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Call for Proposals: 2022 CUSE Grants
Faculty are invited to submit a proposal for the 2022 Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) grant program. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.
CUSE grants, managed by the Office of Research, are intended to grow the research enterprise, enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and increase both extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output by Syracuse University faculty. The program was launched in 2017 as part of the $100 million Invest Syracuse initiative to enhance academic excellence. For the 2022 CUSE Grant Program, the total award amount will be $500,000, as the University’s research operations undergo a thorough review, including an analysis of the impact of the first four years of the CUSE Grant Program on advancing the University’s strategic priorities for research and scholarship.
For the 2022 funding cycle, the CUSE Program will continue to focus on enhancing the University’s reputation and leveraging extramural funding, scholarship, creative work and prestigious awards, utilizing the previously established four main grant types: 1) Seed Grants; 2) Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grants; 3) Good to Great Grants and 4) Interdisciplinary Seminar Grants. However, there are changes from the 2021 program.
The 2022 cycle introduces a priority area for proposals related to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), and discontinues the COVID-relief mechanism introduced in 2021. There are also changes to the requirements for Principal Investigators and proposal documents. With a few exceptions, there must be a one-year gap between CUSE award cycles for a given principal investigator. The 2022 cycle also makes changes to conflict-of-interest certification and acknowledgement of intellectual property policies. Full details can be found in the Request for Proposals on the Office of Research website. A list of frequently asked questions is also available to assist applicants. All proposals must be submitted through the University’s application portal.
The CUSE grant program supports faculty research in all disciplines, including basic, translational and applied sciences; social sciences; physical and life sciences; engineering; liberal arts and humanities; and professional studies, as well as creative and other scholarly activities. Priority is given to strategic interdisciplinary initiatives at the University and disciplinary research areas with great potential for extramural funding and institutional recognition.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend one of two information sessions in January:
- General Information session: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
- Humanities and Creative Arts information session: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
The CUSE grant program is made possible through the dedicated service of our peer reviewers. Faculty who are not submitting for this round of CUSE grants and are interested in serving as CUSE grant reviewer, please contact Stuart Taub.