Research Strategy

We act as an active mentor, long-term partner, and accelerator to large-scale complex research projects


This process begins by working with faculty and administrative leaders to plan, initiate, and manage research initiatives and proposals at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Our deep network of relationships allows access to University leadership, community leaders, research and industry partners helping ideas become impactful research initiatives or projects.

Institutional Planning

RDS continuously monitors federal agency priorities and programs, and communicates with faculty and administrative leaders to plan, initiate, and manage new research initiatives and proposals. We maintain a Federal Funding Landscape Dashboard that can be accessed on the RDS Intranet page.

Workshops & Training

The RDS team has specific expertise in scoping research projects to fit a target funding opportunity and best practices in grantsmanship for team science projects and proposals. Contact us if you would like more information.

Team Building

Our network of relationships can help fill gaps on your project team by connecting you with university resources for identifying and building partnerships with community and industry partners, and professionals with expertise in education, diversity, and public outreach program design.

Broader Impacts

RDS is developing a university-wide Broader Impacts Platform, a joint initiative with the Office of Civic Engagement that is slated for release by Summer 2022, to:

      1. Provide support for faculty in developing research-driven BI plans that meet federal agencies’ priorities and expectations;
      2. Deliver BI program metrics to the university leadership through cross-division coordination and tracking mechanisms; and
      3. Increase the measurable impact of research activities and institutional programs on education, workforce development, and diversity and inclusion in the South Side and Chicago communities.
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