Faculty Development Program (FDP)
A central element of NYSTAR's mission is the recognition that New York's world-class public and private research universities and academic centers can be powerful economic development vehicles. New York already is an international leader in technology-related academic research, and the Faculty Development Program is designed to further strengthen this position.
The NYSTAR Faculty Development Program assists institutions of higher education in New York State in the recruitment and retention of leading entrepreneurial research faculty in science and technology fields with strong commercial potential.
With more than 300 institutions of higher learning — the second highest in the nation — and home to more than 360,000 scientists and engineers, New York is already an intellectual capital. In fact, close to 10 percent of the nation's PhDs are in New York, along with nearly 200 members of the National Academy of Sciences.
NYSTAR's goal is to attract distinguished faculty from around the world to New York's academic research centers by providing additional support to leading researchers already working in New York's academic research centers. In turn, top scientists and scholars bring in more financial support for research and draw the best junior researchers and graduate students. Research conducted by topflight scientists also generates the greatest interest from the business and investment communities.
- Institutions of Higher Education in New York State are eligible to apply for funding.
- The Candidate must hold a doctoral degree by the Proposal submission deadline.
- The Candidate must be either a researcher being recruited for a full-time position at the Applicant Institution or a full-time employee of the Applicant Institution being recruited by an institution outside New York State.
- The Candidate must have a demonstrated history of pursuing Entrepreneurial Endeavors as evidenced by developing new products, creating new companies, and/or constructively benefiting existing companies.
- Applicant Institutions may submit up to three Proposals. Each campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) systems is considered a separate entity, and therefore, is eligible to respond, provided all other eligibility requirements are met.
- Applicant Institutions must demonstrate the ability to meet the Matching Funds requirements for the funding period requested. Award Recipients must provide all Matching Funds demonstrated in Proposals in ensuing contracts.
No program funding opportunity is available at this time. Please continue to monitor this site for announcements of new funding.
For more information, contact the NYSTAR staff via NYSTARSupport@esd.ny.gov or call us at (518) 292-5700.
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