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:

  • Topic-specific workshops
  • Semester- and academic-year-long programs:
  • "UP-2-NIH"
  • CAREER proposals to NSF, DOE, and DOD
  • Multi-investigator proposals
  • Intensive grant writing seminars

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 and listed  in the Research Office events calendar.

Research Office events 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

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Kathryn Cataneo
Director, Research Development
Thompson Hall, Room 303d
Phone: (603) 862-0357 

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

Michael Thompson
Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255

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