An office within the URI Division of Research and Economic Development, the Office of Research Development (ORD) provides grantsmanship, grant writing, and proposal development support services and resources to the URI community to improve the quality and increase the quantity of research and educational proposals to external funding sources, including state and federal agencies and private foundations.
ORD staff work closely with faculty, researchers, and administrators across all disciplines to provide information and identify funding opportunities. Specifically, we can:
The ORD also facilitates grant projects involving multiple colleges and institutions and can match funding sources to areas of team interest as well as promoting networking opportunities for potential collaborations.
This website contains useful information to assist and guide faculty, staff, and administrators through the research proposal process. We're here to help! Click on Who Can Help Me? for college-specific contacts as well as a proposal process flowchart and timeline.