Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) works with faculty to effectively secure extramural funding, from early career fellowships to large center grants. Our support services include:

  • Helping faculty find relevant funding opportunities for their research.
  • Working directly with faculty to support effective proposal writing and development.
  • Coordinating and facilitating research teams in their pursuit of large interdisciplinary funding opportunities.
  • Providing proposal-related training and professional development for faculty and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Working with campus departments and offices to streamline the proposal submission process.

Meet the Team

Barbara Walker
Director, Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts & Education

Maria Napoli
Director, Science & Engineering

Danielle Chandler 
Associate Director, Science & Engineering

Melissa Bator
SRI Associate, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

Leigh Anne Riedman
SRI Associate, Science & Engineering

Kelly Pillsbury
Strategic Research Initiatives Analyst

Meghan McDonald
Strategic Research Initiatives Analyst

Fundamentals Newsletter

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