RF Allocates Funds to SUNY Campuses

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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
  • Royalties earned by an inventor’s campus, net of payments to inventors
  • 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 total $127.9 million in 2018 as compared to $140.1 in 2017.

SUNY Plattsburgh students in the Distance Mentored Undergraduate Research program
RF Funds are allocated to support campus operations and research. The Distance Mentored Undergraduate Research program enabled students at SUNY Plattsburgh to study plastic pollution in the Great Lakes with Dr. Sherri Mason, professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia. Mason’s research led to a congressional ban on the use of plastic microbeads in health and beauty products.

Where to Find More Information 

Please refer to the 2018 Operating Plan.  

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