SyracuseCoE is pleased to invite proposals from faculty researchers for the 2024 Faculty Fellows Program.

Please review the Funding Opportunity Announcement in full. A brief overview is provided below. 

Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024

Program Overview

The Faculty Fellows program is designed to catalyze new, externally sponsored research at Syracuse University and its partner organizations to contribute to economic and workforce development of New York State businesses. Projects must include innovative research and development efforts in SyracuseCoE’s focus areas (as outlined in the SyracuseCoE strategic plan):

  • Clean/Healthy Air for Buildings and Communities
  • Clean/Low-Carbon Energy for Buildings and Communities
  • Clean/Safe Water for Buildings and Communities

Proposals should address how the use of the Faculty Fellow seed funding could lead to a significant “next step” in research and technology development, strengthen New York industry engagement, increase the potential for externally sponsored research, and help establish SyracuseCoE and its Partner institutions as thought leaders in the targeted areas. Proposals emphasizing use-inspired research that have the potential to lead to new and useful methods and procedures, software and hardware platforms, and licensable patents are especially encouraged.


The 2024 Faculty Fellows Program is open to faculty members who hold full-time appointments at SyracuseCoE Academic Partner institutions: Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and SUNY Oswego. Individuals who hold appointments as tenured, tenure- track, and non-tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply.


Up to $15,000 per award for faculty proposals; up to $25,000 per award for proposed projects that engage a NYS company. SyracuseCoE intends to award approximately $125,000 in this round. Funding will be available starting June 16, and projects may take up to 12 months to complete.

Please read the full funding announcement for details on proposal format, selection criteria, restrictions, reporting requirements and more.

Application Deadline

Applications must be completed and submitted electronically by Friday, May 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. through the Syracuse University Application Portal.