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


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.


Workshop: Broader Impacts
Thursday, October 18, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This annual collaborative is designed to help Brown faculty and researchers respond effectively to the Broader Impacts criterion and other outreach requirements of governmental funding agencies. Advanced registration is required.


Frontlines of the Opioid Crisis: Innovative Science-based Solutions
Tuesday, October 23, 6-7:30 pm
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice-President for Research at Brown University present a keynote and panel discussion featuring leaders in addiction research and prominent members of the medical community to address Rhode Island’s research-based creative approaches to the opioid crisis.