Research Development Services

Research Development Services (RDS) supports the Texas A&M research community in the pursuit of external and internal research funding by providing a full-array of proposal development and consulting services, proposal resources and templates, and proposal development training opportunities at no cost for faculty.

Services and Support

Large Proposals

Research Development Services (RDS) provides faculty with proposal development support for multidisciplinary funding opportunities. RDS can assist with idea development and proposal planning and/or project management throughout the proposal development process.

Early Career Faculty

Research Development Services (RDS) provides early career faculty with proposal development support throughout the proposal development process, structured to the needs of each individual PI.

Special Strategic Projects

Special Strategic Projects Research Services assists research faculty with proposal development for HSI federal funding.


External Funding

The A&M Research Community has several resources available that list or allow for searching by keyword or research area for federal and other funding opportunities that are external to the university.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Funding Opportunities

The designation provides schools with access to additional funding to improve enrollment and graduation rates among Hispanic students.

Internal Funding

Texas A&M is committed to helping faculty advance their research portfolio across all disciplines. These programs are designed to support the generation of preliminary data, pursue new directions or collaborations, or boost an existing collaboration toward a major proposal submission.

Limited Submissions

Texas A&M, working in partnership with The Texas A&M University System research agencies, has established a process to identify institutionally limited submission opportunities and internally select applicants to submit full proposals in response to a particular program.

Contact Us

Jorja Kimball, PhD, Executive Director
Special Strategic Projects

Laurie S. Garton, Ph.D., Associate Director
Focus: Early Career Faculty

Gabriel Rivera, MBA, Associate Director
Focus: Large Proposals