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Undergraduate Research

Welcome to the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) office


National studies show numerous benefits for students who collaborate with faculty on projects outside of the classroom. The RSCA supports those collaborations at SUNY New Paltz through grants, scholarships, and presentation opportunities.


Students & Faculty: Please explore our offerings by clicking on the buttons below.


Upcoming RSCA Events and Deadlines

  • RSCA Grants 
    • Student Opportunity Grants: applications due February 7, March 7, or April 7.
    • Summer Undergraduate Research Grants: applications due March 18.
  • Mentor of the Year award
    • Nominations for 2024 award due by March 18
    • Winner announced at the the SRS on May 3   


Director Profile



Corwin Senko - director of Undergraduate Research


Corwin Senko 

It's my great pleasure to serve as the current Director of the RSCA. Having collaborated for 2+ decades with students on my research team, I know how transformative the experience can be for them and how rewarding it can be for faculty. I am eager to help bring those opportunities to others on our campus.  

Outside of the RSCA, I am a Professor in the Psychology Department. My research examines student motivation.  

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