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About Research Development

The Research Development division was established in 2008 as the Office of Proposal Development by the Vice President for Research to assist USU researchers in developing stronger and more competitive proposals for submission to external sponsors. The division was renamed Research Development in 2015. Since its establishment, the division has grown from a one-person shop to a network of multiple proposal development specialists located across campus. While the day-to-day efforts of the division focus on projects that are of strategic interest to USU and its units, our long term goals are to help researchers develop strong and successful proposal writing skills and expand the revenue created by externally funded research at USU.

Your success is our success.


The Research Development division is dedicated to expanding externally funded research at Utah State University through:

• Management of the proposal development process on strategically important submission
• Training researchers on the proposal development process
• Fostering interdisciplinary collaborations
• Providing services to researchers that advance their skills and success in obtaining funding


Graduate Student Grant Writing Seminar
Faculty Grant Writing Seminar
Proposal Writing Institute

Recent News

112, 2016

2017 PWI Applications Now Available

The application period for the 2017 Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) is now open! Apply now to participate in this small group, hands-on proposal writing experience.

1808, 2016

Getting Started Seminar

Registration for the next Getting Started as a Successful Proposal Writer seminar for graduate students will open on Monday, August 29, 2016. This full-day seminar [...]

2101, 2016

RGS Capital Equipment Grants

The next round of the Capital Equipment Grant program will start accepting applications in March 2016.