2018 Faculty Fellows Program Request for Proposals

This RFP deadline has passed.


SyracuseCoE invites applications for its 2018 Faculty Fellows Program to strengthen faculty scholarship in SyracuseCoE research areas, support SyracuseCoE engagements with industry partners, and provide research leadership to SyracuseCoE. Individuals who hold faculty appointments at Syracuse University, and SyracuseCoE partner institutions SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU) and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) are eligible to apply.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) will support seed funding for research in our core technical areas:

  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Water resources

Proposals are intended to support new research efforts and directions that advance SyracuseCoE’s research areas, rather than incremental steps forward on existing research programs. 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.


The 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows Program RFP is open to faculty at SyracuseCoE Academic Partners: Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, and UMU. Individuals who hold appointments as tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track full-time faculty are eligible to apply. SyracuseCoE strongly encourages proposals to include the participation of multiple faculty members, including teams from multiple departments, colleges, and/or institutions. Teams are encouraged, but not required, to include non-university participants, especially collaborators from SyracuseCoE Partner companies. However, funds may be disbursed only to academic institutions. Faculty may serve as the primary PI for only one proposal; however, any individual may serve as a Co-Investigator on multiple proposals. Multi-investigator teams are considered to be those with more than one eligible faculty member.


Up to $10,000 for a single investigator; up to $25,000 for a multi-investigator team. SyracuseCoE intends to award up to $100,000 in this round. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2018.


View all the information about the 2018 Faculty Fellows RFP including the proposal format and project narrative.
Download the 2018 Faculty Fellows Budget Template here.