CALS Office of Research Development

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for our Fall 2019 Grants Workshop for Early-career Faculty. Application deadline extended until Monday, July 29, 2019

To advance CALS’ capacity for research and scholarship in line with college, university, New York State and federal priorities.

Goal: The goal of the CALS Research Development office is to cultivate and implement programming to support and grow the externally-funded research activity of faculty at all levels. In particular, the office supports proposal development activities that enable faculty to procure multi-disciplinary grants, center grants and training grants; diversify funding streams and to help new faculty launch their research careers successfully.

Research Development catalyzes capacity-building activities, research collaboration and pipeline growth, which complements the administrative management of proposals by the CALS Office of Sponsored Research.

The CALS Office of Research Development:

  • Develops grant proposals with a focus on Center grants, complex, multi-PI grants, training grants and grants of strategic importance to CALS and/or Cornell.
  • Conducts specialized training including workshops for early career faculty and agency-specific trainings such as NSF CAREER, NSF, NIH, DOD and USDA.
  • Cultivates team science by promoting a multi-disciplinary team approach and fostering collaboration among diverse faculty and topics.
  • Advances early career faculty by offering one-to-one sessions to discuss strategic research planning and identify and connect new faculty with career development resources on campus.
  • Positions faculty strategically with federal agencies by facilitating introductions with agency program officers and providing support, including the preparation of key materials, as agency relationships develop.
  • Provides evaluation expertise in partnership with CORE, the Cornell Office of Research Evaluation. RD and CORE staff can help develop planning models (e.g. logic and concept) and evaluation plans.

  • Publicizes funding opportunities within CALS.
  • Manages limited submission opportunities within CALS to develop competitive teams and proposals.


Josephine Martell
Associate Director of Research Development
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Cornell University/ B05 Bruckner Hall/ Ithaca, NY 14853
T: 607-255-8835  E:



The CALS Office of Research Development collaborates closely with Research Development staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs:


Kim Holloway, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research Development
Office of Sponsored Programs
Cornell University/ 373 Pine Tree Road/ Ithaca, NY 14850
T: 607-255-6841  E: