The mission of the Office of Research Development and Commercialization (RDC) is to promote, advocate for, and cultivate research activity based on the academic community's interests and promote and facilitate commercialization and protection of intellectual property.
Our vision is to provide outstanding customer service and expertise in our areas to create a world-class customer experience to foster research excellence across campus.
To learn more about the research development profession, please visit the website of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP).
The research development team assists researchers with many aspects of the pre-award process. The links below provide more information about our services.
Professional Development and Training Opportunities
The office leads and organizes a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the academic year for faculty, staff and students. If you have a suggestion or need for training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See upcoming events at the Division’s events page here.
Some of the programs we offer regularly include:
Faculty Research Development Program
Finding Funding Opportunities
The Science of Team Science
Prestigious Fellowships, Awards, and Honors Proposals
Training about specific funders
Research Communication to Various Audiences (popular audience, program officers, across disciplines)
The research development team can assist you in finding opportunities to fund your research. If you are looking for support for programs and activities not related to research, please contact Kimberly Becerra with Institutional Advancement.