Research Development and Education (RDE)


The RDE team is dedicated to growing research at the University by connecting investigators with the resources, expertise, and training needed to make research happen.

The team connects investigators with funding opportunities, collaborators, grant-writing experts, and helps them to navigate the research environment. They oversee the application and selection process for internal awards.

Additionally, they are responsible for all education, training, and communication related initiatives and activities within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship.


Research Navigator

The Research Navigator is a new paradigm in research support for the University of Miami - a concierge service that connects faculty and staff to the right resources, right now.  It is one-on-one, centralized support designed to allow our faculty and staff to focus on research, not roadblocks. Connect with us at

Research Compass

The Research Compass is a dynamic new tool designed to guide you to the resources you need to make research and scholarship happen here at the University of Miami.

Arts & Humanities Fellowships

The Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities was established to support faculty with the ultimate goal of elevating both individual faculty careers and the University's scholarly reputation. It provides support for the startup of new projects as well as for advancement of existing projects.


Finding resources & opportunities

Jump to the Research Lifecycle for a comprehensive listing of internal and external funding and collaborative opportunities.

Learn more about grant writing support.

Provost's Research Awards

Internal funding programs designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at the University of Miami. The Provost’s Research Awards provide both salary support and support for direct research costs.

Relief Funding

The OVPRS and OFA are providing a one-time relief funding opportunity for ongoing research and scholarship. Applications are accepted at any point throughout the year; awards based on availability of funds.

Training & Education

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship offers training opportunities to the University research community. Please visit the events calendar, for upcoming classes and check this page regularly to explore added training materials.

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