WFDP University is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD  conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety, and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development, and transforming lives..




Here we provide all sources for The Research Enterprise and libraries. WFDP University's culture of collaboration drives innovative discoveries in areas vital to our world, our health and our intellectual life as  We provide a huge range of support for research staff, ranging from help finding funding, to career advice, to guidance for new principal investigators. There are lots of resources across the University to help you use your research to interact with organizations or individuals outside academia. We have a wealth of information at WFDP University to help researchers and research support staff to find funding, assists with the application process, and manage resulting research awards. As a researcher, a lot of your 'professional development' will involve publishing papers, attending conferences, and acquiring the skills you need to do your research well. But it is also important to think about other areas beyond your research itself like:

Do you need to gain teaching experience?

Making connections with other researchers, whether professionally or socially, is an invaluable opportunity while at the university; but it may not be easy if you're working on your own, or just within your group, focusing on your specific area of research. The University offers a range of mechanisms to help you make these connections both within and outside your department.



Developing your career as a researcher can mean working hard to produce robust results, presenting papers at conferences, and trying to publish your work. But what if you’re not sure whether an academic career pathway is what you really want, or even how to approach it most effectively if it is? Whether you have just started a new research position, are nearing the end of a contract, or are somewhere in between, the Careers Service can support you as you work out your next steps and plan your future within or beyond academia.