About Office of Research Development

The Office of Research Development (RD) team supports the advancement of the UC Santa Cruz research enterprise through identifying funding opportunities, supporting development of competitive grant proposals, and increasing UC Santa Cruz’s visibility and engagement with funding partners.

To learn more about how the work of RD fits into the full proposal and award process, see Sponsored Projects Award Life Cycle.

Research development specialists work to:

  • Promote cross-campus research communications.
  • Facilitate inter-campus collaborations.
  • Conduct workshops and training on proposal development.
  • Share resources to streamline proposal development.

While our team can’t write your proposal for you (after all, you are the content expert!), we can help with editing and ensure the proposal aligns with the target funding opportunity.

Additionally, we support initiatives such as:

Read more about our services or contact us to discuss your research project.

Last modified: Jun 06, 2024