Office of Research Development

Office of Research Development

Office of Research Development

The Office of Research Development (ORD) partners with Rowan faculty, staff, and administrators to develop competitive external grant proposals. Our team of professionals enhances the overall quality of these proposals by ensuring applicants meet sponsor guidelines, communicate clearly, and form the best teams for their research. Please click the links on the left to view our comprehensive services. For more information, contact ORD at



Unlocking Success: A Two-Part Panel Series on the NSF CAREER Award 

We are excited to announce a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of securing the NSF CAREER Award, hosted by the Office of Research Development at Rowan University. This exclusive two-part panel series promises to equip you with invaluable insights and strategies for navigating the competitive landscape of research funding.
Panel Discussion 1: April 10th - Decoding the Path to Success
Join us on April 10th for a captivating discussion featuring esteemed Rowan University Faculty who have served as distinguished NSF CAREER Award reviewers. Gain firsthand knowledge, expert advice, and practical tips on crafting a compelling application that stands out to funding agencies.
Panel Discussion 2: April 16th - Lessons from Success: Stories from Recipients
On April 16th, immerse yourself in the experiences and expertise of Rowan University Faculty who have successfully secured the NSF CAREER Award grant. Learn from their triumphs, challenges, and best practices as they share invaluable insights to guide you on your own path to research excellence.
Please mark your calendars and spread the word among your colleagues and students. Together, let's unlock the keys to success in securing the NSF CAREER Award and advancing research excellence.
We eagerly anticipate your participation and look forward to engaging discussions that propel our research endeavors to new heights.

Pivot Funding Database

Pivot is a database service provided by Rowan University’s Division of Research that allows Rowan University researchers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities. This resource helps Rowan researchers find funding opportunities, discover new collaborators, and showcase their research, scholarly, and creative activity. Please visit the Pivot funding database page to get started!

Find Grant Funding using Pivot: Workshop on April 25
Thursday, April 25
12-1 p.m. 
Registration link:
Pivot is a database service provided by Rowan University’s Division of Research that allows Rowan University researchers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities. Pivot's searchable database of global funding opportunities covers over 13,000 public and private sponsors and over $70 billion of funding. Attend this free webinar to get started with this resource at Rowan University. 
View postings of current highlighted opportunities.

New Rowan University's Statistical Consulting Group

Get expert, low-cost support from the Rowan Statistical Consulting Group (SCG). The benefits of working with our faculty statisticians include:

  • Lowering study costs by optimizing statistical methodology aligned with your research needs
  • Grant and future publication preparation support related to statistical methodology and analyses, including responses to reviewer comments - shown to improve funding outcomes! 
  • Peace of mind knowing that your study used appropriate and effective statistical analyses
  • Getting an additional portion of indirect costs returned to you, when you include a Rowan SCG statistician in your grant!

SCG faculty have expertise in a variety of fields and approaches. Examples include:

  • Biostatistics: study design, data cleaning, and statistical analyses such as t-test, ANOVA, chi-square, regressions, survival analysis, modeling, multivariate analysis, meta-analysis, propensity-score matching
  • Data Mining/Deep Learning/Machine Learning: dimensionality reduction, classification, clustering, decision trees, neural networks
  • Platforms: SAS, R, Python, JMP, SPSS

We have experience working with a variety of clients and projects including but not limited to academic institutions, hospital and health care systems, and non-profit organizations.

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