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We work with investigators and scholars to catalyze innovation and discovery. We provide support for transdisciplinary collaborations, opportunity identification, team formation and proposal development. Our team is committed to the success of faculty and student research initiatives and increasing the College’s research capacity and competitiveness.

Proposal Development

Each of our team members has an area of focus:

Juan J. Lopez helps individual investigators develop proposals for high-impact programs and research foundations, as well as interpret reviews for resubmissions. He assists in identifying funding sources and serves as the CASE contact for limited submissions.

Maria Pulido-Velosa assists in the development of multi-investigator proposals led by Institute of Water and Environment researchers and collaborative proposals involving InWE and other research institutes or centers.

Jessica Rodriguez assists in the development of multi-investigator proposals across CASE centers and institutes, with a particular focus on the STEM Transformation Institute and other preeminent programs.

Rita Teutonico leads the Research Development Office and directs all areas of expertise provided by the office. Dr. Teutonico has a PhD in molecular biology and quantitative genetics and spent 10 years as Science Advisor at the National Science Foundation leading cross-Foundation initiatives, particularly those focused on sustainability science and the integration of the social and natural sciences.

Research Resources

Training & Events

We offer workshops for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students to share knowledge and help cultivate skills that can lead to the development of competitive proposals.

Upcoming Events

Training and event dates will be posted here.

In addition, be sure to take advantage of the ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Program and check the Office of Research and Economic Development events calendar regularly for seminar and training opportunities.

Contact Us

Research Development Team
College of Arts, Sciences & Education
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Academic Health Center 4, Suite 350

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