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Okonji, P. E.; Okiki, O.C.; Idowu, I. A.; Alo, B. I. – Research Management Review, 2018
While most universities in the developed world, by tradition, have research offices to handle research management, structures for the efficient coordination and strong governance of research are nascent within many Sub-Saharan African universities. In this paper we look at the organizational structures, policies and functions of research offices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Governance, Developing Nations
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Arevalo, Javier – Research Management Review, 2017
Bibliometric benchmarking can be an aid to researchers pondering whether to apply for competitive grants. In this paper, the highly prestigious grants offered by the European Research Council to young scientists of any nationality were scrutinized. The analysis of the 2014-2015 data indicates that over 75% of life science grantees in the starting…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Grants, Research Projects, Research Proposals
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Preuss, Michael – Research Management Review, 2016
The need to understand efficacy and outcomes from grant-funded activity is common to funders, the academic community, and the public. Yet, few articles in the research administration corpus offer details on and considerations of applying the concept of return on investment (ROI) to grant activity. To determine the volume of material available…
Descriptors: Investment, Grants, Outcomes of Education, Change Strategies
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Preuss, Michael – Research Management Review, 2015
The author knew of no formalized system for appraising grant capacity and readiness so, in an effort to understand the current state of knowledge regarding assessment of these institutional factors, conducted a systematic review of the research administration literature. Every article published from 1982 through 2013 by five major journals in the…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Research Administration, Readiness, Periodicals
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Bell, Nancy B. – Research Management Review, 2013
Call it innovation, creativity, imagination, cutting edge, paradigm shift, or any other term for new information, an assessment of innovation may now impact the final decision on awarding grants to investigators. What exactly is innovation and how does the reviewer perceive innovation in the research approach? Procedures, the approach, and…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Innovation, Grants, Proposal Writing
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Frantz, Pollyanne S. – Research Management Review, 2013
Although the Faculty Learning Community is not a new structure or initiative in the higher education arena, adapting this model for faculty development focused on grant proposal writing is relatively new. This article describes how the concept developed by Milt Cox of Miami University has been successfully modified and implemented twice on the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Proposal Writing, Grantsmanship
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Temples, Beryline; Simons, Paula; Atkinson, Timothy N. – Research Management Review, 2012
By providing training from the Central Sponsored Programs Office (SPO), departments, and colleges at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) can increase compliance with grant requirements. PUIs usually do not focus on department- or college-level grants administration and lack monetary resources to support this function. However, at the…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Colleges, Grants, Compliance (Psychology)
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Lee, Matthew R.; Berthelot, Ashley – Research Management Review, 2012
On occasion, colleges and universities are confronted with natural or technological disasters that affect their communities or their constituents throughout the state. While these situations demand a coordinated institutional research response, administration and management of these endeavors are extremely complex. In this paper we discuss the…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Role, State Universities, Cooperation
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Ferreira, William F. – Research Management Review, 2011
Federal sponsorship of collaboration between academic institutions and industry is on the rise. Many government programs emphasize cooperation between universities and the commercial sector as a means to merge basic and applied research, promote economic development, and enhance knowledge dissemination. The intersection between academia and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Cooperation, Grants, Industry
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Porter, Robert – Research Management Review, 2011
Experienced grant writers know that reviewers are quick to decide whether they like or do not like the proposals they are reading. Therefore, much of the success of any given proposal rides on the strength of the first page--its capacity to "sell" the research idea to skeptical reviewers. This paper describes a writing technique designed to elicit…
Descriptors: Grants, Grantsmanship, Proposal Writing, Technical Writing
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Miner, Jeremy T. – Research Management Review, 2011
After months of waiting, the grant reviews came back: "excellent," "excellent," and "fair." What?! How can this be? Why is the third review so out of line with the first two? On more than one occasion a principal investigator (PI) has been frustrated not only by a negative funding decision but more so by the accompanying reviewer evaluation forms…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Grants, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Criteria
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Kenney, Robert J., Jr. – Research Management Review, 2004
This commentary makes the case for a re-examination of certain existing guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding reimbursement of salary costs under NIH grants. The settlement earlier this year involving salary costs and effort reporting at Northwestern University has…
Descriptors: Universities, Court Litigation, Compensation (Remuneration), Grants
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Seligman, Richard P. – Research Management Review, 2000
Examines the concept of cost sharing between grantor agencies and grantee institutions and identifies problems encountered, including use of cost sharing to leverage funds by both funding agencies and grantee institutions; and various grantee institution costing, accounting, and auditing issues, such as effort reporting, the Cost Accounting…
Descriptors: Accounting, Agencies, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal)
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Bienenstock, Arthur – Research Management Review, 2000
Discusses various policy considerations related to the sharing by universities of the costs of federally funded research in the context of government expectations that research universities will carry out the vital functions of training the next generation of scientists and engineers, performing a large fraction of federally funded basic research,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Government School Relationship
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Hardy, Robert B. – Research Management Review, 2000
Addresses ongoing issues in research cost sharing between government and universities in the context of the current Presidential Review Directive on the Government-University Research Partnership. Issues include the procurement vs. assistance conundrum, systemic shifting of costs of research from the government to universities, and the failure of…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship
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