13th Annual NORDP
Research Development Conference

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Concurrent Sessions 8 | Thursday, May 6 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT

 

RD in the Time of COVID

Faye Farmer, Arizona State University; Jennifer Lyon Gardner, University of Texas at Austin; Jill Jividen, University of Michigan; Nichole Frank, University of Utah; Gretta Roman, Pennsylvania State University

Are you the Research Development professional who is ready for anything? March 2020 taught us that we could use all the tools on our tool belt to accomplish the many, unending tasks at hand. Our ability to quickly connect with faculty and their research programs, understand sponsor funding, and strategize across institutional initiatives provided real-time proof that we are endlessly agile personnel. Learn more about RD in the time of COVID and how it can inform our ongoing daily work, as well as how we can respond to the next crisis. (Advanced | Strategic Research Advancement)

Igniting research through Faculty Incentives

Debra Reinhart, University of Central Florida; Joshua Roney, University of Central Florida

Over a dozen faculty incentive programs are provided at the University of Central Florida, including seed funding, mentoring, one-to-one support, post-doctoral funding and others. Efforts are data- and researcher-driven to meet needs across the University. The downstream impact resulted in a 40% increase of external research dollars over the past 4 years, improved research skills of early career PIs, a 33% success rate for NSF CAREER awards in the past year, reengagement of mid-career PIs, more Junior/Senior researcher team proposals, greater interdisciplinary collaboration, and better preparation for large grants. This presentation will provide an approach to implementing incentive programs. (Intermediate | Enhancement of Collaboration)

Doing More with Less: Maximizing Exposure to Funding Opportunities with Efficient Communication Strategies

Meg Sparling, University of California, Davis; Emily Brashear, Washington State University; Eddie Neuwirth, Ex Libris/ProQuest

Research development offices are continuously being tasked to do more with less resources. By forming simple communication strategies and leveraging tools of a funding discovery service, a small office or one-person department can scale their efforts to  promote information proactively and efficiently about funding opportunities across institutions. Real-world examples from multiple institutions will provide ideas for how to deliver targeted communications to specific groups that maximize exposure to the most relevant funding opportunities for their research interests and, in turn, increase proposal activity. Discover how to broaden the scope and scale of your funding communications capabilities, while lessening your workload. (Fundamentals | Communication of Research and Research Priorities)