For Faculty: Development Opportunities

Early Undergraduate Research Opportunity (EURO) Program

Note: In the first round of this program, faculty complete the application. Applications submitted after January 12 will be considered until all available funds are allocated. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2017.


The Early Undergraduate Research Opportunity (EURO) program is intended to provide Buffalo State students with an early undergraduate research/scholarly/creative experience by serving as an assistant. Recruited students would support more advanced students (undergraduate and/or graduate) or the faculty member's research/scholarly/creative activities.

The EURO program strives to broaden participation and support the college's efforts to engage early-career students and increase retention, especially of those who have demonstrated strong performance in their coursework at Buffalo State. Proposals that strongly align with these goals are encouraged and will be more competitive for available funding. 

For the spring 2017 pilot round of this program, we anticipate supporting 25 early-undergraduate research assistants. Support for the student is limited to $1,000 (based on 100 hours at $10/hour) with an additional $200 per student available to support supplies for the student assistant's project. Faculty from all academic programs are encouraged to apply.

Proposals will be reviewed for completeness, quality of the experience for the student (based on their level of engagement with the project, other students (if applicable) and the faculty mentor), and faculty mentoring plan and prior experience mentoring undergraduates conducting research/scholarly/creative activities.

Deadline for proposals: January 12, 2017 (notification after January 20, 2017). Applications will be accepted after January 12, 2017, and awards made until all available funds are allocated.

Online Application


Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum Program

(Two Tracks: New/Revised Course and Supplements to Previous Award)

New/Revised Course Track

Stipends will be provided to faculty members to support the development of new courses and/or revision of existing courses to include a substantial undergraduate research, scholarly, or creative component. The expected outcome is submission of a course revision or new course proposal to the College Senate Curriculum Committee and teaching the course. This program is not intended to support minor revisions to courses that already include a research component. Lower-level and upper-level courses are eligible and courses targeting specific student audiences (e.g, non-majors, pre-majors, majors) are acceptable. Awards of between $750 and $1,000 will be made to support faculty during the summer 2017. It is expected that the faculty receiving awards will complete their project by August 25, 2017.

This program is not intended to support minor revisions to seminar courses that already have a research requirement. Lower-level and upper-level courses are eligible.

Deadline for proposals: May 12, 2017

Online Application

Supplements to Previous Award Track

Stipends will be provided to faculty members to support the modification or refinement of courses developed with funding from the Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum program. The course for which supplemental funding is being requested must have been taught a minimum of two times. The expected outcome from a Supplement is a revised course syllabus, clearer articulation of the undergraduate research/creative activity and/or materials provided to students to guide them in completing the research/creative component, and teaching the course at least once in the next 2-3 semesters. Depending on the activities proposed and time involved in refining the course, the stipend amount of Supplements will range from $350-$500. Notification will be made within 1-2 weeks of submission.

Deadline for proposals: Open

Online Application

Undergraduate Research

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