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Research Development

Research Development (RD) services and activities support and grow research, scholarship, and creative activities at UT. The RD team

  • Helps faculty form competitive research collaborations to pursue large strategic opportunities.
  • Works one-on-one with faculty to cultivate skills and craft the message.
  • Provides visibility for faculty and advances their scholarship, research, and creative activities.
  • Empowers research teams and individual investigators to increase competitiveness and attract extramural research funding.
  • Obtains funding intelligence, identifies agency contacts and priorities, and organizes on-campus events.

Capacity-building activities and services for faculty and staff include

  • Supporting Proposal Development
    • Consultation
    • Departmental Requests
    • Areas of Emphasis
    • Creative Residencies, Awards, Fellowships, and Trainings (CRAFT)
    • Fulbright Program
    • Humanities Faculty Fellows
    • Large, Complex Projects
  • Connecting Collaborators
    • Coffee & Convergence
    • SPARKS: Seeking Partnerships to Advance Research, Knowledge, and Science
    • FUSION: Faculty Understanding Science in Open Networks
    • Research Development Community
    • Communities of Scholars
  • Faculty Programs
    • Expanding Horizons
    • Initiative for the Future
    • Proposal Writing Institute
    • Research Development Academy
    • Scholarship Agenda
    • Strengthening the Culture of Research

Led by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development (, the Research Development group has more than six decades of combined expertise in helping faculty members pursue the possibilities and find funding and support for their research activities.