The University of Arizona

Past Seminars and Workshops

Academic Year 2015-2016 Programming

Early Career/Young Investigator Programs

February 3, 2016

Overview of Early Career/Young Investigator Programs

This session provided a brief overview of some of the federal and foundation opportunities available to Early Career and Young Investigators including DOD Young Investigator Programs (YIPs), NASA Early Career Faculty Awards, DARPA Young Faculty Awards as well as Cottrell Scholars and Bisgrove Scholars, among others.

Presentation: The presentation slides are available via UA Box. To access this file you will need to login with your University of Arizona Box Account. If you do not have a Box account, you can register for free at https://account.arizona.edu. If you already have a free Box account, you can upgrade to the UA Enterprise system by contacting the 24/7 IT Support Center at 520-626-TECH (8324).

Humanities Programs

     Research Outside the Box
     Taking Interdisciplinary Faculty Research to the Next Level

      Friday, September 23 
     11 am – 1 pm 
     Marshall Building, Room 531 
     Lunch provided

Learn more and RSVP by September 16th

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program provides awards for individuals to pursue scholarly work in the humanities during the summer. Awardees typically produce scholarly articles, books, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and more in either print or electronic formats. Research Development Services is providing an overview session of the NEH Summer Stipends program and will provide individual assistance for those applying.

March 9, 2016

NEH Summer Stipends: An Overview

  Slides from the workshop available here

This session provided an overview of the NEH Summer Stipends program, including research activities generally funded by NEH, successful application development, and submission of the application.

General NSF Sessions

February 17, 2016

NSF Budget Overview

This session provided information on the preparation of an NSF budget, with a spotlight on the NSF CAREER budget. 

Presentation: The presentation slidesbudget template, and budget justification template are now available via UA Box. To access this file you will need to login with your University of Arizona Box Account. If you do not have a Box account, you can register for free at https://account.arizona.edu. If you already have a free Box account, you can upgrade to the UA Enterprise system by contacting the 24/7 IT Support Center at 520-626-TECH (8324).

March 2, 2016 

NSF Broader Impacts

This session provided an overview of the NSF Broader Impact requirements and the resources available at the UA. 

Presentation: The panel presentation slides are now available via UA Box. To access this file you will need to login with your University of Arizona Box Account. If you do not have a Box account, you can register for free at https://account.arizona.edu. If you already have a free Box account, you can upgrade to the UA Enterprise system by contacting the 24/7 IT Support Center at 520-626-TECH (8324).

Handouts: The National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) Broader Impacts Guiding Principles and Questions for National Science Foundation Proposals (PDF).

March 23, 2016

NSF Program Officer Panel

This session featured current and recently returned (rotators) program officers from NSF. 

No presentation materials are available, contact Research Development Services for additional information on the topic.

April 13, 2016 

NSF Data Management

No presentation materials are available, contact Research Development Services for additional information on the topic. You may also view the UA Libraries Data Management Resources.

Write Winning Grant Proposals

April 6, 2016

Details: The widely acclaimed seminar by Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) comprehensively addressed both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to proposal-writing success. The principles and fundamentals of good proposal writing were emphasized, along with "how-to" practical tips and strategies. Participants in the workshop received a field-relevant "The Grant Application Writer's Workbook", valued at $75. 

This was an excellent and very practical and valuable workshop. I would love to get a tune-up each year plus, would recommend this for my colleagues. Engaging speaker made the day fly by. - University of Arizona

Really outstanding presentation content and delivery. All useful, high yield, presented efficiently and effectively. - Harvard University

About Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops

GWSW’s faculty members have extensive hands-on, in-the-trenches experience writing grant applications. Since GWSW was founded, the Members and Associate Members have collectively accumulated more than 50 years of experience helping other applicants succeed. They have developed and perfected a straightforward, step-by-step strategy for writing grant proposals that is easily mastered. The process emphasizes approaches that help ensure applicants will develop a competitive edge, which is essential in today’s hypercompetitive funding environment. Proposal development is guided by The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, which is available in NIH-, NSF-, and USDA-specific versions, as well as an Any Other Agency version that is applicable to all other funders. Based on the principles and fundamentals of good grantsmanship, GWSW’s approach helps applicants create the kind of grant proposal that reviewers want to read.

Academic Year 2014 - 2015 Programming