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Nagy, Dianne – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
This study investigated the factors that shape the broader impacts activities of NSF grant recipients. A random sample of NSF grantees was surveyed about the type and quality of their broader impacts activities, their views on knowledge production and the democratization of science, their experience and training, and the existence of a supportive…
Descriptors: Investigations, Grants, Program Effectiveness, Performance Factors
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Volpe, Emanuela; Kiser, Gretchen; Henry, Roland; Giacomini, Kathy; Volberding, Paul; Waldman, Frederic; Lowenstein, Daniel – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
Intramural funding programs within both large and small research institutions are an essential mechanism to foster collaborative, novel, or preliminary research activity, and to further institutional research strategic goals. At most research institutions in the United States, these funding opportunities are managed by each funding agency or…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Financial Support, Research Universities, Program Administration
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Sugihara, Tadashi; Sonobe, Taro; Mutoh, Seitaro – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
In 2004, all national universities in Japan, which had previously been legally subordinate to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), became separate National University Corporations. With this change, the importance of securing competitive funding increased significantly, and university researchers have had to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Research Administration, Research Projects
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Godley, Jenny; Sharkey, Keith A.; Weiss, Samuel – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
This paper uses social network analysis to evaluate how the formation of an interdisciplinary brain research institute affected interaction and collaboration among neuroscientists at one Canadian university. The research institute, formed in 2004, has about 100 members representing ten different departments across the university campus. We…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Networks, Network Analysis
Kakande, Nelson; Namirembe, Regina; Kaye, Dan K.; Mugyenyi, Peter N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
Despite the presence of several funded research projects at academic and research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, the quality of the pre/post grant award process in these institutions is inadequate. There is a need to strengthen research administration through infrastructural, organizational, and human resource development to match the dynamic…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Recognition (Achievement), Research Administration, Foreign Countries
Cole, Sharon Stewart – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to inform administrators and organizational leaders that a change in the support offered to faculty and the environment of research administration is desirable. This recommendation is supported by the results of a Delphi study that was undertaken to gather expert opinions and recommendations from research faculty…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Delphi Technique, Focus Groups, College Faculty
Walden, Patrick R.; Bryan, Valerie C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The purpose of this investigation was to identify College of Education (COE) faculty members' perceptions of motivators and barriers to grant writing at a public university in the South, to compare the university's COE faculty perceptions to previously published survey results of Colleges of Education at Research I institutions, and to compare…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Schools of Education, Reputation, Teaching Load