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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
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.
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.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: " Writing a Strong First Page" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series, “Writing a Strong First Page” This workshop is presented by Prof. Nathan Cherrington, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies - College of Pharmacy; Prof. Bryan Heidorn, Director, School of Information; and Research Development Services team members. A first page that is detailed yet concise, passionate yet professional, conclusive yet stage-setting serves as an introduction to everything that follows in the proposal. “Writing a Strong First Page” will provide researchers with tips and ideas for capturing reviewer’s attention from the very start of a research proposal and will include agency-specific advice.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: " Working with Industry: SBIR/STTR Program Overview" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series: " Working with Industry: SBIR/STTR Program Overview" The SBIR/STTR program (across federal agencies) sponsors research and development, and technology transfer to small business (often with joint participation by university researchers). This presentation will provide an overview of the programs, how UA researchers can participate in these programs, highlight available (free) resources, and best practices of a SBIR/STTR proposal.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Getting Ahead of the Request for Proposals" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series: "Getting Ahead of the Request for Proposals" Receiving a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement often requires engagement prior to the release of a solicitation or request for proposals. This session will introduce researchers to some of the more common ways of helping either shape a solicitation or better understand the upcoming solicitation.
2018-2019 RDS Brown Bag Series: "Project Evaluation Basics: Evaluation for Grant Writing" Webinar_Workshop Handout
RDS Brown Bag Series: Project Evaluation Basics: Evaluation for Grant Writing" This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of formative and summative evaluation. Participants will learn how to develop a robust evaluation plan for their proposed project and will leave with evaluation tools and resources, including contact information for University and external evaluators.
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.
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.
RDS Brownbag Series - NIH Attachments Webinar_Workshop Handout
The NIH Attachments webinar will provide an overview of the supplemental documents required for most NIH applications including the Biosketch, Authentication of Key Biological and Chemical Resources, Resource Sharing Plan, Vertebrate Animals section, and the Human Subjects attachments for clinical trials and clinical research. Participants will learn the information that must be provided in each attachment, how to distinguish between the information to be included in the Research Strategy versus the attachments, and how the information contained in the attachments factors into the Overall application score.

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