Jeanne Viviani

Director of Research Development,
Florida Atlantic University

Contact Details

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, AD 10 Room 210A
Boca Raton, FL
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work: 561.297.2640
fax: 561.297.2319

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As the Director of Research Development at Florida Atlantic University, I oversee all University-wide programming and outreach for proposal development including institutional initiatives, limited submissions, early career programming and even donor funding acquisition. 

Prior to FAU, I established TWO sponsored research offices from the ground up -- first at New College of Florida (from September 2003 - February 2015) and then again at Florida Polytechnic University (February 2015 - December 2018) to establish and manage all aspects of the research enterprise.

In addition to the standard areas of proposal management, electronic research administration (era), budget development, compliance monitoring (conflict of interest, time and effort, etc), and post-award oversight (purchasing, cost determinations, budget transfers, personnel actions, etc.), I have been heavily involved in establish a research collaborative ecosystem, encouraging faculty and staff to brainstorm and interact frequently.

Additionally, I have experience spearheading other efforts with internships and national fellowship management and support for undergraduates and graduate students. This also included, while at New College, assisting students in crafting, developing and applying for research grants and internships as an integral part of their educational portfolio. 

As New College's Human Protections Administrator, I oversaw all aspects of the Institutional Review Board, including outreach, management and participation as an Ex-Officio member of the IRB.

Professional Associations

National Association of Fellowship Advisors
2009 - 2011

Honors and Awards

Leadership Development Institute
National Council of Unversity Research Administrators (NCURA)

Job History

Florida Atlantic University
Director of Research Development
Boca Raton, FL, United States
January 2019 - present

Florida Polytechnic University
Contracts & Grants Manager
Lakeland, FL, United States
February 2015 - December 2018

New College of Florida
Director, Office of Research Programs and Services
Sarasota, FL, United States
September 2003 - February 2015

Office of the Public Defender, 13th Circuit, Hillsborough County Florida
Executive Assistant/Help Desk
Tampa, FL, United States
December 2001 - June 2003

U.S. District Court
Administrative Analyst/Judicial Liaison to the Chief
April 1997 - September 1999

University of South Florida
Research Assistant
August 1996 - March 1997

University of South Florida
Research Assistant
January 1995 - March 1996

Headquarters, United States Marine Corps
Budget Analyst
July 1993 - April 1994


University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida, United States
Masters, 2000
Public Administration
1997 To 2000

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida, United States
Bachelor, 1993
International Studie, Minor: Economics
1991 To 1993

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Florida, United States
Associate of Arts, 1991
1989 To 1991