The Office of Research Strategy and Development

Strategizing with faculty for research funding success

The mission of the Office of Research Strategy and Development is to catalyze creative scholarship by empowering individuals and teams to lead strategic research endeavors with global impact.

As a result of our work, our vision is that Brown University research drives global innovation and transformation. Our office is recognized for our research funding knowledge, strategic approach, reliability and responsiveness. Our team collaborates with the research enterprise across the University to build capacity and empower faculty for success in pursuit of their scholarship.

We value creative solutions, partnerships, strategic leadership and practices that welcome and nurture all voices. To read more about our strategy, see the slides shared below.

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)
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  • 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 Contact for Biology and Medicine, Chemistry, Applied Math, Math, CLPS, Computer Science Internal Funds and Limited Submissions Contact for humanities, arts, social sciences Contact for Public Health







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.


2021 Celebration of Research

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