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Scholarly Research

As stated in the NYFC Constitution, the duties and membership of the Scholarly Research committee are composed of the following:

  1. The Committee on Scholarly Research is composed of 15 elected voting members of the NYFC. Two additional alternate seats are reserved for tenure-track and contingent faculty of the NYFC.
  2. The duties of the Committee on Scholarly Research are:
    1. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on all matters pertaining to providing support in the form of released time and/or direct financial support for scholarly research;
    2. To meet at least once each semester to consider requests by faculty for support for scholarly research.

Allocated: 15 members and 2 alternates

Currently has: 14 members and 2 alternates

Committee chair: Zafir Buraei

Current committee members: (Fall 2019- Spring 2021)

  • Ana Amaya (Health Science)
  • Charlotte Becket (Fine Arts)
  • Zafir Buraei (Biology)
  • Myojung Cho (Accounting)
  • Andriy Danylenko (Modern Languages/Cultures)
  • Kristen di Gennaro (English)
  • Ronald Frank (History)
  • Linda Gottesfeld (Art)
  • Kiku Huckle (Political Science)
  • Erica Johnson (English)
  • Yvonne Rafferty (Psychology)
  • Judith Pajo (Sociology and Anthropology)
  • Namchul Shin (Information Technology)
  • Rita Upmacis (Chemistry)

1st alternate: Tanya Wiggins (Education)

2nd alternate: Nils Myszkowski (Psychology)


Scholarly research applications for either release time or research expenses are available on the NYFC's Faculty forms webpage.

  • Fall due date: First Wednesday of October (ie, October 7, 2020)
  • Spring due date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  • Send completed form via Echosign to your Chair, followed by your Dean, followed by the Chair of the SRC to zburaei@pace.edu.

Applicants should allow time for signatures in their planning. All applications must arrive to the SRC before the deadline.