Donor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Project Directors: Tania Johnson, Interim Director, Sponsored Programs & Institutional Relations; Thomas Stephenson, Provost; Joel Cooper, Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO); Aimee Johnson, Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
Award Date: 4/29/2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected Swarthmore College to receive a five-year Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award to enhance its support for faculty research. This project seeks to ensure that the growth of Swarthmore's faculty is supported by a proactive Sponsored Research Office strengthened by efficient pre-/post-award administration and compliance strategies and tools and backed by clear institutional policies in a campus culture that recognizes the infrastructural needs that make research excellence possible. This capacity-building will, in turn, increase research and mentoring opportunities for students interested in health-related fields.
Project Period: 5/1/2014–3/31/2019