Applications Open Now: Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program

The Drescher Leave Program is a highly competitive program that provides partial salary replacement, and other research or study related expenses for those preparing for continuing appointment or permanent appointment. As the program seeks to promote diversity, inclusions, and equal opportunity throughout SUNY’s workforce, preference is given to employees who can demonstrate their under-representation in ther department, unit, program or school.

Employees must be full-time, term employees who are eligible for continuing or permanent appointment and have at least one-term renewal or prior service credit.  

Please carefully read the guidelines and the General Program Information related to this funding. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the guidelines, the application can be found here.


  • All applications must be reviewed by the Scholarship, Research, & Sponsored Programs Office at least one week prior to the due date. 
  • The application submission deadline is November 1, 2023
  • Upon submission, a copy of the final application must be forwarded to Laura Merkl, Director of Scholarship, Research & Sponsored Program at

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Laura Merkl at the email address above or (585) 395-2444.

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Laura Merkl
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Posted: October 09, 2023