Internal Grant Programs

Office of Research Programs

CUSE Grant Program

The purpose of CUSE (Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence) Grant Program is to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations, to grow the research enterprise and enhance scholarship at Syracuse University in order to increase extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output. The program is designed to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship. CUSE Grants should not be viewed as funds to conduct or complete projects, but rather as seed funding for faculty to build interdisciplinary teams, to produce preliminary data, and/or to seek help to obtain extramural funding that will advance knowledge and technologies through basic, translational, and applied research. The grant program will support faculty research in all disciplines that span across basic, translational and applied sciences, social sciences, physical and life sciences, engineering, liberal arts, humanities, professional schools, creative research, and various forms of all scholarly activities. The expectation is for CUSE Grant Program-funded faculty members to seek extramural support that will increase the national and international recognition of the awardees, their programs, and the university.

Small Equipment Grant Program

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. Up to $600,000 per year will be awarded through this mechanism as made possible by the Invest Syracuse Initiative.

Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The primary goal of the program is to provide financial incentive for programs/departments/schools/colleges to increase the number of postdoctoral scholars; the funding proposed for this program must be strategically leveraged to achieve this primary goal. A second goal of the program is to reward productive faculty by providing a financial incentive to grow their research program. Through this program, programs/departments/schools/colleges may allocate postdoctoral scholars funds to faculty members who generate a significant amount of extramural grants, contracts or academic scholarship. In addition, the growth of postdoctoral scholars on campus should increase mentoring capacity for undergraduate and graduate research.

Previous Internal Funding Opportunities

Travel Subsidy Program – Fall 2019 National Science Foundation Grants Conference

DARPA D60 Travel Subsidy Program

Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Grant Program

Other Syracuse University Programs

Current Internal Funding Opportunities

Engaged Humanities Network, Engaged Communities Mini Grant Program – Engaged Communities Mini Grants are designed to support publicly engaged research and teaching through mutually beneficial projects created between Syracuse University faculty, staff, and students and community partners. These projects should seek to co-create public goods based on community assets, needs and interests. Faculty of all ranks are eligible to apply for $5,000 to develop and implement publicly engaged projects designed in collaboration with community partners. Mini-grant awardees for the 2023-24 academic year will be eligible to apply for a $10,000 Sustaining Engagement Grant in Spring 2025.  Deadline: Feb. 17

Previous Internal Funding Opportunities

Art Museum Faculty Fellow Program

Art Museum and the Renée Crown University Honors Program Faculty Fellows Program

Campus as a Lab for Sustainability

Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) Pilot Grant Program

Central New York Humanities Corridor

ICCAE Small Research Grants Program

Lender Faculty Fellowship

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration mini-grant program

Special Collections Research Center Faculty Fellows

SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellows Program