Research Development Intensive - Program

Program Description

This content is tailored for all levels of research administrators: aspiring or newly appointed research administrators within academic institutions or research-focused organizations and is appropriate for administrators at either the department or central service level. It addresses the significance of research development activities for these administrators and their faculty members, highlighting the ways they can identify and collaborate with the research development units within their organizations to bolster the pursuit of extramural funding.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will have learned to:

  • Identify at least three best practices in building institutional research development
  • Describe organizational models, staffing patterns and emerging trends in research development.
  • Apply research development strategies, planning and practices in your own institution.

    Intended Audience 

    This program is targeted at mid to senior level research administrators who are committed to enhancing and promoting research development strategies and services.  Whether in a department, college, or central administration, participants will receive detailed and practical information, strategies, and examples to illustrate the benefits of research development for individual researchers and institutional research activity and outcomes.  Research development helps to build long-term institutional capacity and foster individual investigators’ research success.

    Program Instructors

    JoNick Prieurse G. Alcaine, PhD, MBA, CRA
    Director of Research Services
    Office of Research and Faculty Development
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Marjorie PiechowskiMarjorie Piechowski, Ph.D.
    Emerita Director of Research Support
    College of Engineering & Applied Science
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee