Principles in Research Development

Principles in Research Development

The current research funding environment is highly competitive given the limited resources from funding agencies. This increases the demands on Principal investigators (PIs) who must often submit multiple proposals in order for a successful funding outcome. PIs must balance this increasing demand while also teaching, conducting research, mentoring trainees, and serving their institutions. To assist PIs and strengthen the research enterprise, research administrators provide multiple support mechanisms such as research development programming and resources.

This module presents the administrative and functional aspects of working with groups of investigators as well as individual PIs. There is also specific advice on searching for funding opportunities and matching those options to the right investigator.

After completing this module, you will have a clear understanding of the need for research development programs in an institution and, more importantly, an organized reference of tools and advice for implementing a targeted and efficient program for your investigators.

After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Create tools to identify and address critical gaps in the capabilities of institutions and individual applicants.
  • Assess which RDP activities are most appropriate for your institution’s needs and priorities.
  • Search, discover, and disseminate solicitations that align with investigator’s and team’s strengths.
  • Contribute to the development of a limited submissions selection process that benefits your institution.

CEU: 3.75 hours


LevelUP for Individuals

Pricing for each LevelUP module is $175 for members and $225 for non-members.
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Additional LevelUP Micro-credentialing Courses

Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities in Research Administration
Principles in Proposal Development
Principles in Pre-Award Research Administration
Principles of Award Negotiation and Set-up


If you have questions about SRAI's LevelUP Micro-credentialing Program, please contact Gina Cuevas,