This cooperation takes many forms: An increasing number of joint faculty appointments, joint proposal submissions to Federal and State agencies and joint events. Just in 2012 the University and BNL collaborated on the Joint Photon Science Institute, the Center for Extended Lifetime Energy Storage Technologies (CELESTe), the Center for Accelerator Science & Education (CASE), the Institute for Advanced Computational Science and the Center for Scientific Computing, the NY State High-performance Computing Consortium , the Smarter Grid Research, Innovation, Development, Demonstration & Deployment (SGRID3) initiative, and the Consortium for Innovative Global Water and Energy Solutions (Cigwes).
Starting in 1999 a Seed Grant program was developed to encourage further SBU-BNL initiatives at the scientist level. The Office of the VPBA administers the program. This annual program has attracted the submission of over 300 proposals in the last 14 years, of which 86 have received funding. The Fifteen's round of this program took place in 2012 and resulted in eight funded proposals. 012. The solicitation for the 2013 period will appear in December 2012. Information about this program, along with brief summaries of previously funded proposals are located here.