The Office of Research Development (ORD) supports the growth of the research community and provides strategic services and support to faculty and researchers, helping them pursue funding, offering proposal and professional development opportunities and resources, and promoting their research successes.

Research Development Services

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Support proposal development

  • Managing proposal preparation projects
  • Reviewing and providing feedback about proposal documents
  • Advising about funding opportunities and partners, and facilitating connections
  • Competitive intelligence including researching funder priorities and analyzing prior awardees and their team structures
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Offer programs that support the research community

  • Internal seed funding
  • Limited submissions
  • Engagement with UML Centers and Institutes
  • Honorific awards
  • Support student/postdoc employment opportunities in research development
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Build capacity through trainings, workshops and events

  • Develop and provide trainings based on faculty needs and interest to expand their knowledge and expertise
  • Support new and mid-career faculty in their career trajectory
  • Host events to support interdisciplinary research engagement and recognition