Faculty Development

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The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides support to faculty looking to grow their research--whether through research dollars or publications. We provide assistance with grant writing, strategic planning, as well as workshops on particular federal agencies. If you have specific questions about internal seed funding, agency funding or writing support contact Kate Bullard (ksb216@lehigh.edu). Questions about foundation funding should be directed to Matt Mattern (mqm5@lehigh.edu).

Agency resources


Looking for an introduction to the NIH? Please take a look at this  powerpoint from Alan Snyder (2019).   The NIH website has resources that may be helpful including: NIH Success RatesInformation for Peer Reviewers from NIHOER Homepage, The Anatomy of a Specific Aims Page, and Program Pointers Webinar


Thinking about applying to the NSF Career program? Take a look at our Tips and Advice sheet.  Kelly Schultz of Chemical Engineering shared her path to Career in 2018. Her powerpoint provides a roadmap to planing your submission. Yu Yue of Math shared her experience as well. Her presentation is particularly helpful for reaching out to program officer. Her powerpoint is here. NSF also maintains resources on the program here

OVPR holds yearly workshops with previous Career awardees and a writing group. For more information, email Kate Bullard ksb216@lehigh.edu

Department of Energy

OVPR held a workshop bringing together mentors. This list from Israel Wachs of funding opportunities

Writing Support

Proposal writing groups

There are lots of resources on the web for support to begin your proposal. A few of these include: Grantspace's free short course; tips on writing specific aims for an NIH proposal; and the Proposal Writer's Guide.  On campus, the Office of Research periodically organizes in person proposal writing groups including groups based around: NSF Career; Book Proposals; NIH; and General Proposal Writing,

Interested? Email vpresearch@lehigh.edu

Writing Retreats

Many offices on campus host writing retreats. The Office of Research generally offers short on campus reatreats over January and summer breaks.

This summer, we will host Inkwell Academic Writing Retreats on campus Monday June 10th and 11th

Check email for updates!

Outreach and Communications


Contact The Center for Community Engagement to get started. 



Interested in working with media relations? Contact Lori Friedman in Media Relations lof214@lehigh.edu

Want to get started using social media? Check out this presentation from 2016 here or reach out to vpresearch@lehigh.edu