Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives and Research Funding (SIRF) team focuses on the pre-pre-award stage of research development, often prior to funding opportunity announcement.  Our goal is to mobilize and facilitate collaboration across disciplines by creating structures and programming, and providing capacity-building services which align with critical mass areas of interest and innovation as well as sharing new opportunities.  We work to be responsive to the needs of the campus research community, using feedback and intelligence to inform the programs we launch.

Researcher Resources

Research Acceleration & Catalyst Programs

Team Research Forums

Partnerships, Consortia, & Networks

Research Funding Opportunities

What is Research Development?

Research development comprises strategic, proactive, capacity-building activities facilitating research advancement and development of resources to increase researcher competitiveness across all career stages.  For more information, visit the National Organization of Research Development Professionals.

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