The Research Development Team works with faculty on center grants, complex, multi-PI grants, training grants and other grants of strategic importance.

Our services include:

  • Supporting overall and sponsor-specific proposal strategy
  • Coordinating project team meetings
  • Identifying additional campus expertise and resources
  • Managing proposal submission schedules
  • Drafting letters of commitment from Cornell and partner institutions
  • Drafting other non-technical components of a proposal
  • Providing outreach and guidance in areas of grantsmanship and grant-writing
  • Providing faculty resources to assist in proposal writing
  • Liaising between your proposal team and the Office of Sponsored Programs or Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation
  • Bridging the gap between the technical research content and the administrative components of a proposal

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Photo: Itai Cohen, professor of physics, and Paul McEuen, the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science, have invented a new self-assembling system, based on encoding digital magnetic interactions, that functions very similarly to base pairs in DNA. These are models they have designed the replicate the process in their lab. Credit: Lindsay France (UREL)