Funding  Research Development

Funding & Research Development

The Office of Strategic Research Development (SRD) offers a variety of services for researchers and grant seekers, while facilitating collaboration across all disciplines and with external partners. We help navigate the research development and partnership process to be successful in securing funding for scholarly activities; and provide additional support services for investigators as they develop grant and other applications.


This includes:

  • Funding search assistance using various free and subscription-based tools
  • Strategic consultations to align project ideas to programs and build collaborative teams
  • Coordination of more complex or multidisciplinary projects, in partnership with the Research Service Centers
  • Grantsmanship editing and review for grammar, responsiveness, and organization
  • Engagement of internal and external subject matter experts for technical peer review

We also offer:

  • A number of annual internal seed grant program (INTRA, GREAT, Connect, T2) and external funding opportunities for faculty members
  • An established “limited submission” application process and program
  • A targeted scholarly awards Incentive program

Contact our Team

Daniel (Dan) Riechers, Ph.D.
Proposal Development, Strategic Research Initiatives
(210) 458-5016


Ana Laredo
Institutional Seed Grants
(210) 458-2064 


Lyndsey Lepovitz