INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Grant Program now open for Spring 2019!

Syracuse University announces the Spring 2019 funding cycle for the new Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Grant Program, as part of expanded opportunities for undergraduates, made possible by the University’s new Office for Undergraduate Research. The URCW Program will foster and support diverse undergraduate engagement in faculty-guided scholarly research and creative inquiry across all disciplines and programs at Syracuse University. Proposals are due Thursday, February 28th.

Applications can be submitted through Syracuse University’s Application Portal. More information can be found here.

Internal Grant Opportunity – Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS)

The Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program seeks proposals from faculty and students for projects that can advance Syracuse University’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), either by promoting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), directly or indirectly, or by increasing awareness within the campus community about climate disruption and environmental sustainability. The CAP looks at social, environmental and economic sustainability with emphasis on measurable outcomes and/or cultural change.

A new Request for Proposals came out in January, 2018. Proposals are due March 1, 2019, and will be due in early April and announced just before Earth Day.

More information can be found at the Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) page

2019 Moore Inventor Fellows – Limited Submission RFP

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the fourth competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. We seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work.

All candidates must be no more than ten years past receiving their Ph.D., M.D., M.S. or other terminal degree. A degree received on any date in 2009 is acceptable.

Syracuse University can nominate up to two candidates for this opportunity.

Internal Deadline

January 15, 2019

How to apply

Applications can be submitted through the Syracuse University Application Portal

For more information, visit the Proposal Support Services limited submission page.

2019 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the internal competition for Syracuse University’s single nomination of one Assistant or Associate Professor for the 2019 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program (BRF Seed Grant).

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide start-up monies for junior faculty engaged in new and innovative pilot research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources.

Limited Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2018

More information found here


Funding Opportunity – 2019 Great Lakes Research Consortium Small Grants Program

Program Goals:

This small grants program provides seed funding for new, cooperative projects that improve our understanding of, and/or management of, New York’s Great Lakes basin. The program supports collaborative projects and grant awards can be used for basic or applied research and project planning that will lead to larger projects. Routine monitoring and one-time site-specific infrastructure projects are not appropriate topics for this program.


Electronic versions of the proposals should be received no later than midnight on January 23, 2019.

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Request for Applications: 2019 Small Equipment Grant

Online application form


Research infrastructure often becomes a limiting factor for routine operations of laboratories and research programs. This is particularly true with relatively small-size equipment because such equipment often is more expensive than is affordable on a research grant, but less expensive than those that can be funded through extramural equipment grant programs. The Small Equipment Grant Program is designed to strengthen research capacity and capability at Syracuse University.

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Request for Proposals: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP)

Online application form
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Postdoctoral fellows are next generation educators, scholars, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and societal leaders. They are among the most important research personnel at universities. Postdoctoral fellows significantly contribute to the generation of scholarly research output of a university from the research they conduct during the fellowship period. As such, an institution’s postdoctoral fellow data is often used as an indicator of research activities. For example, the number of postdoctoral fellows is one of the major metrics used by Carnegie for classification of research universities. Postdoctoral fellows are not only important for research excellence, they are also an integral part of the driving force for high-quality college education. For instance, postdoctoral fellows are most often the trainers of graduate and undergraduate researchers; they work closely with tenure-track faculty to design research studies, set up research protocols, maintain research equipment, and provide day-to-day training of graduate and undergraduate students. The provision of such hands-on experiential learning by postdoctoral fellows has been demonstrated to be an effective path to increasing the success of undergraduate students.

In an effort to further strengthen our identification as a student-focused and research-most active (R1) university, Syracuse University has decided to invest $700,000 in dedicated postdoctoral support through its Invest Syracuse program. This document provides guidelines for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP).

For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program page.