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 Catalog (UA only)
|Title||Resource Type||Related Funding Entity||Description|
|NSF HSI Limited Submission Webinar||Webinar_Workshop Recording||
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) - an Informational Webinar on the NSF HSI Limited Submission
|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.
|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).
|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.
|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.