How we can help

Our offices offers a variety of support services for your research and professional development, including:

Education and awareness

  • Promoting awareness of available resources, such as training and funding opportunities
  • Providing topical lectures, workshops and programs to enhance your scholarship and development
  • Identifying and communicating with agencies that can help your research efforts

Research program development

  • Promoting discussion and conceptualization of ideas, research questions and research design
  • Helping identify mentors, potential collaborators and other resources to bring your ideas to life
  • Fostering communication and collaboration among faculty and colleagues
  • Providing support for developing your manuscript development, such as manuscript reviews, journal identification and responding to reviews
  • Arranging individual meetings with faculty on their research and scholarship interests, activities and programs

Grant development

  • Identifying internal and external funding sources that match your interests
  • Helping untangle nuances of agency and sponsor announcements, such as RFAs or RFPs
  • Providing guidance for developing budget and budget narratives
  • Assisting with document preparation (such as agency face sheets, agency forms, electronic forms and internal documents) and approvals
  • Setting up and managing a Blackboard site for shared resources
  • Providing post-award support to PIs, such as monthly budget reports and assistance with progress reports and grant closeouts