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 Specialist

Betsy Stubblefield Loucks
Research Partnerships Manager

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

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The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce the availability of research funds for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

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

Salomon Funds 2020-2021
Designed to recognize excellence in scholarship, the Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards fund exceptional faculty research projects.


*UPDATED*: Follow the links below to view the 2021 Limited Submission Calendars. 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.


OVPR Brown Quantum Science Initiative

Starting in 2018, OVPR has worked to catalyze Brown's research efforts in quantum science, leading to over $6 million in extramural funding in just over a year . OVPR has convened faculty across several fields, including engineering, physics and chemistry, to harness their collective expertise and build robust collaborations focused on quantum technologies that could open the door to ultra-fast computers, new kinds of sensors, uncrackable information security and other revolutionary technologies. To learn more, please contact Amy Carroll.