Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives
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Essential full spectrum grant support | Giving researchers a competitive edge
Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives (RASI) has a two-part interrelated mandate:
Research Acceleration – Providing a full suite of strategic and practical supports across the application cycle to position researchers and research groups for success in individual, collaborative and institutional grants.
Strategic Initiatives – Leading and implementing strategic institutional initiatives to support research career development for both faculty and undergraduate students: Research grant support (pre- and post-award); Large-scale and institutional grant facilitation and management; Undergraduate research; Partner engagement and research cluster development.
All USask researchers connect with RASI at some point in their research journey. Here are some common questions:
- Who is my Research Support Specialist?
- I need help with UnivRS
- I have a budget question
- Are there upcoming info sessions??
- I have a collaborative large-scale grant
- I need Indigenous Research support
- Can someone review my grant?
- What are the upcoming grant deadlines?
- I want undergraduate research help
Dedicated RASI leadership brings extensive institutional experience, professionalism, vision and connections to your research.
Offers a competitive edge to faculty applying to large-scale funding calls from across the Tri-Agencies as well as other select programs.
Coordinates internal reviews for select funding opportunities and facilitates research excellence by providing high-quality feedback; also, administers key internal funding programs. Provides administrative and operations support to RASI while overseeing engagement through internal communications across USask and external paternship development.
Focuses on research risk management, security and safeguarding of research by providing expert support to the research community. Identifies, develops and implements institutional strategies and policies to mitigate risk.