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.

About Us

The Research Development Team serves faculty within the School of Biological Sciences. Our staff assist with the development and submission of grant proposals.
Research Development Team
As part of our services, we assist with complex proposals, arrange reviews by technical experts, and match opportunities to faculty members.
The more we know about your research, the better we can help you navigate funding opportunities and submit competitive proposals.
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.

Funding Fuels our Research

The School of Biological Sciences receives funding 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.

$61 Million

Faculty with the School of Biological Sciences received $61 Million in external research funding during FY 2017 – 2018.


New grants were awarded with start dates in FY 2017 – 2018 that have Bio Sci faculty as the lead Principal Investigator

$11.35 Million

The largest grant awarded to faculty in BioSci in FY 2017 – 2018 supports 5 years of Alzheimer’s Disease research

Facts & Statistics – External Research Funding School of Biological Sciences. Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018.