Navigating the complex grant applications and research support world can overwhelm faculty and researchers. The proposal development process, in particular, requires extensive time and effort, leading to frustration and delays in accessing vital resources.

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Without the proper guidance and support during the pre-pre-award phase, faculty and researchers may struggle to meet deadlines, miss out on funding opportunities, and ultimately hinder their progress in advancing important research projects.

The Office of Research Development, part of the Office of Research Services, is here to provide unparalleled support, offering a range of programs and resources designed specifically for faculty and researchers. From assisting with grant applications to supporting interdisciplinary collaboration, we are committed to streamlining your journey toward success.

With our dedicated team by your side, you can expect hassle-free navigation through the proposal development phase. Say goodbye to wasted time and missed opportunities – let us empower you to focus on making groundbreaking discoveries.

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Use the ORD Grant Support Planner to plan your proposal and connect with available resources.

Within the grant life cycle, there are three commonly accepted phases, such as pre-award and post-award. As a department within the Office of Research Services, ORD supports researchers during  phases 1, 2, and 3 of the grant life cycle (see image).

Please note, ORD does not submit applications or work on applications once awarded. This is the work of the Office of Research Services Pre-Award


a graphic that depicts the following stages of grants: generating idea, finding funding, developing proposal, submitting proposal,

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A new resource for all UMKC researchers, we want to help you submit competitive proposals, develop interdisciplinary collaborations and meet your goals.

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