Council on Research

Initiatives

The Council advises the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED) 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

2022-2023 Council on Research Membership

Contact the Council on Research

Member  Location  Category  Term 
Kesavadas, Thenkurussi - VPRED Research  ex officio   N/A
Kumar, Satyendra - Assoc. VPRED  Research VPRED designee   N/A
Coddington, Kate (Co-Chair) - Asst. Prof. CAS/Geog&Plng Senator-TF 2022-23
Rose, Brian (Co-Chair) - Assoc. Prof. CAS/DAES Senator-TF 2022-24
Ernst, Jesse - Assoc. Prof. CAS/Physics  Senator-TF 2021-23
Lesnick, Michael - Asst. Prof. CAS/Math&Sttstcs Senator-TF 2022-24
Williams, Dwight - Clinical Prof. SPH/Health Plcy,M&B Senator-TF 2021-23
Bushway, Shawn - Prof. ROCK/Pub Admin&Plcy TF 2022-24
Taylor, Michael - Asst. Prof. CAS/History TF 2021-23
Tracy, Melissa - Assoc. Prof. SPH/Epdmlgy&Biostat TF 2022-24
Zhang, Jianwei - Assoc. Prof. SoE/Ed Thry&Prtc TF 2021-23
Freedman, Jeff - Research Associate. CAS/ASRC  P (R) 2021-23
Roche, Matt - Asst. Dean, Fin & Admin CEHC P 2022-24
Gannu, Nikhil CAS/Math-Data Sci Grad Student 2022-23
Gonzalez, Nicholas ROCK/Poli Sci Grad Student 2022-23
3 TF (Vacant)      
Undergrad Student (Vacant)      
2 F/S (Vacant)      

 

Designees of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Bell, Erin - Interim Assistant Vice President for Research, Office of Regulatory & Research Compliance
Kaloyeros, Paula - Asst. VP, Sponsored Programs Administration
Philip, Thecla - Sr. Assoc. Fin. & Admin., Office of the Vice President for Research and Econ. Dev. 
Gonczlik, Peter - Acting Director, Innovation Development & Commercialization
Cole, Lauren - Interim Director, RF Human Resources

Subcommittees and Charges

Benevolent Grant Review
(Benevolent Association Research Grant for Graduate Students)
Chair: Jesse Ernst
 
Review applications/proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development 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
Chair: Jianwei Zhang
 
Review applications/proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development via CoR. The committee may also review program guidelines and procedures and submit recommended changes to the Chair of CoR.
   
FRAP-A Awards Review
(Faculty Research Awards Program-Category A)
Chair: Kate Coddington
 
Review applications/proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development 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
Chair: Jeff Freedman
 
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
Chair: Brian Rose
 
Propose short-list of possible external committee members, prioritizing former awardees, active principal investigators, and/or full professors. Review nomination packets and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development for the University’s Excellence in Research & Creative Activities Award. Also, review nominations and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the SUNY Research Award.
   
Researchers Liaison Committee
Chair: Kate Coddington
Consider improvements to the campus procedures related to grants management. Provide recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, via CoR, on methods to improve investigators’ capacity to efficiently apply for external funding and manage grants received.
   

Committee on Academic Excellence and Success Fee
Chair: Jeff Freedman

Determine how Academic Excellence and Success Fee monies are collected and distributed across campus. The University charges annually an "Academic Excellence and Success Fee” (up to $525) to be used “...to enhance student academic support services, advisement, research opportunities, equipment, facilities, and scholarships, as well as tutoring, laboratory technicians, faculty, and other academic and student support services.”: https://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=398.

 

Meetings, Minutes & Agendas

Date  Agenda  Location  Time  Minutes
Wednesday, 9/21/22  9/21 Agenda Zoom 3:00-5:00 PM  9/21 Minutes
Tuesday, 10/25/22 10/25 Agenda Zoom 3:00-5:00 PM   
Tuesday, 11/15/22 11/15 Agenda Zoom 3:00-5:00 PM   

 

CoR Member Orientation