AS&E research—which spans 24 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs and centers—is conducted in labs, classrooms, offices, libraries, and sites on- and off-campus. We seek to advance our impact as a research institution through fostering of an exceptional research environment. The role of the Office of Dean for Research is fourfold:

  1. To create and support internationally recognized research programs within and across departments throughout AS&E divisions: arts/humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering
  2. Assist faculty in exploring new directions in research and scholarship
  3. Enhance resources for research
  4. Assist scholars and researchers in promoting their success, leveraging their work to enhance the reputation of the institution

How We Help Faculty

From consultations and advising to proposal development and editing, our team helps you excel in your scholarly endeavors to discover and communicate the breadth of your research scope.

We promote faculty excellence in scholarship and research by:

Outreach and reporting

  • Helping create partnerships: internal and external
  • Reporting of research metrics: proposals, awards, expenditures

Strategic initiatives

  • Supporting strategic efforts across A&S


  • Facilitating workshops: examples include NSF CAREER bootcamp, young investigator, seminars

Helping fund your research ideas

  • Identifying and communicating funding opportunities

Helping you submit a successful proposal

  • Streamlining submission process

Helping with compliance

  • Ensuring consistency with agency and University policies and regulations: IP, IRB, conflict of interest, other