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

2020-2021 Council on Research Membership

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Member  Location  Senator  Term 
Dias, James (ex officio) - VP Research Research  ex officio   N/A
Kumar, Satyendra (ex officio) Assoc. VP  Research VPR Designee   N/A
Ernst, Jesse (Chair) - Assoc. Prof. CAS/Physics  2019-21 
Coddington, Kate - Asst. Prof. CAS/Geog & Plng   2019-21
Dai, Na - Assoc. Prof. CAS/Finance   2019-21
Freedman, Jeff - Assoc. Prof.. ASRC    2020-22 
Piotrowska, Monika - Asst. Prof. CAS/Philosophy S 2020-22
Rose, Brian - Associate Professor CAS/DAES   2019-21
Seaman, Priscilla - Sr. Assistant Librarian Libraries   2019-21
Wood, Starr - Associate Professor SSW S 2020-22
Zaremsky, Matthew - Assistant Prof. CAS/Math & Sttstcs S 2021-23
Scharmer, Christina - Grad Student  CAS/Psych    2020-21 
Stutsrim, Brennan - Grad Student  CAS/DAES   2020-21 
3 TF Vacant     2020-21
2 PF Vacant     2020-21
Undergrad Student Vacant     2020-21

 

Designees of the Vice President for Research

Bonilla, Adrienne - Asst. VP for Research & Director, 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
Gonczlik, Peter - Acting Director, Innovation Development & Commercialization
Williams, Tracey - Director, RF Human Resources

Subcommittees

Subcommittee  Charge 
Benevolent Awards Review
(Benevolent Association Research Grant for Graduate Students)
2020-21 Chair:
Priscilla Seaman
 
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
2020-21 Chair:
N/A - Awards paused
 
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)
2020-21 Chair:
Christina Scharmer
 
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
2020-21Chair:
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
2020-21Chair:
Kate Coddington
 
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.
   
Ad Hoc Committee on CoR Indirect Cost Return (ICR) Proposal
2020-21 Chair:
Kate Coddington
 
Follow-up on the CoR Indirect Cost Return (ICR) proposal approved in May 2019.
   
Researchers Liaison Committee
2020-21 Chair:
Jesse Ernst
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, 9/21/20    9/21 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM    9/21 Minutes
Monday, 10/19/20   10/19 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   10/19 Minutes
Monday, 11/16/20   11/16 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   11/16 Minutes  
Monday, 12/14/20    12/14 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   12/14 Minutes
Tuesday, 1/19/21   1/19 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   1/19 Minutes
Tuesday, 2/16/21   2/16 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   2/16 Minutes
Monday, 3/15/21   3/15 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   3/15 Minutes
Monday, 4/12/21   4/12 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM   4/12 Minutes
Monday, 5/10/21   5/10 Agenda   Zoom meeting   2-4 PM