The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics supports faculty research by offering pre- and post-tenure research leaves, faculty development funds, summer salary support, reduced course loads for new faculty and seed funding for tenure-track faculty.

The Research Center additionally offers extensive support services to research and sponsored project development in the college including one-on-one research planning meetings, customized funding searches, proposal development, assistance building research teams, and post-award support of sponsored projects. Falk faculty are encouraged to access the Research Center Faculty manual via SU Answers.

We also coordinate the following:

Research Colloquia: showcase Falk faculty research and emerging topics of interest to Falk faculty.

Research in Progress Sessions: showcase research in progress and allow colleagues to give and receive constructive feedback on in development, planned, or ongoing research projects. RIP sessions foster peer mentorship and support, and those who attend regularly typically benefit as much as those receiving feedback.

Writing Circles: involve a group of writers who meet regularly to share writing time, provide writing feedback, and/or provide writing-related support. Writing Circles facilitate productivity by creating a supportive community.

Specific Aims Rapid Review: involves 3-4 Falk faculty reviewers providing rapid feedback on the specific aims page, which informs other proposal components and is often the first glance reviewers have into your research ideas.

Academic Strategic Planning Workshop: annually, a working meeting to develop a plan to meet your goals.

Falk Tenure-Track Assistant Profressor Seed Grants: In collaboration with the Dean’s Office, the Research Center awards seed grants to tenure-track assistant professors annually. These are competitive, peer reviewed and intended to assist tenure-track junior faculty with completing preparatory work for research projects that have a high likelihood to secure external funding.

Human Subject Research Listserv: A listserv dedicated to disseminating human subject research information and problem-solving human subject research issues on campus. This listserv consists of 74 members across 13 schools/colleges/offices and 24 departments.

Other SU resources:

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE): Led by women faculty and professional staff, WiSE serves STEM departments at the University. Their diverse programming and events offer women in STEM a wide variety of networking and learning opportunities, as well as support, encouragement, and inspiration. Through research-based strategies and an active community of mentors and peers, we help women students and faculty achieve their professional goals.

Learn more about WiSE