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Call for Proposals

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium is pleased to offer seed grant opportunities to encourage faculty to develop new partnerships and academic collaborations.  Seed grants of up to $1,000 are available to support up to six academic working groups per year.  Faculty who are currently involved in or are interested in developing new academic collaborations are invited to submit proposals for funding to support their project.  

Interested faculty may submit proposal materials to NY6 Project Manager Deanna McCay, at dmccay@newyork6.orgProposals are accepted at any time and considered on a rolling basis.

Please see the attached proposal guidelines for eligibility information and submission instructions.


Previously funded projects:

Critical Gender, Sexuality, and LGBT Studies. Principal organizer: Melissa Autumn White (Hobart and William Smith). Faculty collaborators: Ken Valente (Colgate), Anne Lacsamana (Hamilton), Gwen D'Arcangelis and Kate Graney (Skidmore), Jennifer Mitchell (Union). Activity: Faculty retreat and public symposium.

Model Organization of American States. Principal organizer: Shelley McConnell (St. Lawrence). Faculty collaborators: Viviana Rangel (Skidmore), Heather Sullivan (Hamilton). Activity: Faculty retreat to develop NY6 participation in Washington Model OAS program.

Interdisciplinary Chemical Biology Approach for the Identification of Novel Compounds Promoting Plant Disease Resistance. Principal organizer: Rajinikanth Mohan (Colgate). Faculty collaborators: Max Majireck (Hamilton), Erin Pelkey (Hobart and William Smith). Activity: Training and conducting research.

Intergroup Dialogue Workshop. Principal organizers: Carolyn Hsu (Colgate), khristian kemp-delisser (Colgate). Activity: IGD workshop open to all NY6 institutions.

Save the Date!

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium is pleased to announce that our 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference is to be held on Saturday, October 26, at Union College. Further details and registration information is to come. Stay tuned!

Summer Research Fellows Announced

The New York Six Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program funds students to conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor, ideally at another New York Six institution. Fellowships were awarded based on a composite of information including academic experiences, relevant professional and research-based activities, and the extent to which their interests align with the research positions available.

The New York Six is pleased to announce the 2019 fellows:


Alison Clark, '21

Home Institution: St. Lawrence University

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Public Health

Project Title: New Connections and New Community: 2019 C.A.R.E. Fellowship

Faculty Mentor: Leah Rohfsen

Institution: St. Lawrence University


Mara Sears, '20

Home Institution: St. Lawrence University

Major: Biology

Project Title: Small Mammal Trapping to Explore Stable Isotope Analysis for Tick Host Identification

Faculty Mentor: Kathleen LoGiudice

Institution: Union College


Leah Westfall, '20

Home Institution: Hamilton College

Major: Psychology

Minor: Philosophy

Project Title: Reducing Impulsive Choice Behavior in Humans

Faculty Mentor: Adam Fox

Fellowship Location: St. Lawrence University