Chart of Purchase College and SUNY Awards
for Applications during the 2023-24 Academic Year:

Purchase College Faculty Awards

With the exception of the Jewish Studies Faculty Research/Professional Development Awards, Purchase College faculty awards are peer-reviewed by the Faculty Professional Standards and Awards Committee, which requires faculty members to indicate their rank, tenure, and full-time or part-time status on all application forms.

To Apply for a Sabbatical or Title F Leave
Please refer to the Faculty Handbook for information governing sabbatical and Title F leaves. The leave application (.doc | .pdf) includes instructions and annual deadlines.

SUNY Faculty Awards and Grants

Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in:

  • Adjunct Teaching 
  • Faculty Service
  • Librarianship
  • Professional Service
  • Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • Teaching

Distinguished Faculty Ranks :

  • Distinguished Librarian
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Distinguished Service Professor
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor

Purchase College Recipients, 1974–Present 

Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence | Distinguished Faculty Ranks

SUNY Shared Governance Award

The SUNY Shared Governance Award is a system-level honor and recognition to be conferred annually upon one SUNY campus in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of shared governance. This award underscores SUNY’s commitment to academic excellence and public good through collaborative models of governance. Purchase College received this award in 2016–17.

Conversations in the Disciplines (SUNY CID)

The Conversations in the Disciplines grant program is designed to bring together SUNY faculty and visiting scholars from non-SUNY institutions to examine new trends, address changes and challenges, review promising research findings, and become acquainted with professional developments in their fields and on other campuses. SUNY CID focuses on scholarly and creative development rather than administrative, curricular, or instructional matters designed to foster both professional and personal growth of participants and their respective campuses. Up to $5,000 may be made available to help support each approved conference. Since 1965, nearly 500 Conversations have been held on various campuses, including Purchase College, in numerous disciplines. Conversations normally occur between September 1 and June 30. For complete information, please visit


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