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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 depicting Strategic Research Development's Core ValuesServices SRD provides:

External Funding Opportunities

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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

Staff Directory

        Name                 Position   Phone Number Office Number
Irene Cooke Assistant Vice President, and Interim Director (352) 294-0556 Grinter 458
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
Lloyd Horne Limited Submissions and Large Proposal Development (352) 273-3129 Grinter 472A

Mailing Address

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