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Welcome from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
New ECU Faculty!
We invite you to visit and learn about the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. We are proud of East Carolina University's growing research community and seek to promote research and creative activity around campus through an effective research infrastructure, start-up packages, and seed funding.
If you conduct research, train and mentor graduate students, or seek funding for your ECU research and creative activities, then RGS can help you discover the opportunities and resources available to both faculty and students.
The Division has these offices to assist you with your graduate teaching, research and other creative activities:
Graduate School - Information about Graduate School programs and policies;
Grants and Contracts - Post-award administration and financial management of grants and contracts;
Research Compliance - Ethical conduct in research, scholarship and creative activities;
Sponsored Programs - Pre-award proposal development and submission services;
Undergraduate Research - Competitive awards for research support, stipends and travel funds for students presenting their work at discipline-specific meetings;
Office of Human Research Integrity (OHRI / IRB)- Protects the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research conducted by ECU and its affiliates;
Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - Humane use and care of animals in teaching and research;
Office of Innovation and Economic Development (OIED) - Provides economic information and development services to local governments and private enterprises in eastern NC (formerly Regional Development Services)
Center for Survey Research
ECU's Entrepreneurial Initiative
Small Business and Technology Development Center
Community and regional development
Industrial cluster support.
These centers and institutes are part of the Division and are available to collaborate with you in your teaching, research and creative activities:
Institute for Coastal Science & Policy (ICSP) - Initiates, promotes and coordinates interdisciplinary research on all aspects of estuarine, coastal and shallow marine environments;
Center for Sustainable Tourism (CST) - Promotes the development of the North Carolina tourism industry through research, education and outreach programs;
Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) - A UNC system institute in Manteo, NC, that undertakes research, educational and community outreach programs for the maritime counties of North Carolina;
Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) - Conducts, promotes and coordinates interdisciplinary research on the dimensions, causes and effective means to eliminate health disparities among the population of eastern North Carolina;
North Carolina Agromedicine Institute (NCAI) - Conducts research and outreach programs to improve the health and safety in the agricultural sector;
RENCI @ ECU C-SIM - A joint endeavor with UNC Renaissance Computing Institute to investigate the impacts of natural disasters in the coastal regions of North Carolina.
During new faculty orientation week, we will sponsor a breakfast on Thursday, August 15. There, you will have an opportunity to chat with the division directors and get to know how we can help you with your research and creative activities. We hope to see you then to share 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. You will find ECU and Greenville to be most welcoming and a great place to work and live. We 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.
Ronald L. Mitchelson, PhD Vice Chancellor, Interim