The goal of the Research Council is to enable excellence in research at Oregon State University by providing faculty input to critical research policies and functions. The Research Council advises the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Faculty Senate on policies pertaining to sponsored research activities. It recommends priorities for distribution of various internal funding programs and for external solicitations that require limited submissions from the institution. The Research Council also reviews proposals for Centers, Institutes and Research Programs, and is advisory to the Vice President for Research on matters related to research activities at OSU.
The Council consists of up to sixteen voting Faculty members who shall be actively engaged in funded research, with at least one member from each academic college and one member from OSU-Cascades. Faculty who are actively engaged in funded research, whose appointment is not within a college, may also be appointed. The Chair shall be a Faculty member with immediate prior experience on the Council, appointed annually by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. The Vice President for Research, or designee shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Council. The previous Research Council Chair shall continue for one year as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Council if their regularly appointed term has ended.
(04/01; 05/08; 6/21)