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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 Descriptionsort descending
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.
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.
Best Practices for NIH Proposal Development Webinar_Workshop Recording
Faculty Development Seminar: Best Practices for NIH Proposal Development
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."
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.
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: "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 NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Broader Impacts & CAREER Education Plan" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Broader Impacts & CAREER Education Plan" One of the defining characteristics of a NSF CAREER proposal is a robust Education Plan. During this session, we will present best practices for the Education Plan as well as differentiate the Education Plan from the Broader Impacts section. Participants will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of the general NSF Broader Impacts review requirements as well as a foundational knowledge of the CAREER Education Plan. Although this presentation is targeted towards faculty interested in the NSF CAREER program, the workshop is open to anyone (faculty, students, staff) affiliated with UA.
2018-2019 NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Introduction & Recipients Panel" Webinar_Workshop Handout
NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program: "Introduction & Recipients Panel" workshop This session is a brief overview of the NSF CAREER Program followed by interactions with a panel of UA’s past CAREER recipients. Although the workshop is targeted towards faculty interested in submitting to the NSF CAREER Program, the workshop is open to anyone (faculty, students, staff) affiliated with UA.

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