The University of Arizona

Research Development Services

What is Research Development?

The Research Development Services (RDS) unit at the University of Arizona (UA) is an integral part of the suite of research services provided by Research, Innovation and Impact (RII). Our mission is to help UA researchers and scholars identify funding opportunities, form effective teams, and craft winning proposals, with the ultimate goal of increasing the quality and quantity of externally-funded research and scholarly activity at UA.


Not sure where to start? Are you:


We invite you to learn more about us:

  • How to engage RDS — learn what we do, our range of services, and what to expect.
  • Meet the team — meet the staff and learn their areas of expertise.
Please contact your college's Associate or Assistant Dean for Research and/or department Business Manager for more information on your college or department's support for research development.