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Strategic Research Development

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The mission of the Strategic Research Development (SRD) team is to lead a community of excellence in research development. Through action and respect, we foster a culture of diverse and inclusive perspectives. Our work inspires, motivates, and uplifts a creative community of innovative thinkers. We embrace a bold, people-first approach to research development, and we excel in our ability to listen, consult, collaborate, and celebrate.

What is Strategic Research Development?

The SRD team is made up of a small yet diverse group of individuals operating in the forefront of UF Research, providing education and training, strategic planning, and facilitation of large interdisciplinary research initiatives to the research community.

Our Core Values:

Infographic showing the core values of Strategic Research development, showing iconography and core values organized in a honeycomb-like, hexagonal layout. Core values include: community of innovative thinkers; diverse and inclusive perspectives; community of excellence; and thinking without fear.Services SRD provides:

External Funding Opportunities

Discover the updated list of funding opportunities, graduate student funding opportunities, government funding resources and more

Internal Competitive Funding

View internal competitive funding resources, such as UF Research Foundation Awards, Research Opportunity Seed Fund and more

Funding Resources

Identify external funding opportunities for specific research projects 

Proposal Development Assistance

Receive consulting support for multiple-investigator proposals more than $1 million

Limited Submission Programs

Understand the necessary guidelines for selecting the proposal that will be submitted in response to a limited submission program

Business & Industry Collaboration

Explore programs for business & industry partnerships and learn about tech transfer through UF Innovate

Education & Training Programs

Create new knowledge and enhanced skills for improvement

Staff Directory

        Name                 Position   Phone Number Office Number
Irene Cooke Assistant Vice President, and Interim Director (352) 2940556 Grinter 458
Marah Berry Associate Director, Strategic Research Initiatives (352) 273-2164 Grinter 460A
Michelle Leonard Assistant Director, Education and Training (352) 273-1252 WAL 320
Jeremiah McDougal Administration and Logistics (352) 273-3017 Grinter 460
Kira Bohunicky Internal/Foundation Opportunities Communicator and Large Proposal Development (352) 392-9270 Grinter 496
Gail Fish Centers, Institutes, and Professorships Communicator and Large Proposal Development (352) 294-0571 Grinter 496
Ben Griffith Research Strategist and Large Proposal Development (352) 273-3019 Grinter 472A
Lloyd Horne Limited Submissions and Large Proposal Development (352) 273-3129 Grinter 472A
J. Jinah Song Funding Opportunities Communicator and Large Proposal Development (352) 273-2164 Grinter 460B

Mailing Address

Strategic Research Development
UF Research
University of Florida
322 Walker Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500