About Research Development
Research Advancement & Development at UMN
Research advancement and development professionals across the University possess a broad knowledge base and a critical skill set that helps individual faculty and teams of researchers secure external funding. While levels of investment in such professionals vary across colleges and departments, research advancement and development professionals generally provide the following services:
Track and identify funding opportunities with targeted dissemination
Assist in developing grant proposals
Connect researchers across disciplines
Pool resources to be competitive for larger grants
Facilitate large-scale, multi-institutional, collaborative, translational, and interdisciplinary research teams (team science)
Recommend strategic initiatives for research advancement
The RADPN network supports this community in their work.
Research Development and Research Administration
Research advancement and development and research administration are complementary functions, and may even be performed by the same individual. Research administration at the University of Minnesota is well-supported by SPA and the Grants Management User Network. RADPN's aim is to support research advancement and development.
Image credit: Jill Jividen (University of Michigan) and Jessica Brassard (Michigan Technological University)