Research Development (RD) provides support to faculty, students and staff in identifying and seeking funding to increase George Mason’s funded research base.

To accomplish this RD provides:

Limited Submission Process
Management of the internal selection process for limited submission grant opportunities (those where the agency limits the number of proposals from a single institution).

Coordination / Identification of Funding Sources & Dissemination of Information
Coordinates institutional activities to identify funding information from outside entities and disseminates this information to units. Coordinates university-wide funding activities with outside entities such as Strategic Partnerships.

Seminars and Workshops
A variety of seminars and workshops are offered each semester. These are organized in the following series: Basics, Tips for Success, and Grants Management. Special Topics sessions are arranged as interests are identified.

Assist and Coordinate Large and Complex Proposal Efforts
Support cooperative and collaborative research activities at Mason by expanding Mason's capacity to strategically pursue major multi-and interdisciplinary team based research initiatives.

Research Development Resources
Offers individualized consulting sessions to faculty and research staff on the identification of funding opportunities and advises on appropriateness of funding sources and strategies for interactions with agencies.


Uploaded image
Mason researchers are committed to producing research of quality and consequence and making efforts to translate that research into solutions.
Uploaded image
Mason’s innovative approach to teaching and learning is creating a new generation of both teachers and students.
Uploaded image
Mason researchers are hard at work on some of the toughest medical issues facing society.
Uploaded image
The Internet, smartphones, and tablets—cloud-connected tools increase our productivity and interconnectedness, but they also make us less secure.