Support for Faculty Research Writing
Research Writers Collaborative

The Writers’ Collaborative is an opportunity for EMU faculty and RWC Book Jacket Lecturers to meet within disciplinary areas, support each other in developing realistic writing goals (i.e. development of a conference paper, draft of an article, revision of a book chapter, etc.) and gain helpful feedback to meet the expectations of our research agendas.

Writers’ Collaborative Goals

  • Develop healthy writing habits
  • Boost writing productivity
  • Complete a realistic writing goal by the end of the semester/year
  • Meet potential collaborators/colleagues 

Internal Research Awards Writing Workshops

The FDC partners with EMU Research and the URSLA Committee to help give faculty more information on what awards are offered internally by the University. Faculty who attend these workshops also receive important feedback on how their proposals will be reviewed by a general academic audience. 

Office of Research Development and Administration (ORDA)

The Eastern Michigan University Office of Research Development and Administration (ORDA) serves and supports faculty and staff engaged in sponsored activities that promote basic and applied research, public service, teaching, learning, scholarship, and artistic expression.

ORDA - Research Compliance

The Eastern Michigan University Office of Research Development and Administration (ORDA) devotes an area of their website to ethical research compliance. Topics include animal care, conflict of interest, export controls and embargoes, federally funded inventions, human subjects, integrity & misconduct, and research safety. 

ISCFC Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities

ISCFC is an applied research institute that offers pre- and post-grant support to faculty, including networking and support for interdisciplinary projects, peer support to help develop projects from proposal to implementation, assistance with grant design and writing, budget development and data collection. Contact: Directors Russ Olwell,


Educause Center for Analysis and Research

ECAR offers research and analytical resources including the following:

  • Research reports
  • Member-submitted research
  • Case studies
  • Data tables
  • Maturity and deployment benchmarking indices
  • Infographics and interactive graphics
  • Slide decks and presentations
  • Survey instruments