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The Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Research in the College of Education (COE) provides resources to support faculty research, training, and outreach/engagement activities. To support COE research, this office promotes:

  • COE faculty research excellence and innovation.
  • A climate for research production, dissemination, utilization, and impact.
  • A collegial environment for research and collaboration.
  • The impact of the COE faculty's research, teaching, and service within the University of Utah and higher education and professional community.
  • Participation of faculty in national, local, and global venues to enhance the prominence of faculty research.
  • Partnerships that maximize the opportunities to do and utilize research.

The Office of Faculty Research and Support enhances research opportunities for tenure- and career-line faculty. Our office provides support to:

  • Seek funding opportunities for research and training consistent with faculty, department and College priorities.
  • Ensure communication and compliance with University of Utah grants and contracts.
  • Coordinate research and training proposals submission process with the Office of Sponsored Projects.
  • Develop proposals, including assistance structuring proposals and developing budgets.
  • Approve proposals, including budgets, for submission to intramural and extramural funders.
  • Support Principal Investigators and COE Departments to meet the fiscal requirements of funding agencies/organizations, including compliance with University and funding agency policies.

Funding Opportunity Spotlight


The Vice President for Research and Development Office is seeking proposal concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation.
Find out More>>

W.M. Keck Concept Paper

Keck Science & Engineering Concept Paper

Keck Undergraduate Education Concept Paper


 OFRS Contacts

Andrea K. Rorrer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
(801) 581-4207
andrea.rorrer@utah.edu

Doug Ringle
Grants & Contracts Manager
SAEC1230
801-585-5297
doug.ringle@utah.edu

Wendy Speers
Grants & Contracts Accountant
SAEC 1226
801-587-1710
wendy.speers@utah.edu

Jill Lamping
Development Director
SAEC 3202
801-587-8324
jill.lamping@utah.edu


Last Updated: 6/21/18