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Welcome from the Division of Research and
Graduate Studies


New ECU Faculty!


Welcome!

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:
  • Graduate School – Administration of graduate programs and policies;
  • Undergraduate Research - Competitive awards for research support, stipends, and travel funds for students presenting their work at discipline-specific meetings;
  • Sponsored Programs - Pre-award proposal development and submission services;
  • Grants and Contracts - Post-award administration and financial management of grants and contracts;
  • 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 research;
  • 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 conversation.

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. 

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 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 you.

Sincerely,

Michael R. Van Scott, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor and
Chief Research Officer, Interim