TO: ALL FACULTY
FROM: ANDREW MEYERS, VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH
SUBJECT: UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS EXTERNAL FUNDING MENTORS
The Faculty Research Mentoring Initiative is designed to support and strengthen faculty
research programs and increase externally funded research at the University of Memphis.
This effort complements existing educational offerings covering the basics of grant
seeking and University research guidelines and procedures; the planned, annual grantsmanship
course for faculty; and workshops on working with specific funding agencies.
A number of the University's most experienced and successful faculty from a wide range
of disciplines volunteer their time and talents in support of this effort. In order
to be respectful of their time, faculty interested in being paired with a mentor should
contact my office (Vice Provost for Research) at x2590 before initiating contact with
a possible mentor. The Research team will help each investigator define their interests
and needs and will then make an appropriate mentor match or direct the individual
to other appropriate campus resources.
Investigators paired with a mentor can expect:
- Practical advice and tips based on personal experiences working with specific funding
sources and program officers
- Review, discussion, and/or comments on proposal drafts or referral to an established
reading group in their field
- Help making sense of reviewer comments and panel scores to determine if a second submission
- Opportunities for additional on and off-campus networking
For a list of faculty research mentors and brief biographical information, click here.