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Research Development

Glossary of Research Administration Terms

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Commonly used terms related to grants, contracts and proposals.

Research Funding

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There are many ways to fund different types of research and scholarly pursuits within the University.


Proposal Development

From original idea to actual submission, creating and writing a project proposal involves an intricate process requiring perseverance, organizational and time management skills; interpersonal negotiation and communication skills; the ability to accept feedback, often in the form of criticism; and the ability to handle rejection, make corrections and adjustments, and submit again.

Proposal Submission

Proposals for external funding are submitted by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation on behalf of the University.