FSU Research Development (RD) Partners
What is Research Development (RD)? RD is the providing of assistance to members of the university community in an effort to aid them in their grantsmanship efforts.
Not to be confused with what Departmental Representatives or SRA Grants Officers are involved with (assisting with general and agency guidance, as well as submission and administration of grants), RD expands beyond these areas to equip (workshops and resources), connect (collaborative opportunities), and assist (editing, staffing, etc.), in an effort to strengthen research programs and proposals to make them more competitive for extramural funding from governmental, private and non-profit funding agencies.
While Florida State University has a central RD group for faculty, the Office of Proposal Development, we are fortunate to have other professionals throughout the university serving different constituencies and/or providing essential complementary activities that, as whole, provide comprehensive services to our university. These include faculty and staff in departments as well as the graduate school, libraries, and others.
FSU enjoys a productive climate of cooperation and partnership among offices. Those involved in these efforts appreciate the synergy that emerges from working together. The FSU RD Partners Group is being established to carry this existing synergism to a new level by establishing monthly gatherings to share information and ideas with the goal of creating more and better opportunities to collaborate and strengthen efforts.
If you are involved with RD related efforts and would like to join our group, please contact Beth Hodges to learn more.
The next meeting of the group will be scheduled around April and will be hosted by the Office of the Provost. We will meet at 11:45 and discussions will begin at noon. Location: Westcott Building.
Individual contact information for those participating can be found below.