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Welcome to the Maxwell Research Support home page. Here you will find resources for identifying internal and external funding sources, writing and submitting grant applications, and managing awards. 

If at any time you require additional assistance, please contact Jill Ferguson, Director of Research Development, at jsfergus@syr.edu.     


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MAXWELL DEPARTMENTS AND RESEARCH CENTERS

  • Each Maxwell unit, whether academic department or research center/institute, has one or more staff members who can help you with research-related administrative processes, answer questions, and connect you to additional resources. If you are unsure who to work with, please contact Jill Ferguson.     

SYRACUSE OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS (OSP) 

  • Caroline McMullin, Research Administrator

cmcmulli@syr.edu | 315.443.9358

MAXWELL DEAN'S OFFICE

  • Jill Ferguson, Director of Research Development

jsfergus@syr.edu | 315.443.7281 

  • Andrew London, Associate Dean for Research

anlondon@syr.edu | 315.443.4597

SYRACUSE HUMANITIES CENTER

  • Sarah Workman, Assistant Director of Research Development  

Humanities Research Support

srworkma@syr.edu | 315.443.5260 


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Provides Maxwell faculty and students complete support for research projects that require all levels of computing resources, security plans, data and grant applications, remote access to statistical software for course work and much more. Email ictresearch@syr.edu with questions and needs related to research projects, including computing and software resources and data and grant applications that require a security plan or authorized signature on behalf of Syracuse University. 

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Specifically in terms of support for humanities research, the Humanities Center connects faculty and graduate students to career-enriching fellowship opportunities, workshops, info sessions and other supports offered in-house, throughout campus, and beyond.

As a research organization at Syracuse University, TRAC provides comprehensive, independent and nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, staffing and spending through systematic and informed use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Provides expanded funding opportunities and serves as a hub to foster and support diverse undergraduate engagement in faculty-guided scholarly research and creative inquiry across all disciplines and programs at Syracuse University.

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Assists researchers in working with local and national companies and applying for funding from private foundations. 

Provides central coordination of Syracuse University sponsored projects by overseeing the proposal submission process and negotiating contractual terms and conditions of resultant awards. Caroline McMullin (cmcmulli@syr.edu) is Maxwell’s OSP Research Administrator.

 Working with the Office of Sponsored Programs (archived presentation): Recording | Slides (10/14/20) 

Works collaboratively with OSP, faculty, and departmental research administrators for post-award financial administration of approved and fully executed awards, including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. 

Provides administrative services to university researchers to facilitate research and ensure regulatory compliance with applicable federal regulations, laws and University policies; includes oversight of research involving human subjects via the Institutional Review Board (IRB), animals via the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Responsible Conduct of Research, among other concerns. 

Introduction to the Office of Research Integrity and Protections (archived presentation): Recording | Slides (2/3/21)

In the course of their work, Syracuse University’s faculty, researchers, students and staff may develop new technology or make new discoveries. The science, technology, methodology, product, etc., that the employee or student discovers may be intellectual property. When this is true, patents, copyrights or trademarks can be used to protect the inventor/discoverer’s findings and Syracuse University’s interest in them. 

Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at SU (archived presentation): Recording | Slides (1/27/21)




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