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:

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.

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