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Office of Research Development

Research Development

Office of Research Development (ORD) operates under the Vice President for Research to support the needs of faculty. We work closely with other offices in Research Administration, such as Research and Sponsored Programs (pre-award) and Grants and Contracts Accounting (post-award), as well as the Foundation for Research Development (technology transfer).  ORD identifies extramural funding opportunities and assists faculty members in preparing competitive proposals, with an emphasis on strategic research areas prioritized by the colleges and university administration as well as institutional research resources and infrastructure.


Funding Opportunities



  • Clarifies sponsor guidelines, eligibility, deadlines, forms or special requirements

Proposal Development

  • Reviews and provides advice on your proposal to help it be more competitive
  • Assists in the development of large trans-university or multi-institutional collaborative proposals
  • Develops and maintains a Proposal Library, repository of recent successful proposals (e.g. NIH R01, K23, K08, P30) 
  • Provides and updates the Resources & Scientific Environment information
  • Offers Webinars regarding proposal development for R01, R21, U01, etc.
  • Connects investigators to research tools and resources to prepare and submit a grant application

Research Communications


Research Education & Training

 Promotes outreach activities such as workshops and trainings 



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