The Office of Research – Strategic Implementation, led by Dr. Philip H. Taylor, Assistant Vice-President for Research, provides leadership, vision and direction for the implementation of UC's strategic research initiatives through President Ono’s Creating Our Third Century effort and assists in implementing all aspects of our comprehensive research pathways that promote a research-centered campus environment. Dr. Taylor’s vision is to work collaboratively with the Office of the Provost to provide greater integration in faculty research career development, to build consensus and to develop collegial, collaborative working relationships with faculty and University leadership who are promoting the extensive UC research enterprise.
Dr. Taylor currently chairs two task forces in faculty research career development and cross-disciplinary team research. The faculty research career development task force’s primary charge is the development of a campus-wide research mentoring program. A mentorship facilitator training workshop was recently co-sponsored by this office. College level research mentorship workshops incentivized by this office are currently being planned for 2016. The cross-disciplinary team research task force’s primary charge is to foster Cross-Disciplinary Team Research
. Activities include the annual Strategic Collaborative Grant Program that provides seed-funding for the advancement of research teams that are aligned with the University’s Centers of Excellence, as described in Creating Our Third Century
. The Advanced Research Series
is another program that overlaps with both of these initiatives. The Advanced Research Series will provide workshops, seminars and other training events to support team research, proficiency in grant writing and other activities that support the research enterprise.
Dr. Taylor also supervises a grant writer, Stephen Hegge
, for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS). Dr. Taylor is an advocate for research in the visual and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences as these disciplines provide immeasurable value to the University of Cincinnati and the communities it serves.