Research Development (Arete)

Arete lowers barriers for launching research initiatives

Arete is a research development program led by the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories in collaboration with the University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The seasoned professionals of Arete provide faculty at the University of Chicago with resources and supports required to successfully lead research teams, and thereby produce scholarly innovations to advance what were thought to be intractable problems.

Arete launches large-scale projects that typically cross departmental, divisional, disciplinary and even institutional divides. The Arete team comprises a full service research development program that can offer faculty support throughout the life of a given project or projects, including the conceptual stage, the organizing and leading of teams, identifying funding opportunities (whether federal, foundation, or individual donors), proposal development, and institutional planning.