On April 8, Memorial’s Vice-Presidents’ Council approved guidelines for faculty member start-up funding. Start-up funding is intended to serve as one-time, seed funding for an externally funded program of research for newly hired tenure-track or tenured faculty members at all campuses of Memorial University
Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), is today releasing a draft of the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 for university-wide feedback.
The process of arriving at the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 was initiated by Dr. Marceau on December 5, 2013 at the request of President Gary Kachanoski and the Board of Regents.
The recommendations stemming from the review of research grant and support services have been approved by the Board of Regents.
The board approved the 13 recommendations for improving research grant and contract support services, including streamlining and simplifying processes, empowering academic units on all campuses and providing a superior customer service experience wherever possible. These recommendations will be implemented throughout the next 12 months.
The first recommendation to be implemented is the reorganization of research support services.
The Offices of Collaborations and Partnerships and Research Services have been reorganized to better meet the needs of the Memorial University community.
As part of an overall review of research grant and contract support services, the Board of Regents approved the dissolution of ORS and OCP and the creation of two new units, Research Grant and Contract Services (RGSC) and CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services (CCCS).