Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News

The October 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to the Research Development Office's website

Topics in this issue include:

Monday, October 15, 2018

RTI Faculty Scholars: Deadline January 10, 2019

From the RTI Institute: "The RTI University Scholars Program provides support for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI, actively collaborating with our experts. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration and catalyze opportunities for externally funded, joint projects in the future."

This is an excellent opportunity for our scholars. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2019. See details at https://www.rti.org/rti-university-scholars-program

International Travel Assistance Fund--Call for Applications (and potential for support from the College)

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has announced that it is time to submit applications for the International Travel Assistance Fund for 2017. As they note on their website, "International Affairs supports faculty and staff through an annual fund that provides $1,000 travel awards to encourage global engagement."

My office will match up to $1000 any college faculty member who applies for and receives this funding, provided that the project for which they are funded advances research and scholarship.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seminar on working with the IRB: Monday, October 15, Noon, Room 129 1911 building

The Research Office is pleased to host a seminar next Monday, October 15, at noon in room 129 of the 1911 building. The topic of this seminar is "the IRB." The goal of this seminar is to introduce faculty to the IRB and human subjects research, and answer questions faculty may have about human subjects research in general, and about how NC state in particular manages the review process for human subjects research.

I know that IRB matters are of considerable concern the members of our college, and, given staff turnover in the IRB, the IRB's capacity to handle the review of protocols is at least temporarily constrained. Faculty who attend this seminar can expect to learn strategies for working with the IRB so as to make review as quick and efficient as possible.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues who are interested in human subjects research.