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The Summerville Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) is pleased to provide this easy to use resource for faculty and staff to find information to aid in their professional growth and development related to research.

Our office reaches across colleges, to assist researchers on all campuses in learning about research practices and to find collaborative groups. This will also be a source for introducing faculty to the SIRO where we help to identify funding opportunities, develop proposals, and manage post award for grants, as well as oversight for the conduct of research project and/or contract.


Contact Us

Interdisciplinary Research Office

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

E-325

706-729-2403

IDR.RESEARCH@augusta.edu

Getting Started


If you’re new to research or new to Augusta University, we suggest you begin by looking through our various offices, policies and resources related to research. These will help you become familiar with general research practices.

Meet Our Team

Scott Thorp

Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research

  SCOTT.THORP@augusta.edu

I work to develop a culture of research that spans across disciplines through the development of research infrastructure in the areas of humanities, education, business, and science research. Contact me if you want to collaborate with other researchers or have general questions about getting involved in research.

Walidah Walker

Manager, Interdisciplinary Research

  WAWALKER@augusta.edu

I support Augusta University investigators across colleges to develop and submit research grants and contracts. I encourage faculty to visit the Summerville Interdisciplinary Research Office to learn more about identifying funding opportunities, proposal development, and the management of post-award activities.

Resources for Researchers


Funding Sources & Publications

To assist faculty in identifying potential sponsors, the Department of Sponsored Programs Administration provides access to sponsor web sites, an alphabetical listing with links directly to sponsor home pages, and to Grants.gov, announcements of funding by various federal and private sponsors.

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Students & Research


Center for Undergraduate Research

Augusta University supports faculty-led research and scholarly activity with undergraduates in a variety of ways including: faculty and student development activities, sponsoring the monthly student research seminars, assessing the impact of student research

 

Graduate Assistants

The Graduate School Website includes processes for selecting, approving and implementing Graduate Assistant positions. It also distinguishes responsibilities between each of the three primary departments: the Program/Department, The Graduate School and Human Resources.