RF Uses Funds for Systems and Infrastructure that Support SUNY Campuses

RF Financial Concepts 101 

Understanding the Business of the RF


Module 2: Understanding How the RF Uses Funds

RF Uses Funds for Systems and Infrastructures that Support SUNY Campuses

The Research Foundation uses funds to provide the services, systems and infrastructure that support the SUNY research enterprise around the state and around the world.

The RF provides a business system and specialized software that support sponsored programs administration and innovation support services as well as legal, audit, financial accounting, human resource management and information technology services.

The RF invests in strategic initiatives to stimulate research and innovation growth across the SUNY system and provides the proof-of-concept funding needed to make SUNY’s most promising technologies commercially viable.

What the Data Shows
In 2016 the RF expects to spend $23.9 million on people, systems and infrastructure for central office operations.  The RF expects to spend $7.9 million on strategic initiatives dedicated to a solid, focused program that wraps much of our work within the umbrella of SUNY’s Networks of Excellence and moves forward with a global reach and an eye toward industry partnerships.

Funded by the RF, SUNY’s Networks of Excellence connect students and faculty with each other and with private sector experts to improve SUNY’s ability to compete for and win large scale research awards.

Where to Find More Information 

Please refer to the 2016 Operating Plan.