A fellowship is a nonwage payment in support of the recipient's academic study or fellow-initiated research and in recognition of the recipient's promise as a research or teaching scholar. Fellowship awards administered by the Research Foundation on behalf of SUNY are for scholarly study or research by faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate and graduate students at a SUNY campus or at other locations in conjunction with SUNY academic programs.
An individual receiving a fellowship has no expectation of service but may have research obligations related to an academic endeavor. There are no fringe benefits assessed on a fellowship.
Academic Fellowship Form