Vision, Mission, Values

The Research Foundation will be the best-in-class partner as it:

  • delivers high quality, focused and efficient service to faculty and staff, sponsors and the SUNY research community
  • provides an environment that facilitates sponsored program collaboration - among SUNY campuses and with the public and private sectors
  • capitalizes on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York State’s innovation economy


The Research Foundation works with the academic and business leadership of campuses to support research and discovery at SUNY through efficient and skillful administration of sponsored projects and adept transfer and sharing of intellectual property for public benefit and economic growth.


In carrying out its mission, the RF values:

  • people, community and collaboration
  • the academic environment and individual campus missions
  • integrity and ethical behavior
  • flexibility, adaptability and innovation
  • quality and efficiency
  • accountability and transparency
Strategic Plan