Research Development

Research Development (RD) provides support to faculty, students and staff in identifying and seeking funding to increase George Mason’s funded research base.

To accomplish this RD provides:

Limited Submission Process
Management of the internal selection process for limited submission grant opportunities (those where the agency limits the number of proposals from a single institution).

Coordination / Identification of Funding Sources & Dissemination of Information
Coordinates institutional activities to identify funding information from outside entities and disseminates this information to units. Coordinates university-wide funding activities with outside entities such as Strategic Partnerships.

Seminars and Workshops
A variety of seminars and workshops are offered each semester. These are organized in the following series: Basics, Tips for Success, and Grants Management. Special Topics sessions are arranged as interests are identified.

Assist and Coordinate Large and Complex Proposal Efforts
Support cooperative and collaborative research activities at Mason by expanding Mason’s capacity to strategically pursue major multi-and interdisciplinary team based research initiatives.

Research Development Resources
Find additional proposals development resources both within and external to Mason. Individualized consulting sessions are available to faculty and research staff on the identification of funding opportunities, appropriateness of funding sources, and strategies for interactions with agencies.