Greetings from the Vice President for Research
Thank you for taking the time to visit the FAMU Division of Research (DoR) website; it is our hope that your navigation will be interesting and productive. I am very excited about joining the FAMU family. An Integrative Planning Team (IPT) concept is optimistically envisioned for implementation across the university’s research community. With all the hard work that’s been accomplished to build and enhance FAMU’s research and creative infrastructure with proposal submissions, awards received and expenditures disbursed, the future beckons. Rebranding FAMU’s Division of Research is a wonderful opportunity to further carve a NEW niche in entrepreneurism, economic development through technological advancements, as well as venture capitalism and philanthropy for startups and growth companies; we believe greater recognition is forthcoming!
I fully concur that our efforts to grow our research enterprise will require hard work, dedication and honing our message so that it is pithy and to the point. FAMU has the talent and the desire; that is 90% of the battle. We will highlight our best and brightest and identify and promote the "up and comers" who will help define our research in the future. I NEED your help to ensure that I don't miss the opportunity to promote our brand. So if I am covered up by other research-related items, please engage and remind me. It will take each of us and all of us striving together to reach one common goal at FAMU: intensified research Excellence With Caring!!
Charles A. Weatherford, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Research