To all UAlbany Emeriti Faculty and Staff

UAlbany Emeritus Center Three Voices Grant Program 2019-20

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.

You are invited to apply to the following grant program, designed to assist your continuing or new professional involvement.

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 second 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 and 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.

Types of Activities Eligible for Funding
Any activity to promote research (including artistic endeavor), teaching, or service is eligible. For example, funds may be used for travel, research expenses, a stipend for a student assistant, or consumable supplies.

Award Amounts
This year we expect that up to $15,000 is available for grants and anticipate awarding up to 10 grants. Therefore, grants may average around $1,500 in support level.

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
The submission deadline is May 31, 2019, for decisions by the end of June.  Disbursement will be in July.  Grants are for activity between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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

For information regarding last year’s awards, click here