Council on Research

Initiatives

The Council advises the Vice President for Research on matters including, but not limited to, the establishment and continuance of Centers, Institutes or Laboratories as guided by the University Policy on Organized Research Units. The Council makes recommendations to the University Planning and Policy Council and the Senate when it determines that major new research initiatives and commitments may significantly affect University organization and resource allocation.

The Council is responsible for all policies that guide research procedures conducted by University members with regard to the wellbeing of animal and human subjects, safety standards, and compliance with other regulatory standards.

The Council, which may include ad hoc committees that include expertise from faculty who are not members of the council, review applications for internal campus research support mechanisms including Faculty Seed Funding and Graduate Student Funding via the Benevolent Association Research Grant.

About

The Council on Research is responsible for the periodic review of research initiatives and allocation of research funding within the institution. It is also responsible for making research policy recommendations to the University Senate. As further expanded upon in the Charter of the University Senate, Section  X.5.3. –X5.7

2017/2018 Council on Research Membership

Contact the Council on Research

Member  Location  Senator  Term 
Dias, James (ex officio) - VP Research Research   
Kumar, Satyendra (ex officio) Assoc. VP    Research    
Rosenswig, Robert (Chair) - Assoc. Prof. CAS  2016-18 
Almahamid, Ilham - Asst. Prf.  SPH  2016-18 
Aykanian, Amanda - Grad. Student SSW    2017-18
Eldridge, Morgan - Undergrad. Student CAS    2017-18 
Ernst, Jesse - Assoc. Prof. CAS  2017-19 
Lizotte, Alan - Distinguished Prof. SCJ  2017-19 
Minder, Justin - Asst. Prof. CAS    2016-18
Moeyaert, Mariola - Asst. Prof. (Spring)  SOE    2018-18
Pastore, Christopher - Asst. Prof CAS  2016-18 
Poehlmann, Nancy - Assoc. Librarian Libraries    2017-19 
Robertson, Thomas - Grad. Student SOE    2017-18 
Saddler, Bruce - Asst. Dean/Assoc. Prof. SOE  2017-19 
Stark, Caren - Admin. Manager CAS    2016-18 
Warner, Lynn - Interim Dean  SSW    2017-19 

Designees of the Vice President for Research

Bonilla, Adrienne - Asst. VP, Pre-Award & Compliance
Kaloyeros, Paula - Asst. VP, Award Management Services
Philip, Thecla - Sr. Assoc. Fin. & Admin., Office of theVice President for Research
Walker, Theresa - Asst. VP, Innovation Development & Commercialization
Williams, Tracey - Director, RF Human Resources

Subcommittees

Subcommittee  Charge 
Benevolent Awards Review
(Benevolent Association Research Grant for Graduate Students)
2017/18 Chair:
Thomas Robertson 
Review applications/proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research via CoR. The committee may also review program guidelines and procedures and submit recommended changes to the Chair of CoR.
   
Conference/Journal Support Awards Review
2017/18 Chair:
Justin Minder
Review applications/proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research via CoR. The committee may also review program guidelines and procedures and submit recommended changes to the Chair of CoR.
   
FRAP-A Award Review
(Faculty Research Awards Program)
2017/18 Chair:
Bruce Saddler
Review applications/proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research via CoR. The committee may also review program guidelines and procedures and submit recommended changes to the Chair of CoR.
   
Committee on Centers, Institutes and Specialized Research Laboratories
2017/18 Chair:
Nancy Poehlmann
Responsible for guiding the CoR’s actions as charged by the University Policy on Organized Research Units. In coordination with the University’s assessment/evaluation initiatives, the committee will recommend improvements to the current procedures for evaluating organized research units.
   
Excellence in Research & Creative Activities Review
2017/18 Chair:
Christopher Pastore
Review nomination packets and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research for the University’s Excellence in Research & Creative Activities Award. Also, review nominations and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the SUNY Research Award.
   
Researchers Liaison Committee
2017/18 Chair:
Robert Rosenswig
Consider improvements to the campus procedures related to grants management. Provide recommendations to the Vice President for Research, via CoR, on methods to improve investigators’ capacity to efficiently apply for external funding and manage grants received.

Meetings, Minutes & Agendas

Date    Agenda    Location    Time    Minutes
Monday, 9/18/2017   Sept. Agenda   Life Sciences Rm 1143   2-4 PM   Sept. Minutes 
Monday, 10/23/2017   Oct. Agenda   Life Sciences Rm 1143   2-4 PM    Oct. Minutes 
Monday, 11/20/2017   Nov. Agenda    Life Sciences Rm 1144   2-4 PM    Nov. Minutes
Monday, 12/18/2017   Dec. Agenda    Life Sciences Rm 1143   2-4 PM   Dec. Minutes
Monday, 1/29/2018   Jan. Agenda   Life Sciences Rm 1143   2-4 PM    Jan. Minutes 
Monday, 2/12/2018   Feb. Agenda   Life Sciences Rm 1144    2-4 PM    Feb. Minutes
Monday, 3/26/2017   Mar. Agenda    Life Sciences Rm 1144      2-4 PM   Mar. Minutes
Monday, 4/9/2018   Apr. Agenda   Life Sciences Rm 1144      2-4 PM    Apr. Minutes 
Monday, 5/14/2018   May Agenda   Life Sciences Rm 1144      2-4 PM    May Minutes