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ERIC Number: EJ1134100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1068-4867
Research Managers at Jamaica's National University Are Strategically Deploying a Modest Research Development Fund in Support of Impactful Research
Ivey, Paul W.; Henry, Martin
Research Management Review, v21 n1 2016
The purpose of this paper is to highlight, using examples, how the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) is strategically using a modest internal research development fund, which is managed by the research managers in its research and innovation management office, to support impactful research projects. Critical reflection and the scholarship of integration are used in describing, making connections, and analyzing the "pathways to impact" (where evidence of the translation of research into impacts is usually manifested) of the internally-funded research projects. The role of the research managers, as helpful intermediaries, and the lessons learned are also discussed. The societal impact of these exemplary projects is clearly demonstrated. Presenting these examples is consistent with one of the key functions of research managers, which is to highlight the extent and nature of their institution's research work, ensuring the effective dissemination of research findings, and building public support for research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica
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