Research & Discovery Camp


The purpose of Research & Discovery Camp is to introduce faculty who are starting their research program to strategies and techniques that will make their research programs more successful.  Participants will be introduced to research development and research compliance policies, procedures, and resources.  This program is offered in conjunction with the Office of Research.


This program will give the participants an opportunity to learn about the research enterprise at the University of Arkansas.  Identifying and pursuing external funding, including but not limited to, federal, state, industry and foundation funding, will be reviewed.  During the camp. we will also talk about resources to support research and scholarlarly activity.  (More information can be found online at 


September 18 and 19, 2018

First-, second- and third-year tenure-track faculty who are interested in attending must apply by August 31, 2018.  The camp will be held off-campus on September 18-19.   A bus will leave from campus promptly at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, and return to Fayetteville by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19.  All expenses (housing, transportation, meals) for the workshop will be covered by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation.

How to Apply

The call for participation will be delivered to first-, second- and third-year faculty in all colleges. Interested faculty should communicate their interest to their department chair/head.  Approximately 30 participants will be selected based on their commitment to pursuing funding (by agreeing to submit a future proposal for external funding) and department chair/head support.

Applications will be reviewed, and the cohort will be selected by the Office of Research and the Office for Faculty Development and Enhancement.