Return to Research Guidance Provided to Campus

As conveyed in the return to campus guidance released on May 21, 2020, identified research faculty and staff needing to continue their research in on-campus laboratories may return to campus in Phase One (tentatively planned for no earlier than June 1).

Environmental Health and Safety Services has coordinated with the Office of Research to provide Return to Research Guidance for campus use. Please utilize this document in planning for re-occupancy of laboratories.

For more information, see our Syracuse University Return to Campus Research web page.

School of Architecture Professor Named Upjohn Research Initiative Grant Recipient

The jury for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Upjohn Research Initiative has announced five grant recipients of its Upjohn Research Initiative, including Nina Sharifi, assistant professor in the School of Architecture. Sharifi will receive $25,000 to research and produce an Envelope Retrofit Guide to assist architects working on net-zero retrofit projects. Read more here.

Engineering Professor and Student Receive NSF funding for 3D Printing of Microfluidic Devices on Demand

Too small to be seen even with standard microscopes, microfluidics research looms large over many aspects of biochemistry, nanotechnology and biotechnology research. Precision microfluidics involve a device that has channels allowing a flow of just 50 microns or less. A device that can process or manipulate fluids on the micron scale can provide crucial data for researchers. Biomedical and chemical engineering Professor Pranav Soman’s company, 3D Microfluidics LLC, was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase One grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $225,000 to conduct research and development work on fast and scalable 3D printing high-resolution microfluidics devices. Read more here.

Helping Students Make Evolutionary Connections

An important goal in biology education is developing students’ “tree-thinking skills,” which are the ability to organize knowledge about biological diversity using phylogenetic or evolutionary trees. A team from Syracuse University including biology postdoctoral researcher Erin McCullough, Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) high school teachers Lauren Verdeflor and Alaina Weinsztock, along with Biology Professors Jason Wiles and Steve Dorus, published an article in the journal “The American Biology Teacher,” to help educators engage students in evolutionary science. Read more here.

LIMITED SUBMISSION: 2021 Searle Scholars Program

The Syracuse University Office of Research and the Office of Foundation Relations are pleased to announce the internal competition for Syracuse University’s nominations for the 2021 Searle Scholars Program. Applicants for the 2021 competition are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2019. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution. Syracuse University may select one applicant for this program.

Click here to view the full competition information.

Syracuse University Libraries Develops ‘Research Guide on Resources for Racial Justice’

Syracuse University Libraries’ Diversity & Inclusion Team has developed a Research Guide on Resources for Racial Justice.

The guide is an evolving compilation of readings and resources—including links to local and national advocacy organizations—intended to serve as a starting point to encourage members of the Syracuse University community to continue to educate themselves, reflect and act toward racial justice.

SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund Awards $20,000 to Local Companies

Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) has announced that two Upstate New York companies have been awarded funding through the SyracuseCoE 2020 Innovation Fund amounting to $20,000. The Innovation Fund is funded by the SyracuseCoE Partner Program and is designed to help companies commercialize products and technologies that have the potential to innovate and transform the market. Read more here.

School of Architecture Professor Awarded Fellowship at the Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) recently announced its incoming scholars in residence for 2020-21, including Lawrence Chua, assistant professor in the School of Architecture. Chua has been awarded a Getty Scholar Grant for his research focusing on transregional histories of utopia and the architecture and urban culture of southeast Asia. Read more here.

LIMITED SUBMISSION: W.M. Keck Foundation – June 2021 Research Grants Program

The Syracuse University Office of Research and the Office of Foundation Relations are pleased to announce the launch of the Limited Submission competition for the June 2021 cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Grants Program. The W.M. Keck Foundation supports pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies. Syracuse University may select four applicants for this program. The deadline for 1-page concept papers is June 25. Click here to view the full competition information.

Dana Olwan Receives 2020 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award

Dana Olwan, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies in A&S, has been awarded a 2020 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders (MEFL) award by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation that will contribute to her new scholarly research on the shifting politics of marriage and divorce in Arab and Muslim societies. Read more here.