Research Advancement Campus Conversations

Funders are interested in whether scientific breakthroughs can be accelerated through transdisciplinary Centers and shared infrastructure and therefore are creating larger funding mechanisms that can support these initiatives. How can you approach such an endeavor with humility, a strong vision, and enough organization, resilience, and institutional savvy to succeed? When is the right time? What resources are available to support these endeavors? This session is recommended for anyone who is interested in joining or leading a large-scale infrastructure or center proposal at some point in their career. Registration closed.  Please reach out to for a copy of the recording.

As part of International Week and in collaboration with Academic Affairs, join us to explore international research collaborations and funding. This session will include a panel of faculty members with active international research programs and some interactive engagement to spark your own pursuits in international research.  

To attend in person (MU213) ROCC IN-PERSON REGISTRATION.

To attend via Zoom – ROCC ZOOM REGISTRATION.

In the spirit of open dialogue between the Research Office and the campus community, we are hosting an annual open Q&A session. VPR Irem Tumer will be joined by members of the Research Office Leadership Team to answer your questions. Submit questions in advance when you register or bring your questions about the future of the research enterprise at Oregon State to the session. We will address as many as time allows.

Panelists:  Irem Tumer, Vice President for Research and Research Office Leadership Team


RACC:  Success with Private Foundation Grants
Positioning Foundations as Part of Your Comprehensive Grant Funding Plan

Funding your research, scholarship, creative activity, and programs requires looking to a wide variety of funders across your career.   Private foundations often are interested in supporting work that federal sponsors may not fund.  This session will help you to understand how to best communicate your ideas to this diverse array of private funding organizations. Learn how to identify organizations with missions aligned to your goals and strategies to approach foundations successfully.  Register here for the MU or attend via Zoom.

Fostering Collaboration

The Research Office and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite you to the Diversity Research Virtual Lighting Talks, a virtual event on November 8, 12-1 pm. The event will consist short, rapid-fire presentations. Each talk is designed to highlight innovative research and scholarship that fuels a more equitable and just world.  This event is intended to serve as a forum to:

  • Draw Inspiration: Gain inspiration from thought-provoking, concise talks that showcase recent research for equity and justice.
  • Build Connections: This event provides a forum for scholars and researchers to connect, share ideas, and celebrate ongoing initiatives.  We hope to foster meaningful connections that will propel research endeavors focused on equity and justice.  Register here.

On behalf of the Division of Research and Innovation and the Office of Institutional Diversity, you are invited to attend the: OSU Diversity Research Reception 
Wednesday, March 20, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.  

Corvallis Campus - Memorial Union, Horizon Room         

OSU-Cascades (Hybrid with in-person component) - Obsidian Hall, 207  

RSVP Here 

The reception will highlight and celebrate the contributions of OSU researchers advancing equity through scholarship and engagement and provide a forum for sharing ideas and making connections. We also invite the OSU community, including those who do not have publications to submit, to attend and celebrate researchers who have advanced diversity and equity through their research. 

The program will feature selected lightning talks, short remarks, and an opportunity to connect with colleagues across the university. Food and refreshments will be served. For accommodations related to disability, please email by March 1. 

We want to highlight and celebrate you!   

Have you recently published on topics related to equity or a broader societal impact that works towards a more just future? Publications and other scholarly outputs collected will be shared at the reception and online. Submit your publications here by February 12, 2024. 

We welcome peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters or scholarly outputs relevant to your discipline within the last 12 months (April 2023-March 2024) and hope to see you at the reception. Unfortunately, we are not able to invite opinion articles or editorials at this time. 

Check back soon for details.

Research Advancement Academy

Research Advancement Academy

The Research Advancement Academy is a professional development program for faculty from across OSU to develop research leaderships skills. The goal of the Academy is to support faculty fellows successfully lead large transdisciplinary proposals & funded research programs.

We define transdisciplinary as solutions-oriented research that engages partners across disciplines and sectors to generate interdisciplinary knowledge to address critical societal challenges.

The Academy embodies themes of solutions enterprise leadership, intellectual humility, exposing implicit truths and barriers to success, and reciprocal team and partnership practices. The program consists of a series of nine workshops in Fall and Winter terms through which 20 faculty fellows will explore evidence, mindsets, tools and practices. The workshops are followed by an opportunity for fellows to apply for seed funds to pursue their solutions research and ongoing coaching and support from the Office for Research Advancement.

Prior Year Events