Research Leadership

The leadership of SUNY Research

SUNY is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. From medicine and renewable energy to social science and technology, our groundbreaking contributions are changing the world and propelling New York State to the forefront of discovery and innovation. The Research Foundation for SUNY supports nearly $1 billion in research activity annually. With multiple branches of leadership helping steer the research activity, SUNY works to empower faculty and students towards improving and transforming lives.


Vice Presidents for Research

Vice Presidents for Research oversee all aspects of research on their campuses. As a group, they collaborate on research projects and meet regularly to discuss research and innovation activities at their campuses to share information and best practices.

Research Council

The Research Council is an advisory council to the SUNY Board of Trustees, the Research Foundation Board of Directors, the SUNY Provost and Campus Presidents. The SUNY Research Council lends deep and broad thinking and understanding to the question of SUNY's leadership as a 21st Century public comprehensive research-intensive university system. The Council considers and advises SUNY on strategies that encourage and nurture research as one of the primary missions of the University. The work of the Council informs strategic and operational planning at SUNY and the Research Foundation.

Research Fellows

The SUNY Research Fellows program is a system-wide program that produces research and analysis aligned with SUNY's key strategic initiatives and goals. Fellows develop strong working relationships within the SUNY research community and works closely with campus vice presidents for research and faculty members from across the SUNY system.

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