The Division of Research Program Development (DRPD) assists University of Florida faculty and staff in the pursuit of internal and external research funding. The division identifies and publishes a list of Funding Opportunities for the UF community, coordinates the selection of UF’s nominees to limited submission programs, facilitates industry partnerships, and coordinates the annual Research Opportunity Seed Fund program.
The division assists in planning and coordinating large interdisciplinary research initiatives, including facilitating the preparation of grants involving multiple schools, colleges, divisions, or institutions to support new research programs at UF. The division also maintains a list of grantsmanship resources and boilerplate text to assist all faculty submitting proposals. The Division of Research Program Development is responsible for the following areas:
|Name||Position||Phone Number||Office Number|
|Sobha Jaishankar||Assistant Vice President and Lecturer||(352) 392-8247||GRI 237|
|Kelly Jacoby||Proposal Development Specialist||(352) 392-9270||GRI 234|
|Canan “Janan” Balaban||Proposal Development Specialist||(352) 294-2027||GRI 234|
|Jeevan Jyot||Research Programs and Services, Coordinator||(352) 273-3065||GRI 234|
|Maura Pedersen||Senior Information Specialist||(352) 392-4804||GRI 234|