Strategic Funding Intelligence

Strategic funding intelligence is comprised of information regarding current and forecasted academic funding opportunities. This information is pulled from various sources to ensure it is as comprehensive as possible. The research development office (RDO) monitors these sources of information in order to offer faculty a competitive edge in applying for funding. We subsequently use that information to provide the services listed below. For questions regarding strategic funding intelligence and the RDO’s intelligence services, please contact Kathryn Parsley (parsley@wustl.edu).

ServiceDescriptionAudienceRequirements
Funding ProfileA list of upcoming funding opportunities that new and early career faculty can apply for. New faculty members (<1 yr)– A filled-out Funding Information Request form

– 1 year or less of service with the university
Funding RoadmapA list of upcoming and forecasted funding opportunities for a particular topic of interest.University-wide research initiatives (URIs) and groups of principal investigators– A filled-out Funding Information Request form

– Topic area must be well-defined
Unit Funding Strategy AnalysisA SWOT analysis that is developed for the purpose of informing targeted research priorities. These priorities can then inform searches for future funding opportunities to pursue.Chairs, Heads, and Deans Only– A filled-out Funding Information Request form

– Information on previous grants that have been pursued/awarded within the department

– An initial (virtual) meeting between the RDO and the requesting official, to gather information

– Currently, to avoid over-scheduling, the RDO can accommodate no more than 3 of these analyses per academic semester