SUNY Potsdam Announces 2011 Walker Research Fellowships


The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Potsdam is pleased to announce the continuation of the T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowship Program for 2011.

The purpose of this program is to encourage faculty from the region’s 11 institutions of higher education to undertake research on critical issues confronting North Country communities, and to make recommendations for possible solutions.

Partner institutions include: Adirondack Community College, Clarkson University, Clinton Community College, Jefferson Community College, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, North Country Community College, Paul Smith’s College, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Potsdam. Full- or part-time teaching and non-teaching faculty from the 11 institutions are eligible to apply.

The program is designed to promote greater community-academic cooperation. Proposals that include a strong statement of support from a local individual/organization that clearly explains how the community will benefit from the project results will be given preference.

Funding for this program comes from the Campaign for the T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowship Program, which is administered by the Provost’s Office and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Two research project grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded this year. The amount of the award for each project will be determined by the Walker Fellowship Steering Committee. 

In the past, funds have been used to pay a student assistant, support travel costs, purchase software or other supplies. Only in limited cases have funds been used as a stipend for the researcher. Proposals are due by Jan. 15, 2011.

For further information and an application, please call the SUNY Potsdam Provost’s Office at (315) 267-2108 or visit 

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, the State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 100 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.