Professional Development at SUNY Broome

The BCC Foundation Sunshine Fund for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Grant is designed to stimulate and encourage faculty (full- and part-time) from different academic areas to work together to develop new ways to teach their courses. A cross-disciplinary approach to teaching is one which employs the teaching of one discipline through the lens of another discipline (e.g., how physicists explore music, sociological perspectives on the purpose of religion, etc.). The award is in memory of Harold Sunshine, who served as a former professor at SUNY Broome for 30 years and was instrumental in the college’s hockey program.

Grant applications taking place this academic year are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024 to

For funding consideration, please review the information on the Sunshine Fund for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Grant on the Professional Development website. The site contains the required forms that must be used for full consideration of your grant request. Any funding approved for this one-time opportunity will need to be spent by the end of June 28, 2024. Awardees will have until July 31 to complete the required work associated with their project. Priority consideration will be given to new projects and to those who have not been previously awarded a Sunshine Grant.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Professional Development Office email us at

Submitted by: Deena Price