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What Is Research Development? Heading link

Research Development encompasses a set of strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building activities that advance research, especially in higher education. Research Development professionals help researchers become more successful communicators, grant writers, and advocates for their research. They help researchers bring new ideas to life.

National Organization of Research Development Professionals

Advancing Research at UIC Heading link

The mission of Research Development is to advance sponsored research across all disciplines at UIC. We are especially focused on large or complex, interdisciplinary projects that enhance knowledge about the world around us in new ways. We work closely with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations which provides support for non-federal funding and sponsorship programs.

Research Development provides support to investigators in the early stages of proposal development. We identify funding opportunities, collaborators, and other campus resources; connect investigators with government consultants; facilitate team-building and ideation workshops; and occasionally, for large institutionally significant or prestigious programs, support proposal preparation such as project management and editing.

In addition to support for proposal development, we also manage limited submission opportunities for campus. Limited Opportunities are programs where a sponsor restricts the number of applications an institution may submit. These programs require interested applicants to follow our internal review process to determine which investigator will be approved to apply. Visit our research funding portal to browse current opportunities and see internal letter of intent deadlines.

Research Development Events Heading link

Jul 26 2022

Sponsor Spotlight: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Campus Research Events Heading link

Jun 29 2022

BIHE Monthly Seminar - Towards Precision Oncology using Machine Learning on Digital Pathology

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual
Jun 30 2022

Postdoc Association Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Zoom
Jul 7 2022

New Postdoc Orientation

Thursday, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Zoom
Jul 7 2022

Monthly Postdoc Happy Hour

Thursday, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Hawkeye's Bar and Grill
Jul 11 2022

RCR Workshop Series for Postdocs and Faculty: Working within the Scope of Funded Research

Monday, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Zoom
Jul 21 2022

Your Future in Science Seminar: Building and Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
IN PERSON
Jul 26 2022

Sponsor Spotlight: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual