Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program

2021 CUSE Grant Program

NOW OPEN CUSE Grant 2021 Request for Proposals

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Proposal Submission

Please visit the Syracuse University Application Portal at

Narrated guide on using the Syracuse University Application Portal

Information Sessions

Thinking about submitting a proposal for a 2021 CUSE Grant? Three virtual information session are scheduled. Additionally, Office Hours will be available for one-on-one consultation with the CUSE Grants Program Manager, Christina Leigh Docteur. Registration for all events is required.

Slides and a recording of the sessions will be posted when they are available.

CUSE Grant Application General Information Session

Slides | Recording (with captions)

January 20, 10:00am – 11:30am

CUSE Grant Application Humanities-focused Information Session

Slides | Recording (with captions)

January 29, 10:00am – 11:30am

CUSE Grant Application Arts-focused Information Session

Slides | Recording (with captions)

February 5, 10:00am – 11:30am

CUSE Grant Office Hours

February 10, 17, and 24, 8:30am – 4:30pm


CUSE Grant 2021 – Program Budget Template
CUSE Grant 2021 – Current and Pending
CUSE Grant 2021 – Conflict of Interest Listing Template
CUSE Grant 2021 – Sample Budget Justification
NSF – Biosketch
NEH-NSF Hybrid Biosketch Format Example


For questions about the CUSE Grant RFP, please contact Christina Leigh Docteur For questions regarding use of the Application Portal, please contact Jeff Falchi

CUSE Program Results

2020 CUSE Grant Program Results

2019 CUSE Grant Program Results

2018 CUSE Grant Program Results

For those project needing no-cost extensions for COVID-related pauses in research, please e-mail Christina Leigh Docteur ( with an explanation for the request. Detailed descriptions of project changes will be required in the next annual report due in July 2021.