Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Programs

Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018 Funding Cycle

CUSE Grant RFP Document

The purpose of the program
The purpose of this intramural grant program, named CUSE Grant (Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence), 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 provide seed funding and should not be viewed as funds to conduct or complete projects, but rather to 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 from 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 the 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.

The CUSE Grant Program focuses on enhancing the reputation of Syracuse University and leveraging extramural funding and prestigious awards.  The program is composed of four types of grants: 1). the Seed Grant, 2). the Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 3). the Good to Great Grant, and 4). the Interdisciplinary Seminar Grant.

Application deadline: Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM January 31, 2018.  Proposals should be submitted in one single pdf file electronically to Stuart Taub at  To ensure acknowledgement of timely proposal receipt, please include “CUSE Grant Program” in the subject line of the email.


CUSE Grant Cover Form
CUSE Budget Form
Current and Pending Support Form
CUSE Grant Conflict of Interest Listing Template