The National Capital Region Research Development Team (RDT) works with faculty, departments, colleges, research centers and institutes, and administration across the university to identify and secure large research grants and contracts in strategic areas of interest. The team's responsibilities are to:
The RDT is organized around several research area leaders. Each leader is responsible for a particular strategic research area and/or agencies.
The Virginia Tech Office of Sponsored Programs supports proposal development in the National Capital Region with a dedicated Senior Pre-Award Administrator based in the NCR.