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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
Best Practices for NIH Proposal Development Webinar_Workshop Recording
Faculty Development Seminar: Best Practices for NIH Proposal Development
2018-2019 NIH R Series Preparation- Approach Webinar_Workshop Handout
The Approach webinar will focus on how to organize the Approach section of the NIH Research Strategy, including the required level of detail, integrating the why and the how, and demonstrating feasibility. Participants will learn different organizational strategies, where to include preliminary data, and how to demonstrate the required elements of rigor and reproducibility.
2018-2019 PIVOT Funding Database Training Webinar_Workshop Handout
2018-2019 PIVOT Funding Database Training Pivot training workshops are open to campus (faculty, staff, and students) interested in obtaining an introduction to the funding database. The database includes, on average, more than $50 billion in available funding opportunities covering all research, creative, and scholarly activity. Users can create custom searches, save those searches, identify potential collaborators, and use the Pivot Advisor – a profile specific list of funding opportunities. Pivot is available for free to UA employees and students.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Faculty Honors & Awards" Webinar_Workshop Handout
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Faculty Honors & Awards" The Honors and Awards Brown Bag will introduce the audience to the importance of honors and awards to their academic career. Faculty will receive tips on how to target and apply for - or be nominated for - prestigious prizes, awards, and fellowships.
2018-2019 NSF S-STEM Preparation Program: "S-STEM Awareness" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NSF S-STEM Preparation Program: "S-STEM Awareness" Are you a STEM faculty member who is interested in broadening participation of underrepresented groups in your STEM discipline while providing them with the financial support necessary to graduate? This workshop will help you to understand the NSF S-STEM solicitation and requirements for submitting a competitive proposal. The UA is limited to one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field, so this workshop will help you to be competitive for the internal limited submission competition, and if chosen, an award of up to $5M from NSF.
2018-2019 NEH Fellowships: "Humanities Research in the Mid-21st Century" Webinar_Workshop Handout
2018-2019 NEH Fellowships: "Humanities Research in the Mid-21st Century" Humanities scholars across fields will explore methods and approaches to develop competitive proposals for the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships program. Considering recent trends in NEH funding and the agency’s increased focus on rigor and impact, faculty will: 1) explore methods to situate humanities research within a mid-21st century funding context; 2) examine strategies to adapt individual research goals to effectively address NEH guidelines and review criteria; and 3) review tools and resources available to strengthen proposals. In addition, a NEH Program Officer will be available (participating by Zoom) to respond to questions from interested faculty.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Rigor & Reproducibility" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Rigor & Reproducibility" The Rigor & Reproducibility webinar will provide an overview of the NIH components of Rigor and Reproducibility and how to successfully craft an application to best address the individual requirements. Participants will learn about upcoming changes to the NIH requirements for rigor & reproducibility that will go into effect for applications due on or after 1/25/2019, as well as how and where to emphasize the components of rigor & reproducibility in an application, examples of biological variables, and how to craft the authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources plan.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Preparing for Proposal Submission" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Preparing for Proposal Submission" The Preparing for Proposal Submission webinar will provide an overview of choosing an appropriate NIH funding mechanism, using NIH RePORTER, and communicating with federal Program Officers. Participants will learn the important distinctions between different NIH mechanisms, how to determine what has been funded by the different NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), success rates by IC and mechanism, choosing the appropriate study section, and how to find and communicate with NIH Program Officers.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Crafting the Specific Aims page & Introduction to Resubmissions" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "Crafting the Specific Aims page & Introduction to Resubmissions" The Specific Aims and Introduction to Resubmissions workshop will cover the most important page of an NIH submission or resubmission—the Specific Aims page and the Introduction, respectively. Participants will learn how to prepare an outline for the Specific Aims and Introduction pages as well as strategies for crafting the Specific Aims page to “sell” your research and different approaches for addressing reviewer concerns in the Introduction to a Revised Submission.
2018-2019 NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "NIH R01 Preparation for Early Stage Investigators" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NIH R Series Grant Preparation Program: "NIH R01 Preparation for Early Stage Investigators" The NIH R01 Preparation for Early Stage Investigators workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of strategies to consider when preparing an NIH R01 proposal including finding and choosing the appropriate Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the components of rigor and reproducibility, utilizing available campus and NIH resources, and compliance considerations. Participants will learn the distinctions between different types of NIH FOAs, how to determine what NIH has funded in a particular area, how and where to emphasize the rigor and reproducibility requirements in an R01 proposal, and how to maximize available proposal development services. An overview of the Research Development Services NIH webinars and workshops will also be provided.

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