Oct 26, 2023
Oct 26, 2023
The Division of Research would like to welcome everyone to Fall 2023 and highlight an important name change for our division. As many of you remember, in 2021 the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) was rebranded as Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (R-EDGE). With the return of Graduate Education to Academic Affairs, the Division of Research recognizes an exciting opportunity to re-focus on our core priorities of research, scholarly and creative activities within a teacher-scholar framework and is returning to a name that aligns with that focus – the Division of Research.
The Division of Research works to make research possible at Cal Poly through pre- and post-grant award administration, internal funding opportunities, research integrity and compliance practices, student research, and tech transfer.
During the 2022-23 academic year, in partnership with the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, the Division of Research provided over $900 thousand in internal funding for Cal Poly faculty-led projects through Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Grants, Teacher Scholar Mini Grants, and the Proposal Development Program. If you would like to join our research listserv and receive communication about events or funding opportunities related to research, please let us know by replying to this message.
The Division of Research looks forward to collaborating with you! Learn more at https://research.calpoly.edu/ or contact us at email@example.com.
Dawn Neill, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President, Research
Jul 6, 2023
Cal Poly Funds 17 Faculty Research Projects
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s division of Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education (R-EDGE) announced the awards for the 2023-24 cycle of the Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) grant program.
Sep 30, 2022
R-EDGE welcomed Dr. Dawn Neill as interim Vice President for Research on May 1, 2023.
Dawn has served as administrator in charge (AIC) for Research, Economic Development, and Graduate Education since September 12, 2022, and is a professor of anthropology in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts Department.
Since beginning as the administrator in charge for R-EDGE, Dawn has provided outstanding leadership and partnership to the campus and has worked diligently to enhance campus opportunities and funding for research, scholarly and creative activities. This includes developing and implementing the Proposal Development Program to provide faculty release time to develop grant proposals; and working collaboratively with the deans and the office of the provost to develop and implement the Teacher-Scholar Model mini-grant program to broaden the scope of internal funding in support of the Teacher-Scholar Model. She has worked to align the R-EDGE division with campus priorities, including Cal Poly’s semester conversion; staging the implementation of an electronic research administration software system beginning in Fall 2023; and restructuring the R-EDGE staffing model to better support research, scholarly and creative activity across campus.
Previously Dawn served as the director of research engagement and internationalization in the College of Liberal Arts. She previously chaired the Cal Poly Grants Review Committee and was a member of the research advisory council for R-EDGE.
Dawn received her B.A. and M.A. in anthropology from Louisiana State University. She earned her M.S. in nutritional sciences and her Ph.D. in biocultural anthropology from the University of Washington.
Jul 8, 2022
Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (R-EDGE) released a plan detailing the division’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The R-EDGE DEI Action Plan outlines goals, actions and metrics for the division and each of its seven units: the Office of the Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Innovation, Graduate Education, Grants Development, Research Integrity and Compliance, Sponsored Programs and the Office of Student Research.
With the plan, R-EDGE strives to create an aligned and cohesive focus on DEI; ensure that the division’s activities and resources positively impact efforts to create a more just and equitable campus; reflect -inclusive excellence within the division’s contributions to the ongoing growth and work of students, teacher-scholars and staff; and to engage the community to create innovative scholarship that addresses and responds to real-world problems of justice, equity, inclusion and diversity.
R-EDGE will also create metrics to measure outcomes and impacts of the plan and has shaped the plan in alignment with the university strategic plan.
“While the values of diversity, equity and inclusion have always been important to our division, we welcomed the opportunity to establish clear goals that showcase our division’s commitment to DEI within our division, Cal Poly, and the community. Creating the DEI action plan was an extremely rewarding process, and we look forward to continuing the work laid out in our division’s goals,” said Allie Walter, chair of the R-EDGE DEI Committee.
Jul 7, 2022
Cal Poly Funds 14 Faculty Research Projects
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s division of Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education (R-EDGE) announced the awards for the 2022-23 cycle of the Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) grant program.
May 31, 2022
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Four Cal Poly students were awarded first- or second-place prizes at the 2022 California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition. Cal Poly, Fullerton and Sacramento State were the most recognized universities in the competition, with four awardees each.
Apr 22, 2022
Annual CSU Student Research Competition to Include 10 Student Projects from Cal Poly
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Ten student research projects from Cal Poly have been selected to represent the university at the annual California State University (CSU) systemwide competition April 29-30.
Jun 24, 2021
Cal Poly Funds 14 Faculty Research Projects
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s division of Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education (R-EDGE) announced the awards for the 2021-22 cycle of the Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) grant program.
May 14, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Seven Cal Poly students and recent alumni were awarded first- or second-place prizes at the 2021 California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition. Cal Poly was the most recognized university in the competition, with its students taking home 15% of the total prizes awarded.