Walker Fellowship Program

12.15.09

The Center for Lifelong Learning and Recreation at SUNY Potsdam is pleased to announce the continuation of the T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowship Program for 2010.

The purpose of this program is to encourage faculty from the region’s 11 institutions of higher education (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) to undertake research on critical issues confronting North Country communities, with the objective of making recommendation for the solutions.  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 than has traditionally been the case in other research programs.  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, administered by the Center for Lifelong Learning and Recreation and SUNY Potsdam’s Office of Institutional Advancement.  Approximately four research projects 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.

For further information and application, please go to http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/walkerfellowship.cfm, or call 315-267-2108.  Proposals are due January 15, 2010.