Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful summer. The past year in OSSR was very busy. Not only did we help many faculty and graduate students apply for funding but we also received several new, notable grants. Dr. Aratyn received funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence program, Provost Poser and the Humanities Institute received funds from the Andrew Mellon Foundation for the Engaged Humanities Initiative (EHI), and Dr. Monaghan was funded by the Henry Jackson Foundation work on behalf of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. If you don’t know about these projects already, I encourage you to browse our website for more information.
We are also excited to announce the new RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT SERVICE. Faculty of the social sciences and humanities are eligible to submit requests to use this service which includes grant writing, grant proposal development, and copy-editing services. Please check out our webpage for more information. With this new service, we anticipate increasing our grant administration portfolio by increasing the number of fundable proposals we submit. I am also available to meet with you and discuss any questions you may have regarding funding opportunities and your grant proposals. The best part about my job is hearing about all the exciting and important work that you are doing. Finally, please also be on the lookout for the AY19-20 Seed Grant applications. The seed grants are a good way to get seed money for your project that can lead to larger grant awards.
I look forward to working with you all this year and please do let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Tracy Sikorski M.Ed., CRA
Director, Office of Social Science Research