2019 Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program General Information Sessions

Information Session: Internal Submission for the Keck Foundation Research Program

Information Sessions: Friday, November 2 —  11-12 PM and 12-1 PM.  Lunch will be provided.

Location: TBD

RSVP to Melissa Whipps

Internal concept paper deadline: December 10, 2018

Requirements: Concept papers will be collected through the new InfoReady Portal. An updated link will be posted here soon as the application is available. Additional information will be provided at this session, or can be requested via an email to Melissa Whipps.

The W.M. Keck Foundation supports pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies.

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
  • Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success

Additional information about the research programs Keck can be found here: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

Event – Summit to Showcase Innovative Uses of Government Data

Summit to Showcase Innovative Uses of Government Data

Originally posted in  iSchool News | Thursday, May 10 | J.D. Ross


The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse, and the Center for Technology in Government at the State University of New York at Albany are joining together to offer the Upstate Data Summit at Syracuse University in June.

The one-day event, planned for Wednesday, June 6, will bring together municipal government officials from across Upstate New York to showcase innovative uses of data and technology.

The City of Syracuse’s Open Data website is one example of how Upstate New York cities are using and sharing municipal data. The portal provides a central location for open data, maps, and visualizations to help residents understand what is happening in the city.

“The hope is that the summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about how other Upstate governments are using data,” explained Mark Headd, an innovation specialist for the U.S. government General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service who is helping to organize the event. Headd is a 1994 graduate of the Maxwell School’s MPA program.

“Attendees can learn how municipalities that are new to open data and data analytics can get started with data programs of their own,” Headd added.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will deliver the summit’s keynote address.

Speakers at the event will include Kate May, chief performance officer for the City of Rochester; Kirk McLean, director of Open Data Buffalo for the City of Buffalo; John Coluccio, signal superintendent for the City of Schenectady; Megan Sutherland, senior program associate at the Center for Technology in Government; Sam Edelstein, iSchool alumnus and chief data officer for the City of Syracuse; and Jared Kraham, Maxwell School and Newhouse School alumnus and deputy mayor of the City of Binghamton.

The summit will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held in Room 275 of Falk College’s White Hall on the Syracuse University campus. The registration fee is $10. For a full event schedule and online registration form, visit the Upstate Data Summit website.