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In addition to facilitating preparation of specific funding proposals, FRDO supports PIs to develop long-term research strategies, enables collaboration and team building, and facilitates complex, interdisciplinary projects. Direct any questions you may have about these opportunities to or request support below.

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Strategic Planning


FRDO supports long-term research strategic planning and can work one-on-one with PIs or with research teams to discuss funding maps and how to scaffold your research, scholarship, and creative activities to effectively build on one another. This is especially helpful for early-career faculty and newly forming research teams, including UNM Grand Challenges Level 1 concept teams.

Facilitation & Team Building


Are you looking for collaborators, but don't know people in the relevant fields? FRDO can help introduce you to other researchers whose work dovetails with yours. We can also facilitate sessions that support ideation, team building, collaboration planning, or similar. This is especially helpful for early-career or established researchers who are looking to develop new collaborations and learn to collaborate more effectively.

Interdisciplinary Projects & Complex Proposals


FRDO works with established research teams to facilitate complex, interdisciplinary proposal development. This includes facilitating team meetings to support efficiency and productivity, establishing team member roles for accountability, and collaboratively developing milestones and timelines to stay on-track. This is especially helpful for researchers/teams, such as UNM Grand Challenges Level 2 teams, planning 1+ years in advance to develop complex, collaborative proposals.