Working with faculty to creatively and effectively secure extramural funding from early career fellowships to large center grants, our team ensures that our campus is a vibrant, competitive, cutting-edge research community. We support faculty throughout the lifecycle of their academic careers, offering educational workshops and seminars, providing one-on-one proposal development consultations, organizing strategic initiatives, liaising with funders, and connecting researchers across disciplines.

Services Offered

  • Proposal Review
  • Proposal Resources
  • Funding Search Tools
  • Red Team Reviews
  • Strategic Planning for Major Initiatives

  • Center Proposal Support
  • Limited Submission Coordination
  • Faculty Consultations
  • Collaboration Toolkit
  • Sample Proposals
  • Funding Database Training
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Workshops
  • Campus Research Seminars Calendar

Meet the Team

The Research Development team offers a variety of tools and resources to help faculty identify opportunities for research, scholarly and creative activities.

Barbara Walker
Director of Research Development for Social Sciences
barbara.walker@ucsb.edu

Andrea Stith
Director of Research Development, Science & Engineering
andrea.stith@ucsb.edu

Maria Napoli
Director of Research Development, Biological Engineering, Science & Technology
maria.napoli@ucsb.edu

TBD
Associate Director of Research Development, Humanities, Fine Arts & Education

Danielle Chandler 
Associate Director of Research Development, Science & Engineering
danielle.chandler@ucsb.edu

Kelly Pillsbury
Research Development & Funding Opportunities Specialist
kelly.pillsbury@ucsb.edu

Fundamentals Newsletter

Research Development sends out a monthly newsletter, Fundamentals, with the latest campus and agency announcements, current limited submissions, events, and more.