Grants Development Office

The 2019 SRCA Day will be held on:
Thursday, April 18 (noon to 5 pm) AND Friday, April 19 (8 am to 1 pm)

* Link logo above for SRCA Day website *


 Spring 2019 Dates and Deadlines
Date/Time/LOCATION Description note(s)

March 13 (Wed), 11:59 PM

Deadline (extended from March 8) to submit abstracts for presentation at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) Submit here, and inform Kathy Meeker of submission
March 17 (Sun), 11:59 PM Deadline to submit abstracts for presentation at Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day Submit presentation information and abstract here 
March 18 (Mon), 11:59 PM Faculty Research & Creative Activity Grant Program application deadline (for 2019/20 funding)  Guidelines/application instructions available here
March 25 (Mon), 11:59 PM Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity application deadline (Spring 2019 application round) Deadline has passed
March 29 (Fri), 3-4 PM
Fulbright Scholars Program information session - CANCELLED RSVP to Chris Barberio (x2434)

April 1 (Mon), 11:59 PM

(deadline EXTENDED)

Deadline to submit files for SRCA Day poster printing Submit files to Diana Moseman
April 1 (Mon), 5 PM - Deadline extended to April 15 (Mon) Drescher Leave application deadline Only applicants working with the GDO on proposals are eligible
April 12 (Fri), 11:59 PM Deadline to register for the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) Register here

April 18 (Thur), 12-5 PM

April 19 (Fri), 9 AM-1 PM


Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day Hunt Union

April  26 (Fri)

April 27 (Sat)

SURC @ SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh (April 26)

SURC @ Farmingdale State College & SURC @ Niagara County Community College (April 27)

Visit SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) for information


Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher
Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program

A Grant Program of the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees (JLMC)

The Spring 2019 application deadline (for Fall 2019 leaves) is April 1, 2019. Information on JLMC grant programs is available here.


The Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program enhances employment opportunities for Academics and Professionals who are preparing for permanent or continuing appointment with preference given to minorities, women, and employees with disabilities or with military status. The Affirmative Action/Diversity Committee seeks to promote a broad diversity of award recipients. 


A Drescher award AND campus funds support such costs as: 
•    Salary for the applicant during the leave + full cost of fringe benefits (campus = 100%)
•    Salary and for a replacement (campus = 40% salary + full cost of fringe benefits / Drescher = 60% salary) during the proposed leave
•    Other expenses for projects or activities related to scholarship and mastery of specialization (campus = 40% / Drescher = 60%)


•    Full-time, term employees who are in a position eligible for continuing appointment (academic employees) or permanent appointment (professional employees) and have at least a one-term renewal, or prior service credit. 
•    A campus endorsement for a full-time leave. 
•    A campus financial contribution of a minimum of 40% of the cost of salary for a replacement for the duration of the leave and a minimum of 40% of the total project or activity expenses. 
•    An acknowledgement from the applicant of an obligation to return to the campus for a minimum of one year at the conclusion of the leave unless this obligation is waived by the campus president or designee.

A project or activity proposed for a leave must:
•    Assist in meeting one or more criteria established in Article XII, Evaluation and Promotion of Academic and Professional Employees, of the Policies of the SUNY Board of Trustees. 
•    Require full-time leave from professional obligations for at least one semester and a maximum of one year, including but not limited to a summer. 
•    Be completed prior to being reviewed for permanent or continuing appointment. 
•    Include a detailed timeline with dates for completing various phases of the project or activity.


Consideration will be given to areas of Scholarship and Mastery of Specialization including, but not limited to, the following projects or activities:
•    Pure, applied and historical research.
•    Preparation of manuscripts or other materials for publication.
•    Invention or innovation in professional, scientific or technical areas.
•    Course work not covered by Article 46 Program for Tuition Assistance, of the NYS/UUP Agreement, or a SUNY tuition waiver. 
•    Curriculum development for new or innovative programs.
•    Grant proposal development. 
•    Internships/workshops/conferences specifically related to the approved activity. 


•    For a Fall 2019 Semester leave – April 1, 2019
The above deadline is when the final application, including confirmation of campus financial contribution and signed endorsements from campus officials (UUP/administration), must be sent to the Joint Labor-Management Committee. 
Applicants should start planning well in advance of application deadlines – NOW!

Because a campus commitment and signed endorsements from various campus officials are required, all applications must be coordinated through the Grants Development Office (GDO). GDO staff will help facilitate confirmation of the required support and endorsement, and help with other components of the application. Consultation MUST take place with campus and UUP representatives at least two weeks in advance of submission (by March 18) to ensure campus and local UUP support. Email or call x2632 for an appointment.



Note: The PDF must be printed and signed by the applicant AND President Morris or designee AND Bill Simons (UUP Chapter President).

PROGRAM – Choose Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program

Part A: APPLICANT INFORMATION – Fill out the required information about yourself, and select ‘NYS SUNY Oneonta’ from the drop-down menu by clicking on “Select a campus.”

Part B: PROPOSAL INFORMATION – Complete all requested information. 
•    For 2.B. (describe the proposed project or activity), do not enter “See attached.” Rather enter (or copy and paste) a brief summary of the project or activity in 250 words or fewer.
•    Drescher applicants must complete section 3.B.: “Date of submission of tenure review file” is either the date an Academic’s file for Continuing Appointment will be submitted to the departmental committee or the date a Professional’s supervisor will make a recommendation on Permanent Appointment. (If you do not know the date of submission, you can obtain that information from your department chair, dean or Provost Office.)


•    Enter the start and end dates for the proposed project or activity. If you are applying for a multi-semester project or activity, you must submit a separate Budget Summary for each semester.
•    Expenditures:
•    Section 1. Travel and Related Expenses: A separate entry must be made for each trip. 
•    Section 2. Tuition (at SUNY rate): Expenses must be at or below the SUNY rate for the type of course [undergraduate or graduate courses will be reimbursed at the applicable SUNY rates].
•    Section 3. Registration Fees: Specify the conference, seminar, or workshop.
•    Section 4. Replacement Salary: Enter amount
•    Section 5. Other Expenses: Describe and specify any other expected expenses for which funding is requested.


The following attachments must be included with the application
•    Project proposal
•    A detailed timeline
•    Copies of all appointment letters (initial, renewal, and current). If unavailable, a letter from the administration certifying the titles and effective dates of all letters listed above will be accepted. 
•    A signed certification from the campus president or designee attesting that the employee qualifies for preference as a minority group member, a woman, an employee with a disability, or an employee with military status. 
•    A letter of endorsement for full-time leave from the campus president or designee. 
•    A letter of endorsement from the department or program dean, chair, director or supervisor and UUP chapter president.
•    A letter from the campus president or designee indicating the campus's financial contribution of a minimum of 40% of the cost of salary for a replacement for the duration of the leave and a minimum of 40% of the total project or activity expenses. 
•    A financial statement from the campus fiscal officer indicating the cost of salary for a replacement for the duration of the leave. 
•    An acknowledgement from the applicant of an obligation to return to the campus for a minimum of one year at the conclusion of the leave.
•    Curriculum vitae (no more than three pages).


•    Contact the GDO at least two weeks in advance of the deadline (, x2632):
by March 18 for the April 1, 2019 deadline (Fall2019 leave)
GDO staff will assist with budget development, application form and attachment preparation, and securing campus commitments and endorsements.
•    Print the PDF application form, and obtain the required signatures (campus president or designee and the UUP chapter president). 
•    Compile all required documents and send the completed application (including all supporting documents) to the JLMC staff.


•    The decision to fund an application is at the discretion of the NYS/UUP JLMC  (Affirmative Action/Diversity Committee). 
•    A Program Evaluation must be submitted within 30 days of completing the project or activity. Failure to submit a timely Program Evaluation may result in your being ineligible for future funding from NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committee programs.

Bill Simons
SUNY Oneonta UUP Chapter President (x3498)

Lisa Wenck
Sr. Executive Employee Services Officer (x2509)

Kathy Meeker / Chris Barberio
Grants Development Office (x2632) / (x2434) 



Kathy Meeker
119 Morris Conference Center
Oneonta, NY 13820

Sr. Grantswriter
Christine Barberio
210 Alumni Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820

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