Research Development

The mission of Research Development Services is to assist UWM researchers in finding the right grant opportunities for their research and developing strong proposals with a competitive edge.

Research Development

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Interpreting agency guidelines
  • Developing templates for a wide range of proposal types
  • Reviewing and editing of proposal narratives, project summaries, and other components
  • Advising on revision and resubmission of unfunded proposals
  • Offering assistance and guidance with internal grant applications

Institutional Projects

  • Organizing, and developing large-scale grants (e.g., major equipment, collaborative projects, center and institute proposals)
  • Developing multi-disciplinary or collaborative projects


The key to developing successful proposals is knowing what makes them successful. We provide both face-to-face and on-demand training on a variety of topics to help strengthen your proposals and increase their competitiveness. Examples include:

  • Finding grant opportunities
  • Writing successful proposals
  • Internal grant programs
  • Proposal review processes
  • National Science Foundation CAREER proposals
  • Grant writing for graduate students

Limited-Submission Grant Programs

Limited-submission competitions are those which limit the number of applications UWM can put forward in either a preliminary or full proposal state.

Limited-submission opportunities are announced via the UWM Research Updates. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent (LOI) as specified in the respective announcement. If the number of LOIs exceeds the allowable number of submissions, an internal competition will be held. Instructions and the deadlines for the internal competition will be sent to all prospective applicants.

Contact Us

Office of Research Development Services
Shared Inbox:
(414) 229-2747
Mitchell Hall 272

Research Development Specialists:
Michelle Schoenecker,
Anne Kissack,
Reed Heintzkill,