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ERIC Number: EJ945948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Challenges of Implementing the NIH Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA) at a Minority-Serving University
Pickens, Jeffrey
Journal of Research Administration, v41 n3 p69-76 Fall 2010
The impacts and challenges of implementing an NIH/NICHD Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA) at a private Minority-Serving-Institution (MSI) are examined. This article outlines efforts to gain institutional buy-in and challenges encountered in creating a functioning Office of Sponsored Research and implementing research policies where none existed previously. The model combines NIH training and pilot research funds with on-campus outreach and professional development, to effect change in the research culture at a primarily undergraduate teaching university. Challenges discussed include how best to engage faculty with heavy teaching loads, managing unrealistic faculty expectations about grants and funding, the need to engage institutional leaders in creating a strategic research development plan, locating researcher-appropriate funding opportunities, and developing partnerships to augment research opportunities at non-research institutions. The successes and challenges that emerged can inform research administrators of the needs of faculty while they act as agents of change at universities seeking to increase faculty-student research and funding. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida