North Country Research Projects Supported Through the Walker Fellowship Program, Whose Benefactor Recently Passed
The Office of the Provost and Senior 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 2021.
“Following the recent passing of Mabel Walker, who with her husband Tom established their namesake Walker Research Fellowship Program, it is an honor to once again invite new proposals for the next round of funding. Mabel’s legacy will continue to live on through the couple’s support of scholarship and research focused on the North Country, and we are proud to play a part in those efforts,” said Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bette S. Bergeron.
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.
The 11 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 colleges 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 or 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 SUNY Potsdam Provost’s Office.
A maximum of two research projects of up to $5,000 can be awarded each year. The Walker Fellowship Steering Committee will determine the amount of the award for each approved project.
In the past, funds have been used to pay a student assistant, support travel costs and purchase software and supplies. Only in limited cases have funds been used as a stipend for the researcher.
Proposals are due by Jan. 29, 2021, close of business.
For further information and an application, please call the Provost’s Office at (315) 267-2891 or visit www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/walkerfellowship.cfm.
About SUNY Potsdam:
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.