Kevin Meskill has been named the new assistant dean for research (ADR) in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, effective December 1, 2023. In this new academic position, Meskill will raise HLS’s overall grant consumption by encouraging faculty to apply for more and larger grants, supervising and providing faculty and staff opportunities to enhance grant writing skills, and improving relations with Office of Research Administration and major funders and program officers.
Meskill has combined overseas research with nearly 20 years of teaching at IU. Since 2007, he has been working in research and proposal development at IU, emphasizing collaborative team building, convergent research, broader impacts, outreach and engaged research. He has facilitated preparation of competitive multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional proposals and demonstrated expertise in researcher mentoring, grant writing, editing, and providing reviewer-based feedback for a wide range of federal and foundation sponsors. In his most recent position as research development specialist in Office of the Vice President of Research, Meskill has focused on projects in STEM, social science, and arts and humanities.
In his new role at the Hamilton Lugar School, Meskill will work closely with HLS Executive Associate Dean David Bosco to enhance the academic research portfolio of the school. He will be involved in strategic planning, identification of potential external funders, data-gathering and analysis, and other activities that support the development and submission of major grant proposals by faculty, working groups, centers, and institutes.