Research Development

Research Development Services

We aim to connect researchers to resources and increase the investigators’ competitiveness in obtaining extramural research funding. The services we offer include:

  • Programming- presentations, workshops, discussions- for researchers and department administrators on how to utilize research tools and resources and become more familiar with major sponsors (provide help with expanding their grantsmanship knowledge).
  • Work with faculty to identify funding opportunities that match their research interests and priorities
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Give advice throughout the proposal development, including how and when to contact a program officer
  • In coordination with the proposal specialists, develop non-disciplinary proposals components (boilerplates). Work with faculty and administrators to develop the non-disciplinary elements of proposals such as management plans, broader impacts and evaluation plans.
  • Provide grantsmanship advice and strategy- to set up a meeting to discuss funding opportunities or proposal development, please contact and provide a brief description of your project and funding needs.
  • Help connect researchers with proposal writers / evaluators.

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Research Development Staff:

Vessela A. Vassileva-Clarke
Assistant Director of Research Development
email: vaclarke

Rebecca Wren
Project Coordinator
email: rewren

Campus Grant Inquiries email:

Office of Research

1060 - Administration Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5468
Fax: 313-593-6790