RD Group Contact Information:
Conrad Monson- STEM RD Kristen Kellems- FHSS RD
275 MB 934 SWKT
conrad_monson@byu.edu kckellems@byu.edu
801-422-7722 801-422-8967
IDR Conference Room: 270 McDonald Building
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Kaylie Winterton- Administrator Jaynie Mitchell- MSE RD
269 MB 306-C MCKB
kaylie.winterton@byu.edu jaynie_mitchell@byu.edu
801-422-0132 801-422-3067
Karen D. Hill – Grants and Partnership Manager
445 JRCB

Research Development (RD) supports faculty efforts to find and secure research funding. Increasing competition for limited levels of funding is driving a rapid growth in RD throughout universities in the U.S. and abroad. These funding capture efforts can be defined as

“…a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and central research administrations in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness” (The National Organization of Research Development Professionals, NORDP, 4thAnnual Conference, 2012).


RD is focused on helping faculty obtain a sustainable level of funding to support their research needs. Specifically, our RD group performs the following tasks for Planning, Finding and Securing research funding:

  • Help individual faculty and teams of researchers create Plans that describe strategies and tools for finding funding, marketing ideas, and preparing proposals.
  • Utilize specific tools and resources for Finding funding opportunities and help faculty use these tools for their own funding searches.
  • Help faculty Secure funding by providing a range of resources for finding funders, writing effective proposals, communicating with funding managers, marketing ideas, advocating capabilities, etc.