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Research Development and Strategic Initiatives

About Research Development and Strategic Initiatives

The mission of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives (RDSI) is to provide opportunities and support to researchers in an effort to increase the number and quality proposals submitted to external sponsors.

To support this mission, RDSI provides a broad range of services including:

  • Conduct grant writing workshops
  • Manage the limited submission process
  • Suggest collaborators (internal and external)
  • Identify funding opportunities and potential sponsors for faculty
  • Liaison with funding agencies
  • Provide strategic advice on making proposals more competitive and building research teams
  • Provide assistance in finding mentors and proposal reviewers

To inquire about RDSI assistance, please contact Evy Gonzales, Director of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives, at eg13@txstate.edu or 512-245-2314.

What is Research Development and Strategic Initiatives?

Research Development and Strategic Initiatives encompasses a set of strategic and capacity-building activities to help faculty, teams of researchers, and central administration attract external funding by developing and implementing tactics that enhance the research enterprise.