Introduction to the Office of Research and Development

Now that you know about Jefferson College’s Office of Research and Development, below are answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about how our Office functions.

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  1. Where is Jefferson College’s Office of Research and Development located?
    We are located at Jefferson College, inside of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, in Office 116.

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  1. How do I get in touch with the Office of Research and Development?
    Amanda Ellinger, MRA
    Grants Management Administrator
    Phone: (540) 985-8206 or 88206 (internal extension)
    E-mail: AMEllinger@jchs.edu

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  1. How can Jefferson College’s Office of Research and Development help me?
    Jefferson College’s Office of Research and Development exists to support you in your pursuit of scholarly activity and extramural funding. Whether you are new to scholarship and would like help developing an idea into a project or research concept, or an experienced researcher looking for funding for a project, or somewhere in between, we can provide the support you need to move your scholarly goals forward. We can assist you with the following phases of project development:
  • Project and/or Proposal Development
  • Pre-Award Assistance
  • Post-Award Assistance

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  1. What does Project and/or Proposal Development assistance look like?
    The Office of Research and Development can help you and/or your team develop areas of interest into a project, even if you’re not ready to seek funding yet.

    We can also assist you with project development using tools to outline your concept. These tools may include support for the development of Literature Reviews, Logic Models, Work Plans, Timelines, Goals/Objectives, Research Questions, Methods, Research/Project design, Survey development, and any other component of your project that might benefit from support.

    Our Office also provides support for the entire proposal development process (if you’re seeking grant funding for your project), including:
  • Assistance identifying funding opportunities
  • Support in the creation of grant proposals
  • Development of budgets and timelines
  • Support to define the Scope of Work or Statement of Work if your project involves external partnerships or collaboration with institutions outside of the Jefferson College/Carilion Clinic network
  • Support to identify human and resource capacities needed for project implementation
  • Support to develop/review project or research protocols
  • Quick access to important procedures and policies
  • Support to connect you to important resources needed for project success

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  1. What does Pre-Award Assistance look like?
    Once you have identified a potential sponsor for your project, the Office of Research and Development can support you and your team in the creation of grant proposals. This support includes:
  • Development of budgets and timelines
  • Support to define the Scope of Work or Statement of Work if your project involves external partnerships or collaboration with institutions outside of the Jefferson College/Carilion Clinic network
  • Support to identify human and resource capacities needed for project implementation
  • Assistance with photocopying and delivery services
  • Facilitation of grant related forms for the College, Carilion Clinic, and potential sponsors
  • Editing and finalization of proposal sections, including the narrative, budget, budget justification, organizational assurances, and attachments
  • Assistance obtaining institutional signatures/approval, institutional Letters of Support, partner Letters of Agreement, Memorandums of Understanding, or Memorandums of Agreement
  • Submission of corporate and foundation proposals
  • Coordination with Carilion Clinic’s Office of Research and Development for submission of Federal proposals

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  1. What does Post-Award Assistance look like?
  • Negotiation of terms and conditions of Notice of Grant Award before official acceptance of awards, in partnership with Carilion Clinic’s Office of Research and Development
  • Coordination of Notice of Grant Award with Carilion Clinic’s Office of Research and
  • Verification of award terms and conditions
  • Draft/Process consulting, independent contractor, or sub-agreements related to external funding
  • Coordination of reporting requirements
  • Assistance with project close-out

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  1. What should I do next?
    For guidance on where to begin, visit “Grants and Research Processes: Start Here.”

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