New Office of Research Support to Help Faculty Gain Grant Funding February 5, 2013
The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education has launched an Office of Research Support (ORS) that will offer support and assistance to faculty who are seeking grants from external funding sources.
Staff in the ORS office will help faculty with all aspects of the grant-seeking process, from finding promising funding opportunities to pursuing, writing and managing the grants.
Of the three ORS staff members, Julie Campos will focus on assisting faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education as well as the Department of Educational Psychology with pre-award support. Liz Kogan will work primarily with faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Educational Administration and Department of Special Education, also on pre-award support. Angie York will work with all departments on post-award support.
Staff will split their time between Bellmont Hall (BEL 222) and the Sanchez Building (SZB 506) and will report to an ORS board that consists of Associate Dean Beth Maloch and the college’s five department chairs.
“We’re grateful for the funding from the dean’s office that’s making this great resource possible,” said ORS board chair Maloch. “Our College of Education has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and I feel this new office is only going to increase the important research opportunities that our faculty can avail themselves of. We think this newly-created office is a good investment, but, to make sure that we are realizing returns on the investment, we will be evaluating its success in two years.”
The College of Education is ranked number one in the nation among public university graduate education programs and number one among public and private universities, behind Vanderbilt University and Harvard University. This is the second year in a row for the college to be named number one among publics. The college was the first and only college or school on The University of Texas at Austin campus to capture a number one spot.