About Kim

Hi there!

I’m Dr. Kim Holloway and have had a career in academia spanning over 20 years, with experience across the lifespan of the academic career track, including student, postdoc, faculty, staff and administrator. My current role at Northeastern University as Vice Provost for Research Development allows me to grow research strategically across a network of 13 global campus locations. I lead a team of dedicated research development professionals to deliver service and bespoke programming to all researchers at Northeastern to help them achieve success.

In addition to my day job at Northeastern, I am currently training to become credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Outside of academia, I enjoy riding my e-bike, reading biographies or sci-fi and fantasy novels, walking nature trails and spending time with my family and friends. I’m a devoted cat mother, superhero enthusiast and tattoo fiend.

Academic Bio

Kim has a background of over 20 years in academic research at various institutions, and in various roles. She has extensive experience in grant writing, particularly for federal funding agencies, both from the perspective of an active faculty researcher, and as a Research Development professional. Kim is a Ph.D. graduate in the field of Human Genetics and studied under the mentorship of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester, UK. In 2005, she made the trek “across the pond” to complete a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University….and 19 years later is still here! Kim completed her postdoctoral studies in Reproductive Genomics and Mammalian Genetics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, before accepting a position as a Specialty Track Faculty- Research Scientist, also in Biomedical Sciences. She successfully competed for independent NIH funding and had a thriving research program, producing multiple peer reviewed publications in such journals as Nature Genetics, PLoS Genetics, Genes & Development and Journal of Cell Biology, as well as the seminal chapter on Mammalian Meiosis in the 4th edition of Knobil and Neill’s “Physiology of Reproduction”.

In 2014, Kim made the switch from active research to research support by initially accepting a position as a Grant & Contract Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs at Cornell University. After learning the “nuts and bolts” of Research Administration, she was promoted to the position of Associate Director for Proposal Advancement upon implementation of a new initiative in 2016. She successfully managed the development of awarded grants totaling $100M+ in extramural research funding in the four years she oversaw research development at Cornell, with a success rate of approximately 44%, dollar for dollar funded/not funded.

Kim joined Northeastern University in March 2020, as the inaugural Vice Provost for Research Development. Since her arrival, the research development enterprise at Northeastern has grown from around 5 employees to 25+ research development professionals across the global university system.

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