UNM has a wide range of resources to support research, scholarship, and creative works. This list is only a summary. If you need help and are not sure where to start, contact the associate dean for research in your college/school or the Faculty Research Development Office (frdo at unm dot edu.)
Faculty Research Development Office
The Faculty Research Development Office (FRDO) supports research and proposal development for UNM faculty through activities like opportunity scoping, interpreting RFPs, budget development, reviewing proposal narratives, supporting collaborations, hosting workshops, and more. FRDO prioritizes support for large, complex proposals or for faculty/PIs who are new to the proposal development and submission process at UNM.
FRDO also manages internal competitions from the Office of the Vice President for Research and they coordinate UNM’s limited competitions – opportunities where UNM can only submit a limited number of proposals. Open internal competitions and limited competitions can be found here.
You can request proposal support from FRDO from their website’s home page by clicking “Submit a Request for Proposal Support.” You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask research and proposal related questions or to schedule a consult with a Faculty Research Support Officer (FRSO) to discuss your research goals and needs. It’s best to request proposal support as early as possible.
In addition to the FRSOs in the central Faculty Research Development Office, most schools and colleges have dedicated FRSOs to support research and proposal development in their units. Visit the Faculty Research Development Network Directory to see which schools and colleges have embedded FRSOs and to find additional contact information.
The FRDO home page also has options that allow you to sign up for the PI Listserv, which provides information on funding opportunities, faculty support, and workshops.
InfoReady Review is used for submitting proposals, reviews, and reports for internal or limited competitions. The portal home page can be found here.
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
The ORIC portfolio includes the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest in research (COI), Animal Care & Use, and Research Integrity. Learn more.
Conflict of interest information
The conflict of interest disclosure requirements apply to all investigators (e.g., principal investigator, co-principal investigator, faculty, staff, students and non-UNM consultants) who will be involved in the design, conduct or reporting of sponsored UNM research or non-sponsored UNM research that is: (a) Human subject research; (b) Animal subject research; or (c) Research funded by a formal award from internal UNM sources based on submission of a proposal.
Request a meeting, get answers to questions, and find training resources on the research compliance website.
Institutional Review Board
If you are planning on human subjects research or have questions about whether you need to file an IRB proposal, you can request a consultation and find IRB resources and forms here.
Office of Sponsored Projects and Contracts and Grant Accounting
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) handles all issues related to proposal submission (pre-award). OSP reviews proposals before submission, and you can schedule a proposal review from the OSP home page.
Contracts and Grants Accounting (CGA) handles issues related to funded proposals and contracts (post-award). If you have questions about how OSP and CGA work, you can ask an FRSO.
Grant Management Training
UNM requires a 30 minute training with key information on successful grant management. Access it through your UNM Learning Central account by searching for Grants Management Training.
Research Grand Challenges
Join the listserv and learn more on the Research Grand Challenges page. Contact Grand Challenges Director Anita Grierson with questions and suggestions for advancing interdisciplinary conversations (grandchallenges at unm dot edu) or agrierson at unm dot edu.
WeR1 Faculty Success Program
The WeR1 Faculty Success Program includes small and large initiatives to support faculty in recovering from the impact of the pandemic. Program descriptions are found here.
Funding Information Searches
Use PIVOT for a comprehensive search of funding possibilities across this globe by clicking this link.
UNM Research Contacts
Contact Associate VPR Mary Jo Daniel (mjdaniel at unm dot edu) with suggestions, concerns, or questions about the Office of Sponsored Projects.
FRDO Director Hannah Torres (htorres8 at unm dot edu) or the Faculty Research Development Office (frdo at unm dot edu) for questions about extramural funding and proposal preparation, internal competitions, and WeR1 Faculty Success Program.
Research Grand Challenges Director Anita Grierson for questions related to current Grand Challenges or developing new interdisciplinary discussions (grandchallenges at unm dot edu) or agrierson at unm dot edu.