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

2018/2019 Council on Research Membership

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Member  Location  Senator  Term 
Dias, James (ex officio) - VP Research Research   N/A
Kumar, Satyendra (ex officio) Assoc. VP  Research VPR Designee   N/A
Rosenswig, Robert (Chair) - Assoc. Prof. CAS  2018-20 
Aykanian, Amanda - Grad. Student   2018-19
Drislane, Lisset - Fin & Admin Prog Ofcr CAS   2018-20 
Ernst, Jesse - Assoc. Prof. CAS 2017-19 
Freedman, Jeff - Assoc. Prof. ASRC  2018-20 
Jahanbani, Nakissa - Grad Student S 2018-19
Jiang, Shiguo - Asst. Prof. CAS 2018-20
McAndrew, Lisa - Asst. Prof. SOE S 2017-19
Moeyaert, Mariola - Asst. Prof.  SOE    2017-19
Morano, Carmen - Prof.                    SSW 2017-19
Piotrowska, Monika - Asst. Prof. Philosophy 2018-20
Poehlmann, Nancy - Assoc. Librarian Libraries 2017-19
Slade, Leonard - Professor CAS  2017-19 
Trolian, Teniell - Asst. Prof.   SOE    2017-19 
Wang, Jun- Asst. Prof. CAS 2018-20
Undergrad Student TBD 2018-19

Designees of the Vice President for Research

Bonilla, Adrienne - Asst. VP, Pre-Award & Compliance
Kaloyeros, Paula - Asst. VP, Sponsored Programs Administration
Philip, Thecla - Sr. Assoc. Fin. & Admin., Office of the Vice President for Research
Preston, Karen - Grant Writer, Office of the Vice 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)
    2018-19 Chair:
    Trolian, Teniell
    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
    2018-19 Chair:
    Drislane, Lisset
    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)
    2018-19 Chair:
    Minder, Justin
    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
    2018-19 Chair:
    Freedman, Jeff
    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
    2018-19 Chair:
    Aykanian, Amanda
    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
    2018-19 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, 9/24/18   9/24 Agenda    LS Rm 1144   1-2:30 PM    9/24 Minutes
      Monday, 10/22/18   10/22 Agenda   UNH Rm 306   2-4 PM    10/22 Minutes
      Monday, 11/19/18   11/19 Agenda   AS Rm ASR 122   2-4 PM    11/19 Minutes
      Monday, 12/03/18   12/3 Agenda   UNH Rm 306   2-4 PM