The Office of Research and Creative Scholarship is committed to providing researchers with tools that can assist them in their research. Below are several resources that faculty members may use as needed.

  • Workday Guide for Principal Investigators. The Workday Guide for Principal Investigators has been developed by the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship to assist Emerson College Principal Investigators who use the Workday financial system to carry out their sponsored research and scholarly activities. ORCS has tried to capture and explain the most important interactions a Principal Investigator is likely to have with Workday as s/he pursues their funded projects based on documentation provided by Accounting.
  • Writing a Winning Proposal in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Cynthia Verba of Harvard University offers tips and strategies for crafting a persuasive funding proposal in this detailed handout.
  • Grant Training. ORCS has created a listing of several websites that focus on grant training and/or offer workshops and information on grants.
  • CITIprogram Training. The Office of Research and Creative Scholarship has a subscription with to assist researchers with learning about the Responsible Conduct of Research and Human Subjects Research. These courses are offered to help researchers stay in compliance with Emerson College's Research Integrity Training policy.
  • Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship: A Talk and Q&A with Cynthia Verba of Harvard University. Recently, Dr. Cynthia Verba addressed a group of faculty interested in getting her take on what makes for a successful proposal, and how to navigate an increasingly challenging sponsored funding landscape. Dr. Verba is a Harvard scholar and the Director of the Office of Graduate Research Fellowships, and a frequent advisor to faculty in proposal development. A transcript of some highlights from her talk is available here.
  • Internal Grant Programs for Faculty at Emerson College.. In its latest workshop on Internal Grants, ORCS introduced faculty members to: the range of internal grant programs at the College, eligibility requirements, how these grants support faculty research and scholarship, the factors that make strong grant applications, how these applications are reviewed and selected, and how to utilize and manage internal grant funds. The slides from that presentation can be found here.