The Research Development Services team supports Cornell's research community with:

  •  Proposal Development activities to increase competitiveness for strategic, multidisciplinary funding opportunities.
  • Specialized training including workshops for early-career faculty and agency-specific training such as NSF Career, DOD, NSF, NIH, and USDA.
  • Early-career faculty advancement by offering one-to-one sessions to discuss strategic research planning and identify and connect new faculty to other Cornell career development resources. Click here to book your session! 
  • Team science by fostering collaboration among diverse faculty. 
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Book an appointment with the central Research Development team to discuss how we can assist you with a specific proposal or to discuss funders and funding opportunities, and potential collaborators, or to learn more about building community partnerships to help you reach your education and outreach goals. **CALS faculty, please contact Josephine Martell to schedule a consultation @

**New Faculty** check out our Concierge Orientation presentation! 


In the Office of Sponsored Programs


Gayle Fagan
Program Manager
Office of Sponsored Programs
373 Pine Tree Road / Ithaca NY 14850
T: 607-255-6841
Liz Diaz
Research Development Specialist, Limited Submissions Manager
Office of Sponsored Programs
373 Pine Tree Road / Ithaca NY 14850
T: 607-255-4895
James Brooks
Research Development Coordinator
Office of Sponsored Programs
373 Pine Tree Road / Ithaca NY 14850
T: (607) 254-5595


In the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


Josephine Martell
Director of Research Development
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
B05 Bruckner Hall / Ithaca NY 14850
T: 607-255-8835 


An initiative launched in 2016 by the Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Research Development Services (RD) was established to provide dedicated services to help faculty pursue large, collaborative, team science-focused awards. RD catalyzes capacity-building activities, research collaboration, diversity, and pipeline growth, which complements the administrative management of proposals by grant administrators.

Research Development Collaboration



csdfResearch Development has started a YouTube channel! Follow us for informational webinars, fun videos, and other important resources to help you submit a successful proposal. 


Email usTo discuss your research development needs or to inquire about our services, please email us at Research Development at Cornell University
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