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Internal Funding Opportunities

This page provides a list of internal funding opportunities available to Maxwell faculty and Maxwell graduate students

For Faculty

Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund

The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) awards grants through the Berlin Fund to faculty and student teams that promote research on salient topics in security studies, including national security, homeland security, and human security. Funds can be used to conduct and disseminate research and data-gathering, publish a monograph or report, or organize a workshop or panel on the proposed research topic. The available funds may be awarded as one or more small grants. Applications consisting of a project description that includes a description of the purposes of the requested funds, a timeline for the activities covered, and a simple budget were due to Keli Perrin (kaperrin@law.syr.edu) by July 15, 2017. The project itself, including any written deliverable, should be completed during the 2017-2018 academic year. Please contact Keli Perrin (kaperrin@law.syr.edu) with any questions about potential off-cycle funding.

Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CLAS) Program

The SU Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program offered up to $75,000 for faculty or student projects to advance the University’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, directly or indirectly, and raise awareness on campus about climate disruption and environmental sustainability. Syracuse University faculty and students from any discipline were invited to apply. Check this page for updates regarding opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline for submission of proposals was April 10, 2017.

Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center

2017 Faculty Fellows Program: The SCRC Faculty Fellows program aims to support innovative curriculum development and foster new ideas about how to transform the role of special collections in university instruction. Each fellow received a $5,000 stipend, a hands-on introduction to the collections, and ongoing course support. The deadline for applications was March 20, 2017.

Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program: Since 1949 Syracuse University has assembled historical documents and University records, including manuscript, print, visual, and media materials, related to adult education. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters' efforts in promoting and expanding our adult education holdings. Up to $5,000 worth of grants-in-aid in this subject are awarded most years. The amount of the award depends upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant’s proposal. Learn more about the application process here. The extended deadline for applications was March 20, 2017.

Appleby-Mosher Fund for Research 

The Appleby-Mosher Fund Committee annually solicits applications from Maxwell tenure-track or tenured faculty members for research funds to be used in the following academic year. Support is available for project initiation, particularly for acquisition of materials, such as data sets and microfilms, and for research-related travel. Funds are not available to pay faculty summer stipends, but funds may be used to hire research assistance, if the students are paid through SU payroll. All tenured and tenure-track faculty are encouraged to apply. In the event of a large number of applications, preference for awards is given to projects of tenure-track (as opposed to tenured) faculty. Application consists of research proposals that are described in two pages and a specific budget for the funds. Awards will be made up to $1,200. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017. Research funds should be used by June 30, 2019.

Maxwell Dean's Office Summer Project Assistantship Program 

For 2017, the Dean’s Office at the Maxwell School will be offering up to ten Summer Project Assistantship (SPA) awards for $1,800 each to Maxwell graduate assistants (GAs) for the purpose of working with faculty to develop a research proposal.  Successful faculty applicants will receive funding for the graduate assistant of their choice for summer research, and will be expected to provide a written report on the submission of a related proposal to an external funder within one year of the issuance of the award.  The deadline for applications was 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Check here for 2017 SPA awardees and project names

Syracuse Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems 2018 Faculty Fellows Program

SyracuseCoE invites applications for its 2018 Faculty Fellows Program to strengthen faculty scholarship in SyracuseCoE research areas, support SyracuseCoE engagements with industry partners, and provide research leadership to SyracuseCoE. Individuals who hold faculty appointments at Syracuse University, and SyracuseCoE partner institutions SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU) and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) are eligible to apply.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) will support seed funding for research in our core technical areas:

  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Water resources

Proposals are intended to support new research efforts and directions that advance SyracuseCoE’s research areas, rather than incremental steps forward on existing research programs. All proposals must address how the use of the Faculty Fellow seed funding will lead to a significant “next step” in the research, lead to or leverage follow-on funding opportunities, and contribute to establishing SyracuseCoE and its partner institutions as thought leaders in the targeted area. Applications were due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017.  

Humanities Center Faculty Fellowships

Faculty Fellowships are awarded for the spring semester and include some research funds while in residence. A call for proposals typically occurs in the fall for fellowships in the following academic year. Applications are reviewed by members of the Center’s Faculty Advisory Board. See the Humanities Center FORMS page for more information.

For Graduate Students

Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund

The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) awards grants through the Berlin Fund to faculty and student teams that promote research on salient topics in security studies, including national security, homeland security, and human security. Funds can be used to conduct and disseminate research and data-gathering, publish a monograph or report, or organize a workshop or panel on the proposed research topic. The available funds may be awarded as one or more small grants. Applications consisting of a project description that includes a description of the purposes of the requested funds, a timeline for the activities covered, and a simple budget were due to Keli Perrin (kaperrin@law.syr.edu) by July 15, 2017. The project itself, including any written deliverable, should be completed during the 2017-2018 academic year. Please contact Keli Perrin (kaperrin@law.syr.edu) with any questions about potential off-cycle funding.

Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CLAS) Program

The SU Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program offered up to $75,000 for faculty or student projects to advance the University’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, directly or indirectly, and raise awareness on campus about climate disruption and environmental sustainability. Syracuse University faculty and students from any discipline were invited to apply. Check this page for updates regarding opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline for submission of proposals was April 10, 2017.

Roscoe Martin Fund for Research  

Applications are invited on an annual basis for the the Roscoe-Martin Fund, which provides grants to graduate students to support dissertation and thesis research. A faculty committee will review the applications and award the funds. Preference is generally given to advanced doctoral students. Awards typically range from $500 to $1,000; larger amounts may be granted in exceptional circumstances. (Students who need major support for travel are encouraged to apply to this competition and to seek additional funding from appropriate outside sources). The deadline for the 2017-18 competition is Friday, November 10, 2017.  

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Institute of International Education (IIE)

These grants offer fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant component. Funding is available  in all fields including the arts, sciences, professional fields, as well as social sciences and humanities. These Fulbrights are available for most of the nations of the world; the specifics for each country are described in a booklet available in the Graduate School, the Honors’ Program, and the Moynihan Institute, 346 Eggers; this booklet is also available online.  Professor Susan S. Wadley (327 Eggers Hall; sswadley@syr.edu) serves as the Campus Fulbright Advisor. The completed application must be submitted on-line and in printed form by the campus deadline, which is usually falls in September, after which there is a campus interview by members of the Fulbright Committee. You must submit your application and all supporting materials (transcripts, letters of reference, portfolios if necessary) in one manila envelope by the deadline. Have your letters of reference put into a sealed envelope, signed across the flap by the referee. We will not accept individually mailed letters and transcripts. These materials are to be taken to the Moynihan Institute, Eggers Hall. For more information about the application procedure, please contact Professor Wadley.

Moynihan Summer Research Grants for Graduate Students

The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs is calling for proposals for summer research projects, dissertation research travel and internships. February 23, 2017 was the deadline for proposals. Eligibility and criteria vary with the region and are available in the online applications. For information on applying for summer funding from a Moynihan Regional Center, call (315) 443-4022 or visit 346 Eggers Hall for guidelines.

Humanities Center Public Humanities Fellows

A joint initiative between the Humanities Center and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, these fellowships are supported in partnership with the Humanities New York (formerly known as New York Council for the Humanities) to: encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere; develop skills for doing public work; and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long fellowship involves training in public scholarship methods and work by the fellows to explore the public dimensions of their scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

Applicants must be residents of New York State and enrolled as graduate students in a humanities discipline, broadly defined, at: CUNY Graduate Center, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, the University of Rochester, SUNY Binghamton, or Syracuse University. The call for applications typically opens in late fall. When the competition opens, the application URL and Syracuse University information sheet can be found on the Humanities Center's FORMS page.  

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Program assists students in pursuing training in order to acquire a high level of competence in one or more languages critical to national needs of the United States, and a fuller understanding of the areas, regions, or countries in which that language is commonly used. Undergraduate and graduate students who are studying less commonly taught languages at the intermediate to advanced level are eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships through Syracuse University. Graduate students in profession program (e.g., Public Administration) may ask for an exemption to study Hindi-Urdu at the beginner level. Academic year FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the study of Hindi-Urdu. 

Summer FLAS Fellowships from Syracuse may be used toward a full summer of study in intensive language training programs in the United States or abroad for any South Asian language approved by the South Asia Center. In addition to applying for FLAS, students must also apply to an approved summer language program--the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer Language Program for study in India or The South Asian Studies Language Institute (SASLI), held at the University of Wisconsin.

Awards are contingent upon continued funding from the Department of Education.

The summer deadline was Friday, January 27, 2017. The summer 2017 application guidelines can be found here.

The academic year deadline was Friday, March 10, 2017. The 2017-2018 academic year application guidelines can be found here.