Research Development

Research Development (RD) helps faculty and other researchers develop strategies and build skills for grant seeking; facilitates development of competitive proposals; coordinates UNH responses to special funding and award programs; and nominates UNH researchers for prestigious external prizes, awards, and appointments.

One-on-one services for those seeking external funding for their research, teaching, outreach, and other scholarly activities include assistance with:

  • Assessing readiness to submit proposals
  • Finding appropriate funding sources
  • Reaching out to federal and foundation program officers
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Connecting with potential collaborators
  • Identifying potential partners for broader impacts activities
  • Learning successful proposal writing strategies
  • Developing proposal components
  • Establishing proposal milestones and timelines
  • Obtaining templates and standardized text
  • Getting expert critiques on proposal drafts
  • Editing and polishing final proposals
  • Analyzing comments from sponsor reviews
  • Developing strategies for resubmissions

Group services include:

  • Agency and topical interest email lists
  • Topic- and agency-specific workshops and events
  • Extended programs to enhance success with NIH, USDA, NSF, and DOE
  • Intensive support for early career success

RD also participates in faculty and student programs hosted by the UNH Provost’s Office, the Office of National Fellowships, the Graduate School and other UNH schools and colleges, and UNH research institutes and centers.

Programs are announced via email.

Program descriptions and a program calendar can be found in Grant Seeking Workshops and Programs and by searching the UNH Master Calendar.

RD also:

  • Coordinates UNH's responses to limited submission programs, including managing internal pre-proposal competitions
  • Nominates UNH researchers for prestigious external prizes, awards, and appointments
  • Works closely with UNH Advancement/Foundation Relations to make working with nonprofit sponsors seamless for researchers

Research Development Resources

Research and Large Center Development Information Sheet

RD Services Bookmark

RD Proposal Review Services

RD Resources for Early Career Researchers and Scholars

Online Resources

Research Development  Calendar

Contact Information

Mark Milutinovich
Director,  Research & Large Center Development
Service Building, Room 102
Phone: (603) 862-5338

Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate, Research & Large Center Development
Phone: (603) 862-2002

Michael Thompson
Senior Associate, Research & Large Center Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255

Maria Emanuel
Senior Associate, Research & Large Center Development
Service Building, Room 106F
Phone: 603-862-4377

Ruth Davis
Program Assistant, Research & Large Center Development
Phone: (603) 862-2410