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About the College > Research and Creative Activity

Support for research is provided through the College’s sabbatical leave program, with funds from the College at New Paltz Foundation, by active participation in such statewide SUNY-UUP collaborative programs as the Drescher Awards for pre-tenure, tenure-track women and minority faculty members, and through funding for professional travel from the budgets of departments and the Office of the Dean. Funds also are made available on a competitive basis to pay students for assisting with faculty research. Additionally, colleagues are strongly encouraged to seek outside financial support for their work. Assistance in identifying potential funders and in applying is provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Matching resources are committed in support of applications by the Dean’s Office and the Office of the Provost.

A number of members of the Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty have achieved national or international prominence as researchers and writers in their fields. Some examples can be found on our Recent Publications page.

Individual student research projects, pursued in collaboration with faculty, are highly encouraged. Students who participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE ) program work full-time on a project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and present their research results to the campus community each fall.