Phil Cola receives Rod Rose Award for contribution to the Journal of Research Administration

Phil Cola holds his Rod Rose Award on stage after being presented with it

Philip A. Cola and collaborators were honored with the Rod Rose Award for the most outstanding contribution in the past year to the Journal of Research Administration by the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI).

The award was given for their article: Faculty Views on the Barriers and Facilitators to Grant Activities in the USA: A Systematic Literature Review.

Cola, who holds the Winkle Healthcare Management Professorship and is a professor of design and innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, co-authored the piece with Rachel A. Goff-Albritton (and her grant development team) at Florida State University as part of an author mentoring program where Cola assists members of the society in practitioner scholarship with designing studies and writing for the journal.

“Winning this award is especially meaningful as it emanates from participating in the JRA mentorship program, where I collaborated with Rachel Goff-Albritton to write the award-winning paper,” he said. “It means a lot to me that it was an opportunity to not only work with a talented collaborator but to succeed in that endeavor beyond expectations.”

Cola was presented with the award on Oct. 16 at SRAI's annual meeting in Seattle. SRAI is a global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from over 40 countries. Cola has been a member of the society since 2000 and a distinguished faculty member since 2011.

“I am very proud to be a long-time research administrator and a member of the Society for Research Administrators International,” Cola said. “I have received much recognition in my career for managing and conducting research, teaching, and being a distinguished faculty member of SRAI. I have very much enjoyed having the opportunities to be a research administrator and a professor in my career. It is this flexibility that I enjoy the most professionally.”

View the full list of SRAI 2023 award recipients