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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Contact: Peter Taubkin


Research Foundation of State University of New York Launches
Find a SUNY Scholar
Application leverages capacity of SUNY research community to support
SUNY and the Entrepreneurial Century

Albany, NY – On behalf of the State University of New York (SUNY), the Research Foundation of State University of New York has launched “Find a SUNY Scholar” to drive economic development and entrepreneurial opportunity across New York state.

Located on the Research Foundation website (, Find a SUNY Scholar contains over 21,000 profiles currently covering SUNY's research, comprehensive and technical campuses - the largest and most comprehensive collection of faculty information in the country. The research profile database is also active on campus websites.

Find a SUNY Scholar directly supports SUNY and The Entrepreneurial Century, one of the SUNY Strategic Plan Six Big Ideas. It allows users to identify and connect to colleagues with whom they can collaborate. Private industry, funding sponsors and economic development organizations can identify faculty scholars within specific fields to generate entrepreneurial opportunity.

“ The implementation of Find a SUNY Scholar takes the SUNY research community to a new level of interdisciplinary cooperation and regional and system-wide collaboration,” said Barry Gell, Research Foundation operations manager and director of Research & Sponsored Programs at SUNY Cobleskill. “Faculty and staff have expressed how useful and user friendly the tool is for generating new research opportunities that can lead to innovation and invention.”

Designed to facilitate connections between research faculty and others, Find a SUNY Scholar relies on in-depth profiles created from publicly available faculty and researcher data. That data is optimized for keyword-to-person searching.

Find a SUNY Scholar includes a customized public view for individual campuses and for the SUNY system as a whole. These public views allow users to search and view full profiles for any faculty member or researcher at SUNY research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, and agricultural and technical institutes.

For more information, click on the Find a SUNY Scholar icon on the Research Foundation website (


About the Research Foundation of State University of New York

Celebrating 60 years of supporting SUNY research, the Research Foundation of State University of New York (RF) is the largest most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The RF supports over $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually and facilitates university-indus¬try-government partnerships to accelerate the growth of sponsored program and applied research opportunities. Areas of research encompass a vast range of dis¬ciplines including life sciences and medicine; engineer¬ing and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences, and computer and information sciences.

Founded in 1951 as a private not for profit educational corporation, the RF works with academic and business leadership to support essential research and discovery that translate into invention, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic opportunity and public benefit. For more information visit the RF website at, read the RF Fact of the Day at, and connect with the RF on Facebook at



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