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Research Development at UT’s Office of Research and Engagement helps faculty achieve their research and funding goals. These articles share faculty success stories that might offer new ideas to others.


Sara Ritchey arrived on campus a few years ago, she received an email from Alan Rutenberg, research development manager in UT’s Office of Research and Engagement.

“Tell me about your research,” he asked, “and how I can help.”

At the time, Ritchey, associate professor of history, was trying to finish writing a book exploring gender and medical epistemology in the Middle Ages, and Rutenberg suggested that she apply for writing fellowships.

“Alan helped me identify the fellowships for which I was qualified,” said Ritchey. “He also assembled a panel of readers, faculty members from UT who had previously won these fellowships, who were able to read my application and offer suggestions and feedback.” Continue reading