- Limited Submissions
- Program Management
- Proposal Support
The Office for Research Advancement is pleased to announce the continuation of the Research Advancement Academy (RAA) for Academic Year 2023-24. The RAA is a professional development program for faculty from across OSU to develop research leaderships skills. The goal of the Academy is to support a cohort of Fellows to successfully lead large transdisciplinary proposals & funded research programs.
Focused on early and mid-career faculty, the RAA seeks Fellows who are successful researchers and ready to start developing their big ideas into a large and solutions-oriented research enterprise. RAA Fellowships last two-three years. Year one includes a series of (in-person) workshops to help Fellows hone their big ideas and develop the skills, relationships, and mindsets of a research leader. The workshops are followed by an opportunity for Fellows to apply for seed funds (up to 50K) to advance and develop their solutions research partnerships and funding. Fellows who receive seed funds will be provided with ongoing coaching and support from ORA during year two as they pursue their research advancement plans. Fellows may be invited to compete for additional seed funds in year three (up to 100k) to maintain momentum or scale-up their research advancement plans. The research advancement seed fund program is supported through a partnership between the Colleges, the Office of the Provost and the Research Office.
Tenure-tracked, practitioner-tracked (e.g. Professor of Practice), and professional research faculty who have a successful record of extramural grants and/or contracts and experience with collaborative and interdisciplinary research are eligible.
Tenure-track faculty should be within 4 years of their anticipated tenure achievement. Tenured faculty should be no more than 2 years past tenure achievement.
Faculty from all OSU campuses, all Colleges, Experiment Stations, Centers, and Institutes are eligible.
Application and Selection Process:
Applications will be available through OSU’s InfoReady platform in summer 2023 and announced through OSU Inform, College lists and on this website.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to share their intent to apply with their direct supervisor and home college Associate Dean for Research (ADR) and to discuss readiness for the program and/or alignment between your goals for the academy and college/school/departmental priorities.
Applications will be due on September 22, 2023 and will include an online form along with submission of a brief letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
Applications will be reviewed by ORA staff and the RAA advisory committee.
The strongest applications from each college will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research (ADR) who will provide input on selection.
Finalists will be subject to approval by College Deans, the Vice President for Research and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Up to 20 Fellows will be selected for the 2023-24 cohort.
June 2023 Application platform opens
6/16/2023 (noon) Zoom info session (Register here)
9/20/2023 (noon) Zoom applicant office hour (Registration opens this summer)
9/22/2023 Applications Due
10/6/2023 Invitations to RAA
10/20/2023 Academy Begins
If you have questions about eligibility and fit with the program, contact Julie.Risien@oregonstate.edu.