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Research Funding Opportunities

SUNY Cortland’s Graduate Faculty Executive Committee is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for SUNY Cortland graduate students for their independent research and creative projects and for travel to present their project findings at conferences.

The Committee is pleased to announce the availability of funding opportunities for graduate students including: Small Grants Program and Travel Grants Program.  

A brief description of the funding programs is highlighted below. For additional information regarding these funding programs and specific eligibility requirements please download and read to the documents posted below.

You may wish to consult with your academic advisor, members of the GFEC, or Pam Schroeder in the GFEC Office at 607-753-2206.


GRADUATE STUDENT SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

The GFEC Small Grants Program is aimed to support original research or creative activities that students complete independently or in collaboration with other graduate students. The award is designed to help defray the cost of travel in direct support of the project being conducted, equipment and supplies not budgeted by the sponsoring department, and other materials deemed necessary to successfully conduct a project.

The small grant program is not intended to:  (i) provide salary stipends for students and their faculty advisors; (ii) support travel to professional conferences or meetings; or (iii) be used for major equipment (including computer technology).  Students seeking support for travel-related expenses to present at professional conferences should apply for a Graduate Travel Grant Program. 

Should the application be successful, the actual award amount may depend on available funds, number of applicants, and the distance/costs necessary for travel. 

Eligibility Requirements:  Any matriculated SUNY Cortland graduate student, enrolled during the semester of the grant. Student must be in good academic standing (not on probation, leave of absence or suspension).  Grant funding should be fully expended by June 30 in the academic year in which the grant is awarded.

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM

The Graduate Student Travel Grants Program is designed to assist with reimbursing travel costs of SUNY Cortland graduate students who travel to present the results of their original research at regional, national, or international conferences.  Awards are for travel between July 1 and June 30 of each award year.

The application must be submitted during the semester in which the travel takes place, or in the case of summer travel, in the following Fall semester.  The application may be for travel that has already taken place (e.g., before the application deadline) during that semester, or later in the semester in which the application is submitted. 

Should the application be successful, the actual award amount may depend on available funds, number of applicants, and the distance/costs necessary for travel. 

Eligibility Requirements:  The GFEC will accept applications from graduate students who are traveling to present the results of their original research at a regional, national, or international conference. Students must have a designated faculty sponsor/mentor.


Documents:

Grant Programs Reimbursement Guidelines (PDF) for both programs