Research Productivity Program

Sign-up for the Research Productivity Program to set aside focused time to work on your research and be accountable for accomplishing your research goals this summer.

Registration for Summer Research Productivity Program has closed


Program Activities

Faculty who complete all three program requirements listed below will earn $250 Professional Development Funds.


Attend at least 3 Research Work Sprints.

  • Research Work Sprints will be offered twice weekly starting in May via Zoom.  Work Sprints are opportunities for you to set research-related goals and spend focused time accomplishing them with accountability to a community of colleagues.

Attend at least 1 Writing Retreat hosted by the CFE
Participate in the 14-day Writing Challenge* offered June 20 – July 3  by the NCFDD*

  • Writing Retreats will be held in May, June and July. You must register to attend the retreat(s) and order lunch.
  • The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community (beyond PNW), and supportive accountability.  You must register to participate in the program*.

Engage with a “Peer Research Pal”

  • Through your participation in this program, you will be assigned a “Peer Research Pal” with whom you will be expected to interact and who will help support you throughout the summer.
  • The types of support you will offer each other might include accountability check-ins, brainstorming ideas/methods, reviewing work, providing encouragement, etc.
  • You and your “pal” can decide how frequently and in what format (in-person, Zoom, phone, email) you would like to interact. For example, you and your “pal” might decide that you would like to check in with each other twice a month–once in person over coffee and the other via Zoom. You plan to share your research goals and progress towards those goals. If one of you is struggling with a component of their research, you agree to provide additional support as necessary.  This is just a possible structure for these interactions…you are encouraged to be creative in finding a structure that meets your needs.


*PNW faculty must activate their free National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) account to register for the 14-day Writing Challenge and access NCFDD webinars.