Welcome from the Division of Research and
New ECU Faculty!
As part of your orientation, we invite you to visit and learn
about the Division of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS). East Carolina University is proud of its
growing research community and the discoveries emanating from faculty member's
research and creative activities. The
Division provides infrastructure for these activities, including start-up
packages, seed funding, graduate student assistantship, pre- and post-award
services, and oversight of regulatory compliance.
The staff in RGS can help you discover the opportunities and
resources available to conduct research, train and mentor graduate students,
seek funding for your ECU research and creative activities, and interface with
partners inside and outside of the University.
The following offices within RGS will assist you with your
graduate teaching, research, and creative activities:
School – Administration of graduate programs and policies;
Research - Competitive awards for research support, stipends, and travel funds
for students presenting their work at discipline-specific meetings;
Programs - Pre-award proposal development and submission services;
- Grants and
Contracts - Post-award administration and financial management of grants and
- Office of
Research Integrity and Compliance – Protection
of rights and welfare of human subjects (IRB) and the ethical conduct in research,
scholarship and creative activities;
- Animal Care
and Use Committee (IACUC) - Humane use and care of animals in teaching and
- Office of
Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development – Technology transfer
(protection of intellectual property, patenting, copyrighting, commercialization
of discoveries), survey research, and partnerships with the public and private
sectors to promote job creation.
During New Faculty Orientation week, we will sponsor a breakfast
on Thursday, August 21. There, you will have an opportunity to chat with the
Division directors and get to know how we can help with your research and
creative activities. We look forward to sharing a bit of breakfast and
More information about the Division can be found at our website (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/index.cfm
) and in materials provided by the Office for Faculty Excellence; and on Thursday,
August 21, during New Faculty Orientation week, RGS will sponsor a session to
provide you with an opportunity to talk with the Division directors and learn
how their offices can help with your research and creative activities. A light breakfast
will be provided.
you will find ECU and Greenville a most welcoming place to work and live, and hope
your time at ECU will be productive and enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to
contact the Division if we can be of assistance to you.
We trust you will find ECU and Greenville a most welcoming place
to work and live, and hope your time at ECU will be productive and enjoyable.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Division if we can be of assistance to
Michael R. Van Scott, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor and
Chief Research Officer, Interim