How We Add Value

How Does Affiliation with OIBR Benefit Departments & Colleges?

Affiliation with OIBR benefits departments and colleges by (1) enhancing and facilitating interdisciplinary research, (2) offering a formal mentoring program for faculty members, (3) organizing colloquia open to all university faculty, and (4) reducing departmental administrative burden through our comprehensive pre-award and post-award services. OIBR can also help departments and colleges with faculty recruitment and assist in the socialization of new faculty by offering a supportive intellectual environment for the pursuit of research. Indirect cost return (F&A) is split according to home unit policies. OIBR does not receive any academic credit or indirect cost return for grants managed by the Institute.

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How Does Affiliation with OIBR Benefit Faculty?

The interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual environment of OIBR has proven to be a rewarding professional experience for our distinguished scholars and provides a platform for networking and research opportunities. Faculty who participate in our mentoring program attend grant writing workshops, receive mentoring and feedback from the Faculty Development Director, OIBR Director, and OIBR Associate Director who all have a track record of successful grant funding, and can apply for funds to support pilot research to increase the likelihood of successful grant funding. Faculty who are eligible to submit grants through OIBR will also benefit from our experienced pre-award and post-award staff and one-stop service model.