Scholarly Research

As stated in the NYFC Constitution, the duties and membership of the Scholarly Research committee are composed of the following:

a)     The Committee on Scholarly Research is composed of 15 elected voting members of the NYFC.

b)     The duties of the Committee on Scholarly Research are:

i. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on all matters pertaining to providing support in the form of released time and/or direct financial support for scholarly research;
ii. To meet at least once each semester to consider requests by faculty for support for scholarly research.


Allocated:                  15 members

Currently has:             15 members

Committee chair:       Buraei, Zafir (Biology)

Current committee members: (Fall 2015-Spring 2017)

Zafir Buraei (Biology)
Canan Corus (Marketing)
Amy Foerster (Sociology & Anthropology)
Ronald Frank (History)
Iuliana Ismailescu (Finance)
Erica Johnson (English)
Jillian McDonald (Fine Arta)
Meghana Nayak (Political Science)
Yvonne Rafferty (Psychology)
Joan Roland (History)
Lisa Rosenthal (Psychology)
Roger Sayre (Fine Arts)
Namchul Shin (CSIS)
Rita Upmacis (Chemistry & Physical Sciences)
Andrea Voyer (Sociology)

1st alternate: TBA
2nd alternate: TBA


Scholarly reseach applications for either release time or research expenses are available on the NYFC's Faculty forms webpage.

Fall due date: last Wednesday of October (ie, 10/28/15)
Spring due date: TBA
Send completed form either electronically to or via intercampus mail to: Buraei, Zafir (Biology), PNY


Note 1: Faculty members who receive support of the committee for their scholarly research applications for a given semester are requested to refrain from applying for additional scholarly research funds for the immediate subsequent semester.
Note 2: Assuming that all applications have met the basic criteria, if more funding is requested than what is available, then, for course release applications, faculty members without any form of course release (e.g., administrative or otherwise) are favored over those with such course release.