New Proposal Initiation Form

DRI is piloting a new Research Advancement tool that will establish a formalized approach to initial communication between investigators and DRI for all planned research proposals. If your department is part of the pilot program (Phases I, II, or III), please use the link below to complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Please use the Proposal Initiation Form for all initial proposal communication with DRI.

Research Advancement is a service unit within the Division of Research and Innovation (DRI) that supports the strategic and proactive growth of research at the University of Arkansas. Service areas in Research Advancement include Research Development, Industry Research Partnerships, and Electronic Research Administration.

Research Advancement assists researchers at every stage of the research and proposal development process and manages research data for the University. On the Research Development and Industry Research Partnerships side, we offer services ranging from brainstorming proposal ideas and assembling teams, to finding funding opportunities and supporting the development and review of proposal content and documents. On the Electronic Research Administration side, we offer support for investigators utilizing the University’s electronic research administration tools, as well as maintaining campus research analytics. 

To learn more about each area of our services and how we can help support your next proposal, please follow the links on the right side of the page. You can also meet the research advancement team.

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GrantForward is a search engine and database that matches researchers with funding opportunities and collaborators.

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InfoReady contains applications and competitions for grant funding that require an internal selection process.


Streamlyne is the University of Arkansas’ electronic research administration system that records all sponsored projects.

Research Advancement Spotlight

Researchers to Develop Solid Lubricant Coatings for Conveyor Systems

In May 2022, A research and development team led by Min Zou, professor of mechanical engineering and an Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow, has received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop low-friction, durable, graphite-lubricant coatings for industrial conveyor systems.

Birth Through Kindergarten Receives Grant for Early Childhood Pre-K Teacher Academy

In April 2022, Faculty in the birth through kindergarten/special education integrated teacher licensure program in U of A's School of Human Environmental Sciences have received a grant to offer an Early Childhood Pre-K Teacher Academy.




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Grant funds

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from RD-assisted proposals in FY21


Research Advancement Events & Meetings

You can access a complete list of Research Advancement events here.

Research & Innovation News