Committee on Research
A major objective of the Committee on Research is to encourage student research and creative activity on campus and to enhance that aspect of the educational mission of the College.
The Committee is charged with: (1) facilitating the Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity, including reviewing applications and making awards; and (2) supporting Student Research and Creative Activity (SRCA) Day.
STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
"Traditional" Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity
Applications are accepted each semester for funding of up to $1,500/project (plus student and faculty stipends) for students to conduct original research or creative work with faculty sponsorship. The spring 2018 application deadline is Monday, March 19th at 5:00 p.m.
*NEW* Research/Creative Activity "Shadowing" Track
Funding is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshmen, sophomores, first year transfer students) would join a faculty member’s research/CA endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses, plus stipends for both the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student. Online applications to this track are accepted at any time (rolling deadline).
*NEW* "Classroom-based" Research/CA Track
This funding track is intended to suport activities that expose students to the breadth, depth, and application of scholarly/creative activity. Faculty can apply for funding of up to $1,000 to support activities that would enhance the research/CA element of a course. The spring 2018 application deadline (for fall 2018 or later courses) is Monday, March 19th at 5:00 p.m.
*NEW* "Summer Fellowship" Track
This track assists undergraduate students with costs related to participating in summer research/CA, including: campus-based independent research/CA with faculty mentorship, or assistantships for campus-based faculty projects; off-campus directed field work or other research/CA endeavor with a SUNY Oneonta faculty mentor; formal research/CA experiences at other institutions; participation in external field schools, artist residencies, etc. Applicants may apply for funding up to the maximum allowed for the specific type of summer research experience, as detailed in the program guidelines (funding ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 + faculty stipend). The spring 2018 application deadline (for summer 2018 fellowships) is Monday, March 19th at 5:00 p.m.
More information and application materials for all four tracks are available here.
Contact a member of the Committee on Research to discuss your project ideas, or to learn how to get involved in independent research or creative work.
View Student Grant Information PowerPoint Presentation
2017-2018 Committee Meetings (open)
Time and Place for Meeting #1:
Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:00 pm - Craven Lounge (Morris Conference Center)
MINUTES of 13 September 2017 Meeting
Student Research at SUNY Oneonta - An Overview
Student Research & Creative Activity Day
The annual Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day, sponsored by the Committee on Research, the Grants Development Office, Office of Alumni Engagement and the College at Oneonta Foundation, Inc., offers a professional venue in which students present their research and creative activity projects, whether funded by the Student Grant Program or not (however, grant recipients are required to present at a SRCA Day). Work is displayed in a variety of formats including poster, computer display and other exhibits. Supplies, visual equipment, and other support are provided to create displays. The event includes a keynote address by a distinguished SUNY Oneonta alumnus.
The 2017 SRCA Day, held on April 12, featured 115 presentations representing 166 student participants sponsored by 68 different faculty mentors.
In lieu of a 2018 SRCA Day, the campus is hosting the annual SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) on Friday, April 20, 2018. SUNY undergraduate students are encouraged to present their research and creative activity projects at SURC. Abstracts are due by Monday, February 19; visit the SURC website for information and to submit an abstract.
Many students also
attend and/or present projects at discipline-specific regional, national and international scholarly conferences, with travel funding supported through the D'Antonio Undergraduate Student Travel for Excellence Program and/or the Student Travel for Excellence Fund.
2017 College at Oneonta Foundation
Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity
The 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity Award recipients made oral presentations at the final Faculty Convivium of the year on April 26, and were also honored at the Academic Achievement Awards on May 3.
SUNY Oneonta is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
This page last updated 2/14/2018