Research Development

Research Development is defined by the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) as “A set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and central research administrations in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness.”

ORD Services

  • Lead programs and events to increase knowledge of sponsoring agencies
  • Bring Program Officials to campus to meet with faculty researchers
  • Coordinate faculty travel grants to visit potential sponsors and discuss funding possibilities
  • Facilitate research team development for large, interdisciplinary proposals
  • Manage the proposal development process for large-scale, complex grant proposals
  • Review proposal drafts
  • Lead pan-university research initiatives around strategic topic areas
  • Manage the selection process for funding opportunities when a sponsor limits the number of proposals the University can submit
  • More information can be found on the Limited Submission webpage
  • Manage internal funding opportunities sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research
  • More information and any active opportunities can be found on our Internal Funding webpage
  • Meet with Faculty Researchers at any stage to discuss their research topics and needs
  • Promote faculty research ideas
  • Identify and coordinate collaborative opportunities
  • Provide appropriate referrals to campus resources
  • Explore promising funding opportunities and offer guidance on aligning research with funding guidelines
  • Coordinate campus use and integration of funding information databases, including the introduction of InfoEd SPIN Plus