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RDS Catalog (UA only)

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 Typesort descending Related Funding Entity Description
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.
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2018 Newsletters Proposal Guidance
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2018 Newsletters
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2019 Newsletters Proposal Guidance
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2019 Newsletters
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2017 Newsletters Proposal Guidance
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC - Research Development and Grantwriting News - 2017 Newsletters
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."
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.
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.
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 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: "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.

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