Innovating Our Way to the Future

THE SUNY EMPIRE INNOVATION PROGRAM (EIP) IS A STATE-FUNDED GRANT PROGRAM DEDICATED TO RECRUITING & RETAINING WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.

Learn about the Empire Innovation Program RFP
 

EIP researchers are leaders in their field. They are involved in groundbreaking research with a vision of growth for SUNY and their respective fields. Faculty bring experiential research opportunities to life through dynamic partnerships with fellow faculty, researchers and students. Not only do their contributions boost the vibrancy and diversity of campus communities, they enhance the forefront of knowledge, health, and economic vitality of New York State.

Essential to the EIP is providing crucial startup support to established researchers and campuses. EIP scholars are engaged in research designed to be sustainable from inception. Long after award funding has ended, research programs continue to grow and provide value to their respective campus. The EIP program is designed to leverage existing campus resources and human capital to grow SUNY’s capacity as the go-to partner for state, federal, industrial and philanthropic research support in areas that address pressing state and global challenges.

SUNY EIP is a competitive, revolving grant program that remains true to the program’s founding principle: the single most important resource in SUNY’s ability to meet its goals, including its response to the challenges facing New York State, is its faculty.

The Empire Innovation Program has helped fund research for over 140 faculty.

Attracted more than $220m in sponsored external funding

 

Read about some EIP success stories:

Expanding the Frontiers of Neuroscience     Targeting Energy Storage

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