The mission of the Research and Creativity Council (RCC) is to encourage and assist faculty and staff in the pursuit of external grant and contract funding for research, scholarship, service, and creative endeavors.
The RCC will foster internal and external partnerships for research that benefit SUNY Buffalo State and its broader community.
The goal of the Annual Faculty/Staff Research and Creativity Fall Forum is to develop, encourage, and support Buffalo State faculty and staff research and creativity, and to make collaborative research endeavors and grantsmanship more accessible. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other Buffalo State faculty and staff and to identify common scholarly and creative interests you may have. Further information about the 2019 Fall Forum can be found at https://library.buffalostate.edu/fallforum.
The incentive funds administered by the Research and Creativity Council are intended to support faculty research and scholarly and creative activities that lead to the preparation of a competitive proposal submitted to an external agency (e.g., state/federal agency, private foundation with the exception of foundation applications that would go through the College Foundation, or other sponsor). The ultimate goal of an award from the Incentive Program is to receive an external award to continue the research, scholarly or creative activity and generate returned indirect to support costs associated with administering grants. At the end of the award period, a recipient is required to submit a report documenting the use of the funds and to submit a grant proposal within the following year to an outside sponsoring agency through the Sponsored Programs Pre-Award and Contract Services Office. Recipients are also obligated to participate in the Faculty and Staff Fall Forum. Funds cannot be requested for the purchase of computers or to directly pay an individual for writing a proposal.
The RCIP application is currently being revised. The program will next be offered in 2023. Details will be announced in The Daily in the fall of 2022.
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