The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the academic community in many ways, including in research productivity. Early career faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, have been disproportionately affected (1,2,3,4,5). To provide additional support to faculty as they submit manuscripts or proposals, the university has launched the Editorial Assistance Services Initiative (EASI). EASI will connect faculty to one of our pool of experienced freelance editors and provide direct support for these editorial services, at no charge to faculty.
As capacity allows, the Research Development Team (RDT) will also assist with managing and facilitating the pre-award phase for teams who submit large grant proposal opportunities (>$5M) that support multidisciplinary and collaborative research. To request that support, please fill out the RDT Assistance Inquiry Form.
Faculty members from all ranks and disciplines who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for EASI services on grant proposals and manuscripts. Once an editor has received your draft, please allow two weeks for edits; we also suggest you leave at least 2-3 additional days to make any necessary revisions before submission.
Questions? Email Courtney McQueen at firstname.lastname@example.org.