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Shuman, Kristin M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
The national need for higher education research has increased over the years with the growth of societal issues. Funding for this research is often acquired through competitive grant proposals due to the lack of internal funding in most universities. The skills required to write the grant are sometimes lacking and represented in current literature…
Descriptors: Grants, Grantsmanship, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing
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Bienen, Leslie; Crespo, Carlos J.; Keller, Thomas E.; Weinstein, Alexandra R. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Building University Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative to increase engagement and retention of undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research. Portland State University, in partnership with ten other academic institutions, received a BUILD award and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Pilot Projects, Biomedicine, Undergraduate Students
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DeMoss, Rebecca J. Youmans; Oberly , Kristina; Cross, Megan D.; Torres, Jacquelyn J. K.; Behnke, Teri J.; Poole, Kristin M.; Marshall, Kaitlyn; Messics, William J.; Shaw, Cynthia L. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
Faculty new to an institution typically go through an orientation process during which they are presented with the information and resources available to aid in successful navigation of their new environment. An orientation often will include in-person presentations, online training modules, and other paper/digital resources in an attempt to cover…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Training, Research Administration, Universities
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Wiebe, Natasha G.; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Obtaining external funding has become increasingly difficult for Canadian researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Our literature review suggests that grant-writing groups and workshops make an important contribution to increasing both applications for external funding and success in funding competitions. This article describes an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grants, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing
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Russell-Simmons, Heather N.; Anthony, Cathy; Ballard, Marcia; Coffman, Jonathan; Gilbreath, Donna; Keys, Terry L.; Story, Danielle; Rogers, Jennifer; Gosky, David M.; Vanderford, Nathan L. – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
Academic careers and institutional reputations are closely linked with the ability to secure funding and publish work. In today's competitive environment, it is essential for research to be clearly communicated. In our experience, many researchers need assistance with communication skills, and institutions that offer professional services in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Productivity, Case Studies, Faculty Publishing
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Masango, Charles Akwe – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
This paper examines the debates about academic scholars' ability to produce quality research outputs both consistently and frequently. It examines whether it is possible for academic scholars to produce quality research outputs in their respective domains given obstacles that impede scholars to do so. The rationale for this examination stems from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Scholarship, Intellectual Disciplines
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Canary, Heather E.; Hansen, Kody D.; Rinehart, Marc D.; May, Kristal; Barlow, Jahn – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Research institutions are charged with developing and managing conflict of interest (COI) policies regarding the design, conduct, and reporting of research. Prior research indicates that university researchers may not understand the purpose of these policies and may resent the time taken to demonstrate compliance. Policy communication is not a…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, School Policy, Research Universities, Communication Strategies
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Godreau, Isar; Gavillán-Suárez, Jannette; Franco-Ortiz, Mariluz; Calderón-Squiabro, José M.; Marti, Vionex; Gaspar-Concepción, Jessica – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Broader diversity in the research workforce affords the inclusion of research agendas, methods, and perspectives that might otherwise be overlooked to address key social and scientific problems. However, promoting diversity in science is not a trivial matter. It entails mitigating some of the long-term social and institutional inequalities that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Student Diversity, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Study
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Dejean, Jacqueline Sylvia – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Conflicting regulatory demands on higher education institutions (HEIs) contribute to an environment of increasing legal risk for HEIs. In addition, the increasing cost of non-compliance jeopardizes institutional viability as HEIs struggle to adjust to the pressure created by these legally-mandated changes. The legal risk to HEIs can be attributed…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
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Godley, Jenny; Sharkey, Keith A.; Weiss, Samuel – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
This paper uses social network analysis to evaluate how the formation of an interdisciplinary brain research institute affected interaction and collaboration among neuroscientists at one Canadian university. The research institute, formed in 2004, has about 100 members representing ten different departments across the university campus. We…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Networks, Network Analysis
Weisblat, Gina; Sell, Christine – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
If university research is to remain a high priority in the national education agenda, graduate students must be prepared to move into research positions. Cleveland State University created the Graduate Grant Writing Center to enhance students' understanding of research principles and ethics, appreciation of the value of collaborations and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Proposal Writing, Mentors, Advisory Committees
Lategan, Laetus O. K. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
This paper looks into the importance of a responsible research community and how ethics can contribute towards the building of such a community. The paper starts off by outlining the many challenges facing a responsible research community. These challenges range from doing research, transferring the research results, commercialising the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intellectual Property, Integrity, Ethics
Easterly, Debra M.; Ricard, Cynthia S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Issues surrounding gender discrimination have been addressed over the past 40 years with various pieces of legislation and federal policies that have made such discrimination illegal. The number of women in higher education as students and faculty has steadily increased since the 1950s, though only in certain disciplines and in the lower faculty…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Discrimination, STEM Education, Biological Sciences
Hartmann, Anita – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
In the current economic climate, many colleges and universities face similar challenges: the need to increase external sponsorship for research activities and the need to benefit from additional indirect cost recovery. Preparing funding proposals for submission to sponsors is a faculty behavior that can be modified by applying behavioral theory to…
Descriptors: Program Proposals, Research Administration, College Faculty, Liberal Arts
Cole, Sharon Stewart – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to inform administrators and organizational leaders that a change in the support offered to faculty and the environment of research administration is desirable. This recommendation is supported by the results of a Delphi study that was undertaken to gather expert opinions and recommendations from research faculty…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Delphi Technique, Focus Groups, College Faculty
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