Research Development and Commercialization

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).

Research Development

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

See upcoming events at the Division’s events page here.

Some of the programs we offer regularly include: 

  • Faculty Research Development Program 
  • Grant Writing
  • Finding Funding Opportunities
  • The Science of Team Science
  • Prestigious Fellowships, Awards, and Honors Proposals
  • Training about specific funders
  • Project Management
  • Research Communication to Various Audiences (popular audience, program officers, across disciplines)
  • NSF CAREER and other early career programs

Research Funding Opportunities

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.

Useful Links 

Other Useful Links can be found in the left-side navigation menu or you can search Pivot-RP in the search box below.

Proposal Development Resources

  • Facts about Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi can be found here
  • Traditions adopted at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can be found here
  • The University's latest strategic plan, Momentum 20/20 can be found here
  • Student enrollment statistics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can be found here
  • Statistics of all higher level institutions in the state of Texas can be found here