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NIH Study Section

The RDO and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Grant Support Office presented a NIH Reviewer Panel Discussion and Q&A session. This panel provided an opportunity to hear from five accomplished NIH investigators regarding their participation in the NIH review process, including how this has impacted their grant writing efforts.

Improving Scholarly
Communication Series

Paul Casella (MFA; Consultant, CCOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development) presented a three-part series designed to provide you strategies to improve the clarity of your scholarly communications, both written and oral. Sessions included 1) Writing for Publication, 2) Writing an effective NIH Grant Application, and 3) Speaking for Success.

Analyzing the Research Funding Landscape

The RDO, CLAS Grants Support Office, and the Center for Advancement presented a session focus on the exploration of different types of research funding sources (i.e., corporate, federal, and private) to identify potential paths to fund your research endeavors.

Support for Teaching and Learning Research at UI

The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Research & Analytics (OTLT R&A) presented a session on how they can offer support to UI faculty members interested in conducting teaching and learning research. In this session, participants learned more about the umbrella IRB process, along with other initiatives that address critical components of successful teaching and learning research.

Identifying and Capturing Research Funding

The RDO, CLAS Grants Support Office, and DSP presented a session focused on identifying and evaluating potential funding opportunities including tips and tools for developing competitive proposals. 

Data Management and Sharing Plans for Grant Proposals

NIH, NSF, and many other research funders require data management plans as part of the funding proposal. A good plan may help you provide a more competitive proposal. This session coverd the foundational elements of these plans, campus resources and policies you can include in the plan, and look at some examples.  Presented by Brian Westra, UI Libraries.

ARIS Broader Impacts Seminars

The Training Team from the NSF-supported Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) organization conducted five interactive virtual workshops in the Spring of 2022.


Past Events

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Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars (Session 1 of 5: BI 101)
Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
The National Science Foundation 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 Friday...
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators? Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise. Register here
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Write Winning Grant Proposals - Phase II Seminar
Thursday, January 12 8:30am to Friday, January 13, 2023 4:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Write Winning Grant Proposals Presented by John D. Robertson, Ph.D. Managing Member, Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops The Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce that Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer's Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) will conduct the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. In person and virtual options are available.  The Phase I...
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Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals
Friday, December 2, 2022 9:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
The Research Development Office, CLAS Grant Support Office, and College of Engineering are hosting a 3-part virtual NSF CAREER Award grant writing seminar, Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals that will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m.–11 a.m. and Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (8 total hours). The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group). An NSF CAREER award application is more than an NSF Standard Grant with an education plan...
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators? Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise. Register here.
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UI Research Services Fair
Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Hancher Auditorium
Join us at the 2022 UI Research Services Fair! Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 -- 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. @ Hancher Auditorium The Research Services Fair (RSF) is a vendor-style fair that provides an opportunity for researchers to learn about campus resources and services available for their research and scholarship activities. Over the past two RSFs, over 60 campus units have introduced their services to approximately 400 faculty, staff, and students. This year’s event will be hosted at Hancher Auditorium...
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Write Winning Grant Proposals - Phase I Seminar
Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:30am to 4:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Write Winning Grant Proposals Presented by John D. Robertson, Ph.D. Managing Member, Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops The Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce that Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer's Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) will conduct the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. In person and virtual options are available.  The Phase I...
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Planning and Writing Successful Proposals in the Arts and Humanities
Friday, September 30, 2022 9:00am to 1:00pm
Virtual
AtKisson Training Group will conduct a half-day virtual seminar, Planning and Writing Successful Proposals in the Arts and Humanities, that will be held virtually on Friday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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. Register by Sept. 23.
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Monday, September 19, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators? Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise. Register here.
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Thursday, August 25, 2022 9:00am to 10:00am
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators? Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise. Register here.
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NSF CAREER Current Awardee Panel Session
Friday, April 15, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
The Research Development Office is presenting a NSF CAREER Current Awardee Panel Discussion/Q&A session on Friday, April 15, 2022 from 10am-11am. This panel session will provide an opportunity to hear from three accomplished NSF CAREER award recipients regarding their experience with the application process, need-to-know information, plus much more. Panelists: Allison Jaynes, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy Garrett Morris, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Jan Wessel...
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Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars
Friday, February 11, 9:00am to Friday, April 8, 2022 11:00am
Virtual
The National Science Foundation 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. Session...
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Connect Your Researchers to Funding Opportunities: Pivot Administrative Features
Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Join us on Thursday, January 27 from 11am-12pm for an information and demonstration session that will introduce Pivot Administrative Features. Topics covered will include crafting and saving funding opportunity searches, creating calendars and newsletters, sharing and tracking opportunities, editing profiles, and enabling weekly email alerts. We will also discuss how to request access to the additional administrative privileges. Register here to receive the Zoom link.
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The K Award Ecosystem: Writing a Competitive K Award
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:00am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Research Development Office and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science are hosting a virtual NIH K Award grant writing seminar The K Award Ecosystem on Monday, December 6 from 9am-1pm. The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group). 
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Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals
Thursday, December 2, 2021 9:00am to Friday, January 21, 2022 11:00am
Virtual
The Research Development Office, CLAS Grant Support Office, and College of Engineering are hosting a 4-part virtual NSF CAREER Award grant writing seminar, Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals that will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 and Friday January 7, 14, 21, 2022 from 9am-11am (8 total hours). The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group). Seminar Topics Understanding the Basics of CAREERs Planning Your Proposal Crafting a Compelling...
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NSF Major Research Instrumentation Panel Discussion with Successful Awardees
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00am to 10:00am
Virtual
Thinking about applying to the NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program? Want to learn more about this limited submission opportunity?  Then this session is for you! The Research Development Office is presenting a NSF MRI Panel Discussion/Q&A session on Monday, October 18 from 9-10am moderated by Rich Hichwa (Sr. Assoc. VP for Research). This panel session will provide an opportunity to hear from three accomplished NSF MRI award recipients regarding their experience with the application...
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Friday, July 30, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators?  Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise. Register here by July 29 to receive the Zoom link.
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Neuroscience, Development, and Mental Well-Being Virtual Ideas Lab
Friday, July 16, 2021 8:00am to 5:00pm
Virtual
This fall, the Research Development Office is hosting a virtual eight-week Neuroscience, Development, and Mental Well-Being Ideas Lab (two hours per week through September 20-November 8) where attendees will have a unique opportunity to explore this topic, develop innovative approaches to this complex problem together, and compete for feasibility funding. By leveraging the university’s unique research and scholarship expertise, you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to this...
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Data Management and Sharing Plans for Grant Proposals
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
NIH, NSF, and many other research funders require data management plans as part of the funding proposal. A good plan may help you provide a more competitive proposal. This informational session will cover the foundational elements of these plans, campus resources and policies you can include in the plan, and look at some examples. Bring your plan if you have started working on one. Presented by Brian Westra; Data Services Manager, UI Libraries Register here by Wednesday, July 13 to receive the...
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Pivot Administrative Features
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Are you looking for ways to assist researchers with identifying grant funding opportunities? Are you wanting to learn more about the enhanced administrative features of Pivot? Join us for an information and demonstration session that will introduce Pivot Administrative Features.  Topics covered will include crafting and saving funding opportunity searches, creating calendars and newsletters, sharing and tracking opportunities, editing profiles, and enabling weekly email alerts. We will also...
Improving Scholarly Communication Series- Speaking for Success
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Are you looking for methods to improve your success in writing, grant applications, and speaking endeavors? If so, join us this summer for a virtual three-part series designed to provide you strategies to improve the clarity of your scholarly communications, both written and oral. Session 3: Speaking for Success- Strategies for Effective Presentations This course reviews how adults learn as a means to examine effective delivery techniques to engage scientific and clinical peer audiences. It...
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators?  Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise. Register here by June 23 to receive the Zoom link.
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Improving Scholarly Communication Series- Writing Effective NIH Grant Applications
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00pm
Virtual
Are you looking for methods to improve your success in writing, grant applications, and speaking endeavors? If so, join us this summer for a virtual three-part series designed to provide you strategies to improve the clarity of your scholarly communications, both written and oral. Session 2: Writing Effective NIH Grant Applications This course reviews the principles of good grant writing to produce clear, direct, and compelling proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers...
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Improving Scholarly Communication Series- Writing for Publication
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Are you looking for methods to improve your success in writing, grant applications, and speaking endeavors? If so, join us this summer for a virtual three-part series designed to provide you strategies to improve the clarity of your scholarly communications, both written and oral. Session 1: Writing for Publication A clear and reasoned presentation of ideas is critical to the success of a scientific manuscript. This seminar examines the structures and positions of emphasis in the sentence...
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Research Services Fair
Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Are you interested in learning about campus’s cutting-edge instruments and technology as well as services available to enhance your funding applications and research programs?  Join us virtually on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2pm-4pm for the third annual Research Services Fair. Interact with over 45 centers, institutes, core facilities, and other service units in a vendor-style fair. This year’s event will be hosted virtually via Gather; an online platform used to congregate as you would at an...
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators? Join us to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise.
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Maximizing Pivot to Find Funding and Collaborators
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Do you want to maximize your time spent searching for funding opportunities or potential project collaborators? Join us on Tuesday, January 19 from 1-2pm to learn how Pivot can save you time and effort in identifying the right funding opportunities for your research lines as well as identifying collaborators with the relevant expertise.  
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Analyzing the Research Funding Landscape
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Do you have a research idea and want to better understand the research funding landscape? Join us in an exploration of different types of research funding sources (i.e., corporate, federal, and private) to identify potential paths to fund your research endeavors. Presenters: Aaron Kline (Director, Research Development Office) Kristi Fitzpatrick (Director, CLAS Grants Support Office) Kelley Drowne (Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, The University of Iowa Center for...
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Navigating Limited Submission Grants
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Have you seen a grant solicitation that limited the number of applications per institution (i.e., limited submission [LS]) and wondered what to do? Join us for an overview of how to identify LS opportunities, the University of Iowa process for selecting institutional applicants, recurring prestigious LS opportunities, and more. Register here to receive the Zoom link and join us on Wednesday, September 23 from 1pm-2pm.
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Pivot Informational Session
Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:00am to 10:00am
Virtual
Pivot Informational Sessions Join us for an informational session featuring best practices for utilizing Pivot features. Open to all faculty and staff, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on within the system to learn the functionality of crafting and saving funding opportunities, finding potential collaborators, creating newsletters, and much more. 
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Pivot Informational Session
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Pivot Informational Sessions Join us for an informational session featuring best practices for utilizing Pivot features. Open to all faculty and staff, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on within the system to learn the functionality of crafting and saving funding opportunities, finding potential collaborators, creating newsletters, and much more. 
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Speaking for Success: Strategies for Effective Presentations
Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Improving Scholarly Communication Series- Summer 2020 Speaking for Success- Strategies for Effective Presentations This course reviews how adults learn as a means to examine effective delivery techniques to engage scientific and clinical peer audiences. It provides practical information on how to deliver memorable oral and PowerPoint presentations in the classroom, the conference room, the auditorium, and at the regional or national meeting. When: Thursday, August 6 from 10am-11am Where: Zoo...
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Research Services Spotlight
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Join us to learn about and engage with an array of campus research service providers this summer. While you are thinking about writing articles and grant proposals or thinking up new programs, it's also a good time to refresh our memories about campus services that may enhance those research and scholarly activities. The following will be formatted as one-hour Zoom session that will feature ten-minute service overviews by three research core facilities followed by a thirty-minute Q&A breakout...
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Writing Effective NIH Grant Applications
Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Improving Scholarly Communication Series- Summer 2020 Writing Effective NIH Grant Applications This course reviews the principles of good grant writing to produce clear, direct, and compelling proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers and the review process, how to engage readers and facilitate understanding, and how to manage the proposal writing process with suggestions for proposal templates. When: Thursday, July 23 from 10am-11am Where: Zoom After registering, you...
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Pivot Informational Session
Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Pivot Informational Sessions Join us for an informational session featuring best practices for utilizing Pivot features. Open to all faculty and staff, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on within the system to learn the functionality of crafting and saving funding opportunities, finding potential collaborators, creating newsletters, and much more. 
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Writing for Publication
Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Improving Scholarly Communication Series- Summer 2020 Writing for Publication A clear and reasoned presentation of ideas is critical to the success of a scientific manuscript. This seminar examines the structures and positions of emphasis in the sentence, paragraph, and sections of the formal study to help authors authorize their claims. When: Thursday, July 9 from 10am-11am Where: Zoom After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session...
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Research Services Spotlight Series- Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication [MATFab] Facility
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:00am to 10:30am
Virtual
Join us to learn about and engage with an array of campus research service providers this summer. While you are thinking about writing articles and grant proposals or thinking up new programs, it's also a good time to refresh our memories about campus services that may enhance those research and scholarly activities. Each service unit will provide a five- to ten-minute recorded video highlighting their services. This recording will be provided approximately one week ahead of a 30-minute Q&A...