• Office of Research Development

  • The Office of Research Development assists Maxwell faculty members and other researchers in locating funding opportunities and planning proposals; finding collaborators and building research teams; managing large, complex proposals; and coordinating with institutional research administration and leadership. To that end, we support Maxwell staff having research-administration responsibilities for proposal development and grants management in their respective units.

    Jill Ferguson

    Director, Research Development 

    504  Maxwell Hall  



    • News, Events, and Announcements

      New book co-edited by Sultana assesses water governance and justice

      Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography, co-edited Water Politics: Governance, Justice, and the Right to Water (Routledge, 2019) with Alex Loftus, a reader in political ecology at King’s College, London. The volume builds on their previous book, The Right to Water (Routledge, 2012).


      Silverstein to study religion, prosocial values among millennials

      The degree to which religion is decoupled from prosocial goals and spirituality in contemporary young adults is one of many research questions to be addressed in the project “Spirituality and Prosocial Values in the Absence of Religion Among Millennials and Their Families.” This study, led by Professor Merril Silverstein, is made possible by a $2,898,748 award from the John Templeton Foundation.


      Sociologists Karas Montez and Monnat earn NIH grants

      Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat lead research teams that were recently awarded R24 grants from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. NIA’s overall, five-year funding for the two projects is anticipated to be approximately $1.9M and $1.7M, respectively, to be shared across the multiple institutions involved in the projects.

    • For more information or to request and in-person meeting or a group training session, please contact:

      Jill Ferguson 
      Director, Research Development