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SyracuseCoE Invites Proposals for Seed Projects to Support Faculty Research in Environmental and Energy Systems
SyracuseCoE is offering funding to support seed projects that strengthen faculty scholarship in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality and water resources. Successful applicants will participate in the SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellows Program, which provides leadership for SyracuseCoE’s core technical areas and supports engagements with academic and industry partners. Funding awarded to seed projects also is intended to catalyze research that will lead to future opportunities, including funding from federal agencies or commercial sources.
The Faculty Fellows Program is open to faculty members who hold full-time appointments at SyracuseCoE Academic Partner institutions: Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). All proposals must address how the use of the Faculty Fellow seed funding will lead to a significant “next step” in the research, lead to or leverage follow-on funding opportunities, and contribute to establishing SyracuseCoE and its Partner institutions as thought leaders in the targeted area. In addition, projects are encouraged to strategically target research topics that hold promise for contributing to economic development of local entities and New York state businesses.
SyracuseCoE has released a Request for Proposals and intends to award up to $75,000 in this round. Proposals for seed projects that engage multiple faculty members may request up to $20,000. Seed projects involving a single faculty member are eligible to receive up to $10,000. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2018.
The 2018-19 round of projects in the SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellows Program were announced in October 2017. Eight research and innovation projects led by faculty members from Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University were competitively selected to receive awards totaling $112,750, engaging a total of 17 faculty members.
SyracuseCoE is a unit of Syracuse University’s Office of Research. Awards under the Faculty Fellows Program are made possible by funding to support SyracuseCoE activities awarded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).
SyracuseCoE is New York State’s Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems. Led by Syracuse University, SyracuseCoE engages faculty, students and collaborators to catalyze innovations that improve energy efficiency, environmental quality and resilience in healthy buildings and cleaner, greener communities. Visit syracusecoe.syr.edu for more information.