RF Allocates Funds to SUNY Campuses

RF Financial Concepts 101 

Understanding the Business of the RF


Module 2: Understanding How the RF Uses Funds

RF Allocates Funds to SUNY Campuses

Each year the Research Foundation gives a portion of its funds to the SUNY campuses to support the SUNY research enterprise. Funds allocated to campuses come from:

  • Indirect costs reimbursed to the campus (costs the RF recovers from grant and contract to faculty researchers/scholars for things like utilities and infrastructure)
  • Investment income when applicable
  • The 60% share of royalties earned by an inventor’s campus
  • Fees paid by business/industry to use campus service centers
  • Equity distribution from Brookhaven Science Associates
  • Nonsponsored & other income

What the Data Shows

Campus allocations are expected to increase from an estimated $138.2 million in 2014 to $142.8 in 2015. This is due to a projected increase in Fees Paid by Third Parties for Service Centers and increased Royalties from Licenses.

RF funds are allocated to support campus operations and research. Faculty at SUNY Oswego regularly involve students in projects funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health.

Where to Find More Information 

Please refer to the 2016 Operating Plan.