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New Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Focuses on the Needs of Postdoctoral Scholars 

Syracuse University has established an Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to provide centralized resources and dedicated staff to serve the interests and well-being of postdoctoral scholars.

Part of the Office of Research and developed in partnership with the Graduate School, the new office is an expansion of the University’s commitment to a quality campus experience and positive career outcomes for postdoctoral associates, says Duncan Brown, vice president for research. Read more.

New Internal Grants Program Supports Faculty Creative Activity and Research

The Office of Research has announced a new internal grants program to support faculty research and creative endeavors as well as increase high-quality scholarly output. Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members can apply for project grants of between $1,000 and $5,000. Brown says he expects FCAR grants to be awarded three times annually, at the start of the fall, spring and summer semesters, to provide faculty with maximum flexibility. The total anticipated funding for this cycle is $50,000. Read more.

Spring 2023 Research Computing Series

Do you need more computing power to move your research and creativity forward? At the Spring 2023 Research Computing Series, graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences will discuss how they leverage Syracuse University’s advanced computing resources to strengthen their work. During the first session, physics graduate student Chaitanya Afle will discuss how he used the University’s computational resources to test the reproducibility and robustness of analysis to measure the mass and radius of a neutron star using X-ray data from NICER. In the second session, graduate students Jingjing Ji (Chemical Engineering), Britnie Carpentier (Biomedical Engineering), and Patrick Marsch (Chemical Engineering) will discuss how they have used research computing tools to address questions about proteins involved in incurable diseases such as Alzheimer’s or irritable bowel syndrome. Read more.

Applications Now Open for the 2023-24 University Art Museum Faculty Fellows

The Syracuse University Art Museum is accepting applications through April 14 for the second annual Faculty Fellows Program, hosted by the museum with support from the Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Office of Research in Academic Affairs. The program focuses on object-based teaching and research to promote innovative curriculum development and to facilitate the fuller integration of the museum’s collection in Universitywide instruction. The fellows program consists of a three-day intensive workshop from May 22-24, followed by Faculty Fellows presentations on Sept. 8. Each Faculty Fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend or research subsidy, a hands-on introduction to the collection by museum staff and ongoing curricular support. Fellows will be expected to develop a museum visit lesson plan and at least one object-based student assignment to be integrated into their teaching in the 2023-24 academic year. Read more.

SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellows Program 2023 Call for Proposals: Research and Technology Seed Funding Available

SyracuseCoE is seeking applications for its 2023 Faculty Fellows program. Proposals are invited from faculty researchers for innovative research and development efforts in SyracuseCoE’s focus areas: healthy and efficient buildings; clean energy; resilient, low carbon communities. Funding amounts of up to $15,000 per award is available for projects without industry collaboration. Up to $25,000 per award is available for projects that engage a New York state company seeking technology, intellectual property or technoeconomic expertise. SyracuseCoE intends to make multiple awards. Read more.