Research & Proposal Development

The Research and Proposal Development Division is responsible for assisting and guiding investigators throughout the pre-award process. We are committed to providing support to each investigator regardless of their level of experience. We will provide guidance, assistance, and support to ensure you have all of the tools to plan for and build a strong research agenda.

Our Team

Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas
Coordinator of Research & Strategic Partnerships

Sarah Browning

Sarah Browning
Coordinator of Research & Faculty Development

Kelbi Delaune

Kelbi Delaune
Coordinator of Research & Student Engagement

Ozzy Olivares

Ossiel Oliveras
Proposal Development Specialist


  • Assist in identifying funding opportunities
  • Review Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Locate and facilitate internal and external collaborations
  • Aid in building research agendas
  • Provide one-on-one guidance and support
  • Develop trainings, workshops, and events upon request


Need Help?

New to grants? Or just unsure where to get started with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs? Reach out to our Research and Proposal Development Division with any questions or comments. We are here to help! You can contact us individually or through our shared email.

Ready to Write?

Have you already identified a funding opportunity that you are wanting to pursue?

Please fill out our internal Pre-Proposal Notification (PPN) form.

Receipt of this form will allow us to allocate a team from ORSP to assist you with proposal development and submission. Submission of this form is for internal uses only and you are always free to rescind your intent to submit without any penalty.