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Research Development

The Research Development team helps researchers identify potential funding and prepare competitive proposals. They conduct informational workshops, provide proposal development support, assist with funding searches, and coordinate limited submissions and internal programs.


Top workshops included a four-part DoD series, two “UCF Collaborates” events that fostered teaming and idea exchange across disciplines, and an NSF research outreach visit to UCF. The UCF Collaborates events were based on interest in the broad topics of Health (Fall 2022) and Digital Arts and Entertainment (2023). The NSF research outreach visit was done in conjunction with the UCF Urban Resilience Initiative.


Their EARLIER initiative is a comprehensive approach to large, interdisciplinary, and complex proposal submissions with a significant university-wide impact.

More than $7.8M of new research funding to support research teams was secured through through the initiative, which was launched this year.

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Workshops in FY 2023