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RDS Catalog (UA only)

This table of RDS resources includes general guidance, templates, RDS webinar slides and handouts, RDS recorded webinars, and other resources. Some files are for internal UA use only and require a UA NetID to login to Box to view or download. Have questions or have a resource to share? Please contact RDS.

RDS Resources

Title Resource Type Related Funding Entity Description
SciENcv Biosketches for NIH, NSF, IES Template
The National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Institute for Education Studies all recommend using SciENcv to create your NIH, NSF, and IES compliant biosketches. This link provides information on how to use SciENcv including how to PDF your documents for proposal submission.
Cyberinfrastructure Facilities Boilerplate
Facilities and equipment description for computing, coding, digital services, and more on the UA campus. Contact information and last update is available for each section. Each section is generally updated every six months.
NSF CAREER Grant Preparation
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
IES 101 Grant Development
Overview of sponsor requirements, grant application components, a suggested timeline, and tips for submission of proposals for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER).
New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding 2nd Edition General Guidance
Strategies to help new faculty get off to a successful start in identifying and competing for grants to support their research.
NSF CAREER: Online, Self-Paced Program Webinar_Workshop Recording
RDS has purchased an institutional license for the Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC online course: How to Write Successful Proposals to NSF CAREER. Institutional access is valid through August of 2020. To access the course, you will need to login to UA Box, download this guidance, and follow the instructions outline in the document.
One-Page Research Brief Template Template
An outline for summarizing your research in preparation for discussion with sponsored research program directors and officers. Please note that individual sponsors may have a separate template requirement. To download the template, you must have a UA Box account and be signed in.
Basic Quad Chart Template - UA Branded Template
A basic quad chart template for use by UA Faculty in presenting their concepts quickly to sponsors. Please note that individual sponsors may have a preferred template. To download the template, you must have a UA Box account and be signed in.
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2020 Newsletters Proposal Guidance
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2020 Newsletters
NSF Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan Template Template
Each proposal that request funding to support postdoctoral researchers must upload under "Mentoring Plan" in the supplementary documentation section of FastLane, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. In no more than one page, the mentoring plan must describe the mentoring that will be provided to all postdoctoral researchers supported by the project, regardless of whether they reside at the submitting organization, any subrecipient organization, or at any organization participating in a simultaneously submitted collaborative proposal.

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