At FIU, research development services support the University’s strategic priorities as well as expand and strengthen research and scholarship to discover new knowledge, innovate, and promote interdisciplinary activities. In partnership with FIU’s Faculty Mentoring program, we provide FIU researchers and scholars with the guidance and tools needed for success in academia and create a supportive environment for creative and research endeavors. The Office of Research and Economic Development’s efforts seek to increase FIU’s volume of external research funding, elevate the competitiveness of proposals, create multidisciplinary research relationships and foster innovation. Services include a series of capacity-building and support activities geared towards improving the research funding enterprise at FIU. Specifically, we work with researchers and scholars to identify grant opportunities, form effective and multidisciplinary teams, and assist with the various stages in the proposal process.