The Research Development Office is part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Physically located on the Danforth campus, the office supports all disciplines and schools in the pursuit of funding with a focus on large cross-disciplinary research centers. A list of activities includes the following:

  • Alert faculty to new funding opportunities
  • Provide guidance and tools for development of research center proposals
  • Conduct one-on-one consultations with faculty
  • Host resources and events for improving grant writing
  • Facilitate cross-disciplinary team science
  • Oversee the OVCR seed funding program
  • Manage internal selections

The Research Development Office is experienced in helping faculty teams submit complex grant proposals to NSF, NIH, Department of Defense, NASA, and Department of Energy. We provide the knowledge to develop competitive center proposals and help PIs streamline the sometimes overwhelming proposal development process. Additionally, the Research Development Office team has expertise in helping individual faculty to diversify their funding portfolios and find University resources to construct high quality proposals. Please reach out to us to discuss our services.