The Office of Research Development

Strategizing with faculty for research funding success

Funding Opportunities

Strategic Planning

Proposal Development

  • Strategic alignment of research goals with funding agency's mission
  • Non-technical proposal components (description of facilities, diversity programs, broader impacts, outreach)
  • Enhancing graphics and visuals
  • Institutional support letters


Amy Carroll
Director of Research Development

Edel Minogue

Associate Director of Research Development

Margaret Manning 

Research Development Program Manager

Kate Duggan

Research Development Analyst

Contact for Engineering, Physics, IBES, DEEPS, social sciences Contact for Biology and Medicine, Public Health, Chemistry, Applied Math, Math, CLPS, Computer Science Internal Funds and Limited Submissions Contact for humanities

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The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce the availability of research funds for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Seed Funds 2018-2019
Research Seed Funds are intended to support activities necessary to advance competitive research proposals, such as performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration.

Salomon Funds 2018-2019
Designed to recognize excellence in scholarship, the Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards fund exceptional faculty research projects.

Grant Resubmission Award
This award provides support for investigators to improve an already highly-rated proposal for re-submission. This is a pilot project, subject to demand and measured impact of the investments


*New*: In Fall 2018, OVPR instituted a process to set earlier deadlines for high-profile, regularly-occurring limited submission opportunities. The intent of the Limited Submission Calendars is to enable the Brown research community more time to plan for these opportunities.


Quantum Science Brown Bag
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
The Brown Faculty Club
Expanding on our series of Quantum Science lunches, OVPR is launching a monthly lunchtime seminar series - the Quantum Science Brown Bag.
This will be a forum open to faculty, postdocs and students where Brown faculty can highlight their quantum science related research for 30 mins followed by discussions.

February Feature Presentation

Professor Brad Marston, Physics

“Topological Waves in Quantum Condensed Matter, Plasmas, and Planetary Fluids.”

Light refreshments will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch. Space is limited! Please RSVP to secure your seat.


Training in Communicating Science: Life and Physical Sciences
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190
The Office of the Vice President is conducting this training workshop designed to assist in effectively disseminating scientific knowledge to a broad audience. Developed specifically for Brown faculty in the life and physical sciences, the workshop will feature media training and panel discussions by professionals at and beyond Brown with expertise in communicating with the general public and government officials.

Space is limited! Please RSVP to secure your seat.
Participants may register for part of the day or the full conference.

Grant Writing Workshop
Monday, March 4, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Stephen Robert ‘62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room

Plan and Write Successful Grant Proposals

Presented by M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD
of AtKisson Training Group

This full-day seminar provides interactive instruction in all phases of grant writing,
from deciding to submit through how to write for peer review.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by Monday, February 11th to secure your seat.

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