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Our University Research Forum partners with chief research officers so their teams can craft and implement a winning growth strategy, compete for funding, accelerate performance improvements, and reduce the administrative burden on faculty. We provide research, strategies, and tools across the following areas:

"This is my most essential resource in supporting my team and faculty to grow and advance our research enterprise."

Vice Provost for Research, Private Research Institution in the Midwest

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Senior leaders should determine if their institution has the right resources and stakeholder support for cluster hiring initiatives. Hiring multiple faculty members at once requires greater financial and staffing resources. Senior leaders need to gain stakeholder support for cluster hires since these require involvement from multiple departments. Additionally, an institution needs to clearly define topics…

Your research website should be a key communications channel—but not all universities capture the full potential value of their web presence. The University Research Forum audited the research websites of 50 randomly selected research institutions and found that on average, universities utilize only 5.5 of 14 critical website features. Check out our infographic to learn…

Too often, faculty say that grant writing trainings are unhelpful. Trainings frequently share generic information that faculty members could find through independent research or speaking to a colleague. As a result, sessions fail to produce the best learning outcomes and waste limited opportunities to proactively support faculty and strengthen grant submissions. Trainings are more impactful…

Chief researcher officers (CROs) and their teams have primarily focused their facilities and administrative (F&A) funding education efforts on external stakeholders, but many internal stakeholders still do not understand F&A. As a result, faculty frequently request F&A waivers, deans grant costly F&A exemptions, and university leaders propose problematic changes to F&A policies. While CROs often…

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Join us at a National Meeting The University Research Forum’s 2019 national meeting series focuses on the top issues facing senior research officers. Research universities continue to face funding challenges in the ever-changing federal and non-federal landscapes. Join us later this year to learn about: Industry-wide perspectives on how global competitive forces are reshaping the…

About the Webconference Poor communication about facilities and administrative (F&A) funding has contributed to ongoing misunderstanding and the perpetuation of false myths among internal and external stakeholders. In this webconference, the first in a two-part series, attendees will learn three imperatives for improving F&A communication. To convince stakeholders of the value of F&A, chief research…

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