- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) has a strong commitment to helping new, early stage and established investigators successfully compete for research funding and to helping all faculty achieve scholarly success. The program is designed to provide a rapid response to investigators’ needs for projects that have a high potential for success if given the right pilot data. It is also designed to support the development and dissemination of scholarly products. Participation in the program provides substantial benefits.
Full-time College of Health Sciences faculty in all title series are eligible to participate in this program, regardless of career stage. Faculty must be active participants in the Research & Scholarship Support Program before applying for program funds.
This new initiative features:
The ORS will share updates from College Grants Officer on new regulatory requirements from OSPA. We will update faculty on other aspects of the ORS as needed. The meeting will also serve to provide a forum to get collective early feedback on aims pages and projects to help the investigator be more competitive for funding. All investigators are expected to read the material in advance and show up with constructive feedback. The monthly agenda will be determined by what grants are going to be submitted, who is receiving funding from the ORS currently, with preference given to early-stage investigators.
Requests are fulfilled on a rolling basis as funding allows. The PI must submit a formal request by completing the Research and Scholarship Support Program Funding Application. Preference will be given to projects that 1) can be completed in the near term providing crucial pilot data for first submissions or are in response to reviewers’ comments that, if addressed, will increase the likelihood of funding, 2) have the needed IRB or IACUC approvals, 3) benefit more than one individual, and 4) are being used for a grant application within the year. Special consideration will be given to pre-tenure faculty. All requests go through an administrative review by the ORS personnel to ensure compliance with program principles and are reviewed by the ADR for final funding decisions. The expectation is to make funding decisions quickly to enable the PI to get started.
Additional requirements for early-stage investigators:
We also seek to help support our non-grant seeking faculty with their scholarship. Grants may be submitted on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to projects that will result in more than one publishable unit and projects benefiting more than one faculty member. Faculty must submit a formal request by completing the Research and Scholarship Support Program Funding Application.
One $4000 grant can be awarded to each post-doctoral scholar/fellow while they are a post-doctoral scholar/fellow within CHS. Strong preference will be given to grants used to generate data for F32 grant submission or similar type of grants from relevant foundations. Proposed projects will undergo the same administrative review described in the pilot funds request. To be eligible, post-docs must not have received CHS pilot funding from another opportunity within 12 months. To apply, post-docs must submit a formal request by completing the Research and Scholarship Support Program Funding Application.
The CHS Undergraduate Research Program (CHS UGR), in partnership with the ORS, is launching an incentive program for faculty to specifically encourage the creation of new research opportunities for undergraduate students. The incentive program will issue microgrants of up to $300 to support faculty working with undergraduate students in a newly approved and posted research opportunity. Funds can be used for supplies, or any other expenses directly related to the student’s research work and effort. Funds cannot be used for student travel, meeting costs, publication fees, or poster printing because there are other funds available through the CHS UGR office for these expenses.
Eligibility for Incentive Program:
Recipients of program funding who fail to follow program expectations will forfeit the opportunity to receive additional monies until in compliance with the program. If a post-doctoral scholar/fellow is not compliant, his or her mentor will also forfeit the opportunity to receive additional program funding until the post-doc returns to full compliance.
ORS funding cannot be used for: