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 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 and Economic Development.


The program will give the participants an opportunity to learn about the research enterprise at the University of Arkansas.  In addition, specific programs will be targeted to federal, state, industry and foundation funding, as well as publishing opportunities.  (More information can be found online at Sample topics include:

  • Introduction to the University of Arkansas research enterprise
  • Finding research opportunities (PIVOT)
  • Grant writing
  • Panel discussions on:
    • Federal funding
    • Industry funding
  • Managing your time as a productive researcher
  • How to get the most from your mentor
  • Protecting your intellectual property (IP)
  • Working with IRB and IACUC
  • Bringing your research into the classroom
  • Getting started with your research by:
    • Setting up your laboratory/purchasing equipment
    • Hiring post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate students
    • Reviewing policies related to research
  • Impact of research on your third-year review and promotion and tenure (P&T) decisions 


September 12 and 13, 2017

First-, second- and third-year tenure-track faculty who are interested in attending must apply by August 30, 2017. A bus will leave from campus promptly at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, and return to Fayetteville by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13.  All expenses for the workshop will be covered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research and Economic Development.

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. Participants will be selected based on the strength of individual applications, commitment to pursuing funding (by agreeing to submit a future proposal for external funding) and department chair/head recommendations.

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