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The Research Office

The Research Office at Rutgers University–Camden supports faculty and student research across the campus by working with faculty and students to identify appropriate funding and collaborative opportunities to advance their work. Additionally, the Research Office hosts events to promote ongoing research and creative activities.

Support Services for Research and Creative Activity

From funding identification to budget proposal to project design, OSR assists community members in pursuing scholarly research and creative activities through a variety of support services.

Vice Chancellor’s Fund for Research

The Vice Chancellor’s Fund for Research seeks to advance Rutgers–Camden’s research enterprise and increase the university's research competitiveness among its peers. The Multidisciplinary and Catalyst Grants programs will provide seed funding to support Rutgers University–Camden faculty in pursuing new and innovative research endeavors leading to outside funding. Click here for more information and to apply for the FY 2024 cycle of funding.

Research Compliance

The office advises applicants on, and provides assistance in obtaining information on, responsible conduct of research including issues involving human subjects, animal protection, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, and more.

Program Guidelines

Faculty can receive support in implementing the guidelines and application materials set by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal and state programs as well as corporations and foundations.

Project Design

Preceding proposal preparation, OSR provides consultation and assistance in the project design phase. The office provides coordinates of campus-wide, multidisciplinary, and/or interinstitutional projects.

Proposal Preparation

As a resource in preparing proposals, OSR provides editorial assistance and critique of proposals.

Budget Preparation

The office provides consultation with all phases of proposal budget design, preparation, and presentation, as well as in completing all required federal budget forms, budget narratives, and assurances. 

Agency/Foundation Contact and Follow-Up

As liaison to federal and state agencies, OSR establishes funding opportunities and follows up on proposals. The office also works closely with Rutgers University Foundation’s Corporate and Foundation Relations on associated requests.

Contact Information

Thomas S. Risch, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research

Camie Morrison, MBA, CRA, CAP
Director of Corporate Engagement and Compliance

Lynsey Reyes
Grant Facilitator

Caryn Terry
Grant Facilitator