purposes only.

    "Traditional" Student Grants for Research & Creative Activity

    Applications are accepted each semester for funding of up to $1,500/project (plus student and faculty stipends) for students to conduct original research or creative work with faculty sponsorship. *NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME*

    Research/Creative Activity "Shadowing" Track

    Funding is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience joins a faculty member’s research/CA endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses, plus stipends for both the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student. *NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME*

    More information and application materials for the above four funding tracks

    Link here for Student Grant Program fiscal orientation.

    2018 SURC

    In lieu of a 2018 SRCA Day, the campus hosted the annual SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) on Friday, April 20, 2018. SURC featured 283 projects presented by students from 35 different SUNY and CUNY institutions in poster sessions, oral presentation sessions, and performance and art venues. These included 139 presentations representing the work of 206 SUNY Oneonta students with 86 faculty mentors fro 27 different departments.


    Many students also attend and/or present projects at discipline-specific regional, national and international scholarly conferences, with travel funding supported through the D'Antonio Undergraduate Student Travel for Excellence Program and/or the Student Travel for Excellence Fund


    SUNY Oneonta is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).


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