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Research Development Series: Resources and Training for Virginia Tech Researchers

As part of its Research Development Series, the Office of Research and Innovation is hosting a seminar designed for junior and mid-career faculty that will provide an overview of Virginia Tech’s research and development support services and how to leverage them for success and career advancement. 

Featured guest speaker Vince Baranauskas, Virginia Tech’s Senior Research Development Coordinator, will provide an overview of the support services including:

  • Proposal writing support
  • Graphic support through the Virginia Tech Faculty Activity Support Team 
  • Limited Submission workflow
  • Budget and contract with the Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Larger scale proposal support with Red Teaming 
  • Coordination of cost-sharing and institutional commitments
  • Industry teaming and intellectual property support with Link + License + Launch 
  • Competitive Intelligence Software resources to find and track funding 
  • Library support services for research and development
  • Compliance and Scholarly Integrity 

Research Development Series: Resources and Training for Virginia Tech Researchers

Oct. 21, 2022 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
310 Kelly Hall

Guest Speaker

Vince Baranauskas

Senior Research Development Coordinator,
Research and Innovation
Virginia Tech

As senior research development coordinator for Research and Innovation, Vince works to position faculty, staff, and students across all of Virginia Tech’s research institutes, university-level centers, colleges, affiliated corporations, and initiatives for increased funding success and growth. Baranauskas is working to bring together diverse, transdisciplinary teams that are strategically positioned to respond to current and future solicitations and have insight and perspective from federal agencies prior to solicitation release. Baranauskas actively engages and assists with sponsor outreach, solicitation advertising, as well as proposal writing and submission that is supported with insight from institute directors, associate deans for research, and a diverse group of faculty from Virginia Tech’s various campuses.  

While working in small business research & development, Baranauskas created innovative material intellectual property that has generated over $20 million in funding revenue. In his role, he established diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary teams that focused on obtaining and sustaining highly competitive R&D programs that largely focused on the creation, analysis, optimization, scale-up, and commercial transition of novel multifunctional materials for numerous unique military and civilian applications.  

In previously held roles, Baranauskas focused on federal R&D grant writing and strategic collaborative teaming that resulted in funding from various funding agencies including DARPA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, Army, Navy, Air Force, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Special Operations Command,  the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Missile Defense Agency.  Through his work, Baranauskas won and was the primary investigator on over 77 combined Phase I, II, and III Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. He also designed, created, and transitioned multiple material technologies from concept to commercial markets and won an R&D 100 Award.


About this series 

In January 2021, the Office of Research and Innovation launched its Research Development Series to help faculty in their journey to increase the scope and impact of their research, creativity, and innovation portfolio. With events focused on different facets of sponsored research, from sponsor-specific perspectives to how to work with partners, this webinar series is intended to answer researchers' biggest questions and enlighten scholars at every step in their career.