Office of Research


Monthly Campus Updates from the Syracuse University Office of Research

CUSE Grant Program and Information Sessions

Syracuse University’s Office of Research recently announced the request for proposals for the 2021 Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. Information sessions are being held in January and February to answer questions about the program and application process. Office hours will be available for one-on-one consultation with the CUSE Grants program manager Christina Leigh Docteur.

CUSE Grant Application General Information Session
Jan. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

CUSE Grant Application Humanities-focused Information Session
Jan. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

CUSE Grant Application Arts-focused Information Session
Feb. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

CUSE Grant Office Hours
Feb. 10, 17 and 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Proposal Deadline: March 1 at 5 p.m.

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Upcoming Workshop – Write Winning Grant Proposals: National Science Foundation (NSF) Focus

Syracuse University’s Office of Research is pleased to sponsor Write Winning Grant Proposals: National Science Foundation (NSF) Focus. This workshop will comprehensively address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals to NSF. This workshop is open to Syracuse University faculty, staff and graduate students and our colleagues at SUNY ESF and SUNY Upstate. The fee for Syracuse University faculty and staff is $100. The fee for SUNY ESF and SUNY Upstate faculty and staff is $150. Syracuse University’s Graduate School will sponsor fees for the first 75 eligible graduate students from NSF-supported fields who register for the workshop. This is a two-day workshop and will take place virtually on March 11 and 12, 8:30 a.m.-noon each day. 

Registration Deadline: Feb. 15

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Upcoming Workshop – Publishing Your Humanities Book: Know Your Audience, Reach Your Readers

The Syracuse University Humanities Center, Office of Research and College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host Margo Irvin, acquisitions editor, and Erica Wetter, executive editor, from Stanford University Press to offer insightful information about publishing your humanities book on Feb. 19 from noon-1 p.m. Following the general session, one-on-one consultations will be available for faculty who have questions related to their specific humanities book projects. These meetings will be scheduled on Feb. 19 between 2-6 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 12

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Office of Research Events

The Office of Research is pleased to announce a full series of events for the Spring 2021 semester, including the Office of Research Awareness series and grant writing workshops. Below are upcoming events. A full list of events can be found on the Syracuse University Events Calendar or on this flyer.

Office of Research Awareness: Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Syracuse University

Jan. 27 | 11 a.m.-noon ET | Zoom

Join the Office of Research for a presentation that provides an overview of the types of intellectual property protection available for technologies (including software), such as patents and copyrights, and provides tips on when and how researchers should engage with the office. Registration is required.


Office of Research Awareness: Introduction to the Office of Research Integrity and Protections

Feb. 3 | 10-11 a.m. ET | Zoom

Join the Office of Research for an overview of the various functions of the Office of Research Integrity and Protections including Human Research Protections, Animal Research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, Responsible Conduct of Research, Foreign Influence in Research and Export Control. Registration is required.                                                                                                                                                       


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Regional Grant Writing Workshop

March 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET | Zoom

Join this NEH Division of Education workshop for an overview of NEH grant opportunities, a review of sample applications, a discussion of application writing strategies and a Q & A. 

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Limited Submission Opportunities

The following Limited Submission Opportunities were announced over the past month and are currently open. A full explanation of the process may be found here. Internal applications are accepted until the due dates listed.

Henry Luce Foundation Theology Program Grants: Advancing Public Knowledge on Race, Justice and Religion in America
Internal Proposal Due Date: Jan. 26, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: $250,000-$750,000
Through competitively-awarded grants, the Luce Foundation aims to support collaborative, experimental and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship on—and promote public understanding of—race, justice and religion in America. We invite inquiries for projects that seek to rethink received understandings of religion and race in America, to imagine alternative possibilities, and to alter the terms of public discourse.

2021 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects
Internal Pre-proposal Due Date: Jan. 26, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: $10,000-$100,000
Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

2021 NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-Corps Hubs) (Letter of Intent)
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: Feb. 1, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: Up to $3 million per year for five years
Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to evolve the current structure of the I-Corps Program, in which Teams, Nodes and Sites are funded through separate programs, toward a more integrated operational model capable of sustained operation at the scope and scale required to support the expansion of the NSF I-Corps Program.

2021 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
NSF Deadline: Apr. 7, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: One per school or college
The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. As the restriction of the number of submissions is based on the school or college, please check with your school or college to submit an application. Planning grants are not limited by the school or college.

Limited Submissions

Funding Opportunities

The Office of Proposal Support Services has developed a Sponsored Funding Opportunities webpage that is updated weekly with new federal, state and foundation funding opportunities relevant to campus. Below are some highlighted opportunities:

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education
Provides up to $235,000 for faculty to develop one- to four-week professional development programs allow participants to explore recent developments in scholarship, teaching and/or curriculum through study of a variety of humanities topics.
Deadline: Feb. 11, 2021

NSF Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research
The overarching vision of this program is to support multi-disciplinary research to sustain economic competitiveness; to promote worker well-being, lifelong and pervasive learning, and quality of life; and to illuminate the emerging social and economic context and drivers of innovations that are shaping the future of jobs and work.
Deadline: March 23, 2021

NSF Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE)
With this solicitation, NSF Directorate of Biological Science is joined by the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute in support of tool development and research to solve the grand challenge of uncovering the rules that underlie the genomes-to-phenomes relationship.
Deadline: March 16, 2021

Funding Opportunities

Sponsored Funding Awards

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides monthly updates on all proposals submitted through OSP and awarded to the Syracuse University community. 

You may access OSP Highlights on (NetID and password required).

OSP Highlights

Campus Research Approvals

Below are reminders for approvals required during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face-to-Face Human Participant Research—Human participant research is being conducted in person, but requires the submission and approval of a Return to Face-to-Face Research Plan prior to the conduct of in-person research. 

Visiting Scholars Requests—Visiting scholars are those who are coming to campus from outside of the Central New York region for the purpose of long-term academic research. 

Approval for Essential Research Travel—University-sponsored travel by faculty and staff for essential research must be approved by the relevant chair, associate dean of research and the interim vice president for research, and for international research by the interim provost.

Service Provider, Vendor and Visitor Access to Campus—Access for service providers, vendors and individuals conducting business with a University office/department must be approved in advance by the relevant dean, director or unit leader (or their designee).


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