Research Development

Research Development supports grantsmanship, funding, and proposal development.

The Research Development staff offer programming tailored to the research funding, development, and grant-seeking needs of Tufts faculty, researchers, and students.

Our workshops are designed to address specific conceptual and narrative components of the grant-seeking process and draw on expertise from across the research development spectrum, including through strategic collaborations with Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) or other area experts. Our programs range from large-scale team science collaboration strategies to crafting compelling proposal narratives and understanding the landscape of funding agency opportunities. We are currently evaluating the future workshop schedule. Past offerings are summarized below. 

Successful proposals most often open with a compelling and focused statement that communicates the essentials of your project: we call this the ‘Page One’ and provide both strategies and review for developing your own draft-in-progress.

This series is designed to provide strategies, expert resources, and writing support for getting to the finish line for applicants to NSF’s annual CAREER Award.

This new workshop series on team science fundamentals provides an evidence-based framework for building cohesive teams and strategies, developed in partnership with the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Design Practice group of Tufts Technology Services.

         Tufts Researchers Discuss Team Science

These workshops target the grant-seeking needs of rising researchers by building confidence and competence with strategies for securing extramural funding.

Our individual workshops generally focus on specific grant-seeking activities, including general grantsmanship best practices, strategies for finding funding, and writing for proposals, while specialty sessions can address particular conceptual proposal challenges.

Our faculty-led writing groups are designed as cohort-based, peer-review writing environments that provide accountability and soft deadlines to help you get to your grant proposal finish line.

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