To UAlbany Emeriti Faculty, Administrators, and Professional Staff

UAlbany Emeritus Center Three Voices Grant Program 2020‐21

Awards for Research, Teaching, or Service
The William L. Reese II, Ph.D. Emeritus Center
The University at Albany, State University of New York

The Emeritus Center encourages you to remain active. Pursuant to that goal, you are invited to apply to the following grant program, designed to assist your professional involvement post‐retirement.

The Three Voices Grant Program is made possible by an endowment provided by Dr. William L. Reese, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Philosophy and Founding President of the Emeritus Center Board of Directors.

The Awards Program, now in its fifth year, seeks to advance Dr. Reese’s “Three‐Voices” vision for the Emeritus Center by providing competitive small grants to support activities conducted by emeritus faculty, administrators and professional staff of the University at Albany, State University of New York. Grant funds are disbursed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University at Albany Foundation, the endowment custodian.

Eligible Applicants
Any UAlbany emeritus/a is eligible to apply, including FACULTY, ADMINISTRATORS, AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF.

Types of Activities Eligible for Funding
Any activity to promote RESEARCH (including artistic endeavor), TEACHING, or SERVICE is eligible. For example, RESEARCH funds may be used for travel, a stipend for a student assistant, consumable supplies, or other relevant costs. Funds can also be used for TEACHING projects, such as for acquiring or making collections of documents, videos, or exhibits to be used for community or other teaching, and for SERVICE projects, such as for purchasing materials related to a community project.

Award Amounts
This year a total of up to $15,000 is available to fund up to 10 awards.

Evaluation Process and Selection Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the President of the Emeritus Center Board, to include members of as wide a range as possible of the University’s disciplines and professional areas to provide for an informed and fair review of each application. Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Specific Aims
    What are the aims or objectives of the proposal?
  • Significance
    Why are these aims or objectives important? How do they advance our knowledge or help address a major problem?
  • Innovation
    How is the proposal new or novel?
  • Approach
    What are the methods by which the aims or objectives will be accomplished, and why are they likely to succeed?
  • Budget
    An itemized budget is required, along with a justification as to why each item is needed.

Application Deadline and Submission Instructions
Proposals must be submitted by July 1, 2020, for decisions by the end of July. Disbursements will begin in July. Awards are for activity between August 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. 

SPECIAL NOTE
GIVEN THE COVID-19 CRISIS, THESE DEADLINES INCLUDE EXTENSIONS RELATIVE TO DEADLINES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Final Report
A final report is expected for each funded project no later than 30 days following the end of the grant. Questions may be directed to Edward Fitzgerald, Board President efitzgerald@albany.edu.