Center for Research Quality
The Research Dissemination Support (RDS) Program supports faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows who promote the visibility and scholarly reputation of Walden University through the dissemination of their research and research-related activities. The RDS Program offers two types of grant awards:
While the overall structure of the RDS program remains the same, a number of procedural changes have been implemented for the 2020 RDS program. The most notable changes pertain to the Presentation RDS.
In light of these changes, please carefully review the program guidelines (sections below) before submitting your RDS application.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the program and how to apply.
Applications for the RDS program are accepted bi-monthly per the following schedule.
|Application Submission Due Date||RDS Grant Recipients Announced|
|February 1||February 28/29|
|April 1||April 30|
|June 1||June 30|
|August 1||August 31|
|October 1||October 31|
|December 1||December 31|
To maintain scholarly rigor, the RDS program is a grant program that uses a competitive application process. Each RDS application is vetted by the ORSP for eligibility and completeness and then reviewed by the applicant’s respective college leadership. With Walden University’s scholarly reputation in mind, college leadership review RDS applications based upon criteria that relate to both the visibility and scholarly reputation of the publication or presentation submitted for consideration. These criteria include, but are not limited to:
Consequently, the award of an RDS grant is not a given outcome of the review process. The college leadership may approve an application, deny an application, or place it in the pending queue for consideration in the next RDS cycle. Applications held in the pending queue may be rolled over from one cycle to the next, but must either be approved or denied by the end of the RDS program calendar year.
All faculty (core and contributing), staff, and post-doctoral fellows who publish and present their research or research-related activities with Walden as their affiliation are eligible for Publication and Presentation RDS grants.
The RDS program cycle follows the Walden fiscal calendar (the calendar year: January – December).
Faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows are eligible for a total of two RDS awards per program year. This maximum quota may be achieved by either of the following ways: