The Office of Foundation Relations partners with many other groups within the University that provide research support services.
Provides effective infrastructure for research and development, research administration, dissemination of research results, and collaboration with outside organizations for faculty at every stage of research proposal development and implementation.
Identifies and disseminates funding opportunities; develops research teams; arranges agency networking opportunities; manages internal research funding programs and limited submission opportunities; supports humanities departments on pre- and post-award financial management; provides program management for large and/or multi-department grant applications; supports early career faculty proposal writing.
Encourages and facilitates the evolution of Brown's discoveries and inventions into know-how, products and services with societal and economic value. Partners with Brown researchers; builds strategic partnerships with industry; provides and manages translational development capabilities.
Services include review and submission of proposals for external funding sources; award negotiation and acceptance; issuance of subawards and subrecipient monitoring; compliance with governmental and private funding agency standards; advising on financial management of sponsored projects; financial and expense reporting, cash management, and monitoring of cost-share arrangements; effort certification; award close-out process; and delivery of training modules on topics in research administration.
Provides services to the research community for all electronic systems and data overseen by the OVPR, including proposal creation in Brown’s electronic grants management systems and external electronic systems such as grants.gov; IACUC and IRB protocol development and management, and COI disclosures. Delivers in-depth business intelligence solutions through reporting, visualizations, and workflow notifications.
Provides guidance, education and resources to facilitate the conduct of ethical research at Brown in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as University policies. Supports and provides regulatory advisement to the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee and Conflict of Interest Review Board. Runs the University’s Export Control compliance program and also reviews allegations of research misconduct or other reports of research-related noncompliance.
Provides grant, project, and budget planning support to researchers within the Social Sciences. Offers flexible seed and bridge funding to support social science faculty whose research promises long-term impact.
Serves as a central resource to faculty, staff, and students in the Division of Biology and Medicine in their pursuit of research, training, and other scholarly activities while insuring compliance with University, federal, and private sponsor regulations, terms, and conditions. Handles both pre-award and post-award services.