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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     

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Maxwell Research Administrators

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.     

Caroline McMullin 

Research Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs | 315.443.9358

Jill Ferguson

Director of Research Development, Maxwell Dean's Office | 315.443.7281 

Andrew London

Associate Dean for Research, Maxwell Dean's Office | 315.443.4597

Related Resources

Maxwell Research Computing 

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

Maxwell X Lab 

Leverages behavioral science and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to intelligently design and rigorously evaluate interventions in order to build evidence for what works. The X Lab partners with nonprofits, foundations, and local and state governments as well as with researcher in and beyond Maxwell to strengthen their research projects by adding an RCT component. 

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

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).

Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (The SOURCE) 

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.

Syracuse University Libraries Research Support 

Subject LibrariansResources | Services

Office of Proposal Support Services

A division of the Syracuse University Office of Research, the Office of Proposal Support Services facilitates team-based collaboration around strategic funding opportunities and manages the University's internal funding competitions, including both internal grant programs (e.g., CUSE grants, small equipment grants) and externally funded limited submissions

Corporate and Foundation Relations 

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

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

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 ( is Maxwell’s OSP Research Administrator.

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

Office of Sponsored Accounting (OSA)

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. 

Office of Research Integrity and Protections 

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)

Office of Technology Transfer 

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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