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September 7, 2022

First Issue: Research @ Lehigh

Welcome to Research @ Lehigh, a monthly newsletter from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research featuring research resources and services; important announcements and deadlines; upcoming events, workshops and training; and recent research news.


  • Lehigh Integrated Research Administration (LIRA), a new software system to modernize Lehigh’s research administration business processes and technologies, will be implemented in late 2022.  Learn more about LIRA > 
  • 2022 – 23 Internal Grant Submission Deadlines are available. See this academic year’s deadlines >

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines 

Internal Grants Workshop

WED, SEP 7 | NOON – 1:00 PM

A discussion on all of the seed funding programs available through the Office of Research.  New faculty are especially encouraged to attend.  

IRB 101 Information Session

FRI, SEP 9 | 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Research Integrity is hosting a one-hour Zoom session with information about IRB policies and the protocol review process. 

PIVOT Training Session

TUE, SEP 20 | NOON – 1:00 PM

Learn how to set up your profile and find grant funding opportunities with Pivot-RP. 

Using IRBnet

FRI, SEP 23 | 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

This session covers the use of IRBNet for submitting research protocols for IRB review.

Writing a Trade Book

TUE, SEP 27 | NOON – 1:00 PM

Danielle Lindemann and Dominic Packer talk about non-academic book writing - from writing a proposal, finding an agent, the writing process, working with your publisher to promoting your book.

ORSP Proposal Submission Policy


Please submit your materials to ORSP early so we have plenty of time to review for agency-level and Lehigh policy compliance.

Featured Resources 

Researcher’s Toolbox

Did you know there are dozens of research resources available at your fingertips? Visit our Researcher’s Toolbox to find information on sponsors, forms, agreements, your ORSP Contract and Grant Specialist (CGS), and much more.

Updated Research Website

We’ve updated the Funding and Resource pages of our website and added a Proposal Library, Google calendar,  workshop and writing group schedules, and more. 

Research Development Resource Guide (PDF) 

A list of resources and services available from the Office of Research.  

Guidance: What Types of Activities Require IRB Review?

Ever wonder what types of activities require IRB review? Take a look at our handy guidance which helps researchers understand the criteria for “human subjects research” at Lehigh.

Policy Updates 

National Science Foundation (NSF):  

  • Fastlane is being discontinued! Many solicitations are already requiring the use of for submissions. Check solicitation requirements carefully. Beginning in January 2023, all proposals must be submitted through

  • The new Draft PAPPG is available for review, with an anticipated effective date of January 2023 

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Conflict of Interest (COI) requirements have been updated; all key personnel must complete COI training via CITI. 

Research News 


Lehigh Physicists to Probe Gravity’s
Secrets at the Smallest Scales

Physicists Sera Cremonini and Timm Wrase receive support from the National Science Foundation and firmly establish a string theory and high-energy physics group at Lehigh.

Gloria Naylor Archive Brought to Life

An interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration celebrates the renowned late-20th-century writer.


Lehigh-led Interdisciplinary Research Team Wins Prestigious $7.5M DODAward

Keith Moored, associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, will lead the team in conducting research to develop fast and efficient
schools of bio-inspired underwater vehicles.

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