Biology is the science of life.  As biologists, faculty in the School of Biological Sciences investigate the underlying principles of nature and use their discoveries to bring about a better tomorrow.  Their biological research will provide the solutions to many of today’s most difficult challenges, including global climate change, sustainability, food and energy production, and human health.

Funding fuels our research.  It comes to the School of Biological Sciences from federal agencies, foundations, charities, industry and other sponsors. During the 2018 fiscal year, our faculty received $61 million in funding, a 12% increase from the previous year.

The Research Development Team serves faculty within the School of Biological Sciences.  Our Staff assist with the development and submission of grant proposals. As part of our Services, we assist with complex proposals, arrange reviews by technical experts, and match opportunities to faculty members.  The Team supports infrastructure acquisition and helps to fund Facilities that enable cutting-edge research.  We provide Resources to help with the development of successful proposals.