Office of Research Development
Office of Research Development
The Office of Research Development, or ORD, provides guidance, information, supporting services, and resources to assist faculty in proposal development. This includes identifying funding opportunities, understanding proposal requirements, and providing guidance and selected review services. While services are available to all faculty, the ORD focuses on meeting the needs of new faculty investigators and large, center-level, and multi-university proposal teams.
In addition to maintaining and distributing timely information on funding opportunities across all domains and agencies, ORD also administers the university’s internal grant programs and limited submissions.
Find funding opportunities and collaborators
Staff in the ORD can help faculty find external sources of funding for research. The office offers personal consultations to identify opportunities and develop proposals.
The ORD, in collaboration with K-State Innovation Partners hosts a Research Connections event biennially. Faculty are invited to display their work and research interests with the goal of fostering collaborations.
Call 785-532-6195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule a consultation.
Internal funding competitions
Faculty Development Awards provide support to travel to international meetings, primarily at international locations, to participate in foreign exchanges — such as NEH fellowships — and to meet with program officers of potential external sponsors. The University Small Research Grants program is a seed grant program to support early research, scholarly activity and other creative efforts.
K-State also has a multidisciplinary initiative in Global Food Systems, or GFS, that builds on its research strengths and land-grant mission to help address the challenge of sustainably feeding a world population that will double global food demand by 2050. Given the importance of food production to the Kansas economy, the innovation and knowledge resulting from this initiative are expected to assist with job creation and economic development within the state and to help Kansas remain a leader in food production. GFS Seed grants are available to multidisciplinary teams to address GFS challenges.
Learn about limited submission opportunities
The ORD manages limited submissions and internal competitions. View limited submission procedures and opportunities.
Contact ORD at 785-532-6195 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Polish proposal writing skills
The ORD offers intensive proposal development clinics annually for opportunities that include the NSF CAREER and NEH Summer Stipends programs.
In partnership with the Graduate School, the ORD offers grant writing workshops and resume/CV workshops each year.
The ORD also provides grant-writing editing and assistance for proposals that exceed $1 million. Call 785-532-6195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate with the ORD staff.
Apply to specific funding programs or submit to specific agencies such as NSF, NIH and USDA
Specific funding programs and agencies have unique requirements. The ORD staff is available to help you navigate these programs, such as NSF, NIH and USDA. Call 785-532-6195 or email email@example.com to speak with an ORD staff member.
Manage teaming and logistics and diversity/education plans for larger, multidisciplinary submissions
The ORD staff can help you make connections to other researchers for multidiciplinary submissions. Reach out to our staff to discuss your needs and their recommendations.
Assist with data management, facilities and other resources and post-doctoral mentoring plans
The ORD team can provide examples, consult on their preparation and review drafts. Reach out to our staff for assistance.
Timelines and prioritization
Our services are available to all faculty and research staff. Projects are prioritized by:
- Large/complex or multi-institution proposals.
- Early-career investigator support.
- Single-investigator or small team proposals.
We suggest that you contact us approximately three months prior to the proposal deadline. For large/complex proposals, earlier notification is appreciated.
The ORD team
| Beth Montelone
Senior associate vice president for research
102 Fairchild Hall
Mary Lou Marino