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Regional Research

We encourage scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York by providing support for both the costs of research as well as stipend awards for the researchers.
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Student Research

Students doing honors-level senior research can receive support by being named an Upstate Research Fellow. In past years, the Upstate Institute also has funded research projects that have benefitted the region. Students in our Summer Field School also may do research with community organizations. 
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Faculty Research

Colgate faculty may submit proposals for research on topics related to the broad region of upstate New York. Faculty members or groups of faculty may also propose to organize a scholarly symposium, conference, or workshop that addresses issues concerning or related to the upstate New York region.
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Burke Chair

The Gretchen Hoadley Burke '81 Endowed Chair for Regional Studies is an annual appointment that supports outstanding teaching and research on the Upstate New York region. The appointment is for both Colgate faculty and leading scholars in and/or on the Upstate New York region.
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Digital Commons

The Upstate Institute Collection features student research conducted in collaboration with faculty on topics of regional importance. The collection is searchable by keyword or discipline. Visitors may also browse collections of research conducted by students and faculty members.