Committee on Research (COR)
The Committee on Research (COR) reviews campus and systemwide research policies and issues related to the campus research mission. COR advises administrative entities that support faculty research (such as the Office of Research, the Office of Sponsored Projects, etc.) and makes recommendations on the establishment of Organized Research Units (ORUs). COR also directly supports the campus research enterprise by awarding Faculty Research Grants (FRGs), Special Research Grants (SRGs) and Scholarly Meeting Travel (SMT) grants on an annual basis. COR meets every other week.
COR Presentation on ICR Distribution
At the May 29, 2013 Academic Senate meeting, COR presented a report on the campus distribution of Indirect Cost Receipt (ICR) funds, otherwise known as "overhead". COR proposed a re-examination of the ICR distribution formula to provide more internal research support through COR's grant programs. COR also proposed a return of ICR funds directly to faculty PIs who earn the ICR-generating external grants. The report and COR's PowerPoint presentation can be found below: