Upcoming Events

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The RDO assists researchers in preparing competitive proposals. This is accomplished through research skills development opportunities such as grant writing seminars and workshops. See below for our annual recurring programming.

Recurring Programs

In collaboration with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science’s K Club, the NIH K Club+ is designed to give you the knowledge and resources to craft competitive K award applications. Club+ participants will take part in events and services including graphic design, editing, and review services.

Click here to learn more about the K Club+.

The NSF CAREER Club is designed to give you the knowledge and resources to craft competitive CAREER applications. Club participants will take part in events and services including editing, graphic design, and review services. 

Click here to learn more about the CAREER Club.

Recurring Seminars

The Training Team from the NSF-supported Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) organization conducts five interactive virtual workshops. Session topics include:

  • BI 101
  • Broadening Participation
  • NSF CAREER Awards
  • BI Partnerships/BI Identity
  • Evaluating BI

Click here to learn more about this program.

The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group). This seminar will walk you through all the parts of the proposal, emphasizing the purpose of each part and how different sections must mesh. Topics include:

  1. How and why components must mesh
  2. Choosing the right K Award
  3. Addressing review criteria in all components
  4. What makes a good Candidate
  5. Connecting Candidate, Career Development, and mentor
  6. Support letters
  7. Transition from K to R

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The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group). Seminar topics include:

  1. Understanding the Basics of CAREERs
  2. Planning Your Proposal
  3. Crafting a Compelling Overview
  4. Designing Your Education and Research Plans
  5. Discussing the Literature, Preliminary Work, and Significance
  6. Letters and the Rest

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The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group). The seminar focus is on fundamental concepts of proposal planning and writing for the Arts and Humanities faculty backed by concrete tips and operational strategies that support planning and longer-term sustainability.

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The Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar is the cornerstone of Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops (GWSW) seminar programs. It comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. Emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.

Phase I is offered each year in the Fall. Phase II is offered every other year.

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Upcoming Grant Writing Events

ARIS Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars: Session 4 - BI Partnerships promotional image

ARIS Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars: Session 4 - BI Partnerships

Friday, March 22, 2024 9:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
The National Science Foundation (NSF) considers two criteria in their review of proposals: intellectual merit and broader impacts (BI). Broader impacts relate to how the proposed research will “benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes” and is increasingly used as the differentiator between which excellent proposals to fund or not. The Training Team from the NSF-supported Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) organization will conduct five interactive virtual workshops on...
ARIS Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars: Session 5 - BI Identity promotional image

ARIS Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars: Session 5 - BI Identity

Friday, March 29, 2024 9:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
The National Science Foundation (NSF) considers two criteria in their review of proposals: intellectual merit and broader impacts (BI). Broader impacts relate to how the proposed research will “benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes” and is increasingly used as the differentiator between which excellent proposals to fund or not. The Training Team from the NSF-supported Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) organization will conduct five interactive virtual workshops on...
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CAREER Unlocked: Insights from NSF CAREER Awardees

Friday, April 19, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Thinking about applying to the NSF CAREER program? Want to learn more about this funding opportunity and hear from previous awardees? Then this panel session is for you! Event Information The Research Development Office is hosting a NSF CAREER virtual panel session. This panel session will provide an opportunity to hear from four accomplished CAREER Award recipients regarding their experience with the application process, need-to-know information, plus much more. Click here to learn more...