Three Voices Grant Program Offers Research Funding for UAlbany Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy William Reese II, Ph.D., for whom the Emeritus Center is named. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2016) — The University at Albany Emeritus Center has announced the establishment of a new endowment designed to promote and support the three major components of the University’s mission - teaching, research and service – for emeriti.

The Three Voices Grant Program, established through the generous support of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy William Reese II, Ph.D., allows retired faculty and professional staff who hold emeritus status to apply for grants based on projects and/or activity they are undertaking during their retirement. The University at Albany Foundation is the endowment custodian.

“Professor Reese was the founding president of the Emeritus Center and is dedicated to keeping our emeriti active and productive in scholarly work during retirement,” said Board President Sorrell Chesin. In recognition of Reese’s leadership, the Center now carries his name.

“I believe that this grant program is rather unique and we are breaking new ground in engaging and encouraging retired professors, administrators and professional staff to continue their important work,” said Chesin.

Emeriti are encouraged to visit the Emeritus Center’s website for detailed information on this new initiative. In this first year, grant proposals must be submitted by May 1 and decisions will be made by June 15 with disbursements made in July. Funds may be used for expenses related to the activity/project such as travel, research expenses, stipends to a student assistant, or consumable supplies. Awards up to $4,000 are possible with approximately $10,000 available in this first cycle.

Proposals will be reviewed be a selection committee appointed by the Emeritus Center Board, to include members representing a broad range of the University’s disciplines and professional areas.

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