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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
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.
NIH NOT-OD-19-029 Letter Template Template
Institutional letter required for NIH institutional training grants (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4). Per NOT-OD-19-029, "applications...must include a letter on institutional letterhead signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices."
Finding Funding: Using Pivot Presentation
Presented by Daniel Moseke, Research Development Services Program Manager. Introduction to Pivot workshops are open to campus (faculty, staff, postdocs, and students) interested in learning how to navigate the funding database. Pivot access is available for free to UA employees and students. Learn how to identify, save, track, and share relevant funding opportunities. Pivot contains listings for over $70 billion in funding opportunities and over 11,000 federal, non-federal, and international sponsors.

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