Visualization and Graphic Design

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A picture is worth a thousand words.  This is especially true in today‚Äôs funding environment, which demands the communication of complex ideas within tight page limitations.

Research Development Services offers assistance to PIs who seek visualization services that will enhance their proposals for external funding.  These services include consultation on conceptual approaches and illustration, animation, and graphic design.  Depending on the project, we can contract with local resources or with nationally known scientific illustrators and animators.

Generally, RDS funds one half of the cost of consultation, and graphic design, animation, or illustration services for proposals that involve multiple investigators, which have strategic significance to research at the University, or which involve an especially important opportunity for an individual PI.  Significant lead time is required in order for us to make the best use of resources.

Please contact Research Development Services ( to discuss your project.