The Office of Research Strategy and Development

Strategizing with faculty for research funding success


A Glimpse into ARPA-H

NIH’s newest grant initiative, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), will soon begin issuing funding opportunities and ORSD is following all the developments. Click here to learn about ARPA-H and what you can expect from ORSD as it launches.


New DE&I Resource

Wondering what you can do to show your commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion? Click here to view a list of ideas.


2024 Annual Limited Submission Calendars

Follow the links below to view the 2024 Limited Submission Projected 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 Edel Minogue.

About ORSD


The mission of the Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD) 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, click on the slide image below to open a PDF of our strategy:

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


Edel Minogue

Senior Director, Research Strategy and Development

Margaret Manning 

Assistant Director, Limited Submissions and Internal Funding


Betsy Stubblefield Loucks
Associate Director, Research Strategy Development

Susan Weiner
Prestigious Nominations Manager

Frances Terry

Assistant Director Research Development

Trisha Bailey

Research Development and Support Specialist

Contact for Major Initiatives
Contact for Internal Funds and Limited Submissions Contact for Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences Contact for Public Health, IBES, DEEPS
Contact for Prestigious Nominations Contact for BioMed Departments, Centers and Institutes, CLPS
Contact for Physical Sciences Departments, Centers and Institutes, Engineering