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)
  • Enhancing graphics and visuals
  • Institutional support letters


Amy Carroll
Senior Director

Edel Minogue

Associate Director

Margaret Manning 

Assistant Director, Limited Submission and Internal Funding

Kate Duggan

Assistant Director, Research Intelligence

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







ORSD 2021 Annual Report

The Office of Research Strategy and Development’s 2021 Annual Report includes data about ORSD’s activities from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Read about our role in awarding $250,000 in COVID Seed Awards on slide 9; see the list of events we held to build research capacity at Brown on slide 20; and review the funded grants that received ORSD guidance and support on slides 26-28. Click here to view the report.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) update on internal funding - check back the first week of September for 2022 detailed guidelines. Review last year’s guidelines linked below.

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.


*NEW*: Follow the links below to view the 2022 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 Amy Carroll.


2021 Celebration of Research

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