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Faculty Research

We seek to encourage faculty scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York by providing support for the costs of research being conducted by a Colgate faculty investigator.
Professor Eddie Watkins with his student researchers at a conference.

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Eligible Proposals

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.

A faculty member receiving an award for research is expected to share either the final or preliminary results of the study in a future Upstate Institute event and through inclusion in the Upstate Institute collection in Digital Commons. The Upstate Institute is normally able to fund projects with budgets up to $5,000. The Institute also supports faculty research in the form of $500 discretionary grants, and via support for publication costs. Applications for discretionary grant support may be made via e-mail to bselleck@colgate.edu. Please contact Bruce Selleck or Julie Dudrick if you have questions about the eligibility of projects for Upstate Institute support.

Scholarly Symposia, Workshops and Conferences

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. The symposium, or an appropriate portion of the proceedings, should be open to the campus and to the general public, and be scheduled during the upcoming academic year. The Upstate Institute is normally able to contribute up to $2,500 towards the costs of a conference.

Scholarly Collaborations

Faculty members may apply to the Upstate Institute for travel support to meet with scholars involved in, or the development of, collaborative projects concerning the upstate New York Region.