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The Research Foundation of SUNY

The Research Foundation (RF) helps the State University of New York (SUNY) acquire and manage grants and contracts from external sponsors.

Grants and contracts for research and training programs at SUNY are awarded to the RF - not directly to the principal investigator or the campus. By taking care of the day-to-day administration of sponsored programs - financial, human resources, procurement and reporting activities - the RF allows principal investigators to devote more time to their research and scholarship.

Through its ability to bring together the resources of organizations having different legal or management systems, the RF makes it possible for SUNY to build strategic partnerships with government, business and industry and other higher education institutions.

The RF consists of the corporate headquarters (central office) working in conjunction with operating unites at 29 campus locations across New York State.

The RF is not a New York State agency or public authority. While the RF works hand-in-hand with SUNY, it is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that has its own board of directors, programs, policies and procedures.

The RF does not receive services provided to New York State agencies or state appropriations to support corporate functions. RF employees are not on the New York State payroll and do not receive state pensions or other state employee benefits.

For more information contact:

JoAnne Fassinger
Grants Coordinator
MAC 602
Phone: (315) 386-7951

Procurement & Travel Services

Beth Martin
Purchasing Manager

Debbie Keith
Accounts Payable