Research Development

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Research Development

Welcome to Research Development

“Research development (RD) is 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.” -NORDP

The  DCU Research Development Team help researchers to maximise their chances of funding success through the provision of expert advice and practical support in all of the key components of a high quality grant application through the following activities:

  • Identifying national and international funding opportunities
  • Advising on application procedures, eligibility and evaluation criteria
  • Reviewing draft applications – offering advice on writing style, structure, content
  • Assisting with coordinating collaborative grant opportunities, multi-partner and strategic submissions
  • Advising on submitting applications to EU funder systems
  • Planning timelines for proposal preparation and review
  • Strategic planning support for senior management




Contact  the Research Development Officer for your Faculty for further details.