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Research Development Office

The KU Medical Center Research Development Office encompasses a set of strategic, proactive and capacity-building activities that support individual faculty members and investigative teams to develop and prepare large and complex, strategic, interdisciplinary proposals that have university-wide impact.


The Research Development Office team works alongside departmental and local grants administrative teams to ensure complete and timely proposal submissions to Sponsored Projects Administration. To support proposal development and competitive applications, this office provides expertise and capacity in a broad spectrum of services across the pre-award lifecycle, including:

  • Manage overall proposal development
  • Provide project team composition input
  • Connect teams to reviewers and consultants
  • Write, edit and review proposal documents and budgets where appropriate
  • Coordinate facility and resource descriptions
  • Provide expertise for ancillary and human research documents
  • Consult with graphic designers, scientific writers, biostatisticians and others
  • Draft letters of support
  • Liaise with KU Medical Center leadership and government relations entities

KU Medical Center faculty and staff can learn more on the myKUMC intranet.

Research Administration

University of Kansas Medical Center
Research Administration
Mailstop 1039
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Office Location: Support Services Building, Suite 120
Phone: 913-588-1261
Fax: 866-255-2129