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AAD Faculty Resources

AAD Pre-Award Associate

AAD’s Pre-Award Associate supports faculty in identifying funding opportunities, preparing and submitting proposals, and assisting with post-award processes.

For more information, contact your Pre-Award Associate:
Pam Starkey

University Faculty Resources

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Researchers in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design have access to a variety of resources through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, as well as its division, Sponsored Programs, which manages externally-funded research. Together these two offices offer everything from training resources and compliance tools to project management software — and more.

Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

OVPRI provides training, services, and processes to help researchers maintain the highest standards of research integrity and regulatory compliance. Whether your research is a sponsored project or not, OVPRI’s homepage provides convenient links to compliance departments and programs essential for all research, such as:

The Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides a comprehensive array of support services for faculty and staff as they pursue and manage external funding projects. The office also functions as the steward of Virginia Tech’s research portfolio and its staff is responsible for ensuring that all research proposals and projects comply with university, federal, and sponsor regulations, policies, and procedures.

The office is comprised of service teams to provide faculty and staff with expertise in the following areas: pre-award, post-award, contract, and compliance.  Other areas in the office, not listed here, provide functional support for OSP.

Virginia Tech’s Research Institutes

Virginia Tech’s Research Institutes support world-class research across multiple disciplines and colleges through not only their expertise and advanced scientific and technical capabilities, but also by encouraging multidisciplinary collaborations and offering internal research funding opportunities.

In coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Office of Sponsored Programs, Foundation Relations at Virginia Tech collaborates with faculty and staff across the university to facilitate strategic growth and to nurture its land-grant mission of service. Foundation Relations staff assist faculty in identifying and applying for funding opportunities offered by foundations.

For projects that involve large data sets and require specialized computational resources, researchers have access to several advanced computing environments on the Virginia Tech campus, including high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

The Virginia Tech Faculty Activity Support Team (VT-FAST) is a virtual team of faculty and staff across campus who support faculty in all aspects of proposal development. VT-FAST support ranges from single-investigator proposals to larger, more complex proposals involving teams with external partners.  Support also includes both pre- and post-award activities.

Funding Opportunities

Research funding comes from a variety of sources including government agencies, industry, foundations, and nonprofits. The websites listed below are a great start to finding funding announcements: